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The Perfect Galentine’s Day Celebration

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The Valentine’s Day season is all about celebrating love, so make sure you celebrate your favorite ladies with the perfect Galentine’s Day gathering. We can help you plan a party that your friends will remember with heart-eyes for years to come.

What is Galentine’s Day?

Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating your female friends and showering them with love. Valentine’s Day and romantic love get a lot of hype, so Galentine’s Day is a great opportunity to recognize the other relationships in your life. Traditionally, Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day, but you can host your gathering whenever works best for you and your gals.

Celebrating Galentine’s Day is easy and fun, and you can customize your celebration to suit your friends. Throw a dinner party or brunch, host a movie night to stream the latest Netflix release your girls are dying to see, or plan a casual gathering to sip wine and enjoy snacks! No matter what your plan is, make sure you have plenty of delicious food and your gals’ favorite beverages on hand.

Cheers to Your Ladies

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Throw an effortlessly delicious Galentine’s Day party by putting together a snack spread with small bites and treats, like charcuterie, nuts, chocolates, and sweets. And of course, don’t forget your girls’ favorite wines!

Wine gift baskets from Hickory Farms make it easy to pull together a Galentine’s Day snack spread with wine. Whether your ladies like sweet treats or savory snacks, you’re sure to find something delicious for everyone at your gathering. Hickory Farms’ Valentine’s Day collection is filled with gifts that are filled with gourmet treats, and the fun packaging will add a special touch to your celebration.

Sweets and Rose Gift Basket

If you want to treat your friends to a gourmet sampling of sweets paired with a tasty rosé wine, you can’t go wrong with the Sweets & Rosé Gift Basket. Or, if your girls lean more towards savory bites, they’ll love digging into the Valentine’s Day Wine & Savory Snack Collection. It has plenty of snacks to share like dry salami, cheese, and Cranberry Pistachio Crisps, plus a bottle of Generosity Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon for toasting!

Add extra sparkle to your Galentine’s Day party with champagne or sparkling wine! The Valentine’s Day Sparkling Wine Gift Basket pairs savory snacks like summer sausage, cheese, mustard, and crackers to create a gourmet meat and cheese spread. It also has sweet treats and chocolates, plus a bottle of Contollo California Grand Cuvée Sparkling Wine for a little decadence.

Or, if you’re looking for something a little different, you can always add on a bottle of wine to your favorite Hickory Farms gourmet gift basket!

Celebrate with Sweetness

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One thing that Valentine’s Day gets right is chocolate, so don’t skimp on the sweet stuff when celebrating your favorites ladies.

An irresistible spread of chocolates is an easy way to dress up your party. Include a variety of milk and dark chocolates, and other sweets like chocolate dipped sandwich cookies or chocolate covered strawberries. Let the beauty of the chocolates shine by arranging them on pretty plates, cake stands, or on a bar cart. Present smaller treats (like our Itty Bitty Valentine’s Day Flight) in cute bowls for easy snacking.

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The Perfect Match: Fruit & Chocolate

If your girls love digging into a delicious charcuterie board, treat them to something unexpected. Change up the traditional meat and cheese spread with a little freshness and decadence. Creating a charcuterie board made with freshly cut fruit and your favorite chocolates is a treat that works perfectly for Galentine’s Day. Here are a few of our favorite fruit and chocolate pairings to try at your gathering.

Dark Chocolate & Strawberries or Pears

Dark chocolate tends to be more bitter than other chocolates, so that means it can stand up to sweeter fruits. Try enjoying your favorite dark chocolate with sliced pears and fresh strawberries for a well-balanced punch of sweetness.

Milk Chocolate & Apples, Cherries, or Kiwi

Milk chocolate is more middle of the road when it comes to sweetness, so It pairs nicely with most kinds of fruit. Try pairing milk chocolate with fruits that can be both sweet and tart like sliced apples (we like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp), cherries, or even kiwi for an unexpected pop of color on your snack spread.

White chocolate is the sweetest variety, so it tastes best when paired with a tarter fruit to cut back on its cloying sweetness. White chocolate is great alongside tart berries like raspberries or blackberries.

Check out this selection of delicious, gourmet chocolates that are perfect for sharing at Galentine’s Day!

Find all the Galentine’s Day treats and entertaining essentials at hickoryfarms.com!

 

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