Galentine’s Day in Greenville, SC

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Okay, ladies now let’s get in formation. 

Galentine’s Day (Feb. 13) has been the unofficial (but still pretty official) time to gather your girl group and celebrate the lovely ladies in your life for the last 10+ years.

Valentine’s + Galentine’s Day are very Americanized holidays — however other countries have days dedicated to love, too. Finland celebrates Ystavanpaiva, a day for both friends + lovers, and China recognizes Singles’ Day in November to celebrate self-love. In Wales, they celebrate San Dwynwen on Jan. 25. During this holiday, lovers exchange handcrafted wooden spoons. In the Philippines, so many couples wish to get married on Valentine’s Day that it has become popular to participate in a mass wedding.  

Galentine’s should be a national holiday | via GIPHY 

Whether you meet in person or gather the gals virtually there is plenty happening in Greenville. Here are some local suggestions to celebrate the best day for your besties. 

🎨 For the artistas 

○ Remember those heart-shaped BFF necklaces we had as kids? Learn how to make a more sophisticated version with your bestie in this Make + Sip class at MAKE MADE Jewelry.

○ Learn the basics of wool fiber art in this Intro to Needle Felting class and take home colorful dryer balls + a 3D plant

○ Get your hands dirty + making matching mugs in this pottery class with Hollowed Earth Pottery.

☕ For the best-teas  

○ Warm your hands and your heart with tea from Dobra Tea in the Village of West Greenville on Sunday, and make sure you save your receipt for $10 off a session at River Energy Massage

🥂 For the cup clinkers

○ You *mead* to take this class to learn all about Mead Making with Wandering Bard Meadery on Sat., Feb. 13 9:30-11 a.m.

○ There’s nothing to *wine* about in this Wine Blending class with Larkin’s on Wed., Feb. 11 from 6-8 p.m. The creators of the best blend will even win a special prize. 

🛍️ For the shopaholics 

○ Stop by the Indie Craft Parade Valentine Pop Up Shop to treat yourself (and each other). We are loving these felt flowers + chocolate bars with frosted animal crackers.  

○ Join some of your favorite Greenville GalsPhilo Floral, Off Beat, Ritual Seams, and treats by jen – for a off beat Valentine’s pop up on Fri., Feb. 12 from 4-10 p.m.  

Shoppe Fields South (and their adorable vintage MG car) will be selling beautiful blooms at Swamp Rabbit Cafe on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

○ Treat each other to a blast from the past and visit some of Greenville’s vintage markets. (We love Cottage Grove, The Rock House, and the Vintage Market of Greenville, to name a few.)

👩‍🍳 For the kitchen queens (in training) 

○ Meet the cooks in the kitchen at The Cook’s Station on Fri., Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. and prepare a meal with your bestie. Lobster salad, London Broil, mashed cauliflower, creamy greens, and lava cake are on the menu. 

○ Or cook along from the comfort of your own home on Sun., Feb. 14 with Table 301 Chef Rodney Freidank. Enjoy Soby’s She-Crab soup, steak au poivre, and molten chocolate cakes. 

👩‍👧 For the role models  

For the gift that keeps on giving, apply with your gal pals to be coaches for the spring season with Girls on the Run Upstate SC.

🍪 For the sweetest sisters 

○ Look no further for the perfect gift for your Galentine than M. Judson’s Valentines Schmalentine package, which includes a book, a bottle of rosé, and half a dozen deep dark chocolate cookies from Camilla Kitchen (which editor Ana can confirm is half a dozen too few)

🧀 For the cheesy ladies 

Don your favorite sweatsuit and get a charcuterie board delivered straight to your couch from @chadc_uterie

🎬 For the movie mamas  

Don your favorite 80s attire and head over to Greer this Saturday for Dinner and a Dirty Movie (Dirty Dancing, y’all. What were you thinking?). Also included – a three course dinner and champagne.

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🌳 For the adventure seekers 

Finally, if you’re feeling the urge to get out of town, head up the road to Asheville on Saturday for the Cupid is Stupid Car Smashing event at Hi-Wire Brewing. Looking for a place to stay? Check out our guide to some adorable Airbnbs in the area.