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What is Galentine’s Day, and How To Celebrate It?

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No, you heard correctly - it’s Galentine’s, not Valentine’s! Wanting to get a better idea of what Galentine’s Day actually is, and the best way to celebrate it? We’ve put an article together to help with just that! Make sure you shower your best gal pals with love this Galentine’s Day with our helpful tips and suggestions.

What is Galentine’s Day?

Galentine’s Day embodies all things friendship and solidarity. It’s about rounding up your best pals to celebrate each other and spending quality time together. Who said romantic love should be the only kind we acknowledge? Platonic love and friendships are just as valuable and can be, if not more, meaningful.

Whether you’ve got a special someone or are blissfully solo in February, Galetine’s Day deserves just as much love as it’s older sister, Valentine’s Day.

What Day is Galentine’s Day?

Although Galentine’s Day is technically a fake holiday, it falls on the 13th of February each year. 

Galentine’s Day came to fruition by none other than beloved fictional character, Leslie Knope off the television series, Parks and Recreation. Although others may have used the term prior to the series, this unofficial name has stuck and been used by many to gather with friends and celebrate their platonic relationships.

Who Celebrates Galentine’s Day?

Despite the name stipulating ‘gal’, it is by no means exclusive to any gender or relationship status. Everyone is encouraged to celebrate Galentine’s Day regardless of whether you’re coupled up or not!

What to do for Galentine’s Day

There are an abundance of events and activities to host and partake in on Galentine’s Day. The sky really is the limit here! We’ve listed a few of our staff favourites below:

#1 Treat Yourselves to a High Tea

A common go-to is brunch, but you can do that anytime! Why not take it to the next level and indulge in a high tea experience? Exchange your affirmations for each other over a compote of freshly baked scones and finger sandwiches, and wash it all down with perfectly brewed tea or a flute of bubbles. If this sounds like something that would be up you and your friends’ alley, try Amazing Graze Tea Rooms situated right next to our stunning flower shop.

#2 Host a Dinner Party

Hosting a dinner party is not only exciting to partake in, but can also be really fun to put together. Why not make it a whole day event and gather up the gang to gather all the ingredients and supplies together, and also decorate the table as a team.

#3 Have a Picnic

Picnic’s are a great go-to! This idea especially works well for larger groups so there’s plenty of space to make your way around the circle and chat to everybody. It can also be really affordable to organise if everybody pitches in a plate or two.

Find your perfect bunch at Amazing Graze Flowers 

Regardless of how you decide to spend this marvelous day, it really comes down to appreciating the friendships you have. If you want to go the extra mile, treat your pals to a bunch of flowers from Amazing Graze Flowers. We offer a beautifully crafted selection of floral arrangements perfect to have displayed at the dinner party that you’re hosting, or as small tokens of gratitude. 

For more information or to enquire about a specific arrangement you’d like created, feel free to call us on +61 (3) 9374 2929


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