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Galentine's Day is the perfect way to spend time with your BFFs

Valentine’s Day is a big deal, but have you heard of Galentine’s Day? It’s a fictional holiday popularised by Leslie Knope, a character in popular show Parks and Recreation. The holiday is celebrated on 13 February, and since it’s inception in 2010, has become a popular way to spend time with your friendship group.

We’ve compiled some fun ideas you can do for any time of year or for any type of celebration with the women in your life.

Try something new, like a ceramics class

Getting to experience new hobbies together is one way to make special memories with friends. Baikt Ceramics offers regular ceramic workshops, along with a fun Mimosa Saturday ceramics class that’s perfect for beginners and groups of friends. Get ready to get your hands dirty and enjoy a morning sipping on mimosas with your girls.

Book a spa day

Sometimes the ultimate outing is a day of relaxation and pampering. You don’t need to save a spa day for a occasion but spending it with your close friends is something special. Book a day getting massages, pedicures or manicures together and spend some quality time unwinding for your mental health.

Book a tasting of your choice

Whether you love a good glass of white or enjoy a gin and tonic, there’s plenty of tastings around. Gin distilleries like Cape Town-based Pienaar & Son offer tastings, while the Western Cape has a plethora of wine farms to choose from for a bespoke tasting experience with friends.

Have a movie night or sleepover

Choose a theme, like 90s classics or your favourite scary flicks and have a night in with your girls. Get together to make some fun themed snacks and drinks for added fun. Plus, you can host a sleepover and make a boozy brunch the next day.

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