Disclosure: I am required by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to inform you that this wine and chocolate Galentine’s party feature is a sponsored post. I was compensated by the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company for its #asweetpairing campaign. The company has also sponsored the giveaway at the end of this post.
Gal pals. Wine and chocolate. Popcorn.
Those are the makings of my first ever wine and chocolate Galentine’s party.
A Galentine’s party does not have to be overly complicated. I opted for a very simple after-work get-together. At Walmart the week before, I had stocked up on the bags of Ghirardelli that have a variety of flavored chocolates such as raspberry and milk chocolate, caramel and milk chocolate, and caramel and dark chocolate with sea salt. I also gathered supplies for my popular white chocolate popcorn and a few bottles of Josh Cellars wine.
My tablescape was also really simple. I used the wine and chocolate and the popcorn as part of the table decor, adding some flowers The Hubs had gotten my daughter a few weeks back (surprisingly still fresh), and I added a few heart picks that I stole from other Valentine’s decor around the house. The little kissing booth plaque is one I found at Walmart last week. I bought one to add to the gift box for my secret Galentine on Instagram, too. And, yes, I am one of those cheesy people who gets way too into secret pal exchanges.
The extra chocolate tempted us from inside a candy bowl on the counter.
Wine and chocolate make for #asweetpairing, indeed!
The night before the party, I whipped up my white chocolate popcorn. Often, I add colored sprinkles to go along with the theme of the party. I thought about using red and pink, but then I decided to melt some Ghirardelli dark chocolate baking disks and drizzled that over the popcorn instead. After the party, The Hubs came home and devoured the leftovers.
He said, “You know I’ve always love this white chocolate popcorn, but something about this dark chocolate on it really took it up a notch further!”
I’ll be back next week with the white chocolate popcorn recipe.
We had a great time gabbing it up and enjoying the wine and chocolate at our laid-back Galentine’s party!
I’m super excited that Ghirardelli gave me two $75 American Express gift cards to give away to my followers! I started one giveaway over on Instagram earlier this week, and I am placing the other giveaway here.
Follow the steps below to enter for one of the gift cards. You are welcome to enter on the IG giveaway, as well! Just follow my IG button at the top of the site to get to the other giveaway. And, if you don’t already, follow me while you are over, why don’t ya?!
What is your favorite Ghirardelli flavor? Your favorite wine? My favorite chocolate is caramel and milk chocolate while my favorite wine is merlot.
Linking up my wine and chocolate Galentine’s party at these fun link ups this week:
Tips and Tricks Link Party (Mondays)
All About You (Tuesdays)