– Galentines Day –
Raise a glass (and a waffle) to your ladies and toast them on Galentines Day. Every February 13th, this unique holiday recognizes your best girlfriends.
The 13th of February is one of the most anticipated days of the year. Sure, February 14th is all about valentines, heart sweets, and romantic partnerships, but the day before is Galentines Day, a day dedicated to female friendships worldwide.
Regardless of your romantic situation, the closeness you share with your friends is something none of us should take for granted. Uteruses-before-duderuses” and “ovaries before brovaries” are catchy sayings that capture the spirit of the festival and remind us that the ladies in our lives deserve to be celebrated and loved!
Below, we have compiled together 100 fun ideas for you to celebrate galentines day
Galentines Day 2022
1. Weekend Staycation
Save your vacation days for your next ladies’ trip and spend time with your closest friends exploring your local region by taking time to visit all of your favorite spots.
2. Start a new show together
Emily in Paris season 2; Cheer 2—need I say more?!
3. Head out on a Road Trip
One of the best times to create memories is while traveling. So, why not make that the main event?
4. Get Movin’ With a Fitness Class
A solid core is the most important factor in forming a strong relationship. Make a commitment to spend a significant chunk of Galentines Day working on accountability and abs.
5. Unwind With a Retreat
Many of us are seeking methods to unwind this year in particular. Plan a future weekend together, or better yet, build your own getaway at home by emphasizing the same self-care and relaxing activities!
6. Check Out a Show
Whether it’s an online broadcast of a stage performance or a riveting Instagram Live conversation, the talent on the screens will excite your group and provide you with a fantastic viewing experience!
7. Visit a Museum
There are a plethora of creative and unusual museums in the area that you ladies may visit or arrange a trip around.
8. Volunteer Together
Make a difference in your community with your besties as you give back through volunteer work and acts of kindness
9. Game Night
Get into the competitive spirit for a super-fun game night with the gals!
10. Hit the Slopes
Grab your skis and/or snowboards and head outside to enjoy the winter season with your fellow snow lovers on a day excursion to a mountain resort!
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11. Wine Tasting
Gather your favorite wine lovers and spend this special occasion at a tasting room where you may sample a little bit of everything and leave with not just a few bottles to add to your collection, but perhaps even a new favorite drink!
12. Spa Day
Beat the winter woes through relaxation, rejuvenation, and plenty of pampering.
13. Live Out Literal #Goals
Despite the fact that this year’s sporting seasons are looking extremely different for both teams and supporters, you may still discover methods to join in your devotion together!
14. FaceTime the Whole Group
Sometimes schedules are simply too hectic, and bringing everyone together—even through video calls—can be challenging. So get this on the calendar as soon as possible, set aside at least a short amount of time on Galentines Day to make a group FaceTime call, and enjoy having some purposeful conversations with the complete gang face-to-face (even from afar)!
15. Rock Out at a Concert
See who’s performing and book it!
16. Specialty Shopping
Browsing around for some cute lingerie (or cozy robes!), and getting instant feedback from your closest friends is like a chill bachelorette party where everyone gets to be celebrated!
17. Get Out on the Trails
Keep that outdoorsy attitude alive while planning your next ladies’ vacation if Wild had a big impression on you if sleeping in a tent beneath the stars sounds better than staying in a hotel if you’re continuously yearning to be an active participant in nature.
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18. Plan on Booking a Cruise
While this sort of retreat is generally possible at any time of year, it is not suggested during these “exceptional circumstances.” That isn’t to say you can’t make plans for the future on Galentines Day. This is one vacation that the women should be all aboard—oops—all about because it is notoriously inexpensive (particularly with the included offers).
19. DIY Day
Scrapbooking, creating letter board signs, and making your own soy wax candles are just a few of the many group craft projects you can choose for a creative day in!
20. Sit Back and Binge-Watch
Spend a super-chill day parked on the couch in front of the TV, and get through a full season of a new show, or revisit a new one—the point is, there doesn’t need to be structure or rules as long as you’re together!
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21. Cookbook Creation
Create a customized cookbook to commemorate your relationship in a wonderfully delicious way. Handwrite your favorite recipes, add personal details where you see fit on the pages, scan them for multiple copies, and compile them into a cookbook that will not only be passed down to future generations but will also remind you of the wonderful people in your life every time you walk into the kitchen!
