How to Celebrate Galentine’s Day {2017} in Hoboken and Jersey City

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Leslie Knope said it best — “What’s Galentine’s Day? Only the BEST day of the year!” And that, ladies, it is. February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day, has unofficially become official: GALENTINE’S DAY is here to stay.

From a classic spa night to getting your fitness on, below are our favorite Galentine’s Day-approved ideas to enjoy in Hoboken and Jersey City.

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Cocktails & Nails at Dream Nails & Spa

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Nothing says GNO like some dranks and much-needed pampering. Gather up the girls and head to Dream Nails & Spa for this special Galentine’s event on February 12th from 3-5PM {Note the date/time change from the pic above!}. Forget about your worries, and walk out with a swag bag of goodies to treat yo’self and an Instagram-worthy mani. Call the salon to book your spot or click here to order your tickets — and we’ll see you there!

Galentine’s Day Sip & Shop

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The Hair Room JC, a salon in downtown Jersey City, is celebrating Galentine’s Day with a Sip & Shop. You’ll be sipping on some rosé, and shopping ’till you drop from local Hudson County vendors!

Be My Galentine: Celebrating Badass Female Friendship 

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What better way to celebrate your girls than with a book honoring what it means to be a #girlboss and true friend? Come out to Little City Books at 6:30 PM on February 13th [Monday!] with the coolest girls in town to honor Hoboken author Alicia Clancy’s book, Be My Valentine, with drinks, some reading and by playing Newlywed Show games {did we mention there will be prizes?}. RSVP by emailing info@littlecitybooks.com.

Beauty & The Barre With Up & Out Salon

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Opt for a healthier barre this year and get a major boost of endorphins while you’re at it on February 16th from 7-9PM. Local Barre West and Up & Out are teaming up for a night of working out, snacking, and hanging with your girls. The best part? All proceeds will go to Wigs for Kids, which is a nonprofit organization that provides hair replacement systems and support for children who have lost their hair to chemotherapy, burns or other medical conditions. We can’t think of a better way to spread the love this year than this <3 Get your barre on and give back by reserving your spot here!

Girl’s Night In (GNI)

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It takes A LOT of work to be a woman. So give yourself a seriously needed break with your ladies by chillin’ with no makeup on at home. Whether you watch movies, do some DIY pampering, play board games like kids, or pour a few glasses of vino, the options are endless. Making PJs mandatory is always fun 🙂

Valentine’s Day Makeup Class at Color Du Jour {Event}

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Put your best face forward with a complete makeup tutorial class on February 11th! Get beautified for four hours with Color Du Jour’s hands-on makeup class — Valentine’s Day edition. From foundation selection to color correcting and brow shaping, you’ll go through an entire makeup look from start to finish. P.S. — no need to know anything about contouring, highlighting, lip liner, etc. — this class is for beginners! Sign up for the class here. Please note, you must bring your own makeup {specific products listed here}.

Love Stinks Party at Mikie Squared

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“Single Awareness Day” got you down? Head out to Mikie Squared to dance and drink the night away with every other single person in Hoboken on Valentine’s Day.

DIY Sweets Tour

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What’s sweeter than stuffing your face with the most delectable goodies in the area with your girls {like some Baonanas pudding}? UMMMM. NOTHING! Hit up these spots for the ultimate sweet-tooth approved tour around town.

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There’s also a food tour on February 11th with Jersey Girls Food Tours in combo with Growing in Jersey City {where you’ll be tasting 6+ treats around Jersey City}. Get tickets here.

Get Crafty at a Paint ‘N Sip

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What better time to bust out your Picasso skills than with your girls? Pinot’s Palette offers some serious art therapy {complete with BYO-wine} — where you’ll be painting your heart out  Click here to sign up!

Enjoy a Gelato-Making Adventure

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Wake up and taste the roses on Valentine’s Day with a rose-flavored gelato tasting experience at Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato Co., where eating the official flower of Valentine’s Day is highly encouraged {seriously, you’re going to be eating flowers}. 30% of the time you’ll be snacking on treats, 40% of the time you’ll learn facts and participate in trivia, and 30% of the time you’ll do a blind taste test. Count. Us. In. Sign up here.

Whether you’re single, taken, or in an “it’s complicated” situation, we hope you feel the love this Galentine’s Day with your best girls. Enjoy <3

 

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By day, Tamara is an editor at a women's magazine, but in her free time, she runs her own fashion blog and helps out with Hoboken Girl. Otherwise, you can catch her ‘gramming like it's her job, checking out the cutest spots to eat and drink and redeeming herself at spin class later. Oh, and if you’re curious about Kylie Lip Kits, she’ll happily show you her collection.


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