We all know that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but are you ready to celebrate Galentine’s Day? Taking place on 13th February each year, this cultural phenomenon was first coined by Amy Poehler in 2010 on the US sitcom, Parks and Recreation, and is the perfect excuse to celebrate the fabulous ladies in your life.
Romantic relationships can often come and go, but your best friends will outstay them all. Show the amazing women in your life just how much you appreciate them this Galentine’s Day by throwing a fabulous dinner party.
Greet your gals with a cocktail to get things started. For something simple and easy, top up a glass of prosecco or champers with a dash of Chambord. Or, go all out and treat your ladies to a pink margarita- a delicious combination of grapefruit juice, tequila and sugar, topped up with soda water. If you want to be extra fancy, dip the rim of the glasses in sugar before you pour!
Spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating the evening with your friends, with a simple but elegant dinner menu. We love starting the meal with a light charcuterie platter, before whipping up an easy dish that is both comforting and luxurious- lobster mac and cheese. This Jamie Oliver recipe is just delicious, but you can also keep things simple with this cheat recipe from Good House Keeping.
And of course, a sweet treat to finish! Give dessert that something extra by decorating a chocolate ganache tart with rose petals and cherries.
No girls night in would be complete without a feel good movie. Whip up another round of cocktails and settle down to watch one of your favourites. Clueless anyone?