“What’s Galentine’s Day? Well, it’s only the best day of the year,” according to the local-loving icon, Leslie Knope, from the show Parks and Recreation. According to Knope every February 13th is dedicated to celebrating your girl friends. So ladies, we’ve gathered some of the best places you can celebrate this holiday around Birmingham.
1. Painting with a Twist
Paint a masterpiece with your besties at Painting with a Twist. Sip on your favorite wines while someone guides you step by step on how to paint a beautiful picture on canvas. Plan your girls night out.
2. Summit Pop-Up Shop with Crave Candle Co.
Located at The Summit, the pop-up shop will feature local shops from around Birmingham. For Galentine’s, they’re featuring Crave Candle’s Co. From coffee shops to beauty and wellness, you and your gal pals will love everything at this pop-up shop.
- When: Friday-Saturday, February 11-13 at 6PM
- Where: 214 Summit Blvd #150, Birmingham, AL 35243
3. Galentine’s Party—Charm
Stop by the women-owned vintage store, Charm, for a Galentines’s Party of ladies celebrating ladies. They’re selling a special candle inspired by this amazing holiday. Plus, we think you’ll enjoy what they’ve named it. HINT: it’s freaking charming.
- When: 12-4PM
- Where: 321 20th Street North Birmingham, AL 35203
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4. Dimples Flower Truck Pop-Up
Who said giving flowers could only be romantic? I’m all about some platonic flower gifts. So get your BFF, and celebrate friendship with some beautiful flowers from Dimples Flower Truck.
- When: Sunday + Monday, February 13-14 from 1-6PM
- Where: Outside papersource, 214 Summit Blvd Suite 550, Birmingham, AL 35243
5. Host your own Galentine’s party
If you want to host an event that’s not at home then read this guide to renting out your space in Birmingham—Airbnb, VRBO and more.
6. Have breakfast!
As the pioneer for Galentine’s Day, follow in Leslie Knope’s steps of “kicking breakfast style.” Take your squad out for some waffles at these go-to spots for breakfast in Birmingham:
How will you be celebrating Galentine’s Day? Let us know on Instagram @BhamNow.