The one and only Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation created a tradition that we have a feeling isn't going anywhere. Galentine's day; necessary for endless reasons. It is an essential form of self-care, catch up time, a time to remind your best friends how much they mean to you. Our friendships in life are just as important as our relationships. They are there through the thick and thin, the breakups, the weddings, the pregnancies; they are the bridesmaids, the guides, your personal cheerleaders, and so much more. So show those women near and dear to your heart the same level of love. Here are some ideas to celebrate and show your Galentine’s how important they are to you!
A Treat-Yo-Self Day
If you watch Parks and Rec you may have a better idea of what this is. It already gives itself away in the name though, TREAT YOURSELVES! Whether you spend all your time helping your parents, your kids, slaving away at work, I'm sure you and your gals have a great reason to treat yourselves. Get some wine, get massages, have a movie night, anything.
Give each other gifts. Gifts could include anything like gift cards to go out to eat or to a massage, a bottle of wine, some Mom Bomb bath bombs. The possibilities to help each other relax and show how much you mean to each other are endless!
Do something different/ fun
When you’re with your Galentine’s, no matter what you do, it's always more fun together than alone. But some good ideas won't hurt!
Have a paint night, then do prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. It adds friendly competition and makes it more fun.
Bake! Have fun while doing it, play music, drink wine, then after you have delicious treats.
Game night is never a bad idea. Pull out classic Monopoly, download the game Heads Up on one of your phones, there are numerous options.
Depending on where you live, have a beach day or snow day. For a beach day bring along a frisbee and have a picnic. For a snow day, plan a ski trip or maybe find a place to go sledding then enjoy hot chocolate after.
You can never go wrong with a good brunch. Find a spot in town or in the city, Uber together, drink mimosas, eat the best food, gossip, you name it.
Karaoke with your best friends can turn out to be a night to remember. Get out of your comfort zones. Singing your favorite songs together, terribly in front of strangers!? It doesn't get any better!
However you decide to celebrate Galentine’s Day this year, make it one to remember. Give the gift of relaxation and self-care to your gal pals.