Equally as important as celebrating romantic love in our lives is taking a day to celebrate all of our great friendships. Introducing – Galentine’s Day, the perfect excuse to get together with your best gals and celebrate each other.

Whether your crew loves to go out on the town, or stay in for a cozy night at home, there’s no wrong way to celebrate. Here’s your guide on how to make this year’s festivities the best one yet.

Going Out

With all of the great bar and restaurant options in Hunterdon, it couldn’t be easier to plan a perfect night out with your girlfriends.

Dinner – Harper’s Table, Annandale

If a casual, cozy feel is your group’s vibe then Harper’s Table will make you feel right at home. Their gorgeous property has been renovated with reclaimed materials from old barns around the county setting a warm and cozy tone for your girls’ night out. Their inviting and familiar menu has a little something for everyone from burgers to salads and even Neopolitan-style wood-fired pizzas. Make sure to check out their events page to coordinate your Galentine’s Day with one of their many live music nights!

Drinks – Juniper Hill Kitchen Coffee & Cocktails, Annandale

What would a Galentine’s Day be without some delicious drinks? Juniper Hill Kitchen Coffee & Cocktails has you covered with everything from beer to wine, to specialty craft cocktails that you seriously won’t find anywhere else. Their Coffee on the Cob mixes gluten-free vodka with Nixta Licor de Elote, Coperaco espresso, and cinnamon for a unique spin on a classic espresso martini. Plus, their wine list has a global reach and will satisfy any self-taught sommelier in your group. One sip from any of these drinks and it’s easy to see why it’s one of Hunterdon’s favorites.

Activity – Yoga at Haven Healing Collective, High Bridge

If you and your girls could use a little more balance in your lives, then a group yoga class at Haven Healing Collective could be just what you need. This yoga studio was voted a 2022 Hunterdon Happenings List winner and offers a variety of classes including Heated Vinyasa, Warm Slow Flow, and Ashtanga. If a spa day is more your speed, Haven Healing also offers holistic services like hot stone massage. The studio was built with a community vision and offers a non-judgmental place for practice, making it a comfortable environment for seasoned yogis and newbies alike.

Staying In

Sometimes there’s no place better to be than at home with all of your best friends. Here are some ideas for a cozy, comfortable Galentine’s Day experience at home that will be anything but ordinary.

Food – Bamboo House, Frenchtown

Nothing screams girls’ night in like sushi at home and Bamboo House in Frenchtown is taking it up a notch by offering gorgeous (and delicious) sushi party trays that will wow your friends. This 2022 Happening List winner is serving up the freshest sushi in the area and their stunning displays can pull double-duty as dinner and a centerpiece. For the gals in the group who aren’t sushi fans, Bamboo House also offers amazing Thai and Japanese dishes that will keep everyone full and happy.

Drinks – Old York Cellars, Ringoes

Sure, you can pick up a bottle of wine at any local store, but where else can you find a one-of-a-kind collaboration with a hip-hop legend? Head over to Old York Cellars to snag one of their newest wine creations with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels like their 2020 KING DMC Reserve Red. And, if you want to make your Galentine’s Day extra special, consider using their custom label service where you can design your own wine label to fit the theme of the evening.

Activity – Zoom Workshops with Paper Floral Company, Frenchtown

It may be cold and gray outside, but with help from the Paper Floral Company, you and your friends can bring some springtime freshness into your home. Paper Floral Company offers Zoom paper flower workshops for those who want to get crafty at home. Their kits include paper, templates, video instructions, coloring materials, and stem wire. Just browse which package you’d like to choose on their website and all of the materials can either be mailed to your house or picked up at their studio in Frenchtown. Finally, you’ll have some gorgeous flowers for your home with no green thumb required!

Need some more inspiration? Check out the full list of winners from the 2022 Hunterdon Happenings List, and be sure to vote in the 2023 Hunterdon Happening List too!

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