Let’s go, girls! It’s time to text besties and get ready for an epic Galentine’s day celebration. Single, dating, and everything in between – Galentine’s Day takes the pressure off your relationship status and gives you and your friends the best excuse to have the ultimate girls’ night out… or in! Friendships deserve to be celebrated in the best way possible and on Galentine’s Day there’s only one rule — shake. it. up!
Before we dig into what to do on Galentine’s Day — let’s talk about how to celebrate Galentine’s Day the right way! Before your plans leave the group chat choose a theme for the night and have everyone dress accordingly. Vote on a color scheme or draw a novelty theme out of a hat — whatever you do, get creative and have a ball!
Now that you’re all dolled up it’s time to hit the town! Here are 7 sweet ideas you and your friends will fall in love with this Galentine’s Day!
1. Take a cooking class
Add a little umph! to your Galentine’s Day celebration with a girls’ night in… the kitchen. Booking a cooking class with a professional chef mixes the comfort of a home-cooked meal with all the fun of a night out. Expert chefs will help you create a delicious meal from scratch giving you and your squad a totally unique dining experience and unforgettable memories. If you’re all set to stay in, online cooking classes are a great option – add matching PJs to the mix and it’s a party! Your foodie friends will love you for shaking up the regular shhmegular dinner reservations, and everyone will pick up some new kitchen skills.
2. Take a food tour
Not in the mood to cook? No problem! Book a food tour and discover the food scene around your city. Visit beloved dining options or discover new ones – you could end up finding your new favorite eatery! Most tours will provide transportation, but is it really Galentine’s Day if you’re not a little extra…okay a lotta extra! Book a party bus or trolley and create your own tour around the city. Research companies in your city that offer this option as an upgrade, or plan out a tour tailored to you and your crew — that way everyone gets a taste of their favorite cuisine!
3. Paint and sip
Art is a great way to express all the feels this Galentine’s day – the drinks don’t hurt either! Paint and sip classes have evolved into an experience that can be completely tailored to your aesthetic. Level up the night with a perfectly curated playlist to set the mood while you create your newest masterpiece. If you’re celebrating Galentine’s before Valentine’s day, your painting could be a special piece for your partner, just a little something that says how you feel. Add a twist to the night by having your canvases face different directions for a show-and-tell moment at the end of the night.
4. Have a spa day
If you and your faves are trying to take it easy on Galentine’s Day, invite them for a day full of spa treatments. Spa dates can be done in person or virtually (for those long-distance besties) and work well with any budget. Whether you’re splurging on a hot stone massage or DIYing a new face mask, the important thing is that you’ll be spending the day relaxed and enjoying a little QT time with your Grrrrrrrls, thanks Lizzo!
5. Try a DivaDance class
Do your #fyp a favor and let your hair down at an adult dance class at DivaDance. You’ll forget you’re working out while you and your favorite queens werk it to today, and “yesterday’s,” hottest tracks. DivaDance classes cater to all levels of dancers, you’ll learn a short routine with all the booty poppin’ you need – no experience required. With locations all across the nation, you’ll be shakin’ it to class more than once.
Drop in on a regular class or level up your Galentine’s day experience with a private party for just you and your besties. Party packages come with a private instructor, cupcakes, and a glass of chammy to keep the party going.
6. Go to karaoke night
You’ve done the dance, now it’s time to sing the song! One of the great things about celebrating Galentine’s day is there’s no “perfect” way to do it. So you’re having pizza and wings while you sing your favorite Whitney Houston song off-key! There’s no pressure to get everything “right” on Galentine’s day, celebrating your closest friendships in a unique way creates its own type of fun. Book a private room at your favorite karaoke spot and let er rip! Challenge the more courageous performers of your group to get on stage and belt out their favorite tune.
7. Experience a mixology class
Like we said in the beginning, the only way to do Galentine’s day right is to shake. it. up! Sure, you can pour Rosé in a glass – you’ll be totally “on brand” for Galentine’s day. Mix it up with “fun-tastic” cocktails from a trained instructor. As if you needed a reason to mix up a tasty drink – help from a professional mixologist will definitely take your skills to the next level. Ready to shake things up more? Have each person in your group choose their favorite drink or flavor, then work with your pro to curate a special drink that is both tasty and good lookin’.
How do you like to celebrate Galentine’s Day?