22. Ice Skating
Embrace your inner Elsa and get the gals together on the ice for a seasonal soirée!
23. Get Ready to Make Magical Memories at Disney
What’s better than a trip to “The Happiest Place on Earth? Whether it’s just for the girls or your entire family, invest in each other by starting the planning process for a Mickey Mouse vacay ASAP!
24. Take a Class
Join up for a free online class and have your friends sign up as well, whether it’s cooking, crafting, painting, learning a language, yoga, or anything else you’d consider a rookie at (there are even “adulting programs” for millennials). You’ll not only have a lot of laughs and have a good time, but you’ll also (hopefully) acquire some new abilities!
25. Book Exchange
Gather up books that you won’t mind giving away for someone else to enjoy, and either start sending them out to each other every month or so, or plan a Zoom party on the 13th to facilitate the festivities.
26. Dinner Out
Make a reservation at one of your fave restaurants and plan on being out for a while catching up on life, splitting dessert, and hearing countless times
27. Homemade Hot Cocoa Bombs
Make sure everyone has their ingredients ahead of time, then enjoy making these mugs of magic and sweet memories with your Galentine gang—even from afar!
28. Virtual “Bar Crawl”
Make Galentine’s an event to remember by setting aside a few hours to video chat and throw some drinks back with your buds.
29. Favorite Things Exchange
Well, have your girlfriends all purchase two duplicates of their fave thing and then everyone who participates will walk away with two new treasures they’ll be sure to fall in love with, too!
For those of you who’d rather celebrate earlier in the day, follow Leslie Knope’s lead with a “breakfast-style” celebration that can most certainly involve both waffles and mimosas, either IRL or via video chat!
31. Tea Time
Class it up by stopping by an open café for tea to-go, or plan your own afternoon tea celebration for your ladies!
32. Plan a Female Family Reunion
Put a call on the calendar to “get together” with all the women from various generations in your family.
33. Have an Old School Sleepover
Pull out your old yearbooks, put on face masks, grab nail polish and magazines, get some pizza bagels in the oven, and enjoy a night that’s a total blast from the past!
34. IOU Coupons/Offers
Make a big gesture by offering to babysit each other’s kids/pets/houses for an extended amount of time, enabling your friend(s) to get out of the house guilt-free, or at the very least head to a separate area of the house for some self-care.
Either plan a get-together (or create a private FB group) where everyone brings over (or posts pics of) shoes, accessories, and clothing that they’ve been wanting to clear out for a fun exchange!
36. Trade-off on Being the Hostess With the Mostest
Kick off an epic celebration within your “bubble” by creating a schedule of upcoming meet-ups that all involve switching locations and hostesses.
37. Cookie Exchange
Have your friends bake and do a swap (or porch drop-off) of your all-time favorite cookies with each other. Should take care of that sweet tooth before digging into candy hearts and boxes of chocolate!
38. Face Your Fears
We all can use some encouragement and healthy challenges from those who know us best. Make it your mission to walk away from the day feeling more powerful than ever!
39. Go BIG With Your Gathering
Do your research and see which upcoming conferences/conventions would be a legendary experience for your best buds to experience together
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40. Shop ‘Til You Drop
Since “shopper’s high” is such a thrill, why not experience it with your favorite ladies?! Get an early start to the day, and hit all of your go-to stores.
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41. Throw a Virtual Goddess Party
Focusing on support and sharing inspiration with other ladies, this get-together is rooted in female empowerment—perfect for Galentines Day!
42. Baking or Cooking In
For those of you who can stand the heat, make it your point of celebration!
43. Listening Party
Sharing music and having a listening party is one way to maintain bringing positive vibes into 2022, whether it’s an album you’re all fascinated with, a certain musician you stan, or you all take turns crafting Spotify playlists just for this reason.
44. Start That Book Club
You’ve talked about it long enough—pick the first book and get the Zoom call on the calendar.
45. Fancy Night In
Whether you all set up bar carts in your households for a kind of virtual speakeasy, or have some jazz music on in the background of your video call, you’ll be #squadgoals with your glammed-up girls.
46. Commit to a Themed-Day
This will take some serious dedication and fanfare, but will yield awesome results for anyone who shares a TV or movie obsession with their best friends/quarantine bubble!
