Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and many couples and singles are making V-Day plans early so they won’t have to worry about making last minute plans. If you are part of the single community there’s no reason you have to skip out on the Valentine’s Day specials and fun. Many single women will celebrate an alternative “Galentine’s Day”.
Galentine’s Day actually started as fictional holiday on the cult classic television show Parks and Recreation.
“Galentine’s Day was, in its initial conception, the character of Leslie Knope, fictional woman, realized in micro-holiday form: insistently earnest, aggressively generous, finding deeply canny methods of ensuring that every social occasion will involve the consuming of waffles,” according to an article by The Atlantic, “But Galentine’s Day soon became popular among real-life women, too. The festival, after all, filled a need. It found a market”.
Since it’s creation woman all around the world have use this day to practice self love and show their friends lots of love as well. So here are a few ways we think you could show your gal pals how much you care, in fun and creative ways.
No. 1 – Treat Yourself to a Mani-Pedi
Get away for a few hours and relax at your local nail salon and/or spa. A trip to the salon is the perfect way to show yourself some self care. Make a mani-pedi date and bring your best girl friends along to keep you company. Make it an extra special trip by visiting a more high end nail salon such as Secret Escape Houston, Isle Pedispa, or Plush Nail Studio.
No. 2 – Host a Ladies Only Movie Night
If you are more of a stay in then go out type of group then hosting a movie night is a great way to spend time your girls. Set up a snack bar, wine bar, do at home facials, and watch your favorite movies all from the comfort of your own couch.
No. 3 – Join a Ladies Night Paint Party!
Painting with a Twist Houston will indeed have Galentine’s Day paint parties open for reservations on Feb. 13, 2018 and ladies night parties Feb. 16 – 17. Grab your girlfriends and grab your favorite bottle of wine (or whatever you like) and come join our ladies night paint ands ip pARTies! Put a fun twist on girls night out and come join us as we create girly and fun works of art. Each guest will be guided step by step by our talented artist instructors on how to complete their painting and make it one of a kind. We provide all the materials you will need just bring yourself, bring your gal pals, and you can even BYOB or purchase from our in house drink menu. Just pick a paint, bring your girls, and sign up today! View classes and artwork here.
No. 4 – Go to a Wine Tasting/Winery
Go on a wine tour or wine tasting to celebrate Galentine’s Day. Although Houston isn’t home to many wineries there are still many tasting rooms you can visit or can drive a few hours outside of Houston to experience a winery. Clear Creek Vineyard and Winery in Kemah or Haak Vineyard and Winery in Highland Farms are both great options. If you don’t want to drive to far then Vinology Bottle Shop & Tasting Bar or The Tasting Room in Uptown are also a great place to go wine tasting.
No. 5 – Enjoy a Boozy Brunch
Houston is known for it’s diverse and delicious of foods all around the city. Take advantage of it and go out for girls only brunch date. Check out the 20 best brunch destinations in Houston according to Houston.Eater here.