If you haven’t heard of Galentine’s Day (February 13th), let us at Currans Flowers be the first to introduce the idea to you. In a 2010 episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, main character Leslie Knope took all of her ladies to lunch in honor of what she called Galentine’s Day, a day devoted to celebrating female friendships.
The idea clearly resonated beyond the show’s audience, with more and more women deciding to take a long lunch with their ladies or to make it a true girls night out each year.
And of course the occasion comes with plenty of reasons to exchange gifts, though you can still expect the long-stem roses and chocolates the following day. We like to see pretty, feminine pieces like our Avignon arrangement given instead. Pink hydrangea look absolutely stellar alongside fern, white roses and berries.
Your friends won’t expect flowers from you, and that’s what makes it so fun. If you’re hosting a Galentine’s night in your home, get several bouquets and group them as a centerpiece. Let your besties know that when the night is over, they can take them home as your gift to them. There’s no reason Galentine’s Day can’t gain as much traction as Valentine’s Day has; after all, there’s nothing like the love between friends.