How to throw a bracelet-making party for Galentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up, but that doesn't mean it can only be spent with the love of your life—it's also about celebrating your forever friendships. Yep, you heard that right. Even for our single girlies, you can still have an amaze V-Day with your besties! And this Galentine's Day, we're combining two of our all-time faves: girls night in + BFF charm bracelets.

We're here to take you through every step...

The invite


Ok, who else is absolutely *obsessing* over the ribbons on everything trend? We know we are, so why not adorn them on your invitations, too? Invite your squad by creating a cute card with all the deets for your Galentine's charm bracelet party. Include the date, time, location and anything else you'd like to note.  

The supplies


Now, let's gather the bracelet-making supplies. To recreate a viral NYC jewelry shop in the comfort of your home, here's what you'll need (you can grab most of this stuff at your local craft store):

+ Assorted charms
+ Bracelet chains (hint: collect old bracelets that you don't wear anymore to repurpose!)
+ Pliers
+ Jump rings and clasps

The decorations


We're celebrating Valentine's Day, which means all things pink, red and purple (obvi). Think floral patterned tablecloth, rose-scented candle, bouquet arrangement and heart garland across the ceiling.

The food


You can't have a girls night without some good eats. To stay on theme, make it a homemade pizza night...heart-shaped ofc! Stop by the grocery store for the dough and all your fave fixings to make the most *delish* meal. 

The attire

Pajama set, Amazon, $22.99 | Heart claw clip, Emi Jay, $34 | Bow slippers, Altar'd State, $34.95

For this get-together, we're sticking to comfy cute, so it only makes sense for the dress code to be matching heart PJs. Even better, snag some cozy slippers and claw clips to pull together the V-Day look. 

The jewelry-making setup 


loveee our charm bracelets!!✨🧿🤍

♬ origineel geluid - <<33

Finally, cue the rom-com music playlist and get ready to make your adorbs charm bracelets! We recommend laying out heart-shaped dishes to hold the charms and other materials. Whether you choose to create matching BFF bracelets or attach a variety of specific charms to represent Y-O-U, it's so fun to get your creative juices flowing. Happy jewelry making! 

Share your DIY charm bracelets with us on Insta @girlslifemag!

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by Madison Yee | 2/7/2024