Celebrated on February 13th, Galentine's Day is all about honouring friendship between women. The next best thing to seeing your BFFs in person, an online gathering is the perfect excuse to reconnect with friends, aunts, cousins and all the ladies you've missed seeing. Don't skip out on this fabulous celebration of female friendship just because you can't host at home. We've got tons of ideas to help you plan a virtual Galentine's Day party your girlfriends will love.
Get everyone excited about this year's virtual Galentine's by sending out invitations before the big day. This is perfect opportunity to share any food or drink ingredients they'll need to prepare or to drop off a gift for your Galentine's invitees!
Toast the occasion
G-Day falls on a Saturday this year, so there's no better time to insist on a signature drink for your virtual party. For a delightful twist on a classic champagne cocktail, mix up a pink version of the French 75 by substituting your typical bottle of bubbly with sparkling rosé. If gifting is part of your G-Day celebration, deliver a champagne flute or wine glass to the participants beforehand!
Build connection through the screen by setting a theme for your gathering. Make it a Galentine's fashion show where each lady wears a favourite outfit she can't wait to show off in public again, or hold a costume contest where everyone dresses as an iconic TV character. Vote on your favourite looks and send the winner a prize!
Keep things interactive by making brunch together (waffles are a Galentine's Day classic) or baking and decorating heart-shaped cookies. Instead of taste testing, vote on the best presentation and bestow the winner with a hosting-inspired gift like a serving tray or a beautiful modern serving bowl.
Missing movie nights with friends? Galentine's is your opportunity to resurrect the event virtually. Get your ladies to download one of the many group-watching apps available so you can watch together with your steams (and colourful commentary) perfectly in-sync.
Play a game
Host your virtual soiree on a platform that includes games, or appoint yourself trivia master for a Galentine's Quiz tailored to your group. Do a deep dive on a movie you've all seen a million times, or go for the unexpected with head-scratching questions about pop culture, books and more. Keep the tradition alive by passing trivia hosting duties around for more virtual gatherings to come!