Galentines Day is the day before Valentine’s Day, February 13th, where you celebrate all of your gal pals and the amazing friendships that have flourished with them!

As I have gotten older, and especially since becoming a mom, I have found more and more female friends agreeing that these friendships are among the most meaningful in their lives. I’m also a massive believer in supporting one another – we should build each other up not tear each other down – which is easy to forget in a world where we constantly compare ourselves and can be pitted against each other.

Female friendships can be extremely fulfilling, are often stronger than family ties and can outlast other relationships. Anthropologists have established that our female ancestors’ survival depended on a strong bond with the other women in their tribe. They would share the responsibilities of food gathering/preparing, assisting with child-birth and raising children while also taking care of each other. They were a continuous source of support and comfort to one another.

While we don’t feel we need an occasion to celebrate our chicas, Galentine’s Day is now a must to add to your social diary… a day or night where you get to put on your favorite non-mom outfit and share your favorite interests with your crew.

Here are a few fun local things to do this week for Galentines Day: 

Tuesday:

It’s a free day – you gals are winging it! Perhaps a yoga or pilates class, check out these local fitness studios or check out one of these great local deals.

Wednesday:

This event is technically on Valentine’s Day, but I’m sure our friends at The Rustic Brush wouldn’t mind if you brought your Galentine instead. With a full gallery of design options, you can create the perfect sign for any room of the house! Whether you want to sport your collegiate pride, decorate your baby’s nursery, or display your interests in a clever way, they have the design for you. Starts at 7pm.

Thursday:

Take your bestie to the MFAH for their Happy Hour Celebrating the female Icon Hedy Lamarr!
Toast to Hedy Lamarr, a Hollywood legend and pioneering inventor, during a special Happy Hour Thursday! The new documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story screens at 7 p.m., so drop by Happy Hour before the show to enjoy bites from the food truck, Mi Garita, and one of the night’s drink specials:

  • Torpedo (Calvados, Cognac, dash of gin)
  • Strange Woman (mezcal, ginger liqueur, grapfruit juice)
  • Featured Beer: Southern Star Bombshell Blonde Ale

Or

Enjoy a night out with the girls on Thursday, Feb. 15th at the Mad Potter while painting pottery and sipping wine from 7 p.m. to close!  Price: $15 includes studio time and wine. Pottery not included.

Friday:

Ladies Nite! Kiss Me Deadly at Painting with a Twist
BYOB: Drinks and Food, including alcohol!
10pm-12am

 

By: Amanda Vlastas

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