In case you haven’t heard, Galentine’s Day is quickly becoming one of the most popular holidays in the month of February. Created by Amy Poehler’s Parks and Rec character Leslie Knope, February 13th is all about “ladies celebrating ladies...a day for leaving husbands and kids behind and kicking it breakfast style with my lady friends.” So to celebrate, consider hosting a Galentine’s Day party for clients and staff in the salon after hours, or host your own party at home. For a little  inspiration, check out these fun ways to have a great time with your gal pals on February 13th.

Dinner & a movie

Choose a few classic chick flicks to watch, and make sure you whip up your best breakfast-style meal...heart-shaped waffles maybe? Or try this fun themed snack idea. Encourage everyone to wear their PJs and bring their favorite blanket, and don’t forget the activities. Offer a raffle, swag bags, bohemian style blankets, or a signature cocktail.

Wine & cheese tasting

From a blind wine tasting, to a wine list with tasting notes theme, there are many ways to throw the ultimate wine Galentine’s Day girls night in. Make things a little more interesting by going beyond the classic cheese pairing and consider bringing in olives, Italian meats and crackers.  

Sing it out with karaoke

Start by building a playlist to inspire your friends, and then make sure to offer a little liquid courage by serving a fun, new cocktail. Offer prizes or favors...maybe a cool classic record album, or a special Galentine’s Day prize pack for the most entertaining singer.

DIY something fresh

Spring is just around the corner so use this time as a chance to chat, drink and make something beautiful. With a few steps, you and your friends can bring the outside in with a living wall decorative piece.

Show some puppy love

Have your gal friends bring their pups along and host a “Puppy and Galentine’s Day Party.” Make puppy treats for your fur friends to enjoy. You could also ask your friends to bring their dog beds with them, and combine the movie night theme with their puppies.

Parks and Rec marathon party

No better way to celebrate than with Galentine’s Day creator Leslie Knope. Make a yummy brunch to enjoy, and ask your friends to each bring a different kind of mimosa to share. You can also show your friends how much you love them with this gem of a party favor.