10 Best Things to do for Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s day is the unofficial celebration of female friendships. Taking place on February 13, here are the top 10 things to do for it.

10 Best Things to do for Galentine's Day

Many Galentine’s films celebrate female friendships

Galentine’s Day is a new celebration that is growing in popularity, especially amongst millennials who are constantly on the lookout for ways to commemorate it.

Whilst many individuals will be aware of Valentine’s Day as February 14th, the day to celebrate love, they will not have heard of Galentine’s Day which is celebrated the day prior.

Galentine’s Day is an unofficial holiday to celebrate female friendships and honour a different type of love that you may have in your life, like the one that exists between friends.

Valentine’s day doesn’t have to just be about romantic love it can be a day to celebrate all forms of love and Galentine’s Day aims to do just that whether it’s between friends or family.

DESIblitz has put together a list of 10 of the best ways you can celebrate Galentine’s Day this February 13th.

Bottomless Brunch

10 Best Things to do for Galentine's Day

Going out for bottomless brunch has rapidly grown in popularity whereby groups are able to go out for a meal and get an unlimited number of drinks for the duration of their meal at a selected price.

The concept has been a hit, especially with larger groups of people who are looking for a fun way to celebrate occasions whilst eating and drinking.

There are many chain restaurants across the UK that now offer a bottomless brunch service.

One of the most popular spots is Turtle Bay.

The Caribbean restaurant has been a major go-to brunch place for many as it is priced affordably at £31.50pp and offers two hours of unlimited cocktails, mocktails, red stripe and prosecco.

Other popular bottomless brunch spots across the UK include Slug and Lettuce, Banyan and Manahatta.

So, be sure to check them out this Galentine’s Day.

Pamper Night

10 Best Things to do for Galentine's Day

What better way to celebrate the love and respect in female friendships than a pamper night filled with fun, relaxation, and self-care?

Spend the evening pampering yourself and your friends with a spa-inspired day filled with facemasks, mani-pedis, and massages.

If you’re struggling with where to get pamper evening essentials for you and the girls then be sure to check out the pamper and spa boxes sold by Beauty in the Box, Cult Beauty and Sanctuary Spa.

A pamper night will definitely boost spirits and create an evening of relaxation for you and the girls.

Girls Getaway

10 Best Things to do for Galentine's Day

Galentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to plan a girl’s trip either abroad or even a staycation in a different part of the country.

There are so many airlines like RyanAir and EasyJet that offer affordable flights across the world, especially in February as it is not a peak travel time.

If going abroad isn’t practical, but you would still like a weekend away, try booking a staycation in the country.

The UK boasts beautiful cities like Edinburgh and York that have gorgeous sights, restaurants, and activities.

Websites such as Booking.com, Loveholidays, and Lastminute.com, all offer last-second escapes within the country and outside of it.

So, get planning your girl’s getaway this Galentine’s Day.

Afternoon Tea

10 Best Things to do for Galentine's Day

If a more sophisticated outing is on your mind this Galentine’s Day then plan afternoon tea for you and the girls.

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants that offer an amazing afternoon tea service in the UK.

For example, there is Betty’s Afternoon Tea in various locations across Yorkshire, Fortnum & Mason in London, and Malmaison in Birmingham.

You could also plan your own afternoon tea and set it up from the comfort of your own home complete with finger sandwiches, scones, teacakes, and of course a big Victoria sponge.

Movie Night

10 Best Things to do for Galentine's Day

A relaxing movie marathon with your best pals couldn’t be a better way to enjoy and celebrate love in friendships.

Many Galentine’s films celebrate female friendships that you could choose from.

Pick from Girls Trip, Thelma and Louise, 50 first dates, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, to name but a few.

Alternatively, you could blitz through a box set and spend the day enjoying your favourite binge-worthy shows and films like Harry Potter or Friends.

So warm up the popcorn and get your favourite movie snacks to celebrate Galentine’s Day.

Order a Takeaway

10 Best Things to do for Galentine's Day

You can’t go wrong with a takeaway and a good movie so why not order a big takeaway for you and the girls to share this Galentine’s Day?

The cuisine options are endless when it comes to takeaways, and you can choose from Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and much more.

There are enough varieties of food to please everyone.

With food delivery apps like Just Eat, Deliveroo and Uber Eats, ordering food for large groups has never been easier.

A takeaway and a chilled evening with girls is the perfect option for those wanting a lowkey Galentine’s on a budget.

Exchange Gifts

10 Best Things to do for Galentine's Day

Most people buy gifts for their significant other on Valentine’s Day, so why not buy a gift for your friends too?

Exchanging gifts doesn’t have to be limited to Christmas or for romantic couples on Valentine’s.

Gifts can also be exchanged between friends to honour platonic love as well.

There are plenty of gifts you can get a friend this Galentine’s including a spa treatment, flowers, chocolates or even a nice bottle of wine.

If you’re feeling extra lovey this Galentine’s Day, why not get your best gal pals Galentine’s Day cards too?

You can customise your own special message to your girlfriends using Moonpig or Funky Pigeon to show your appreciation for them.

Pottery Experience

10 Best Things to do for Galentine's Day

Engage in a fun and creative activity with friends like a pottery-making experience this Galentine’s Day.

Pottery is an artistic and stimulating outlet that has become extremely popular in recent years.

New businesses have cropped up across the UK offering pottery-making sessions and classes for anyone and everyone.

For example, places like the Clay Room in Leicester, The Sticky Earth Café in Norfolk and Poppins Pottery in Devon are all businesses across the UK that offer package pottery experiences for groups of people.

Or you can even buy a special someone a pottery experience voucher for Galentine’s that they can use at a later date at BuyAGift.


10 Best Things to do for Galentine's Day

If pottery isn’t the creative outlet you were looking for this Galentine’s Day then a painting class or experience might be.

Comparable to pottery experiences, painting classes have been another activity soaring in popularity.

The concept of sip and paint where individuals drink great wine, relax and paint has become the new way to spend time with friends.

Companies like Sip N Stroke and Class Bento have introduced sip and paint workshops and classes across different UK locations.

So, be sure to check them out if you’re looking for an activity-based Galentine’s Day.

Have a Party

10 Best Things to do for Galentine's Day

If its love and friendship that you’re celebrating, then celebrate in style by throwing a Galentines-themed party with your closest friends

Online companies like Amazon even have Galentine’s Day-themed decorations and accessories that you could buy to amp up the party vibes including banners, party hats and balloons.

You could even pick a dress code for the party, whether it’s formal, causal or costumes that you want to rock.

Throwing a party on Galentine’s Day will for sure make the day a memorable occasion for everybody involved.

From an unofficial holiday mentioned in the TV series, Parks and Recreation, to a worldwide celebrated occasion, Galentine’s Day has become a holiday favourite for many.

It is the perfect day to celebrate friendship and love regardless of relationship status as the day focuses on the platonic and everlasting love between friends.

So be sure to check out these amazing ideas if you’re struggling for ways to celebrate on Galentine’s Day!

Tiyanna is an English Language and Literature student with a passion for travel and literature. Her motto is ‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive;’ by Maya Angelou.

Images courtesy of Instagram & Freepik.

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