Grab Your Girlfriends and Celebrate Galentine’s Day

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While it began as a joke on the television show “Parks and Recreation,” Galentine’s Day has become a real thing and, like May 4 becoming Star Wars Day and September 8 becoming Star Trek Day, it is listed on the National Day calendar. It is February 13, 2024. 

The writers of “Parks and Recreation” had character Leslie Knope celebrate the day with her girlfriends over a brunch filled with waffles and gift-giving. With female friendships becoming more and more celebrated, the holiday has taken off with many businesses picking up on it by offering special activities and group packages for ladies to celebrate their friendship, and to keep single women from feeling shut out by Valentine’s Day. 

As it says on, “Galentine’s Day is to Valentine’s Day what Friendsgiving is to Thanksgiving: a chance to recognize the impact that our friends have on our lives and thank them for their steadfast loyalty, love, and laughter.”

Here are four activities taking place in Sumner County taking place in honor of Galentine’s Day. 

1Bates Boutique

Friday, February 7

115 Stadium Drive, Suite A

Hendersonville, Tennessee

(615) 508-6819

Hours: 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free to Attend

Bates Boutique and Shannon’s Boutique are collaborating to bring their customers the best Galentine’s Day everrrr! They will both be open late on February 7 for a fun night out for gals and their gal pals. They will be having new arrivals, drinks and snacks, and much more! Make sure to put this event on your calendar, then grab your besties and come on out. Check out their heartbreaker collection!

Holly from Tennessee Honey Spray Tans will be at Bates Boutique giving Spray Tans, so make sure to reserve a spot as availability is very limited. 

2Dash of Dez 615 Boutique

Friday, February 9

118 Main Street

Portland, Tennessee

Hours: 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free to Attend 

Grab your gals and wine down together at Dash of Dez 615 Boutique. On this special night celebrating female friendships, ladies attending will receive a complimentary drink while shopping. Anyone bringing a friend will receive $10 in DashCASH to use on your next purchase of $50 or more. 

Everyone will receive 30% off all purchases over $25 at checkout. The first five people to spend $25 or more will receive a unique gift basket with goodies from Neon Kitchen Italian Food, Jamey Nuckols-Lawson, Brian and Kimberly Hutcherson Woodall, Big Poppa Popcorn, CBC Title & Escrow, and Faith Lit Candle Co. And everyone attending needs to enter to win a $50 Dash of Dez gift card. Forever Gem Permanent Jewelry will be attending the celebration offering all the newest trends in permanent jewelry. Watch their Facebook for more information. 

At Dash of Dez, they want to help their customers take their style to the next level. As they say, “Inhale style, exhale fashion.” Their mission is to make it easier than ever to achieve any trendy look that will give their customers a boost of confidence. 



Tuesday, February 13

401 Longhollow Pike, Suite 102

Gallatin, Tennessee

Hours: 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free to Attend 

Bring the Gal Squad Grab and join HotWorX for Galentines. HotWorX is a virtually instructed 30-minute isometric or 15-minute High Intensity Interval Training exercise program which takes place while experiencing the many benefits of infrared heat absorption. As the infrared heat penetrates your body causing you to sweat, the isometric postures further accelerate detoxification by physically removing the toxins from your organs through muscle contraction. HotWorX a workout unlike any other fitness program available!

Come on Galentine’s Day and enter to win the ultimate gift basket for you and your gal pals. Everyone attending will receive a complimentary goodie bag, have an opportunity for photo ops, enjoy light refreshments and receive an opportunity to connect with other local businesses.


4Painting with a Twist

Wednesday, February 14

206 Indian Lake Boulevard, Suite 9

Hendersonville, Tennessee

(615) 447-3526

Time: 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $35 per person. 

Want to plan something fun for Valentine’s Day with your girlfriends? The place to come is Painting with a Twist. On Valentine’s Day evening they will be offering a painting class called, “Bright Sunset Love.” You pick the painting, bring any desired refreshments, and they’ll give you and your friends a time to remember. No previous painting experience necessary. They’ll tell you want to do and then do all the cleaning! 

For an additional charge, you can create your own long-lasting, all-natural scented soy candle before you paint. 

More information and reservations can be made by clicking here.


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