47. Coffee Shop Conversations
Sometimes the best place to truly catch up and reconnect with each other is over a couple of comforting cups of joe at a nearby café.
48. Empower Each Other
Spend the day group-texting your favorite women’s empowerment quotes back and forth, send letters of appreciation out to the ladies in your life
49. Support Women-Owned Businesses
Bring your Galentine’s celebration to the streets by first researching women-led ventures, and then shopping in-person or online to support them!
50. Social Media Plugs
Use Galentines Day as a perfect excuse to celebrate and promote one another on social media—they’ll be sure to appreciate the exposure and the support!
51. Suggest a dress code.
Is it even a party if y’all aren’t coordinated with your ’fits?! Your Instagram feed would be disappointed if you didn’t!
52. Hand out Galentines.
Send each of your gals off with a note about why you love ’em so much (the cornier, the better). That’s what this day is all about, remember?
53. Eat heart-shaped pizza.
Besides being delicious, they look adorable and actually aren’t that hard to make. If you wanna get super extra, you can even make little pepperoni hearts.
54. Watch a classic.
If ya wanna go really on brand, stream a movie about friendship And to make the vibes even cozier, you can watch it from a movie projector!
55. Take Polaroids.
Go old-school and document the night with a Polaroid cam. Also, they can double as decor or party favors.
56. Organize a wine swap.
Everybody brings a wrapped bottle and picks a number.
57. Play a game.
If you and your crew love a good roast, add this card game to your Galentines Day agenda.
58. Just do all the face masks.
If spilling the hot goss with a mask plastered to your face is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
59. Get some karaoke mics.
Jam out with your BFFs to some of your favorite tunes and fulfill your ultimate music group dreams. All you’ll need is some fun karaoke mics, a YouTube video with lyrics, and a hyped-up audience.
60. Brunch. It. Up.
Celebrate one of the most love-filled holidays with some heart-shaped waffles, eggs, bacon, bagels, croissants, muffins, scones, or whatever morning treats your pals prefer.
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61. Assign everyone a Secret Cupid.
It’s like Secret Santa but for G-Day. Everyone picks a name out of a hat and shows up on Galentines Day with a gift, just like Cupid. Except bring them a gift they actually want—like this badass candle.
62. Have a bake-off
There’s nothing like a friendly competition where everybody technically wins!
63. Do a paint-and-sip night.
Grab a bottle or seven of your fave boozy drink, some paint supplies, and an image to replicate. Maybe something related to the word “love,” like pizza? The Duke of Hastings? Get creative!
64. Host an at-home mani-pedi night.
You could each pitch in just a few bucks to get a quality gel manicure set that you can use at someone’s house and share all the gossip undisturbed.
65. Plan a beauty product swap.
Ask your friends to bring new or gently used beauty products that simply aren’t getting the attention they deserve to your Galentines Day party.
66. Invest in (themed, duh) balloons.
Blow these babies up and tape ’em over your bar cart or just put them in front of a fan to have them aimlessly move in the background of your Zoom screen if you’re planning to go virtual.
67. Make personalized goodie bags.
If your love language is gift-giving, then you’ll be all over this.
68. Make cheese fondue.
69. Arrange your own flowers.
Putting together the perfect bouquet is literally an art form.
70. Closet Cleanout
Get the group together and clean out everything in your closet, cupboard, and cabinets to purge your place of excess.
71. Host Board Game Night
Have all the gals over for a grown-up evening of childhood favorites like Clue, Sorry! and Monopoly.
72. Go on A Road Trip
Whether you take a day to drive to the next town or a weekend to trek to a national park, a road trip with the girls is always a fun bonding experience.
73. Animal Magnetism
Load up your besties and head to the zoo or an aquarium to take in some of Earth’s coolest creations.
74. Throw a Slumber Party
Have the girls bring their cutest PJs for an old-school slumber party complete with games of truth-or-dare, MASH, etc. The only thing not allowed: prank-calling ex-boyfriends.
75. Plan a Card Exchange
Tap into the spirit of Valentine’s Day by writing cards for each of your girlfriends letting them know how much you love and care about them.
76. Have a Poker Night
This isn’t just for the guys. Play cards and eschew all things romantic. Bonus points if you and your pals teach each other to play new games you haven’t played before.
77. Cheer on the Home Team
Whether it’s a minor league hockey game or college basketball game, gather the girls to support a local team.
