Will You Be My Galentine?
Every year February sneaks around the corner and gives people a reason to celebrate love in all forms. Stores across the country start filling their shelves with chocolates, teddy bears, and heart-shaped jewelry. Couples start planning dates and buying special Valentine’s Day presents. And singles, especially single women, have looked for other ways to honor the other types of love in their lives. Then Galentine’s Day was born.
What is Galentine’s Day?
Galentine’s Day originally started on the well-known show ‘Parks & Rec’ where protagonist Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) celebrated her female friends with a brunch of waffles and many gifts. Since this episode aired on TV in 2010, it quickly became a holiday tradition for women across the globe, those in relationships and single ladies alike. Galentine’s Day is all about the celebration of female friendship and women empowerment.
How Do I Celebrate the Ladies?
Not sure how to properly celebrate this friendship-first holiday? There are many unique ways in which you can show love and appreciation for your girlfriends. Below are three activities you can plan for you and your gal pals to enjoy a fun-filled Galentine’s Day and celebrate the ladies!
1. Brunch it up!
Who doesn’t love brunch? It’s the perfect mix between breakfast and lunch! Schedule either an at-home brunch or make a reservation at your favorite outdoor brunch spot. Then just invite your girls out for some socially distanced midday fun!
An at-home brunch makes the celebration more intimate and gives you the opportunity to put up cute decorations and plan other holiday activities and games. Your favorite brunch spot will give you the luxuries of good food, good music, and good conversation, without the extra effort. This is also the best option if most of the crew is busy for the rest of the day.
2. Delightful Dinner
If your girl crew isn’t the brunch type, a lovely dinner paired with a decadent dessert will get the job done. Order your favorite foods via UberEats or reserve an outdoor table at your favorite restaurant. This sit-down dinner will give you a chance to express the love and appreciation you and your crew have for each other. During dinner, you can also set goals by going around the table saying one thing you hope to accomplish personally or professionally in the next months or year. Your friends will be happy to help you curate a plan on how you can achieve everything you put your mind to. You all can then finish the night off listening to your favorite playlist, playing games, and taking pictures to capture loving memories.
3. Virtual Activities
COVID-19 has affected many of our lives in more ways than one. If you and your girlfriends are more comfortable with staying at your own homes to keep everyone safe then, by all means, do that! Don’t let staying inside stop the celebration though. There are many virtual activities that will help you feel the love, even through your computer screen. A pajama party is a fun, low-key virtual activity everyone will love! The whole crew dresses up in crazy, cute or comfy pajamas and chats about life. During the pajama party, you all can write each other encouraging notes, play Scategories, or bake sweet goodies together. The possibilities are endless when you celebrate friendship with your favorite girls!