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Galentine's Day Ideas to Wow Your Besties

“I am a goddess, a glorious female warrior, queen of all that I survey. Enemies of equality, hear my womanly roar!” — Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation.

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If you’re a fan of the heartfelt and hilarious sitcom Parks and Recreation, you’ll know that the show’s protagonist, Leslie Knope is the ultimate fictional feminist icon.

If you’re unfamiliar with the show, Leslie Knope (played by the incredible Amy Poehler) is an uber-enthusiastic and hugely passionate councilwoman for the town of Pawnee in Indiana.

But Leslie is also known for being the best ever BFF, especially to her gal pals (“uteruses before duderuses”; “ovaries before brovaries”). In fact, she loved her girlfriends so much that she invented Galentine’s Day to celebrate all the amazing women in her life.

Leslie describes Galentine’s Day as “the best day of the year”. It’s an annual breakfast she hosts every February 13th (Valentine’s Day eve), where she showers her besties with gifts and delicious food and uses the opportunity to tell them why they’re amazing and why they matter to her.

She says: “Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.”

Here at Tempus Two, we think Leslie’s idea to dedicate a day to officially recognise your non-romantic relationships is genius.

So we’ve come up with a few ways you can celebrate a Happy Galentine’s Day this year.

Best Ideas to Celebrate Galentine’s Day Outdoors


Outdoor picnics

Hosting a picnic at a park or the beach is a fabulous way to spend Galentine’s Day. If you want to bougie it up, lift your picnic game with beautiful blankets, throw cushions, a long, low-to-ground picnic table, good quality picnicware and delicious grazing boards. Otherwise, keep it relaxed and organise for everyone to bring some yummy finger food and their favourite bottle.
Check out Tempus Two’s recommended wines for a picnic. You can also stay in the moment longer by bringing along a few wines from our Tempus Two Lighten Up range. With just four standard drinks per bottle, these delicious wines are perfect for enjoying with your besties at a long and lazy picnic.


Road trip to a winery

Why not celebrate Galentine’s Day by rounding up your best girls, sorting out a killer playlist and heading on a road trip to wine country to visit some fabulous cellar doors?
If you decide to head to the Hunter Valley, don’t forget to visit us at Tempus Two. We have curated tasting experiences for our wine and spirit range that suit all tastes and occasions.
Here are a few you can choose from:

Get moving in nature

Get those feel-good endorphins pumping this Galentine’s Day by sweating it out in the great outdoors with your besties. Whether it’s hiking, biking, a long coastal walk, or a yoga class in the park, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a mood-boosting workout - especially when you can indulge in a hard-earned brunch, lunch, dinner or cheeky glass of Prosecco afterwards.

Best Ideas to Celebrate Galentine’s Day Indoors


Breakfast or brunch

For an authentic Leslie Knope Galentine’s Day experience, book a table at your favourite cafe and treat yo’ self to a delicious breakfast or brunch with your best friends. You can also make it extra special by following Leslie’s lead and giving a small but thoughtful gift to everyone… although a bouquet of crocheted flower pens, a handmade mosaic face portrait, or a personalised 5,000-word essay on why your friends are so awesome may be considered a little extreme!

Hosting a Galentine’s day party at home

Planning on hosting a Galentine’s Day soirée at home? Preparation is key. Check out our tips for hosting a fabulous long lunch that will have you and your gals happily schmoozing from noon until night.

Cocktail parties

If you like the idea of glamming up your Galentine’s Day with a cocktail party, here are a few delicious drink ideas that you can serve at your event:

Movie night

Prefer to just laze around on the lounge, streaming in sweats and socks? Organise for your friends to come over and watch a couple of back-to-back girly classics or get through a full season of a new show accompanied by take-out, junk food and, of course, wine!
Here are our picks for the best movie night wines:
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Galentine's Day gift ideas for best friends

What better way to show how much you love and appreciate your special circle of friends than to find them the perfect gift to express how much you value them?

We think a beautiful bottle of wine is the way to go. Tempus Two has a diverse range of wine styles and varietals to pair with all preferences.

Our top picks:

  • Tempus Two Copper Series: The epitome of modern style meets classic finesse; the Copper Series has all the favourites Tempus Two is renowned for. The Moscato, 2022 Moscato Rosa and Prestige Cuvée in particular, are fantastic gift choices.
  • Tempus Two Pewter: The Pewter series is our flagship collection. With grapes sourced from various single regions in Australia’s premier wine-growing areas, this range perfectly embodies the Tempus Two spirit of crafting wine that looks as good as it tastes.
  • Tempus Two Lighten Up: Our range of lower-alcohol and reduced-calorie wines is a perfect gift option for friends looking to enjoy the moment while moderating their alcohol content. You can also buy the gift set that includes a Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Rose and Pinot Noir.
  • Tempus Two Zero: For the friend who has chosen to abstain from alcohol momentarily or permanently for lifestyle or health reasons, the delicious alcohol-free wines in our Zero range are full in flavour and lighter in calories. Tempus Two Zero Prosecco is a great gift option having recently won the best Non-Alcoholic wine at the 2022 Australian Drink Easy Awards.
  • Tempus Two Copper Gin: Our unique spin on gin makes for a special Galentine’s Day gift. Using non-traditional methods and made from premium quality wine, the alcohol is gently extracted, creating grape wine spirits that harness each variety’s unique characteristics. There are three distinct flavours to choose from, including Wild Botanical Gin, Shiraz Gin and Prosecco Gin.


Tempus Two can’t wait to be part of your Galentine’s Day celebrations.