As February rolls around, we're not just gearing up for Valentine's Day; we're also eagerly anticipating Galentine's Day! This fabulous occasion, coined by the iconic Leslie Knope from the TV show "Parks and Recreation," is a day dedicated to celebrating female friendships. At Flower Moxie, we believe in the power of flowers to convey emotions, and what better way to honor your gal pals than with a stunning Galentine's bouquet or a DIY Girls’ Night Flower Party?
What is Galentine's Day?
Galentine's Day is a heartwarming and empowering day dedicated to celebrating the bonds of female friendship. It's an opportunity to shower your besties with love and appreciation, a day that emphasizes the importance of the incredible women in your life.
When is Galentine's Day?
Mark your calendars for February 13th! Galentine's Day falls on the day before Valentine's Day, making it the perfect occasion to celebrate your platonic soulmates before indulging in romantic festivities.
Ways to Celebrate Galentine's Day
There are so many ways to celebrate your besties and show your appreciation for each other. Here are 10 delightful activities to celebrate Galentine's Day with your friends:
Virtual Galentine's Gathering
Host a virtual hangout with your gal pals. Play games, share stories, and enjoy each other's company through video calls. Even if you can’t be together in person, you can still shower each other with love and affection!
DIY Flower Arranging Party
Bring Flower Moxie into the mix by organizing a DIY flower arranging party. Host a DIY Girls Flower Party with your friends, and spend the day creating beautiful bouquets together.
Plan a brunch at a favorite spot or take turns hosting a brunch at home. Decorate with flowers, enjoy delicious food, and toast to your friendship.
Self-Love Pampering Night
Encourage self-care and pampering by organizing a spa night. Share beauty tips, use face masks, and unwind with scented candles and soothing music.
If weather permits, plan an outdoor adventure. Whether it's a hike, picnic, or a simple stroll in the park, spend time in nature and enjoy each other's company.
Choose a lineup of favorite movies or opt for classic romantic comedies. Set up a cozy movie night with popcorn, blankets, and plenty of laughter.
Each friend can contribute a dish to a potluck dinner. It's a fun way to enjoy a variety of foods and share culinary talents.
Book Club Gathering
If your friends love reading, start a Galentine's Day book club. Choose a book, read it together, and then gather for a discussion over snacks and drinks.
Get creative with a crafting party. Whether it's making personalized cards, friendship bracelets, or other DIY projects, it's a great way to bond and create lasting memories.
Belt out your favorite tunes at a karaoke night. Whether you're hitting the town or doing it at home, singing with friends is a fantastic way to celebrate friendship and have a blast.
Remember, the most important aspect of Galentine's Day is to celebrate the unique and cherished connections you share with your friends, making any activity you choose a memorable one. Take it from us though, everything’s better with flowers!
Flowers for Your Galentine's Bouquet
When creating a Galentine's Day bouquet, think vibrant, bold, and feminine. Flower Moxie offers a variety of blooms that perfectly capture the spirit of this day:
Alstroemeria: Representing friendship and mutual support, alstroemeria's colorful petals make them an excellent choice.
Origin of Galentine's Day
Galentine's Day made its debut in the second season of "Parks and Recreation" when Leslie Knope, portrayed by Amy Poehler, gathered her gal pals for a brunch filled with waffles and love. The idea caught on quickly, and now, women worldwide eagerly anticipate this special day to celebrate the amazing women in their lives.
Is Galentine's Day Only for Single People?
No, Galentine's Day is not exclusively for single people. In fact, Galentine's Day transcends relationship statuses and is a celebration of platonic love and friendship among women. This day encourages women to honor and appreciate the female friendships in their lives, whether they are single, in a relationship, or married. It's an opportunity to express gratitude for the support, camaraderie, and joy that these friendships bring, highlighting the importance of female connections beyond romantic relationships. So, whether you're celebrating with single friends, those in relationships, or a mix of both, Galentine's Day is all about embracing and cherishing the remarkable women in your life!
This Galentine's Day, let Flower Moxie be your partner in expressing the love and appreciation you have for your friends. Whether through DIY flower arranging kits or handpicked bouquets, celebrate the joy of friendship with vibrant blooms that speak volumes. Galentine's Day is a reminder that the bonds between women are to be cherished, celebrated, and adorned with beautiful flowers. Cheers to the wonderful women who make life brighter and more colorful!
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About the Author
Jessica has a BFA in Art Education/Printmaking and her MFA in Studio Art with a focus in Non-Toxic printmaking. She brings 10 years of floral experience to her roles at Flower Moxie, having worked in Boston, NYC, and Newport, RI. We still don't know if she's a real person or a hologram but work keeps getting done.