Galentine’s Day started off as an episode on Parks and Recreation but has since gone viral, and women from all over the world celebrate Galentine’s.
Forget Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day is what you really want to celebrate! It’s a day about friendship, sisterhood, and celebrating the awesome women in your life. Whether you fancy a chilled night in with your favourite movie, or something a little more glam here at GirlCrew HQ, we’re all about celebrating the women in our lives and how fantastic they are. Here are 6 great ways to treat your besties on Galentine’s Day.
Get Your Nails Done
Chipped is a brand new nail salon in Powerscourt Town Centre. The idea came about after founder Roisin Lawless wanted to establish a nail bar that focused on the vibes and atmosphere of a salon rather than just your basic service. Chipped is a blogger’s hangout dream, with a cool Japanese underground feel, lots of metal, pink and blue neon signs. Theres also a live Instagram feed on the wall where you can get your awesome nail work featured. You can pay for a subscription service which, depending on which level you choose, can get you lots of nail treatments a month or you can also just book in for a one time appointment. But judging by their Instagram feed, you will instantly get addicted. #Friends
Treat Them to a Spa Weekend
Take time out and relax with a nice long break away from everything. Spas.ie have lots of different hotels and deals to choose from. I recommend the Brehon Hotel in Kerry. Overlooking Killarney National Park, they are doing a deal for two with overnight accommodation, choice of spa treatment, dinner and full Irish breakfast the next morning. And if your Galentine pays for it, even better.
Channel Your Inner Diva
The Irish Burlesque School have a variety of dance classes to choose from and that suits all fitness levels. You can take a class, have private lessons or have your very own burlesque party. Flirt with burlesque or learn how to do a fan dance. Burlesque bodyfit which joins together ballet, flexibility & toning fused with yoga techniques. Or go back to the 20’s and learn the Charleston. Whatever class you and your besties choose, guaranteed fun will be had.
Movie Night with Just Eat
There’s nothing better than having a sleepover with your #friends The best reason to stay in your pjs. Play old board games, listen to Beyonce, drink prosecco and have a movie marathon of all your favourite Galentine movies. Make sure to watch Parks and Recreation which is where Galentine’s Day first originated. One thing every movie marathon absolutely needs is food. Just Eat have lots of tasty options to choose from and deliver all over Ireland. Splurge on pizza, Thai AND desert! Go on, treat yoself. #Friends
Go See a Show
Ok so Legally Blonde doesn’t start until March BUT you can still get tickets for you and your bestie on Galentine’s day, then you have another excuse to dress up and have a night out! The Bord Gais Energy Theatre have lots of exciting musicals on their calendar, including Wicked, Matilda the Musical and Hairspray. All who feature the ultimate besties.
Have an Anti-Valentine’s
Let’s face it, Valentine’s can be a drag. Even if you are loved up. Why not give it a wide berth and take your gang off to The Imperial Hotel in Cork city. The Imperial Hotel are hosting anti-Valentine’s night, with a champagne reception, three course dinner, and cocktails to close. You’ll need a minimum of three to book and reservations are essential, but this runs from Friday 9th-18th so you’ve plenty of nights to choose from.
How are you celebrating Galentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below. Why not download the GirlCrew app and organise your own Galentine’s day event? And make sure to tag us in any pics at @GirlCrewHQ.
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