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10 Fun & Cozy Galentines Ideas

Grab your gal pals and mix up your favorite delicious beverages because the most wonderful time of the year is coming up. And no, we’re not talking about Christmas. We’re talking about Galentine’s Day, of course! 

This February 14th, we’re ready to forget the paper hearts and overpriced chocolates and focus on celebrating our besties—those fierce, fabulous, and loyal ladies in our lives. We have at home Valentine's day ideas to celebrate the special friends in your life.

From wineries to waffle parties, we’ve come up with a slate of creative, fun activities to enjoy with your ride-or-dies. So tap into your inner Leslie Knope (played by actress Amy Poehler) and get ready to cherish the Ann Perkins in your life with our list of 10 adorable Galentines day ideas.

#1 Waffle Bar

No Galentines Day party is complete without everyone’s favorite breakfast food. Set up a waffle buffet with all the fixings:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Shredded coconut
  • Assorted nuts
  • Whipped cream
  • Quality maple syrup
  • Fruit preserves—bonus points if it’s homemade or local

    If you want to add some more variety to your waffles menu, you can ask guests to contribute a favorite topping or another potluck brunch food.

    #2 Rom-Com Movie Marathon

    Galentines day gathering ideas don’t have to be complicated. Sometimes there’s nothing better than simply curling up on the couch with heaps of blankets and snacks. A movie marathon featuring classic romantic comedies or chick flicks is a perfect activity for a cold February day.

    For just the right balance of sweet and salty, plan a double-feature with one tearjerker and one can’t-miss comedy. A few of our suggested pairings:

    The Notebook, followed by Bridesmaids
    Titanic with Crazy Stupid Love
    Brokeback Mountain, followed by Notting Hill

      Don't forget the popcorn and movie theater candy!

      #3 Girls-Only Date Night

      If you and your BFFs ever talk about how you never have a chance to wear your best outfits and those shoes that are just a little too dazzling for the office, this is the perfect Galentine’s night for you. Make reservations at a swanky restaurant, dress up to the nines, and leave the kids and partners at home for the evening.

      #4 Spa Day

      Relax and pamper yourselves with spa treatments, mani-pedis, and facials. For a bunch that prefers homemade relaxation, try out some recipes for DIY face masks, sugar scrubs, and bath bombs.1 You’ll find lots of recipes online for easy and unique homemade spa treatments using a few basic ingredients, including:

      • Epsom salts
      • Sugar
      • Essential oils
      • Honey
      • Avocado
      • Other skin-friendly oils like almond, coconut, or jojoba

      Need more Galentines Day gift ideas? Prepare mason jars, craft paper labels, and pretty ribbons in advance so each guest can take home a jar or two of their favorite bath salts and scrubs.

      #5 Host a Game Night

      Invite your girlfriends over for a night of board games, card games, or video games. If your gang likes to kick it old school, hop on eBay and round up some vintage board game classics like LIFE, Mousetrap, Twister, or Girl Talk.

      #6 Have a Sleepover

      Get all dressed up in your pajamas and have a sleepover complete with face masks, pillow fights, movies, and all the snacks. If you want cute Galentines Day gift ideas to tie in with the theme, greet each guest at the door with a new set of comfy socks or cozy sleepwear to spend the evening in.

      #7 Book an Activity Together

      Doing something new together is a special way to bond with your BFF. It’s more than just a one-time activity—it’s a memory you’ll share and laugh about for years to come. Some options include:

      • A paint-and-sip class
      • A pottery class
      • A hot-air balloon ride
      • An escape room
      • A local ghost tour
      • A mixology class
      • A guided tour of a local landmark

        #8 Have a Fondue Party

        What friend group wouldn’t love gathering around a bowl of warm, cheesy or chocolatey goodness and dipping all of your favorite finger foods? Any cheese will work, but a few extra-tasty choices include:2

        • Swiss
        • Cheddar
        • Gruyere
        • Fontina
        • Gouda

          Once you’ve selected your cheeses, just gather an assortment of veggies, cured meats, and hearty bread for dipping. Follow it up with fresh fruit, pound cake cubes, and cookies to dip in chocolate fondue for dessert.

          #9 Do a Wine Tasting

          Even if you’re not in wine country, you’ll probably find that there’s a local winery or two in your area that offers tastings. Alternatively, set up your own wine tasting at home with your girlfriends. Each guest can chip in a bottle of their favorite or bring something new to sample together. Don’t forget the cheese and chocolates!

          #10 Have a Photo Shoot

          Get in your favorite matching Tommy John pj’s and have a fun slumber party theme photoshoot with your ladies! Here are a few tips to make it a memorable occasion:

          • Coordinate your attire and get cute matching women’s pajamas from Tommy John. The short sleeve top & short pajama set in peachskin and haute red would make a perfect Galentine’s Day photoshoot combo! 
          • If you don’t want to hire a photographer for a glamor shoot, try ordering a tri-pod and ring light stand! You can easily add a timer to your camera to create professional-like photos
          • Accessorize with fun photo-booth props like sunglasses, feather boas, and photobooth kits! 
          • Experiment with hair and makeup together—try out a new makeup tutorial together, or help each other with elaborate hairstyles

          Celebrate Your Gals This Galentine’s Day with Tommy John

          Happy Galentines Day! In good times and bad, you can count on your girlfriends to be there for you no matter what. A celebration just for the girls is a sweet and thoughtful way to tell them they’re your Valentines—this year and every year.

          If you want to make Valentine’s Day even more memorable for your gal pals (or any other special someone in your life), cozy PJs and loungewear from Tommy John are the perfect fit. Get a Valentine's day gift for her—one that will remind her of your friendship. With proprietary fabrics and patented designs, our clothes move with you—for whatever shenanigans you and your gals decide to get into! 


          Sources:

          1. Byrdie. Basic bath bomb recipe. https://www.byrdie.com/basic-bath-bomb-recipe-346761 
          2. Besos Alina. How to host the ultimate fondue party. https://www.besosalina.com/hosting-a-fondue-party/