What’s Galentine’s Day you might ask? Why, it’s only the best fictitious holiday in existence. Thanks to Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, ladies everywhere are celebrating each other on February 13th. While Knope celebrates her gal pals by “kicking it breakfast style,” here are five events happening in Philadelphia for you and your girlfriends to celebrate Galentine’s Day.
Go celebrate your girl gang at Tesoro Design, a woman-owned leather accessories company. Tesoro is hosting Groundswell Greeting Cards and Simple Happy Floral at their shop for a free Galentine’s Day event, complete with a variety of breakfast foods and mimosas. While there, you can explore the storewide discounts Tesoro is offering for this fun-filled holiday. Be sure to pre-purchase a bouquet to pick up while at the event—it comes with a complimentary greeting card. 10AM, free, 1533 South St., 267.273.0541, tesoro.design
Toast to your ladies as you sip cocktails, go shopping and enjoy free giveaways at this Galentine’s Day celebration hosted by fashion blogger Dani Maiale. Located at Louie Louie, the VIP experience gets you and your group in an hour early— plus a three course tasting menu dinner. The VIP tickets also include one signature cocktail, a gift bag, plus double the raffle tickets for a great collection of prizes. Participants include vendors such as Kin Boutique, Laura Mercier, Addison Bay, and many others. 7PM, VIP tickets $55, 3611 Walnut St., 267.805.8585, louielouie.restaurant
Paint the town red for some 21-plus fun at Pineapple on Main’s Girls Flight Out. Hosted at Jake’s and Cooper’s Wine Bar in Manayunk, the tickets gets you and your girls a night of happy hour wine and cheese, a swag bag of goodies and event specific discounts for shopping at participating retailers. 6M, Tickets $25, 4365 Main St., 215.483.0444, jakesandcoopers.com
Knock down some pins at South Bowl Philadelphia’s Galentine’s Day celebration. This evening of fun will include crafts, cocktails, and obviously, bowling, but it will also have the extra addition of a curated brunch menu. Grab your gals and don’t miss the opportunity to brunch and bowl! 6PM, 19 E. Oregon Ave., 215.389.2695, southbowlphilly.com
Get a group together and head to Painting with a Twist for a 21-plus BYOB 16x20 canvas painting class. Reserve your seats, and plan to get there 10 to 15 minutes early so you can smock-up and cheers over some bubbly before getting your paint on. 6PM tickets $35, 9475 Roosevelt Blvd., 215.677.2097, paintingwithatwist.com
Photography by: Photo Courtesy of Louie Louie