Many people (ironically) have a love-hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. They’re either all about Valentine’s Day and go all out with flowers, candy, presents and a special dinner, or they think it’s a “Hallmark holiday” that’s nothing but a way for businesses to make money.
We think there’s a lot more to Valentine’s Day than canoodling couples and jaded lovers. In our minds Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate friendship. When you think of it that way the holiday isn’t just a lovefest but a reason to get together with friends and have some fun.
Here are a few ideas for how you and your friends can celebrate your special relationship in San Antonio this Valentine’s Day.
Throw a Galentine’s Day Get Together
One of the latest Valentine’s Day trends is getting together with your girlfriends for a Galentine’s Day. As the name suggests, Galentine’s Day is an event for female friends to buck the holiday tradition on February 13th. The idea first came about on the television show Parks and Recreation when character Leslie Knopp wanted “ladies to celebrate ladies” instead of identifying themselves through a relationship with a man.
If you want to throw a Galentine’s Day get together in San Antonio you’re in luck! There are a number of establishments that are hosting Galentine’s events.
- DIY Studio – Gals can whip up their own Valentine’s treat during Sara’s Sweetheart Cupcake Class.
- Taco Cabana – Enjoy a few margarita’s and Galentine’s Day food specials at your local Taco C.
- Folklores Coffee House – Groups of 4+ girlfriends will be treated to complimentary mimosas.
- Alamo Drafthouse – The Alamo Drafthouse on 410 Loop is having special Galentine’s Day showings of What Men Want and Isn’t It Romantic.
- El Luchador – Belt out “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” at a special Galentine’s Day karaoke night at El Luchador.
Get Over Your Ex at Bowl & Barrel
There’s no better support system than your friends if you’re getting over an ex around Valentine’s Day. Bowl & Barrel is also making it easier with their Shred Your Ex event. Bring in a picture of your ex to shred and you’ll get free hors d’oeuvres to enjoy while you bowl out the relationship angst with friends.
Get Close in a San Antonio Escape Room
There’s no better way to get to know your friends a little better than trying an escape room in San Antonio. After all you are locked in a room for an hour. While you’re there you won’t be sitting around twiddling your thumbs. You’ll be working together to find clues and solve puzzles in order to make your way out.
The reason why a San Antonio escape room is such a great non-traditional Valentine’s Day event is because you have to interact and communicate. You’ll have next level bonding while experiencing something new together.
Extreme Escape has the best escape rooms in San Antonio for friends that are looking to have fun on Valentine’s Day. You can choose to play eight different escape rooms in two locations, both of which offer complimentary craft beer and wine. Come see why Extreme Escape has been voted one of the best attractions in San Antonio.
Reserve a San Antonio escape room to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a different way!