Ever since Leslie Knope from the hit NBC show Parks and Recreation presented the world with the first ever Galentine’s Day, women all over the country have decided that they too deserve a little love around Valentine’s Day.

This trend has grown exponentially in recent years. Now, even event planners and coordinators are also getting in on the friendly fun!

Not Just For Singles

While Galentine’s Day is founded on the idea of single women getting together to celebrate their love for one another, this type of event does not restrict women in relationships from joining the festivities.

Galentine’s Day is focused on friendship. Therefore, any women that you consider to be close friends should be invited, regardless of their romantic status. Galentine’s is really more of an excuse to get together with your besties anyway!

Going Out

It is very common for hosts of a Galentine’s Day party to select a neutral location for all of the guests to meet. This typically works best if you are planning to have a rather large group of women in attendance. An external location allows each lady to select a meal that she truly prefers, so you don’t have to worry about cooking something that will somehow please everyone.

Staying In

That said, it can also be incredibly fun to host a smaller group of women at your home. When you are in your own environment, you are certain to be much more comfortable. This helps to reinforce the close connection that you feel with all of your Galentine’s Day pals.


Whether you decide to go out or stay in, you’ll probably want to provide some sort of entertainment for your guests. This does not have to be anything crazy or expensive. Modern games like Heads Up and Game of Phones are sure to keep all you ladies laughing through the night.

Or, if you are already out on the town, bar hopping is always an easy option to consider. Bars are constantly hosting special events all week long, so you’re sure to find something that will interest your group of gals.

Remember What Matters

At the end of the day, the most important thing to remember about Galentine’s Day is that it is a day to be shared with your very best girl friends. You can make this event as simple or as over-the-top as you wish, but ultimately, all that really matters is having your friends by your side and enjoying each other’s company.