February 7, 2018

Baking The Most Of Galentine’s Day - How To Host a Cookie Decorating Party on A Budget




My blogger bestie (Gabriella from Pastels and Pastries) got together for a Galentine's Day celebration. It was not hard to decide what to do for our little Galentine's celebration. We both love sweets, super cute accessories from HomeSense, and baking. Baking is fun, but it is more fun when it is with your bestie. We had a blast baking and decorating cookies, and it was honestly the perfect afternoon filled with so much love and pink prettiness. Read below all the details of how you can throw your very own fun Galentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Party without breaking the bank, while still having all the essentials.

1. Be Chic Even When Baking

Grab a couple of cute aprons from HomeSense (under $20) and start baking with your bestie. Not only you will look adorable, but you will also feel like you are the best baker in the entire universe. Make your decorating cookie party even more special by adding a Valentine's Day inspired kitchen towels. We scored a set of two LOVE floral towels with an adorable pink tassel trimming for just $7.99

2. Add Something Sweet

To maximize our time together, Gabriella baked some cookies before I arrived. If baking is not your forte, HomeSense has you covered. You can actually find cookie box mixes in their Baking Section which is a life saver if you have no time to make cookies from scratch. But, if you love baking, HomeSense also has an amazing selection of recipe books. We picked up a gluten free recipe book for just $7.99 which is usually sold for $15 elsewhere. Other amazingly priced items we grabbed from HomeSense were a Sweetapolita sprinkle medley, pink meringues and Charbonnel et Walker chocolate truffle boxes for under $5 each compared to the $12 price tag at other stores.  

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3. Cute Baking Supplies

Every baking bliss starts with fun baking supplies. For your Galentine's Cookie Decorating Party, I highly recommend you go all out with your baking supplies. From fun mixing tools, to colourful baking sets, to pretty pink spatulas; there are so many ways to make your baking party adorably cute. Bakeware is a bit pricey, but we found some amazing deals at HomeSense. The pastel pink bundt cake pan and the pink ceramic egg tray were just $9.99 each compared to $15 in other baking supply stores, and the colourful whisk was just $7.99





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4. Decorate The Space

Decorating the space is just as important. Add a beautiful bouquet of flowers, blow up some heart and pink balloons to create the perfect photo op, and don’t forgot some additional girly party décor from HomeSense, like adorable cupcake toppers, holiday themed plates, and even some cute glasses like our Besties cups.


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5. Make it special.

I am very traditional when it comes to Valentine's Day and greeting cards. Valentine's Day is just not the same without some love cards. It just adds that special touch to the day I simply cannot give up. HomeSense has such a great variety of greeting cards that are funny, witty, and cheesy (something for everyone) and at such an affordable price. Can you believe I scored these cards for $2.99 each? Funny enough, Gabriella grabbed some of the same cards as me (when besties think alike).



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Whether you want to surprise your bestie with a fun Galentine's day, or you are a busy mom that wants to do something extra special for her kids on Valentine's Day, throwing a cookie decorating party is so easy, super fun and so affordable when you have HomeSense.


Check out Gabriella's post for more Galentine's Day inspo and great finds from HomeSense.

Photography by: Krenare Ali

Thank you to HomeSense for partnering with us on this post. We love to bake and we all love all things girly. 


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4 comments

  1. Yay! LOVE these tips and this post! Such a fun filled day! We must do it again!
    xoxox
    Gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.com

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    1. I am up for baking anytime again. Also shopping at HomeSense. lol

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  2. Ashley GismondiFebruary 07, 2018

    I'm digging the Gluten Free Cookbook <3. Looks like it was a fun day!

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  3. alexandruliniFebruary 15, 2018

    This looks so much fun! You girls are so lovely and beautiful! Baking is definitely your thing!Mine is shopping at Homesense! YaY!!

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