Celebrate Galentine’s Day with sip and paint, floral arrangements at Avalon

Things to know about Galentine's Day Galentine's Day is a celebration of female friendship. It's typically celebrated on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine's Day. The creation of Galentine's Day is credited to a 2010 episode of "Parks and Recreation." The episode saw Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope gather her closest lady friends for a meal of waffles and a celebration of love. It's not a national holiday, but retailers including Walmart and Target fill their shelves with goods related to the celebration.

Grab your closest gal pals and visit Avalon to celebrate Galentine's Day this year.

The Alpharetta mixed-use development unveiled a list of activities fit for best friends to do on the day meant to salute female friendship.

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Among the activities on tap for the day are floral arrangement classes, a sip and paint and terrarium building.

JJ's x Avalon Galentines Floral Arranging Workshop

JJ's Flower Shop will host a floral arranging workshop at 6 p.m.from its 1968 Volkswagen flower truck. For $80, guests can choose from fresh flowers to create their arrangements, which they can take home in the provided vases.

“You should expect to walk away with a stunning arrangement (designed by you!), new knowledge about florals and designing, some new friends, and cute photos of a fun night! We love to share our love of flowers and we know that you will love it too,” the event description reads.

Avalon Galentines Day

The Sipping Plant is hosting a special discounted session of custom terrarium building at 6 p.m. An instructor will guide guests to construct their own terrariums with provided mosses, rocks and specialty items. Attendees will also get instructions on how to care for their new creation, made for $45.

The Sipping Plant urges attendees not to “miss this opportunity to do something new and different with your friends” as they focus on “digging into fun.”

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Galentine's Day "Cocktails & Canvas" at Avalon

Painting with a Twist Alpharetta hosts a special event just for Galentine's Day. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled 6 p.m. painting session at Hotel at Avalon. Registration, which is $45, is required and will include a 12x12 wrapped canvas and a complimentary glass of wine. Supplies, including acrylic paint, an apron and brushes, will be provided.

Meet Up for EVEREVE Avalon

A special meet up is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Evereve, a contemporary women's clothing retailer soon to open at Avalon. Co-founder and co-CEO Megan Tamte will be on hand to share the brand's story and give a sneak peek of what's in store.

“Enjoy some sips & snacks while we share our brand story, chat (and laugh) with some of our local friends, share our favorite spring trends & give away some goods you won't want to miss,” reads the event description.

The Pastry Shells cookie decorating event, Avalon GALentine's Day Cookie Decorating Class, is currently sold out.

If retail therapy and enjoying a meal is more your speed, there are several discounts and offers at Avalon stores. Visit the event website for details.

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Galentine's Day at Avalon
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday, February 13
Avalon: 400 Avalon Blvd. Alpharetta

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