February 14 — better known as Valentine’s Day — is coming up, but we think a Galentine’s celebration with your favourite gals is so much better than anything you can get up to with a significant other.
We compiled a list of five things you can do to celebrate Galentine’s with your bestie, because no bond is stronger than that of platonic soulmates.
1. The traditional route with Folia Creatives
What better way to celebrate your best friend than some dessert (maybe even to share)? You get to pick between three different sweet treats — brownies, small heart-shaped cookies or chunky cookies — all of which come packaged in a special Valentine’s Day edition box. The package also comes with a ‘Be my Galentine’ greeting card.
The best part? They deliver all over Pakistan! You can order from their website.
2. Get creative with Art Barn’s painting workshop
Indulge in a Galentine’s Day-themed painting workshop with your gal pal. You can opt to paint a tote bag, canvas or a mirror and then take it home as a little memento of your friendship. The workshop includes supplies and snacks, and the dress code is red or pink.
You can DM Art Barn to book your slot. The workshop is specific to Karachi and is happening on weekends throughout February.
3. Be pampered at Toni and Guy
Toni and Guy is offering a Galentine’s mani-pedi special for you and your bestie! You can treat yourselves to nail care and relaxation as you catch up with your friend.
This is available at all Toni and Guy branches across Lahore, Sialkot, Rawalpindi and Islamabad. You can book an appointment by visiting their website or calling the number on their Instagram.
4. Pizza and Pedicures at Ensemble Salon
While they’re not marketing it as Galentine’s, Ensemble Salon in Karachi is offering two pedicures, two drinks and a pizza from Xander’s. They are also offering mani-pedis and blowdries for you and your platonic soulmate.
This is available throughout February and appointments can be made through the number on their Instagram.
5. A night in
If you can’t get to these offers in time or your budget doesn’t allow a splurge, you can plan the perfect night in for you and all your best friends. The sky is the limit with this option — you can plan a fancy dinner with pink and red decor and your favourite food or you can go the opposite way and plan a pyjama party with your favourite rom-com movie and a large pizza.
Other ideas include: painting, cooking food together, making delicious mocktails or giving each other manicures. All you need are some friends you love.