15 Galentine’s Day Ideas for Moms

Written by Amy Thompson

& Tiffany Hill

February 5, 2022

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Happy Galentine’s Day, friends! What is Galentine’s Day? In short, Galentine’s Day is when female friends celebrate each other. It is a day to recognize the bonds of friendship and love and appreciate those women who love and support you. 

Fictional character Leslie Knope (from Parks & Recreation) celebrated February 13th with her closest gal pals. Although it is not an “official” holiday, it’s become widely popular and observed among women, whether single, attached, or otherwise. 

If you’re like me, you may be wondering what to do to celebrate your best female friends this year. Never fear – I’ve got you covered! This guide will share with you 20 ideas for celebrating Galentine’s Day with the women in your life, from throwing a party, cooking up a feast, or just buying some gifts. I’m sure you’ll find something here that will make your Galentine’s Day celebration feel special!

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1. Get Dressy with a Galentine’s Day Dress Code

Galentine’s Day is a love-filled celebration of all things pink and feminine. For moms especially, Galentine’s Day is one of the few days where you can get out of the house and spend time with your girlfriends without guilt. I encourage all moms to get dressed up for Galentine’s Day, whether you are celebrating with girlfriends in person or virtually. And why not? The best part about Galentine’s Day is that it’s all about fun, so why not get in on the fun too? Boost your spirits this Galentine’s Day with a festive and feminine dress code!

“Have your friends dress in V-Day-themed colors (red, pink and white) or come in full costume. Some ideas include coming as a box of chocolate or a giant heart.”

 

30 Cute Galentine’s Day Party Ideas You and Your Girlfriends Will Love, Good Housekeeping

2. Get Festive with Galentine’s Day Decorations

If you’re planning on hosting a Galentine’s Day party, there are some things that you should consider when decorating your space. The first thing to do is decide what kind of mood you want to set for your party. Is it going to be a sassy, hipster-chic party? Or is it going to be more relaxed and casual? 

Are you ready to celebrate with your best friends? This party kit is perfect for any Galentine’s Day event. It includes 16 red confetti balloons, a heart garland, and a banner. Make your Galentine’s Day party the talk of the town with these fun decorations!

3. Galentine’s Day Sleepover

Galentine’s Day is an excellent day to indulge in some self-care. And what better way to do this than with your girlfriends? Treat yourself and your ladies to a pampering night sleepover! Let your besties enjoy the sleepover in full comfort and set the dress code to holiday-themed pajamas.

Here are some Galentine’s day sleepover ideas that will make your Galentine’s day special:

“Slumber parties can encompass a lot of activities. You and your girls can watch romantic movies, try on different face masks and catch up on everything missed since your last get-together.

 

30 Cute Galentine’s Day Party Ideas You and Your Girlfriends Will Love, Good Housekeeping

4. Instaworthy Photo Booth Pictures

Galentine’s day is a special occasion for the ladies to celebrate themselves and each 0ther. A DIY photo booth will create beautiful memories for you and your guests. Set up a photo backdrop, add some balloons, a Happy Galentine’s Day Banner, add girly photo booth props, and take some Instaworthy pics!

5. Galentine’s Day Wine Tasting

Every Valentine’s Day, I love to host a wine tasting party. There’s a lot more to it than just pairing the right wines with the perfect food. With the help of your guests, you’ll learn about wine and appreciate its many flavors. Everyone can have fun finding new wines to try and will leave feeling satisfied that they are partaking in an enjoyable activity! You can provide a wine selection, or request guests bring their favorite bottle. Pair with charcuterie or chocolate dipped strawberries for extra yum!

6. Girl’s Only Galentine’s Day Trip

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Ladies, do you love to travel? Who doesn’t? Whether it’s taking a weekend getaway or finding a new way to explore your city, traveling is one of the best ways to escape the everyday grind.   This year, consider taking Galentine’s Day to the next level with a girls-only road trip in celebration of female friendship and love!

Looking for unique ideas for bonding with your girlfriends? Learn how to take a Mommy’s Time-Out.

7. Galentine’s Movie Night

This Galentine’s Day celebrate your female friendships by watching your favorite romantic comedies. You can watch these movies in the comfort of your own home or plan a movie night out with your gal pals. It’s an entertaining way to spend time with your gal pals and learn more about what makes them tick. You’ll bond over everything from dating woes to the struggles of being a mom (or a woman in general!)

8. DIY Galentine’s Spa

Gather the ladies in your life to give them some love, appreciation, and lots of pampering. Whether you’re single or attached, this day is for us. This February 13th, why not celebrate Galentine’s Day at your favorite spa or create a DIY spa day at home?

“Gather your girls for a manicure and pedicure makeover. This is a relaxing idea for you and your friends to unwind after a long day. Plus, it’s the perfect way to kick off your weekend and ease any tension while you’re at it.

 

30 Cute Galentine’s Day Party Ideas You and Your Girlfriends Will Love, Good Housekeeping

9. Virtual Galentine’s Day Party

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You can celebrate your friendships this year in many different ways. If you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day virtually this year, whether you live nearby or across the country,  you’ll feel like you’re all back home together.

