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TV sitcom Parks and Recreation's “Galentine’s Day” episode featured lead character Leslie Knope's explanation of the made-up holiday, Galentine’s Day: “Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
What is Galentine's Day? It's a combination of Gal and Valentine – Galentine's Day!
Join Girls Pint Out for a Galentine's Day chocolate and beer pairing at Cigar City Brewing. With your ticket to this event, you will receive four chocolates (Mad Beach Chocolates) carefully paired with four Cigar City beers. We have a very limited amount of seats available. So come TREAT yourself this Galentine's Day with Girls Pint Out! $25/person.
Sip ‘N Shop is an opportunity girlfriends to celebrate each other, so come hang out with your girlfriends and BFFs, and treat yourselves to a little self-care around Valentine's Day at WestShore Plaza. Women can stop by select retailers, grab a beverage and/or small bite and shop a special in-store discount! First 50 women to register will recieve a Galentine's Day Swag Bag at Check-in and paint a wine glass with Tampa Artist, Alicia Campos!
Join your Gal friends at Big Easy 2/10 from 12-4 PM for Galentine's Day Brunch! Awesome specials and bottomless Mimosas!
Join Babe Crafted, Bake'n Babes, & Kōfe_Tampa for a Galentine’s Day breakfast on Tuesday, February 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. for breakfast with the babes! Create-your-own Belgian waffle with loads of tasty toppings, sip on a latte, & hang with local ladies who are building the businesses of their dreams. The DIY waffle bar includes Nutella, powdered sugar, sprinkles, marshmallows, fruit, & more.
Join Brew Bus Brewing for a Galentine's day chocolate and beer pairing led by Certified Cicerone, Ami Parrino. With your ticket, you will recieve four chocolates carefully paired with four of our beers and a guided explanation of how the chocolate and beer harmonize with eachother. We have a very limited amount of seats available, TREAT YO' SELF now before they sell out.
Join Tampa Housewives in the City at their Tampa Galentine's Day Networking Social. Free to attend, but please register on the above link.
Bulla Gastrobar Tampa Galentine's Sangria
Grab your closest gal pals and bring them down to Bulla Gastrobar to celebrate Tampa Galentine’s Day – Spanish style. On February 13th, groups of 4 or more ladies can stop by to share a complimentary pitcher of sangria – because girl’s night out wouldn’t be complete without one.
Wine, cheese and chocolate. What’s better than Valentine’s Day? Galentine’s Day—a whole day dedicated to the celebration of female friendships! You and your best gal pals are invited to join Boca Tampa for a special Wine, Cheese and Chocolate pairing event on February 13th from 5pm-close. Enjoy tastings of decadent chocolate and cheeses paired with a glass of wine of your choice. Available in our bar area only. $20 per person; space is limited. Call ahead to make your reservation: 813-254-7070.
It’s only the best day of the year! Bring your best lady friends and come celebrate Tampa Galentine’s Day at TBW ❤️ They've got fun drink specials, a create-your-own Galentine station, and more! Hope to see you there, you poetic and noble land mermaid! PS – Mimosas and a waffle bar are happening 🎉
Get Ready For Galentine's Day
For those of you who don't have a bae, and even those that do, Galentine's Day is the perfect time to express your love to your best friends who have been there through it all. Friendships always deserved to be celebrated, but Galentine's Day is a chance to go all out. So, on February 13th, put on your highest heels, darkest lipstick, and enjoy one of these date ideas with the people you are thankful to have in your life.
It's important to pamper yourself every once in a while and why not do it alongside your bestie? A mani, pedi is the perfect Galentine's Day date because it mixes relaxation with conversation. A few of my favorite places to get pampered in Tampa Bay are The Nail Shoppe and Crave Spa. Both of these spots have awesome nail technicians and great prices that will keep you and your besties happy. Crave Spa even has a special going on at the beginning of next week for Galentine's Day that includes a mani, pedi, and a glass of proseco.
Go All Out
Sometimes it feels like you need a reason to get all dressed up with your girls, but Galentine's Day is the perfect excuse. This year, Galentine's Day lands on a Tuesday, which means lots of random specials and happy hours at bars to bring out people on weeknights. Invite the girls over beforehand to pop a bottle of champagne and get ready together, then uber over to the bars and dance all night. (Maybe not all night. Remember, it is a school night.) Have good conversation and good times with your girls.
Stay All In
Sometimes the best nights are the ones when you and your friends stay in your pj's, order take out, and watch old movies all night. Bad romantic comedies are my favorite movies to watch with my friends because they are easy to make fun of and you don't have to pay that much attention because, let's face it, they all follow the same story line. Throw it back and get nostalgic by making friendship bracelets or ice cream sundaes if movies won't keep you interested enough. This is a super great way to hang with your girls all night without breaking the bank.