11 Galentine's Day Ideas to Celebrate True Friendship

Published October 27, 2021
Two women drinking wine while sitting by a fire pit

Galentine's day is a great excuse to get together with best friends to do something meaningful, fun and reinvigorating to celebrate friendship and everything in between. There are plenty of galentine's day ideas to choose from to spend quality time with your favorite people. From spending time watching a chick flick movie to going on a road trip to a vineyard, however you decide to celebrate this sweet holiday, make it count.

Host an Epic Galentine's Day Brunch

Day Brunch

Nothing beats spending quality time with your besties, so why not make it an event? Invite your favorite ladies for an epic galentine's Day Brunch to celebrate love and friendship.

Create the ultimate brunch board with heart-shaped waffles, pancakes, crepes, bagels, fresh fruit, and a variety of spreads and toppings including chia seeds, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, and nuts. Make plates, flatware, and napkins easily accessible.

Plan the ultimate galentine's day mimosa bar because it's fun personalizing your own drinks. You will need a bottle of Champagne (preferably brut) or dry sparkling wine, orange juice, and an ice bucket to keep drinks cold. Set out champagne flutes, fruit juice in labeled glass carafes, and mini bowls for garnishes, such as mixed berries, grapefruit and lemon slices. Don't forget cocktail napkins to keep things tidy.

Plan a Movie Night

Tween girls watching TV

Sometimes all you need is cozying up on the couch in your comfy pajamas to watch chick flick movies with your favorite gals. Buckets of movie style popcorn, tubs of ice cream, and sparkling drinks on repeat will complete your galentine's day movie marathon.

Galentine's Day Movie List

Here's a list of fun movies that are perfect for watching with your besties.

  • Mean Girls
  • Clueless
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Book Club
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Something Borrowed
  • Bridesmaids
  • Sex and the City: The Movie
  • Eat Pray Love
  • Legally Blond

Go on a Yoga Retreat Together

Group girls taking a yoga class together

Whatever your preference and skill level, invite your yogi friends to go on a yoga retreat. Whether you opt for a retreat that focuses on revitalizing the spirit through movement and meditation or a retreat that combines yoga movements with other exciting outdoor activities, such as hiking, surfing, or kayaking, partaking in guided yoga classes with best friends can be double the fun.

Host a Fabulous Cooking Night

Girlfriends preparing healthy lunch together

Whether you have friends who are very much into the culinary arts or friends who are not particularly gifted when it comes to getting creative in the kitchen, a cooking night to celebrate galentine's day is the perfect excuse to plan a get-together to enjoy great dishes made with friends. You can narrow down your choices, pick one particular cuisine, and decide on dishes that are relatively easy to make to avoid mishaps. Have ingredients, kitchen tools, and recipes ready in preparation for the cooking night. Sushi and pasta nights are among favorites. Regardless of the dishes you decide to make, the good news is, food tastes better when you are eating it with friends.

Have a Craft Night

women knitting outdoors

Craft nights are fun and everybody goes home with something handmade. For a successful craft night, steer away from something too tedious and time-consuming. Opt for quick yet practical things your friends will be able to use over and over again. Homemade bath bombs, personalized tote bags, and coffee mugs are fun choices for a galentine's day craft party.

Visit a Vineyard

Friends toasting together with red wine

A trip to a vineyard for a much needed getaway with friends who love to partake in wine tasting and breathtaking views, is in order to celebrate galentine's day. Make reservations in advance, especially if you and gals are planning on staying overnight in one of their accommodations. Depending on the time of your visit, the winery may be offering plenty of fun events from grape stomping and guided tours to wine and food pairing sessions to make your girls trip one galentine's day to remember.

Have a Nail Art Session

Female hands with trendy colorful French manicure

Bring the nail salon to your house and invite your besties for a nail art session because there's nothing like a little pampering and a fresh mani to make you feel like your best self. Browse for the best nail designs before shopping and opt for easy designs that are doable. Investing in a nail art kit can be a great way to make sure you have everything you need on hand. If you would like to spice things up a bit, ask your friends to bring a bottle of their favorite sparkling wine and appetizers to share.

Host a Cookie Decorating Get-Together

Friends making cookies together

Gather your heart-shaped cookie cutters and invite your friends for the ultimate galentine's baking and decorating get-together. You can opt to bake from scratch and have your friends join in on the fun of mixing ingredients, rolling the dough, and cutting out shapes. Or, you can minimize the work and bake the cookies ahead of time and have them ready for decorating. If you decide to prepare the dough with your friends, just make sure you choose a "no chill" cookie recipe. Have your decorating tools and essentials ready--royal icing or buttercream decorating bags, decorating tips, decorating bottles, toothpicks, sprinkles, and edible stickers.

Plan a Relaxing Spa Day

Friends relaxing on weekend spa getaways

For galentine's day, plan a relaxing spa day with your girl friends to enjoy a massage, mani and pedi with a drink on hand because you and your girlfriends deserve to feel your best emotionally and mentally. Since it is such a popular day, booking your spa day in advance is encouraged to make sure your spots are secured.

Have a Karaoke Night

Two teenage girls having a karaoke night.

Grab your laptop, download your favorite karaoke app, and turn it into a singing machine to pump up the music for the ultimate karaoke experience. Take your karaoke up a notch by streaming the song lyrics and backgrounds to your wide screen television and add in some home stereos and microphones. Whether you are keeping your galentine's day karaoke party small or inviting a bigger group, make arrangements for everybody to pitch in and contribute with appetizers, sweets and drinks to share.

Get Creative With Card Making and Exchanging

Making Galentine's Day card

Gather your craft supplies to celebrate love and friendship with a card making session. If your girlfriends have special skills like hand lettering, hand drawing, or watercoloring, you can either have all the supplies they will need for their creations ready or kindly ask them to bring their own art supplies. For those friends who aren't particularly artsy or crafty, plan a stash of fun stickers, double-sided blank cards, cardstock in different colors and tools and essentials, such as a heart punch, glue, glitter and rhinestones. Spice things up with cocktails and appetizers to enjoy while working on your creations. Have fun exchanging your handmade cards with your besties and make this galentine's day get-together a memorable one.

Have the Best Galentine's Day

Whether you choose to throw a big bash or keep it intimate, celebrating galentine's day with the ones you love can be a fun tradition to start. You can bet your girl gang will look forward to it every year.

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11 Galentine's Day Ideas to Celebrate True Friendship