Galetine's Day: For the Love of Friends, and Waffles

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

Galetine's Day: For the Love of Friends, and Waffles

Food & Drink

Galetine's Day: For the Love of Friends, and Waffles


Cover Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

Imagine a bustling room, filled with lively decorations and the sounds of laughter. Add some of your favorite female friends, foods, and drinks and you’ve got a perfect Galentine’s Day in the making. This unofficial holiday is trending as women are seeking new ways to honor these important connections by celebrating the day before Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s brunch at a favorite spot, or a simple get-together to enjoy each other’s company, this day is about honoring you and your gals.

Coffee and Bon Bons. Photo by Alexandra Gorn on Unsplash.

Just as Galentine’s Day is growing as an occasion for women to celebrate friendship and kinship through pampering activities and time together, the food focus is honing in on waffles. The concept for Galentine’s Day came from the television series Parks and Recreation, where the main character, Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, dubbed February 13 the official day on which to honor gal pals. It should be noted, too, that Leslie Knope favored breakfast foods for this special day. Can you say, “It’s brunch time, ladies” three times fast?

But What To Do?

You might be thinking, why the day before Valentine’s, and why only women? Simply put, it’s a chance to show the ladies in your life some love and appreciation for the support they give. If you’re planning on entertaining at home, don’t forget the details—perhaps a bottle from Vinavore, a female-focused wine shop, or similar place. Perhaps a millennial pink cocktail is more appropriate for your crew, in which case, Bailey’s has you covered with its new Strawberries and Cream flavor. Those looking to indulge, but keep the celebration alcohol-free, could splurge on the new rose chocolate, with Nestlé Ruby Kit Kats now available for purchase online.

If parties and breakfast aren’t the right choices for your Galentine’s activities, there are other options, including catching a featured film at the experiential Alamo Drafthouse. The theater company is using this occasion to draw consumers through recommended titles, helping to plan your special night out.

Galentine’s Day is an unofficial holiday that is seeing n uptick as women are choosing to celebrate friendship through shared experiences, culinary fun, and more.. Sharing time together is the theme, so plan an outing, a curated party, or just let that special friend know you care. We are following the movement surrounding the adoption of new holidays, and the reasons for celebrating are getting more and more niche. What’s next?




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