Valentine’s Day is coming up next month, but roses, chocolate, and Hallmark cards aren’t for everyone. If you’d rather round up your best gal pals and celebrate the joys of female friendship on Galentine’s Day, read on, because we’ve rounded up five fun ways to celebrate with your girls this year in Washington DC!
If you and your gals want to be fancy, a classic way to spend the evening is dinner and drinks at a renowned restaurant. For one of the most accoladed restaurants in Washington DC, you’ll want to head to Masseria, which is the proud holder of a Michelin star. Be prepared to splurge when dining at this high-end Italian restaurant, but we can assure you, it’s worth it. Should you choose to stay home due to the pandemic, they offer to-go meals for Valentine’s Day.
Oohhs & Aahhs Gourmet Deli
If you’re looking for a more mom-and-pop type restaurant, Oohhs & Aahhs is the place to go. This casual soul food restaurant is the perfect place to grab takeout to feed everyone at your Galentine’s Day party. We recommend the fried chicken and collard greens. Be sure to check out the selection of beers and handcrafted cocktails, too. Guy Fieri even featured the restaurant on his show, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives!
Georgetown Waterfront Park
If you’re trying to be safe due to COVID-19, an outdoor celebration is the way to go. And even in February, a picnic is a fun way to connect with your gals. Just bring a waterproof tarp for under your picnic blanket, some cozy blankets to snuggle in, and a thermos of hot cocoa! For the best location, have your gal pals meet you at Georgetown Waterfront Park. This national park is a lovely spot to relax or stroll beside the Potomac River. After you’re done eating, go check out the labyrinth in the park, or the Georgetown Historic District right beside it.
Throw Social & Kick Axe Throwing
If your friends aren’t content to just sit around and chat, you’re going to want an activity to get everyone moving. Why not blow off some steam with axe throwing? At Throw Social & Kick Axe Throwing you can blow off that steam -but classily. The splashy decorations will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a swanky Florida beachside tiki bar. For the VIP experience, you can even rent a cabana for your party! And if you get sick of throwing axes, try the iceless curling and football bowling.
If you want something unique to do for Galentine’s Day, how about getting in touch with your creative side? A workshop from woman-owned Painted Palettes is not only a ton of fun, but will teach you and your friends hand lettering, calligraphy, or watercolor. Get some snacks and supplies, invite everyone over to your house, and then fire up a live virtual class!
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