So you've probably heard of Galentine's Day, thanks to Amy Poehler and TV's Parks and Recreation. February 13, the day before Valentine's Day, when ladies celebrate their love for their gal friends. Well, while we wholeheartedly support Galentine's Day, it made us think of all our guy pals who would be left out. Thankfully, there's Palentine's Day. We don't know who invented it, but it's a great time to share platonic Valentine's day love with your favorite gals, and guys. So this year, we're hosting a Palentine's Day party. We started with some traditional Valentine's Day treats, decor and drinks and then did a little de-romancing. We'll show you how ...

Less Hearts, More Flowers

Skip the roses and fill vases and centerpieces with less romantic blooms like tulips or daisies. Make the decor festive but stay in the friend zone by keeping hearts and cupids to a minimum. Instead hang cheerful party poms and scatter polka dot circle cut outs in pink, purple and yellow rather than traditional reds.

Palentine's Day

A Toast to Good Pals

You can still have your bubbly. Just dial down the passion and dial up the fizzy fun with our Palentine’s Day spritzer. Serve it in casual stemless glasswear and avoid mix-ups by making these fun and easy drink markers. All you need are colorful straws and our printable Valentine’s Day gift tags.

 

The Fizzy Friend

Ingredients:

Pink lemonade

Champagne

Strawberries (fresh, frozen or puree)

 

Directions:

Fill glass halfway with lemonade and ice. Top off with champagne. Garnish with strawberries or mix in puree for a splash of fresh fruity flavor.

Palentine's Day: Champagne Spritzer

Whimsical Treats

Conversation heart brownie pops. Heart-sprinkled caramel pretzels. Dipped Oreo® cookies. Everything in our whimsical Valentine’s Day collection is more delicious, and unique, than a box of chocolates, and right on target for Palentine’s Day. Heartfelt messages like “UR Sweet” don’t only apply to sweethearts.

Palentine's Day: Conversation Hearts

And no need to break out the China and crystal, after all, you know your friends don’t aren’t that fancy. But they are stylish, so stack your treats in trendy mason jars.

Palentine's Day: Marshmallow Pops

Fun & Games

Put a Palentine’s Day twist on the popular “who am I” party game by giving everyone a famous BFF identity like “Oprah Winfrey”. Then have them ask questions to guess their identity and find their BFF match (i.e. Gayle King). Cartoon and movie characters work too like Thelma and Louise, Groot and Rocket or Shrek and Donkey.

A Sweet Love Story

After you’re done sharing the Palentine’s Day love, let us know how it went.