78. Host a Potluck
Invite all the gals to bring a dish to your place, and enjoy drinks and reminisce in the comfort of your home.
79. Give Back
Get those heartstrings tugged by volunteering at a local animal shelter, nursing home, soup kitchen, or other nonprofit
80. A Bit of Earth
What better way to celebrate friendship than working in a garden, sowing and reaping together?
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81. Go Ice Skating
Enjoy this old-school pastime with your girlfriends — without worrying that you’ll look silly when you slip and fall. You’ve always secretly wanted to be Tara Lipinski.
82. Yoga exercise class
83. Attend the Theater
Get some culture in your lives by taking in a play, ballet or symphony at the local theater. Get dressed up and do a fancy dinner beforehand (make sure you make reservations).
84. Get a Couple’s Massage
Call a local resort and book a couple’s massage for you and your bestie. There’s usually no rule that says you have to have a romantic partner on the opposite table.
85. Do a Wine Tasting
Whether it’s just two or your entire crew, a wine tasting is a fun way to try new flavors and catch up with old pals.
86. Plan an Adventure in the Great Outdoors
Enjoy the crisp February air on a hike, bike, or run with your closest gal-pals. Bonus: since you worked out during the day, you can splurge on coffee or dinner out later in the day.
87. Organize a Cooking Class
Bring some friends to a cooking class to brush up on those culinary skills to impress a future date (or your mom at Thanksgiving). You can also arrange for a chef to do a personal lesson at home.
88. Plan a Rom-Com Marathon
Embrace the Hallmark holiday with a marathon of romantic comedies on the couch with your bestie.
89. Train Up the Next Generation
Take some time to invest in the girls who will be tomorrow’s leading women.
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90. Plan a Staycation
Grab your bestie (or your mom!) and rent a room in your city’s nicest hotel. 91. Get Bowled Over – Gather the gals and hit the lanes for a good old-fashioned game of bowling. Split a pitcher of drinks and try not to laugh at how goofy you look in your colorful rented shoes.
92. Have a Movie Date Night
Get dressed up with your crew and head to the cinema.
93. Shop till You Drop
When’s the last time you went to an actual store to shop for an outfit rather than putting it in your online cart? Pick up your bestie for a trip to the mall
94. Get Pampered
Treat yourself and your ladies to a spa day for a mani, Pedi, facial, or other luxurious treatment. This is a classic for a reason.
95. Plan a Favorite Things Party
Invite all your gal-pals and have everyone bring two of their “favorite things” — from skincare products to your favorite coffee and beyond.
96. Have an Ice Cream Social
Get the girls and head to the sweet creamery in town
97. Get Moving
Gather the girls and treat yourselves to the hottest ticket in town
98. DIY Party
You and the ladies can let your creative juices flow by splitting the cost of supplies and painting or crafting in someone’s home.
99. Table for Two
Delicious fancy meals go hand-in-hand with Valentine’s — and Galentines.
100. Go to an Old School Arcade
Bring your quarters and video game skills when you and the gals hit up the local arcade. Many arcades also have sporty games like skeeball and basketball.
FAQs About Galentines Day
Below are frequently asked questions about galentines day
1. What day is Galentines Day?
Galentines day is celebrated on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s
2. What’s the difference between Valentines and Galentines?
According to Urban Dictionary, Galentines Day is celebrated on February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate the love you have for your lady friends, whether they’re single or not, and shower them with love and attention…more than you do every other day.
3. What is a Galentines day gift?
The perfect night-in needs comfy socks, a relaxing candle, and a collection of self-care essentials—especially on Galentines Day. Help your friends stock up on everything they need for a truly pampering evening. You’ll need some glasses to go with that bottle of wine, right?
4. What do you do at a Galentines Day party?
▸ Wine and Chocolate Night
▸ Rom-Com Movie Night
▸ V-Day Brunch
▸ DIY Photo Booth
▸ Paint and Sip
▸ Game Night
▸ Stiletto Dance Class
▸ Floral Arrangement Class.
5. Where did Galentines day come from?
Galentines Day was created by Leslie Knope, the Parks, and Recreation fictional main character. She invented the holiday as a tribute to her close girlfriends.
6. What do you write on a Galentines Day card?
“Sending this card to wish you a Happy Galentines Day and tell you how great I think you are and how much I appreciate your friendship. You’re one of the sweetest, most amazing people and I’m glad to be your friend!”
