How did this genius “Galentine’s Day” come to pass? Maybe it was kicked off by the emergence of The Vagina Monologues…no idea…but, whatever gave rise to this glorious day, I give props! A day for you and your girls to treat yo’self—what could be better? (Certainly not men’s wicked retort to the season of love!)
Send some love to your besties (or your newest gal pals) this year by getting in gear for G-Day!
Whether you’re going all-out or keeping it on the cheap, Galentine’s Day is a great built-in excuse to celebrate your girlfriends (your TRIBE)!
GNO Ideas for Galentine’s Day
That’s right, it’s time to crack open that calendar and pencil in some girl time. Got a ride or die? Or, are are you a social butterfly with a literal tribe of besties on your call list? Either way, Galentine’s Day is a tradition you need to put on the books this year!
Galentine’s is technically on the 13th, but you can do it any day close to V-Day. It’s the spirit of the thing that matters!
Perfect Ways to Get out for G-Day:
- Fancy Local Brunch Spot + Spa Facial
- Visit to Local DIY Studio (Makers, Paint, Craft) for fun class + bevies & apps
- Mani-Pedi + Dinner & Drinks
- Hike + Local Brew Pub
- Chick Flick + Dinner & Drinks
Also, there’s a ton of Valentine’s Day events at your local area restaurants and venues that could EASILY be turned into a G-Day bash for you and your girls.
Galentine’s Day on the Cheap
Okay, if your bank account is still hurting from all that Christmas spending, or if your New Year’s resolution has you on a tight budget, then G-Day can always be done on the cheap! Think outside the box—your girls really only care about hanging out and feeling good!
Top Frugal G-Day Ideas:
#1: 2 Buck Chuck VS Aldi Wine tasting event: Everyone can sign up for a wine & an app to bring!
#2: Brunch & DIY Facials (With Mimosas!)—Meet at high noon the Saturday or Sunday before V-Day. Everyone can bring a brunch item and their favorite mask. PJs are encouraged.
#3: Hike & Picnic—This one is for the more active mamas (or those who want to start new habits). Get out there & get into nature. Go see some shit!
#4: Fondue Party—Go old school. Cheese, Bread, Fruit, Veg, DONE. Plus wine!
#5: Coffee Date—Pick a new coffee shop that just opened up or an old fav. Just go and sip, and talk, and sip, and talk. Ahhhhh, sounds good!
#6: DIY Body Scrub Event—I love this idea! You could do a daytime or evening event for this. Salt, sugar, essential oils & mimosas! Sounds divine:)
Galentine’s Day Extras
There’s no need to buy your ladies gifts, but sometimes getting a little something fun for your event (whether you’re going out or staying in) can make everyone feel special!
These are your girls—they deserve it, right?
If you’re doing a frugal night in or heading to out to get a mani-pedi (which are usually BYOB friendly) these wine label stickers by Big Dot of Happiness are my FAVORITE extra!
This set of 4 should have you covered for the night, right?
I love these fun little stickers for putting on the bottoms of your favorite chocolates or kisses! I mean, what’s a G-Day without a little something sweet? Pack these for the trail, or add them to the spread for a Galentine’s Night-in.
If you’re going to have a DIY party to make your own SUGAR OR SALT SCRUB, then these are a great size jar to use!
Whether you’re going out or staying in, this is a FUN game to have on hand! Girls Night Out: The Pre-Game is filled with multiple choice questions that will really help you get to know your new crew!
Get It Together Ladies!
No matter what season of life I’m in, one thing I never regret is making time for my girlfriends. It’s cathartic, relaxing, filling, and necessary!
Galentine’s Day is right around the corner…did you make time for it?