Best Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day
First things first, what is Galentine’s Day?
Galentine’s is celebrated on the 13th of February and is a day for celebrating your friends (regardless of their relationship status). First created by Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation back in 2010 as a day of women celebrating women, it has since been adopted as a day of friendship and the celebration of platonic love. This day now become increasingly mainstream, with companies increasingly promoting Galentine’s (or Palentine’s) day.
So, how do you celebrate it?
Great question, and you’ve certainly come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 ways to celebrate Galentine’s with your besties.
Because who doesn't love a spa day? Grab your best girls and hit your local spa for a relaxing day or mani-pedis and massages. Alternatively, grab some face masks and nail polish and host your own at-home spa day, complete with your favourite chick-flick and your pj's.
Whether you prefer red, white, or rose, gather your girls and head out on a wine-tasting trip together. For a more relaxed tipple, why not head to the shop and each grab your favourite bottle of wine, then take it in turns to taste each others and maybe even find a new favourite?
What better way to spend the day with the girls than to get out on a day trip together? Whether you're heading out to the coast, or are ready to hit the city, a girls day out can be infinitely improved with your very own version of carpool karaoke and a small mountain of snacks and sweets.
If you and your girls are a crafty bunch, why not spend the day making something great together. There are plenty of great arts and crafts activities to do as a group, from starting your own patchwork quilt, to pottery painting, or even embarking on a Pinterest-inspired idea together.
Pay homage to the original Galentine's celebration with a Leslie Knope-inspired brunch of breakfast based foods, and maybe even a Bellini or two. A brunch can either be hosted at home, or you can head out to your favourite restaurant together for brunch with no dishwashing required.
Hosting your own bake off is a great way to incorporate teamwork, competition, and dessert food for the perfect girls day in. Whether you're a team of baking whizzes, or you simply want to satisfy your sweet tooth, a group bake-off could be a super fun way to consume all of your favourite desserts.
Relive your youth with a classic girls sleepover, complete with blanket forts, sugary snacks, and selfies. Sometimes it's good to take a night off from adulting, so grab your best girls, find your favourite film, and swap the fizzy pop for prosecco.
A karaoke night with your best girls can be an incredible opportunity to just let go and free your inner diva. Whether you head out to a local karaoke bar, set up your own karaoke machine at home, or you just sing into your phone, karaoke is the perfect way to get any party started.
With Netflix, Prime, Sky, and the plethora of smaller streaming sites filled with movies (along with all of their prequel, sequels and remakes), it's never been easier to gather up the girls, pop some popcorn, and settle in for an epic movie night together.
For your long-distance besties, why not set some time aside for a skype date together? Set the scene around your computer and spend some quality time together, whether it's just you and your BFF, or it's a group chat with all the girls.
Top Galentine's Day Gifts
Encourage your besties to treat themselves with this brilliant letterbox-sized Pamper Hamper. Each packaged is packed with pampering treats, such as chamomile tea, chocolate, and soothing hand cream, to help your girls settle in for some quality 'me' time. This is a particularly great gift for your long distance ladies, as it is perfectly sized to slip through their letterbox for a sweet surprise.
Pink Fizz Drum
Get the party started in style with this drum of hand picked pink fizz, presented in a gorgeous pink and gold gift box, and complete with a personalised gift card. This brilliant drum is filled with four hand picked bottles of Rose wine, including a delicate Bottega Rose Gold, a fresh Pinot di Pinot Rosé, a fruity Cordon Rosado Seco, and a soft sparkling rosé.
Best Friends Forever Candle and Gift Box
This personalised candle is the perfect gift to help your BFF relax and unwind by filling her home with a delicious vanilla fragrance. The glass candle holder is also printed with your favourite photo of the two of you together, surrounded by a vibrant heart frame to show her your love. This 9cm tall candle also comes presented in a personalised gift box with a small message printed onto it