Galentines - Highland Boundary's Top Tips for a Galentine's Celebration
All the single ladies put your glasses up!
You’ve heard of Valentine’s Day but have you heard of Galentine’s Day? A holiday that is celebrated on the 13th of February all about showing the lovely ladies in your life how much they mean to you. Whether you’re single or not!
Round up your girl gang, make sure that everyone has their party outfits on (or has zoom downloaded for you long distance galentiners) and enjoy a night of fun, laughter and a few drinks too many!
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Now that you've got your chosen gal group signed up for a night of fun, it's time to think of some fun activities for the evening ahead
Santa may be on his holidays, but Cupid is here to help. A really lovely idea for the evening could be to assign each other a person in the group to buy a gift for and a budget. If you are going virtual, plan well enough in advance that the gifts arrive with your recipient in time for a virtual Galentine’s Day then you can watch each other open your gifts on screen.
Here are a couple of gift ideas to give you a helping hand:
Charlotte Flower Chocolate - Based in Perthshire, Charlotte ethically forages beautiful wild botanics from the Scottish landscapes to flavour her delicious chocolates.
Scents of the Wild - Handmade vegan and eco-friendly soy candles inspired by the scents of the Scottish wilderness. From the collection the Relax & Unwind candle seems like the perfect fit for a girls night of pamper.
Make a personalised quiz with fun questions relating to you and the girls. Bring back funny stories for a night full of laughter.
Indulge in a pamper
Time for a little self-care! Choose your favourite facemasks and skincare products and let the slumber party begin.
Wash House Store is based in Perth and offers a wonderful range of eco-friendly, cruelty-free and natural skincare products for you to browse including bath salts, face serums and more.
Or, check out Highland Skincare who are situated in the Scottish Highlands and use natural plant and fruit extracts to create vegan, cruelty-free natural face and body care products. Suitable for a range of skin types, you can also get in touch with them for any questions you may have.
Between those two lovely local businesses you are sure to find the perfect pamper products for Galentine's night.
Dress up or dress down?
The choice is yours! Do you want to don your best comfies and turn the evening into a pyjama party? Or, perhaps between you and your friends you could host a ‘best dressed’ competition. The winner is on the shots!
Order in a romantic meal
Light a few candles, dim the lights and swap out Barry White for Spotify's Independent Ladies playlist and order in some good food for a romantic gals meal.
- Tortilla - Burritos, Tacos or Quesadillas? Build it your way and don’t break the bank all from the comfort of your own home.
- Tantra - A blend of tradition and modernity. This is perfect for all the Curry aficionados out there.
- Labanca - Freshly cooked Italian food, theres nothing better. With options like: pasta, pizza, seafood or a tasty steak - Labanca has it all for you.
- Haar at Home - fine dining delivered to your door.
- Forage & Feast - For our friends down south, check out Forage & Feast’s mouth-watering graze boxes and platters. Perfect party food for one!
That you certainly sorted for a romantic meal. However, we’ve noticed that your glass is looking awfy’ empty…
Sip on something sweet
The best part of any girls night, other than the company, is of course the cocktails! So, the next step to your successful Galentine's party is to mix some delicious cocktails in the kitchen. Luckily for you, Highland Boundary knows a thing or two about mixology.
Highland Boundary's Galentine's Cocktail Menu
Here are some cocktails that we think you and your friends will love! Click on a cocktail to find the full recipe and list of ingredients.
- Highland Cosmo - a Scottish twist on the classic cosmopolitan cocktail.
- Honeysuckle Custard
- Wild Margarita - we wouldn’t blame you for turning this one into a pitcher!
- Vanilla Chai Espresso Martini
From all the team at Highland Boundary we hope that you have a fabulous Galentine's.