What is Galentine’s Day, you ask? It’s a day to celebrate your lady friends, and it’s held on February 13th! Howard County is the perfect place to hold a Galentine’s celebration, or to pick up supplies for a part of your own!

Where to go:

The Mall in Columbia is a great place to kick off a Galentine’s Day party! The mall has over 200 unique retailers, so there is something for everyone. Makeup, accessories, clothing, and even cooking stores are all at your disposal here!

Old Ellicott City is a charming, picturesque town that boasts a number of small businesses, including salons, yoga studios, shopping, and excellent dining options!

Main Street Yoga is a quaint yoga studio in the heart of Old Ellicott City, where you can practice your breathing and stretching, with some of the best yoga teachers around!

Turf Valley Resort Spa is he ultimate girls getaway spot, indulge in body treatments such as the Decadent Chocolate Scrub, Chocolate Truffle Body Wrap, or a deep tissue massage!

Where to eat:

La Palapa Grill & Cantina is an excellent place to stop and get some delicious food. Burritos Grandes, tacos, and a plethora of margarita’s are all there, and waiting to be consumed! Who doesn’t love to drink margaritas with their gal pals?

The Melting Pot may be more of a romantic spot, but who doesn’t want to lavish attention on their best friends? Come for the fondu, stay for the chocolate dip.

The Country Cork Wine Pub is another ideal spot, located in Eldersburg. Their Butcher Block and Cheese Boards are ideal for sharing, as is the Fried Pork Belly, Crispy Thai Shrimp, and Crab and Brie Fondue!

Where to stay:

Springhill Suites by Marriott in Columbia-- A mere 4 miles from the Mall in Columbia, this newly renovated hotel offers free wifi, a breakfast buffet, and plush bedding.

Homewood Suites by Hilton in Columbia-- These one and two bedroom suites are great for an overnight stay. As an added bonus, the hotel offers a free breakfast buffet and evening reception with complimentary beer and wine!

Where to shop for your own party:

Looking to throw a Galentine’s Day party at your own house? We can help with that too!

E.C. Pops is your one stop shop for gourmet popcorn and candy. Load up on unique flavors such as Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Old Bay White Cheddar, and Sea Salt Caramel.

Kupcakes & Co., a family owned boutique bakery, offers tiered cakes, cupcakes, and other delicious desserts! For this very special Galentine’s party, be sure to try their Red Velvet cupcakes.

Sweet Cascades Chocolatier offers delicious, handcrafted chocolates. You and your friends deserve a dozen chocolate covered strawberries, so treat yourself.

The Wine Bin has over 500 unique wines, with 200 of them being less than $20 a bottle. They also offer ingredients so you can make your own mixed drinks at home!

A Journey from Junk/Junk Girl has a variety of unique and fun decorations for your home and party, plus you can pick up great, inexpensive Galentine’s Day gifts here.

Homeslyce pizza makes a great meal for any kind of party, but especially a Galentine’s Day party. Order their classic (HomeSlyce sauce goat and mozzarella cheese, walnuts, eggplant, spinach, caramelized onions, roasted peppers), BBQ chicken kale (Fresh kale, grilled chicken, red peppers, BBQ sauce with goat & mozzarella cheese) or build your own!