Galentine’s Day Explained
Galentine’s Day was created in 2010 by the character Leslie Knope on the television series Parks & Rec. The word Galentine combines “Gal” and “Valentine” and is celebrated on February 13th, or “Valentine’s Day Eve.” The purpose of the day is to celebrate platonic friendships, usually among women, and can involve getting together and exchanging small gifts, and having brunch (especially involving waffles, Leslie Knope’s favorite!) If you’re thinking of planning a fun day for your gal pals, here are some easy inspirations to help you and your friends make this year’s G-Day sweeter than ever.
“Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
– Leslie Knope, Park & Rec
Brunch with Your Besties
Brunch is always a good idea. This Galentine’s Day, make every dish something sweet and indulgent. Need some ideas? Here are three of our favorite Walker’s recipes to try:
Breakfast Charcuterie Board
- A decadent and delicious charcuterie board including Bacon & Maple-Glazed Walker’s Shortbread Rounds and Walker’s Shortbread Fingers. Get the recipe
- Crushed Walkers Shortbread Vanilla cookies sprinkled on top of lemon scones. Get the recipe
Scotch Pancakes with Banoffee Topping
- Buttery Scotch Pancakes with a toffee sauce and Walker’s Shortbread crumb topping. The topping would be delicious on Waffles as well! Get the recipe
For a Galentine’s Day outing try a fun yoga class, take a nice long hike or gather for a round of golf to get moving and break a sweat with all your besties. Then reward the group with something delicious and easy to bring on the go, like Walker’s Rounds Snack Packs—you all earned it!
Make this Galentine’s Day all about giving back to your community. Find a cause close to your heart and spend the day volunteering.
Sing Your Heart Out
Head out to the closest karaoke bar and belt it out with your pals! Maybe you live near one of the best karaoke bars in the country—you can find out here! Meet up ahead of time and have a pre-singing Sinker Scotch Cocktail made with pineapple juice, Scotch Whisky, paired with some buttery Walker’s Shortbread Triangles
Hit the Road
Why celebrate for only one day when you can escape for an entire weekend with a Galentine’s Getaway. Grab your group, pack up the car and get out of town. Try a nearby city, a coastal or lake destination, or venture out into the country for some outdoor winter fun. Find great places to stay with Airbnb, Vrbo, or Booking.com. Wherever you go, don’t forget the Walker’s to share — Mini Shortbread Rounds, Mini Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Shortbread or Mini Chocolate Chip Shortbread are perfect treats to grab and take on the go.
Share Some Sweet Treats
Whatever you decide to do for Galentine’s Day, be sure to stock up on Walker’s Shortbread to give to all your friends. These 4 Great Valentine’s Gift Ideas are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. And check out all our products and find a favorite for every guest.
- Walker’s Shortbread
- Walker’s Gluten Free
- Walker’s Oat Crackers
- Walker’s Scottish Cookies
- Walker’s Scottish Classics