7. What is Galentines Day quote, Leslie Knope?
In Knope’s own words, “Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.
8. What should I write on my crush’s Day card for Valentine?
▸ “You’re the brightest part of my day.”
▸ “You always find the perfect way to make me smile.”
▸ “My crush on you grows every single day.”
▸ “I didn’t realize how good relationships could be until I met you.”
▸ “You’re everything I didn’t even know I was looking for.”
9. What should I write on my parents Valentines Day card?
▸ I may have not expressed my love to you but my life starts with you. You are the reason for my happiness and success. Dear mom and dad, wishing you a beautiful Happy Valentine’s Day.
▸ You’ve always been great parents; I’m so glad you both are mine; Deep in my heart, you’ll always be my favorite Valentine.
10. How can I wish my husband Valentine’s Day?
▸ Thank you for bringing so much love, joy, and adventure into my life
You still make me laugh
I’m so lucky to be in love with my best friend
Through all the seasons, through all of the time
▸ “Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.”
11. What should I say to my sister on Valentine’s Day?
▸ You’re more than just my sister, you’re my best friend. I hope we always stay as close as we are now
▸ Happy Valentine’s Day to My Sister! On a day set aside to celebrate love, I want you to know how much you mean to me
▸ Happy Valentine’s Day, Sis!
▸ Happy Valentine’s Day Sister!
12. What can I write to my son on Valentine’s Day?
▸ You are always on my mind and in my heart, dearest son!
▸ You are loved, adored, and missed no matter how far away Daddy and I are from you!
▸ Some of my happiest thoughts are about you
▸ You and your siblings bring a lot of happiness and love to our lives
13. What can I write on my daughter’s son in law Valentine’s Day card?
I send my love and gifts to both of you and hope you cherish love-filled moments on this day. I wish my darling daughter and son-in-law a happy Valentine’s Day. This is the time when love blossoms and I hope your relationship also becomes more fruitful and cherishing.
14. What are some Valentine quotes?
▸ “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”
▸ “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever.”
▸ “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
▸ “To be brave is to love unconditionally without expecting anything in return.”
15. How do you wish Valentine’s Day?
I love you; Happy Valentine’s Day! Wishing you a beautiful day filled with all the love and happiness you deserve. To my best friend this Valentine’s Day, I couldn’t ask for someone who loves and supports me more than you do.
16. Why is February 14 a love Day?
During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.
17. Will U Be My Valentine meaning?
Asking “Will you be my valentine?” is like asking “Will you go out with me?” and saying “I like you.” Sending a card is a common way to let someone know you want to be their valentine.
Definitions of valentine. a sweetheart chose to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine’s Day. “will you be my valentine?”
18. What is Valentine’s Day for friends called?
“Galentines Day” or Valentine’s Day – Celebrate Friendships.
19. What does happy Galentines day mean?
Galentines Day, formed by a blend of gal and Valentine’s Day, is a day in which women celebrate their female friends.
The new holiday debuted in a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation. The term is also seeing increased use in celebrating any kind of friendship, not just those among women.
20. What does Black day in South Korea celebrate?
It is mostly observed in South Korea by singles. The day is associated with Valentine’s Day and White Day as a holiday on the 14th day of the month.
On this day, people who did not receive gifts on the previous two days gather and eat jajangmyeon, noodles with black sauce. This day is specifically for single people.
21. What country has a holiday on the 14th of every month?
Couples want another cute holiday to celebrate and singles wonder, “Hey! Where’s my holiday?”
Well in Korea, a special holiday is celebrated on the 14th of each month (and some on other days) that everyone can enjoy.
22. What is Kiss Day in Korea?
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Public displays of affection are discouraged in Korean culture, but Kiss Day gives partners an excuse to break free from that social norm.
23. Do they celebrate Valentine’s Day in Korea?
In South Korea, Valentine’s Day and White Day are both celebrated as occasions to give gifts to significant others. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14, when women buy men gifts (usually chocolate).
24. What is White Day in South Korea?
It is celebrated in South Korea by boys giving gifts to girls. Typically these gifts include candy, chocolate, snacks, or other types of gifts that girls like. On February 14th in South Korea, girls give out chocolates to their crush, significant other, or valentine.
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