Are flowers, chocolates, and sappy love songs starting to feel a little tired? It's time to shake things up and give Valentine's Day a serious run for its money. Gather your squad and get ready to celebrate the truest form of love – friendship! Celebrate Galentine's Day, a day dedicated to honoring the bonds that can last a lifetime.
What is Galentine's Day?
Galentine's Day is a day dedicated to celebrating your friendships. It's Valentine's Day but instead of celebrating with your significant other, you celebrate your friendships! This guide has all the inspiration you'll need to make your Galentine's Day celebration one you'll want to celebrate every year!
When is Galentine's Day in 2024?
Mark your calendars, because Galentine's Day in 2024 will be celebrated on February 13th this year! This means you and your close-knit group of friends have the chance to come together, express your love for one another, and revel in the joys of female friendship a day before Valentine's Day. With this knowledge in hand, you can begin planning ahead and make sure your Galentine's Day bash is one that everyone will remember for years to come.
10 Ideas to Celebrate Galentines Day
A great way to celebrate your friendships is by hosting a picnic at a park. Choose a spot where you can unwind. Many parks have activities as well including paddle boarding, hiking, tennis, pickleball, and more. Choose a location with amenities or choose a location for relaxing. Either way, it is a great Galentine's Day idea.
I love the idea of choosing a place either within a couple of hours or booking a flight somewhere warm. A girls' trip is always a good idea! A few days away spent with friends is always the answer.
A simple dinner out at a fun restaurant is a great idea if you want to do something low key. A night out with friends for dinner and drinks is the perfect way to catch up and spend Galentine's Day!
This is a fun idea if your group of gal pals loves to read. Gather up a few books for others to choose from and let others choose a book to take home. This would be a great monthly ritual too!
What's better than Waffles and Mimosas? Maybe pancakes and Bloody Marys? All jokes aside, getting together for brunch is another great way to spend your Galentines together with friends.
Favorite Things Exchange
Simply, my favorite idea! You know those things you are obsessed with that just make your life easier? Why not share them with your friend group? A Favorite Things party is a themed gift exchange, where everyone is invited to bring a collection of their favorite things such as a favorite tumbler, silk pillowcase, or makeup product and gift it to the other guests as a favorite things gift! Here are some fun ideas for Valentine's Day gifts.
Take A Class
Whether it's a cooking class, workout class, flower arrangement, earring making, bracelet making, or pottery class, any of these great ideas is a great way to spend Galentines Day trying something new with friends. Last year, I went to a Board and Brush workshop and chose a project to distress, paint, and take home all in the same day.
Bring A Board Theme
This is a new trend I have been seeing. Each person brings a board theme, for example, taco board, sushi board, burger board, chicken board, you get the idea. Each person contributes a themed board to share. Resulting in a great Galentine's Day bash!
Galentine's Day is the perfect excuse to get your friends together and hit some local shops. There is nothing better than shopping locally with your gal pals. Grab a coffee from your local coffee shop, stop at another locally-owned business for breakfast, and shop at some local shops!
Need I say more? A spa day is another great way to celebrate Galentines Day together. Manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, you name it! Celebrate this special day together at the spa.
Another solid Galentine's Day idea. Plan a get-together at a winery or brewery. Sample things on the menu and order a flight of drinks to share. I love the idea of taking a tour along with your visit to see a behind-the-scenes look at their operation.
In a world filled with roses, chocolates, and romantic candlelit dinners, it's time to break away from the norm and celebrate the true essence of love: friendship. Galentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to let your besties know just how much they mean to you. By getting some inspiration from these ideas, you can plan the ultimate gathering of love, laughter, and lifelong memories. Let's make a pact to let Galentine's Day steal the spotlight this year.