Brunch besties or bubbly bash? Transform your table for any Galentine’s Day with easy DIY decor & chic inspiration!

Ditch the heart-shaped balloons and forget the awkward first dates – this Galentine’s Day, it’s all about celebrating your besties! Whether you’re planning a bubbly brunch bash or a cozy cocktail soiree, your table décor should be as fabulous as your girlfriends.

Skip the generic pink plates and predictable centerpieces, and get ready to transform your space into a celebration of friendship with these amazing DIY ideas and chic inspiration.

From budget-friendly finds to glamorous touches, this post has everything you need to create a tablescape that’s as unique and unforgettable as your squad.

Wait until you see these beautiful Galentine’s Day ideas!

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What is Galentine’s Day?

Have you hosted or attended a Galentine’s Day party before? It is such a fun way to get together and celebrate your besties.

Galentine’s Day is a fun, unofficial holiday celebrated on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. It’s all about celebrating platonic love and friendship, especially among women.

Think of it as an anti-Valentine’s Day, focusing on appreciating your amazing girlfriends, sisters, mothers, and any other special ladies in your life. It’s a day to ditch the romantic expectations and celebrate the incredible women who lift you, make you laugh, and support you no matter what.

While it’s often associated with brunch and cute crafts, there’s no one-size-fits-all way to celebrate Galentines Day. You can host a fancy dinner party, go on a spa day, have a movie marathon, or just get together for some laughs and gossip.

The key is to express your love and appreciation for your female friends in a way that feels authentic and fun. So whatever that looks like to you, go with it!

Rustic farmhouse table set for Galentine's Day

Easy Galentine’s Day Table Decor Idea

Since I’m a gardener with over 25 years of experience, for me that means flowers….and lots of them! It’s a little too cold to cut anything from my cut flower garden but I find ways to incorporate them as much as possible in each of my tablecape designs.

I love entertaining and dressing up the dining room table for guests. No matter how big or small the event is, I enjoy designing a beautiful centerpiece and setting a gorgeous table that coordinates with it.

Farmhouse dining table set with a Galentines Day tablescape

Galentine’s Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Room Table

For me, every gorgeous table starts with a beautiful dining table centerpiece. They are not hard to make and can be designed with live or faux plants.

If you want a centerpiece that will last for a season without the care, I suggest going with faux flowers and greenery.

And if you want to decorate with faux, create a collection so you can mix and match. I started my faux flower collection several years ago and I buy a few more pieces each year so I have more options for fake flower arrangements.

When making a centerpiece, start with a vessel you love. For me, I am obsessed with my vintage toolbox that I found thrifting. It’s one of those thrift store finds you should never leave behind if you love unique ways to display plants and flowers.

It looks incredible on my farmhouse dining table and I love the vintage rustic vibe. This toolbox has gone through many looks in the last year.

To tone it down for winter, I removed the Christmas ornaments and added a few more organic touches. For Valentine’s Day, I swapped out half of the greens and pine cones for these GORGEOUS faux roses.

To brighten it up and add more dimension, I tucked in some white berries and these neutral, textured ornaments instead.

Doesn’t it look awesome? I love the mix of Christmas greenery with the roses.

I love how this one turned out. Now that we designed our Galentine’s Day centerpiece, let’s decorate the dining room table.

close up of vintage toolbox centerpiece for  Galentine's Day Tablescape
Gorgeous valentine's day table decor idea using vintage toolbix decorated with faux red roses on a farmhouse table with a black china cabinet and hutch - Galentines Day Table Decor Idea
Galentines Day tablescape in rustic farmhouse dining room with black china cabinet and hutch

Galentine’s Day Ideas for the Dining Table

Those gorgeous faux roses and burlap garland are the inspiration for this beautiful tablescape. For the table, I started with a grain sack table runner that has a red ticking stripe. It creates a cozy base layer that sets off that vintage toolbox, don’t you think?

I bought it for my Christmas dining table decor, but it’s doing double duty for Galentines Day with my besties!

As an aside, the best part about using a toolbox for a centerpiece is how easy it is to remove from the table before we eat! Readers oftentimes question the size in the middle of the table, but I just take it off when we actually sit down to eat so there’s room for the food and lots of lively conversation.

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Close up of Galentine's Day place setting idea with layered dinnerware and box of chocolates

For each place setting, I started with my favorite cedar branch placemats. Then, I topped off each with this beautiful burlap placemat on top.

I added this gorgeous scalloped melamine charger and topped it off with my grandmother’s Lenox. To add a pop of red, I used rose red napkin linens.

For some casual elegance, I used gold flatware and my beautiful gold-rimmed champagne flutes.

galentines day table with place setting made with lots of cozy layers

And for a special gift, I bought my favorite gals some delicious chocolates from my favorite local choclatier, J Emanuel Chocolates. They have the best chocolates around and I get them every year for my family.

So I tucked them in these adorable Valentine’s Day gift boxes. Aren’t they so cute?

My girlfriends loved these. And the chocolate was so good to boot too!

Galentine's Day Table Decor Ideas in farmhouse dining room with black china cabinet and hutch
Galentine’s Day Brunch

More About Decorating a Table for Galentines Day

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And I used a lot of the same faux greens and florals, just in different ways. It started with this gorgeous Thanksgiving centerpiece. Then I changed it up slightly to make this beautiful Christmas centerpiece idea.

After the holidays, the same toolbox transitioned to this amazing winter centerpiece idea for the dining table. And then it transitioned to spring and summer with this centerpiece idea for the dining table. It was a little more spring, but I kept it through summer because it was neutral, looked gorgeous and I loved it. It got a new look for fall.

Here’s what it looked like for holidays this year.

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  3. Love everything about your table, Stacy! Your centerpiece is beautiful with those roses and white berries. And the place settings with the little chocolate boxes are perfect! Can’t wait to see your recipe on Saturday!

    1. Thank you so much! I wish we could celebrate in person! I hope we get to do that this year I would love to hang with you both! xoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much Rachel! I’m so glad we are getting together like this! Someday it will be in person! xoxo

  4. Stacy, I love your beautiful table. I can’t believe those roses are faux. They look so real and are the perfect addition to your centerpiece. My favorite is those adorable little boxes on each place setting. So cute!

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  6. Stacy,
    I love your gorgeous hutch with all your pretty dishes! Everything looks so festive with your Valentine’s Day decor! So fun and pretty!

    Hugs,
    Karin

    1. Thank you! I’m so happy with how it looks this year. Changing up the shelf decor made a big difference. Enjoy your day! xoxo

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  14. Hi Stacy,
    Your tablescape for Galentines day looks fabulous! Love all the splashes of red.
    It is a joy to be joining alongside you for this tablescape roundup.
    xoxo,
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