Galentine’s Date Ideas

We’ve been celebrating our Friendaversay since long before Leslie Knope declared Galentine’s Day a thing, but we’re certainly not the kind of people to decline another reason to celebrate each other, as well as the many other wonderful ladies in our lives! February 13 is fast approaching and, some may say an even more important holiday than the one the day after it. It’s not always the norm to let our closest friends know that they’re loved and appreciated every day of the year, so here are some of our favorite ideas for gal-pal-ing around for the upcoming holiday!

Pull An Olivia Pope

away_popcornwineNothing says love like cozying up with your bestie, 2 glasses of your favorite wine (full pours, please), some freshly popped popcorn and your favorite episode of Scandal. This is definitely on our go-to list of friend date nights, and we only have the White Hat Wearer herself to thank!

Can we suggest these lovely wine glasses, straight from the set of Scandal? Or if wine isn’t your thing, we’re deep into these mugs (and/or bowls!) for some coffee or hot chocolate!

Take a Hike, Ride Some Bikes, or Lay Down Your Mat

away_yogaShow your bestie what’s up by getting moving! We love getting good and sweaty on friend dates. Can we suggest a sunset hike for your Galentine’s Day festivities? Or perhaps a leisurely bike ride to your favorite pizza or ice cream shop? Too cold for outside activities where you are? Meet up with your favorite gal pal to take a class together, whether it’s spin, yoga, or kick boxing!

Bonus points if you show up in matching workout gear 😘. If the season moves you to wear pink, here are some of our favorite pink picks as of late [1], [2], [3], [4]!

Host a Spa Night

away_spaWe are big fans of self-care and love any excuse to do a hair mask or foot soak. It’s always more fun to have spa days with friends.

You can add an activity to the evening by making some of the products yourself! We love these roundups of DIY face mask recipes [1], [2], [3], [4]!

Kick it up a notch by making a pitcher of fruit infused spa water or a few of these healthy snacks. Be sure to buy an extra cucumber for your eyes.

Get Crafty and DIY Some Stuff

away_diycraftsHosting a crafting party is sure to inspire your best gal-pals.

We love to have a few organized activities and then also a pile of papers, markers, rubber stamps, etc. that everyone can create their own projects.

One of our favorite ideas is to throw a beading party. Check out these great beading trays and DIY jewelry kit to keep you on track as you go!

You can even make the refreshments craft inspired. Check out these adorable snacks that Shaveh made for her daughter’s birthday.

Skype Your Long Distance Besties

away_skypingAre you and your besties separated by many states or miles or more? Fret not, for we live in the future! Galentine’s Day can still be extra special and extra celebrated even from afar! Our favorite Skype tactic is to get multiple time zones involved! Someone might be having a breakfast mimosa to celebrate while another friend is toasting alongside their dinner. Whatever time it is, making time for far-away friends is a great way to show them you’re thinking of them!

Need a camera? We like this dual clip-on or freestanding one. Need a festive backdrop to get in the Galentine’s mood? Enter hearts.

What are your favorite ways to celebrate the ladies in your life? Have any fun Galentine’s plans for this year?? Let us know in the comments!

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