Galentine's Day, which falls on February 13th, ties in perfectly with February's theme of love. On February 14th, we're excited to shower our significant others with presents and yummy sweet treats, but the day before was created to honour other equally crucial relationships in our lives: the girlies! Galentine's Day is a time to get together with the women you cherish most in your life.
This special day was first introduced by Leslie Knope, the fictional antagonist of the popular American sitcom,Parks and Recreation. It featured an episode in the second season that centred on Leslie’s favourite day in February. With close friends and coworkers, Leslie celebrated the joy of female friendship over waffles and extravagant gift-giving over brunch.
While Galentine’s Day is technically an unofficial day in the month, the American sitcom made it so popular that it is now widely celebrated around the world. Happy hours, discounts and promotions have become popular ways to acknowledge the special day. In many ways, this helps fill the gap of not celebrating Valentine’s Day for the singles out there. Even if you are celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, it’s time to honour you and your girlfriends by celebrating Galentine’s Day!
Galentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the best way to show appreciation for one another is by exchanging gifts. We thought it would be helpful to help list out some of our favourites this year for your gal pals!
They say flowers are a girl’s best friend, so what better way to show your appreciation for your girls than with gorgeous flowers that last long! ThisCerisedried flower vase from Flower Chimp is a beautiful combination of bunny tail, baby's breath, wheat flower, acacia, reed, and spear palm - brought to you in ravishing shades of pink and red!
Have a friend who just loves everything sweet? ThisSweet Treats bundle from LVLY is the perfect gift. This bundle comes with a lovely flower jar and a combination of chocolate almonds,“LVLY legend” vanilla quote cookieand a candy jar to sweeten the surprise!
If you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day with a party and not sure what to bring to the table, look no further than this pastel Macaron Tower from CakeRush! Not only is it a yummy gift, but it’s also perfect for sharing and makes for a cute display at the party.
Need something a little more extravagant? This gorgeousTrinity Box Deluxe Collection - Sweet Dreamsfrom Flower Chimp is just as extravagant as it is stunning! A box of fresh lilies, roses, and chocolates is elegantly packaged with 16 pieces of delectable Ferrero Rocher chocolate.
Sometimes all you need is a little challenge and fun with your girlfriends, what better way to spend your Galentine’s Day than with game night. There are a bunch of great options such as card games and thrilling board games. Game night is a great way to bond with your friends and ignite some belly laughs! Here are a few suggestions you can try with your friends:
For the sweet tooth girls, this one’s for you! Challenge your friends to a bake-off with a dessert of your choice (the more complex, the better!) this Galentine’s Day. The best part about this activity is that you’ll get to enjoy some sweet treats at the end of this challenge! If you need some ideas, thisDevil’s Food Cake recipe from CakeRush is a great option.
For the foodies and chefs out there, this activity is the perfect way to end your Galentine’s Day. Your gals deserve the best, therefore a nice homemade dinner will do the trick nicely. Nothing says an epic potluck than having each friend assigned a particular dish ranging from appetizer, main, dessert, snacks and down to the drink of choice. This way you and your friends get to savour each person’s creation and recipes!