Galentine’s Day Date Ideas – Stay In or Go Out

Galentine’s Day is less than a week away – time to get some plans on the calendar! Sharing nine Galentine’s Day Date Ideas – whether you want to stay in or go out I have you covered!

Galentine's Day Date Ideas | What to do with your girl friends this Galentine's Day | Louella Reese

Finishing off the week focusing on the gals in our lives, again! Yesterday was all about what to give them this Galentine’s Day and Wednesday, I shared the sweetest (quite literally) Valentine’s Day dessert charcuterie board. Which would be perfect if you’re hosting Galentine’s Day next week! If not though, I have a few ideas for you! 

What to do with your girl friends for Galentine's Day this year | Louella Reese

If you want to go out…

  • Make reservations for the group at a fancy restaurant you’ve been dying to try. Have a full Sex & the City style night out with cosmos before and your most fabulous pair of heels!
  • Go casual with comfy clothes, the latest rom-com, and as much movie theater popcorn and snacks y’all can carry! Laugh, cry, and indulge together!
  • Plan and early afternoon walk with the gang at central spot. Spend an hour or so outside soaking up some vitamin D and quality catch up time. Then head to brunch at the new spot in town or your classic go to spot.
  • Nothing beats shopping with your bestie(s)! Spend the afternoon at the mall or go boutique hopping. Grab an armful of fancy dresses and turn the dressing room into a runway! Then grab lunch at your favorite spot or try something new.
  • If you want to be super adventurous, head out on a day trip! Pick a favorite town or venture somewhere new. Leave the early am and have no intention of making it home until bedtime. Spend the day exploring with your best gal pal(s) – go for a hike, shopping, out to lunch, visit a museum, tour a historic home, whatever it is y’all like to do. Treat yourself!

If you want to stay in…

  • Create the ultimate Galentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board and pair with a fabulous bottle (or two) of rosé
  • Host game night – everyone bring their favorite board or card game plus their favorite bottle of wine to share with everyone
  • Put together wine and food pairings – include a wine for every kind of wine lover – red, white, and sparkling then bake/cook or purchase one to two items to go with each type of wine. For an example, check out my fall food and wine appetizer pairings
  • Host a pajama party! Encourage everyone to come in their comfiest, cutest pair of pajamas and bring a pampering goodie to share with everyone. Nail polish, face masks, eye masks, and/or . Serve wine, popcorn, and sweet treats + candy. Don’t forget to pick up a classic rom-com and several magazines!

What are your plans for Galentine’s Day next week? Staying in or going out?


  1. Jennifer wrote:

    A girl’s trip is so ideal for Galentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Posted 2.7.20
  2. Lisa Autumn wrote:


    Lisa |

    Posted 2.8.20
  3. Morgan wrote:

    Can’t wait for our Galentine’s lunch on Friday!! Yummy food and girl talk sounds fabulous right now!

    The HER Chronicles []

    Posted 2.10.20
  4. Radi wrote:

    I’m going to have galentine’s day with my sister <3
    Going out for coffee and dessert!

    Posted 2.12.20
  5. rebecca wrote:

    these are SUCH fun ideas!! i have a dodgeball game tonight, but cath and i are going to celebrate this weekend with brunch!

    xx rebecca //

    Posted 2.13.20
  6. Kileen wrote:

    These are such awesome ideas for a date night! I would love to do all of these!!


    Posted 2.13.20
  7. Anna English wrote:

    I’m looking forward to a cozy night in this Valentine’s Day!

    Posted 2.14.20
  8. Nailil wrote:

    I love the idea of a Charcuterie Board. I have wanted to make one for a while now. 🙂

    Xx, Nailil

    Posted 2.14.20
  9. Amanda wrote:

    These are all such fun ideas to spend some quality time with your gal pals! Unfortunately I didn’t have time for galentines this year but hopefully we can celebrate next year!

    Posted 2.16.20
  10. Stephanie wrote:

    You’re making me wish I had planned something fun for my girlfriends and myself for Galentine’s Day. But sadly, I was too busy about to leave on a trip. Maybe next year!!

    Posted 2.16.20
  11. Staying in is always my pick! I love trying new recipes and wine pairings to celebrate 🙂

    -xo, Azanique |

    Posted 2.16.20
  12. I love that the Galentine trend is gaining more traction every year. SOme oreat ideas here! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 2.17.20
  13. Caitlin wrote:

    We had a Galentine’s Day brunch but I would have been DOWN for a girl’s trip!

    Posted 2.17.20

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