Whether you’re celebrating V-Day or not, we think it’s important to celebrate ALL of the special relationships in your life. Introducing…‘Galentine’s Day’.
While it might be a fake holiday introduced to us by TV Series Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is all about ladies celebrating ladies. So really, why not?!
Celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day on February 13th, one of the things we love about this fake holiday is that there’s so many fabulous ways to celebrate with friends. Forget dinner and a movie, here’s 7 ways you can celebrate the day with your gal pals. Enjoy!
If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at pottery, now’s the perfect chance! Many local artists offer small private classes, or sign up with friends to a larger group class – you’ll have just as much fun! At the same cost as a nice lunch and a few glasses of wine, you’ll have a memorable experience with your friends and everyone will get to learn a new skill. Plus, you’ll have the beautiful keepsake of a hand-crafted bowl to take home.
Most capital cities now have ‘paint and sip’ art classes available, and the name pretty much says it all! Let your creative juices flow – paint brush in one hand and glass of wine in the other. A great way to forget about the outside world for a few hours, and connect with friends. Guaranteed to be filled with lots of laughter, and who knows, you might even end up with a masterpiece!
Whether it’s a private group session, a casual class or simply meeting at a salsa club – this one is for the more adventurous groups. There’s so many ways to make a dance class work for your group of friends. Just remember it’s all about having fun!
The perfect budget-friendly, family-friendly and COVID-safe way to celebrate with your girlfriends, why not take it up a notch with some invitations and decorations to make it extra special. Get there early to secure a rotunda or shady space; use blankets and cushions to decorate; and ask everyone to bring a plate. The kids will love it too. So simple!
Pasta or dumplings? Check out cooking classes in your local area to see what’s on offer. There are also some amazing social enterprises that offer group cooking classes taught by migrants and refugees (if you haven’t heard of this, check out Free to Feed). Let the aromas transport you and your friends to another place while you learn traditional recipes, all while helping raise important funds for the refugee community.
There’s something magical about watching a movie under the stars, so enjoy these beautiful Summer nights before the colder months roll around again and head to an outdoor, rooftop or drive-in cinema. The Moonlight Cinema in Sydney always has a great line-up, just remember to BYO blanket and picnic rug for a cosy night with the gals. Fab!
Okay, this one is a little more obvious but it’s a tried-and-tested way to celebrate with your besties so it had to make the list! Make sure you get it in the calendar nice and early, then put on a frock and soak up the luxury of time well spent with friends.
Whether this fake holiday catches on or not, we’ll take any excuse to get together with friends. If you’re the organiser in your group (bless you!), then let us help collect the money for your Galentine’s Day events. Just head to GroupTogether.com to create a collection, then share the link with your friends and we’ll keep track of who has paid up. If you’ve had an amazing day with your pals, you don’t have to wait another 12 months for the next cooking class or outdoor cinema night. Time with friends is time well spent, so let the good times roll.
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