HIGHLAND BOUNDARY’S TOP TIPS FOR A VIRTUAL GALENTINE’S CELEBRATION
All the single ladies put your glasses up!
You’ve heard of Valentine’s Day but have you heard of Galentine’s Day? A holiday that is celebrated on the 13th of February all about showing the lovely ladies in your life how much they mean to you. Whether you’re single or not!
Like most of our favourite special occasions over the last twelve months (yes, we are indeed not far off the twelve month marker!) we’ll have to adapt how we spread the festive cheer. So let’s start planning! Round up your girl gang, make sure that everyone has zoom downloaded and enjoy a night of fun, laughter and a few drinks too many!
Here are our top tips for pulling off a successful virtual Galentine’s Day celebration.
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Now that you’ve got your chosen gal group signed up for a night of virtual fun, it’s time to think of some fun activities for the evening ahead.
Secret Santa may be on furlough, but Cupid is here to help. A really lovely idea for the evening could be to assign each other a person in the group to buy a gift for and a budget. Plan well enough in advance that the gifts arrive with your recipient in time for virtual Galentine’s Day then you can watch each other open your gifts on screen.
Here are a couple of gift ideas to give you a helping hand:
Charlotte Flower Chocolate - Based in Perthshire, Charlotte ethically forages beautiful wild botanics from the Scottish landscapes to flavour her delicious chocolates. She has a special limited edition Valentine's range available just for the occasion which you can view here.
Scents of the Wild - Handmade vegan and eco-friendly soy candles inspired by the scents of the Scottish wilderness. From the collection the Relax & Unwind candle seems like the perfect fit for a girls night of pamper.
Scroll the internet and you are sure to find some fun quiz questions to keep you and the girls entertained over zoom.
Indulge in a pamper
Time for a little self-care! Choose your favourite facemasks and skincare products and let the virtual slumber party begin.
Wash House Store is based in Perth and offers a wonderful range of eco-friendly, cruelty-free and natural skincare products for you to browse including bath salts, face serums and more.
Or, check out Ostara Skincare who are situated in the Scottish Highlands and use essential oils, plant and fruit extracts to create vegan, cruelty-free natural face and body care products. Suitable for a range of skin types, you can also make use of their virtual skin consultancy service for any questions you may have.
Between those two lovely local businesses you are sure to find the perfect pamper products for Galentine’s night.
Dress up or dress down?
The choice is yours! Do you want to don your best comfies and turn the evening into a pyjama party? Or, perhaps between you and your friends you could host ‘best dressed’ comp and all come onto zoom in fancy dress. The winner is on the shots!
Order in a romantic meal for one
Light a few candles, dim the lights and swap out Barry White for Spotify’s Independent Ladies playlist and order in some good food for your virtual romantic meal.
Here are some local businesses that are operating in delivery or click and collect that might suit your tastes.
- Grazing by Mark Greenaway - top Chef Mark Greenaway is offering home delivery meal packages that sound amazing. There is even a Valentine's special.
- Fhoir at Home - One for the seafood lovers, Fhior are bringing your favourite dishes to your home. Choice of collection or delivery.
- Locker Hynland - delivering scrumptious breakfast and brunch to your doorstep.
- Haar at Home - fine dining delivered to your door.
- Balbirnie House Hotel ‘Feast in the Forest' - Click and collect classic home comforts or Balbirnie Bistro dishes from the Balbirnie House Hotel App.
- Forage & Feast - For our friends down south, check out Forage & Feast’s mouth-watering graze boxes and platters. Perfect party food for one!
That you certainly sorted for a romantic meal. However, we’ve noticed that your glass is looking awfy’ empty…
Sip on on something sweet
The best part of any girls night, other than the company, is of course the cocktails! So, the next step to your successful Galentine’s virtual party is to mix some delicious cocktails in the kitchen. Luckily for you, Highland Boundary knows a thing or two about mixology.
Highland Boundary’s Galentine’s Cocktail Menu
Here are some cocktails that we think you and your friends will love! Click on a cocktail to find the full recipe and list of ingredients.
- Highland Cosmo - a Scottish twist on the classic cosmopolitan cocktail.
- Honeysuckle Custard
- Wild Margarita - we wouldn’t blame you for turning this one into a pitcher!
- Vanilla Chai Espresso Martini
From all of the team at Highland Boundary we hope that you have a wonderful virtual Galentine’s weekend.