Galentine’s Day is just around the corner, celebrated annually on 13th February to honour female friendships. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with gal pals, and show them how much they mean to you. Whether you’re looking for a low-key way to celebrate or want to plan a big bash, there are plenty of fun and creative ways to make the most of Galentine’s Day 2023. Keep reading to find the best ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day with your friends, and to toast the important women in your life.

What is Galentine’s Day?

Galentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on 13th February, the day before Valentine’s Day. It is a day dedicated to celebrating female friendships – it’s essentially Valentine’s Day for gals. The holiday was first introduced in the popular television show Parks and Recreation, in which the main character, Leslie Knope, declares it a day for women to celebrate their friendships with one another. It has since grown in popularity – and rightly so! Female friendships are important, so why not mark the occasion officially?

Best ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day 2023

Looking for how to enjoy Galentine’s Day with your friends? Whether you want to keep it calm or go all out, here are some of the best ideas for Galentine’s Day 2023.

1. Buy a Galentine’s Day gift

Most people buy our significant others something on Valentine’s Day, so why shouldn’t our other significant others get something too? Valentine’s Day can be materialistic and cheesy, but Galentine’s Day doesn’t have to. There are lots of gifts that are fun and waaaay cheaper! Whether it’s self care gifts like The Galentine’s Day self hamper , or motivational gift’s like Amazon’s Only Good Vibes Success and Inspiration Jar for motivating our female friends, there’s plenty to choose from.

2. Send a Galentine’s Day card

E-cards are a great way to go, they’re also sustainable and just very convenient! Take a look at Moon Pig’s range of Galentine’s Day cards, or get one delivered from Thortful, where you can also choose to add Prosecco.

Galentine's day cards - what is Galentine's day and how to celebrate
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3. Plan a dinner out

Dinner out is a popular way to celebrate Galentine’s Day with your friends. Going out for a delicious meal is a great way to bond and catch up with one another. Whether you prefer a fancy restaurant or a casual eatery, there’s something for everyone.

4. Plan a dinner in

If you can’t afford to eat out, why not eat in all together? Another idea is to organise a themed dinner, like a sushi night or a fondue party. This can be a fun way to make the evening feel special and unique, and can provide a more relaxed alternative to going out for dinner.

5. Watch a movie with a female lead watch a movie this galentine's day

Celebrate females with a movie marathon inspired by great female artists. Go classic like Charlie’s Angels or Legally Blonde, or more recent films like Little Women, Luckiest Girl Alive or She Said. There’s plenty of options on Netflix or Prime, or why not club together with friends to rent something?

6. Book a night away

Why not organise a trip away for your group, and stock up on Prosecco while you’re at it! It could be a lodge with a hot tub, or a city break abroad. Having a night away to explore somewhere new is a great way to create memories with female friends and celebrate this Galentine’s Day.

7. Go for a bottomless brunch

go for a bottomless brunch this Galentine's Day

Bottomless brunch is always a good idea! It combines great food and great booze, and is an ideal way to celebrate Galentine’s Day 2023. Whether you’re looking for bottomless brunch in Cardiff, Manchester, Brighton or any other city, we’ve got you covered on our city pages. Alternatively, why not head to a bottomless drag brunch for even more female power?

8. Pamper yourselves

A spa day is the ultimate way to relax and unwind from uni stress. You can swim, sauna and chill out with your mates, and maybe enjoy a lunch in between too! If they’re a bit on the pricey side, try Groupon or other sites with deals. Alternatively, opt for a massage at your local salon instead and give yourself (and your muscles) a much needed treat!

9. Play Bingo

Head to one of these top bingo events in the UK for a fun Galentine’s Day celebration. From Bongo’s Bingo to Bingo Lingo, there are so many fun bingo days or nights out across the UK. They’re not your grandma-style bingo either, they’re more like a rave, club night or You never know, you might end up richer after it!

10. Go clubbing

go clubbing with friends to celebrate Galentine's day

It might not seem different to any other student night, but having a great night out to celebrate Galentine’s Day can be really fun. There’s bound to be lots of themed club nights, and dancing is definitely a way to have fun together!

For more female love, celebrate all the women in your life next month on International Women’s Day (March 8th). We’ve got some of the best quotes for IWD that you can borrow for sending whatsapps or cards.