Check out this unique virtual Galentine’s Day party idea from Parents.com:

“If you want to do shots with your GFs over Zoom in an extra special and sweet way, check out these The Dirty Cookie’s Valentine’s Day cookie kit, which comes with embellishments and sprinkles to create your own design on six cookie shots: two chocolate chip, two double chocolate, one red velvet, and one churro. After you decorate, you fill with whatever cold beverage you want to cheers with. Shop here” 

 

– 7 Virtual Galentine’s Day Ideas for Celebrating with Your Mom Friends

10. Galentine’s Day Games

Friendships can sometimes be challenging, so take the time to connect with your friends this Galentine’s Day by hosting a girls-only themed game night. Here are some games you can play with your girlfriends to help encourage some girl-time.

11. Tea Time

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Galentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for female empowerment. How can you make this day extra special? I recommend hosting a Galentine’s Day tea party. Do something you love while spending time with the women who mean the most to you. A Galentine’s Day tea party can be just like any other “girls-only” celebration like bachelorette parties, for example. The world is your oyster, momma!

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Cut your sandwiches into cute and mouth-watering hearts. Don’t forget to include heart-shaped cookies and a chocolate-themed dessert tea. You can even add a chocolate fountain to stay on theme.

 

30 Cute Galentine’s Day Party Ideas You and Your Girlfriends Will Love, Good Housekeeping

12. Fondue with Friends

Girl’s night is a time to celebrate and enjoy one another’s company. And what better way to do so than with a fantastic fondue party! Put on your aprons, take out your spoons, and search up some easy recipes to create the perfect Galentine’s Day Fondue Party!

Sharing a pot of melted cheese (or chocolate for dessert) is a gesture that can only represent love. Host a fondue night full of marshmallows, strawberries and any other dipping treats you can think of.”

 

30 Cute Galentine’s Day Party Ideas You and Your Girlfriends Will Love, Good Housekeeping

13. Galentine’s Day Brunch

Who doesn’t love brunch with their besties? Pour some mimosas, cook up some delicious food, and enjoy a ladies-only brunch with your girlfriends, catch up on all the gossip, and share a little love! 

14. Galentine’s Day Secret Cupid Party

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It’s no secret that many of us want to be loved and appreciated. Whether your sister, your best friend or even your mom, they deserve to be showered with love on Galentine’s Day.

What better way to celebrate the holiday than with a secret cupid party? It should be fun, lighthearted, and romantic. You can do several things to make your Galentine’s Day Secret Cupid Party unique, like creating a playlist of songs that remind you of your gal friends or creating an Instagram collage of all the ladies in your life. For more ideas, check out this article by GoodHousekeeping.

If you’re new to secret cupid, you can make it a new Galentine’s Day tradition. Once you have a list of attendees, randomly pick names from a bowl and assign gift givers per person. If your friends aren’t all acquainted, host a brief virtual introduction (or emailed one) and have them come together to present their gifts the day of your party. This is a great way for new friends to connect with the old ones.

 

30 Cute Galentine’s Day Party Ideas You and Your Girlfriends Will Love, Good Housekeeping

15. Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Commemorate this Galentine’s Day with thoughtful gestures and gifts. It’s a day to give appreciation to our important female friends and tell them how much we care. Here are a few Galentine’s Day gift ideas that will make your ladies feel special and loved:

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Happy Galentine’s Day!

What better way to celebrate love and friendship than Galentine’s Day? February 13th is a day we can all be thankful for and show our appreciation for our best girlfriends and fellow mommas, the women who have been such an essential part of our lives. 

Galentine’s Day has taken on many different forms since its creation:

  • Galentine’s Day Parties — in person or virtual
  • Galentine’s Day Cards (and gifts)!
  • Show appreciation for women who have been there for you throughout the year.
  • Practicing self-care by doing something new or fun that you haven’t tried before, like taking a cooking class or going to a dance class.
  • Spending quality time with friends – don’t forget to ask them about their plans for Galentine’s Day!

Galentine’s Day is a fun-filled day of celebration where women can enjoy the company of one another and celebrate the bonds of female friendship. Whether you’re hosting a Galentine’s Day party or just sending your besties cards and gifts, I hope this guide will help you plan an unforgettable Galentine’s Day!

Thanks for being such a vital part of my life, momma! How are you celebrating Galentine’s Day this year? Share in the comments below!

Authors

  • Amy Thompson

    Hi, I’m Amy! I’m obsessed with getting organized and managing my family life while trying to preserve sanity! I strive to make motherhood as drama-free as possible, and my goal for Drama Free Momma is to help other momma’s do the same. When I’m not blogging, I love traveling, all things Sci-fi, my two dogs, cappuccinos, social justice, planning themed events (it’s like an art form), and creating happy childhood memories for my two beautiful children!

  • Tiffany Hill

    Hi, I'm Tiffany. I'm a married Midwestern mom of two who loves to travel with her husband and friends, bake, read, and I'm also a lover of all things creative. I enjoy the outdoors but also love the indoors - especially cozy blankets and coffee shops. I'm always looking for ways to "find joy" in the ordinary moments of life. I'm a lover of all things creative and have been writing for years. My passion is in helping others find joy in the ordinary moments of life by being present to each moment that comes their way.

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