Having been single for Valentine’s Day the past 3 years, I usually find a reason to celebrate the holiday with my girlfriends. I secretly love that Galentine’s Day has become such a tradition among my friend group. We’ve celebrated so many fun ways. We’ve gone out to a nice dinner and we’ve also stayed in and gotten wine drunk. After all, do we really need an excuse to get together, drink a bottle of wine and share endless girl talk? No, but I’ll gladly take it!
If you want to treat a friend or yourself (hehe) this Valentine’s Day, here are some fun and festive ideas that will make your gal pal smile BIG! Click the image to shop each of the below items.
Valentine’s Day is less than a month away ladies! There are only a few times a year where we really have an excuse to get fancied up, throw on a red lip and a pair of heels so take full advantage of it! Order an outfit that makes you feel like a million bucks, grab your guy or your girls, and celebrate!
I’m sharing mostly dressier, date night outfit inspiration in the try on session below but whatever your holiday might look like, there’s an outfit for you! And if you aren’t the red and pink type, you know my forever go-to for a night out is a pair of jeans, a little black top and a strappy heel. And if you aren’t feeling one of the dresses from my try on, see below for plenty more casual options, festive loungewear, and some related blog posts from year’s past especially if you are single this Valentine’s Day!
If you have yet to hear the term Galentine’s Day, you are missing out on a quality girl time opportunity my friends! Whether you are single or in a relationship, Galentine’s Day is (technically) celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day, February 13th, and is the perfect excuse to grab your girls and have a good time- no boys allowed!
If you are late to the train or don’t feel like going up on a Tuesday, I hear that some ladies like to dedicate an entire weekend to Galentine’s celebrations. I’d just like to point out that these ladies and I would be great friends 😉 Whether you choose to celebrate today or another day, I wanted to share some easy ideas to have a great time. Forewarning: you’ll notice that several of these Galentine’s Day ideas have to do with wine. Not a coincidence. Boys come and go but your girlfriends and wine just seem to get better with time 🙂 Cheesy? Hey, at least it pairs well with the wine am I right?!
Why mess with a good thing? Wether you hit up a local wine bar or decide you want a bottle to yourself at home (#noshame), there is nothing better than wine and girl talk. Except maybe the addition of cheese and/or chocolate. Added bonus: you can add a theme for the night. Mask Chat- where everyone brings their favorite face mask so you can try out new ones! Game night- bring out the board games or my personal favorite- play charades and have each girl write down a few answers. After a few glasses of wine, this one tends to get pretty funny!
Adult sleepovers are highly underrated y’all. Maybe you had too much wine at wine night or you just want to relive the glory days- either way they are so much fun and the best way to ensure some serious girl talk. Haven’t seen each other in awhile? It might take all night and all the next morning to catch up on all the hot gossip 😉 Added bonus: binge watch a new tv series together or go see a new chick flick at the movies!
If you are on the go and want to be practical about how you spend your girl time, a mani/pedi or spa day is an easy way to catch up and be efficient if you are in dire need of a polish change. Block of an hour or two, invite a friend (or two!) and head to the spa to get a little pampering session. For all of my working ladies- this could even be on long lunch break.
Like us girls need an excuse to brunch! If you are wanting to celebrate with a big group, brunch is always a good option. If you aren’t a party planner, I’ll bet there is a cute, new restaurant that your group is dying for an excuse to try out! Know a place with $1 mimosas? Even better. But if you are a party planner, Galentine’s Day is a great excuse to put those Valentine’s Day decorations to use, invite your girls over and gab away. Added bonus: have everyone bring a dish or bottle of champagne and make the dress code pajamas only!
You know all of those crafts you pin on Pinterest but never actually attempt because #lazygirlproblems or #busygirlproblems ? They are actually quite fun especially when wine is involved! I suggest picking one that isn’t too labor intensive because chances are between the wine and girl talk, not much crafting will take place anyway 🙂
If you want a good time and the last laugh, karaoke is hands down a night to remember! Grab your girls, get fancied up (or not), and hit up a karaoke joint. Yea you could karaoke at home but what’s the fun in that? The thrill of totally embarrassing yourselves is what makes the night that much more memorable. And with the intent being a night out with the girls, you don’t have to impress a single person there so sing your little hearts out and don’t worry about who is watching.
Afterall, Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating girls so whether you want to go shopping, turn on a chick flick, pour some wine and online shop, it’s always better with some friends! If you don’t have a guy in your life this Valentine’s Day, even more reason to treat yourself to something nice. Added bonus: Valentine’s Day chocolate goes on sale February 14th so if you postpone your Galentine’s Day date until after this, I hear chocolate pairs nicely with your online shopping. See below for some of my favorite gift ideas for you and your gals. Click any of the images to shop them!
With Valentine’s Day coming up, pink and red is everywhere you look! Whether you are planning to have a fancy night out on the town or a date with your couch and a tub of ice cream, there’s an outfit fix for that 😉 While I firmly believe Valentine’s Day is highly overrated, it’s still one of my favorite excuses to get all dolled up. Even if you don’t have a date this year, grab your best girls and treat yourselves! After all, ain’t no man going to love you better than you can love yourself! Now go ahead and click purchase on that little red dress you put in your basket but weren’t actually planning to buy 😉
See below for some more of my favorite pink and red (love day inspired) attire as well as a couple of my favorite blog posts from last year.
In preparation of Valentine’s Day coming up, I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the biggest love day than with all of my girl’s and the one thing I love the most – WINE! Boys come and go but your girlfriends and wine just seem to get better with time 🙂 Cheesy? Hey, at least it pairs well with the wine right!
Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant opened their doors for us to enjoy a night on their rooftop patio complete with rosé and light bites (if you consider sliders and several bowls of fries light). Of course the fries were the first thing we finished off if I remember correctly. Other favorites included zucchini chips with with lemon yogurt sauce (YUM!), fried cheese curds with tomato curry sauce, deviled eggs, mushroom pizza, cheeseburger sliders, sesame crusted ahi tuna with soy glaze, and the poutine (my personal fav). Clearly our motto for ladies night was “leave no food behind”.
Whether you are single, tied down or just want a night for the girls, Galentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get the girls together and have a good time. In case it wasn’t already obvious what Galentine’s day means, it is simply celebrating Valentine’s Day or activities with your gals. If you are needing some ideas of fun things to do with your gals, I’ve listed my plans as well as a few others below.
Wine Night: You can never go wrong here. Whether you all hit up a local favorite like Sonoma, or decide to keep the party at home, wine, cheese, and girlfriends are the perfect match.
Chick Flick: My roomies and I have already decided that we will be seeing 50 Shades Darker. There are always chick flicks that come out right in time for Valentine’s Day so grab the girls and see a movie that you know you couldn’t drag your men to.
Pinterest Craft: You know all of those artsy crafts that you pin but never actually have the time for? Pick one out together and have everyone make the same craft. I hear wine enhances artistic abilities 😉
Slumber Party: O to be young again! Adult sleepovers are probably the most under rated thing of the century. All of my friends know that I am a huge proponent of these. Invite the girls over, make a pallet to watch movies, and bust out the wine and chocolate!
Spa Day: Can’t get away for an entire night? Plan a spa day complete with manis, pedis, massages and girl talk! All girls know it’s way more fun to do these things when you are not alone!
The common theme with all of these things? Wine and your best gals 😉
*Thank you Sonoma Bar & Restaurant for making this post possible.*