Move over Valentine’s Day. This year it’s all about the ladies and we’re celebrating Galentine’s Day! Galentine’s Day is a day to leave your boyfriends and husbands at home and kick it with your lady friends. It’s ladies celebrating ladies.
The Simple Sol and I had so much fun hanging out at Gelateria Gemelli and taking pictures in front of the I Love You So Much Wall!
Here are 9 ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day in Austin!
Gelato Date at Gelateria Gemelli
Celebrate Galentine’s Day with your girlfriends over gelato and cocktails at Gelateria Gemelli! Try a scoop of olive oil ice cream in the affrogato, or the sgroppino with sorbet, gin and prosecco. Do what the Italians do and have a negroni with your gelato. My favorite was the earl grey tea gelato!
1009 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702, gelateriagemelli.com
Take Pictures of Each Other at the I Love You So Much Wall
Put on your cutest outfit and order sweet heart balloons from The Balloon Bar for pictures in front of the I Love You So Much Wall. Ice cream from Amy’s Ice Cream optional, but suggested!
1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Brunch at Peached Tortilla
Enjoy Peached Tortilla’s pre-fixe menu of 4 course for $45 with your besties. Offered on Friday dinner, the menu includes brisket buns, Korean braised short ribs, ginger scallion noodles, and profiterole “ice cream sandwiches.” Vegetarian options are also available for each course. Peached will also have their amazing brunch on the weekend!
5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX, thepeachedtortilla.com
Photo: Alice Fox
Macarons for Your Galentine
Nothing is sweeter than asking your bestie to be your galentine than a box of macarons from Café No Sé Bake Shop. Flavors include chocolate mint, lemon, pistachio orange, coconut dulce de leche, and raspberry rose vanilla. Macarons are available for pre-order at cafenoseaustin.com/bakeshop through February 11 and available for pick up on February 12, 13, or 14. *Please note, macaron packages cannot be customized.
1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Galentine’s Day Flower Classes
Learn how to make a fabulous floral centerpiece with step-by-step instruction by Gypsy Floral with your favorite girlfriends this GALentines Day! I attended their holiday wreath making class and loved it.
Enter code: GALPAL, for $10 off your ticket.
720 Gaylor Street, purchase tickets
BOGO Burgers Babes
Jo’s Coffee is offering their Monday night special on Valentine’s Day at their downtown location. It’s 2-for-1 burgers, perfect for a date or hanging with a friend!
242 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Chocolate Making Workshop
Celebrate the perfect Valentine’s Day Date or Girl’s Night Out with a chocolate making workshop at Love Ding by Austin’s SRSLY Chocolate. The night begins iwth a cocktail hour, chocolate demonstration, and then you get your hands dirty and craft your very own, custom chocolate bars!
10516 Manchaca Road, purchase tickets here
Ladies’ Night In
Invite the gals over for a night of champagne cocktails, art chocolates, and the most beautiful floral design in Austin. This Galentine’s Day, Sourced Cocktails has you covered with an all new Ruby 75 champagne cocktail, the POP! Chocolate Box from Maggie Louise Confections (just featured in VOGUE), and hand designed flowers from Margot Blair Floral Designs! Best of all? They take care of everything and deliver it straight to your doorstep.
Beers at Zilker Brewery
On Saturday, February 13th, Zilker Brewing Co. will be hosting their inaugural Galentine’s Day celebration from 1pm – 4pm.
Head to Zilker Brewery for a special cask tapping, a popup trunk show featuring local vendors, light bites and a raffle benefiting SafePlace, which provides safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence. This is event is FREE and open to everyone.
1701 E 6th St, Austin, Texas 78702, zilkerbeer.com