Galentine’s Day Guide

As Valentine’s Day approaches, men and women around the country are reserving dinner tables at the finest restaurants in town, renting horse carriage rides, and perhaps even purchasing engagement rings. These romantic gestures are just a few of the many festivities people in relationships look forward to on this widely recognized day used to cherish the ones they adore most. However, for those not in a relationship Valentine’s Day may be considered  a torturous annual event that reminds them just how single they are. Thanks to beloved television character Leslie Knope, women who find themselves single during this time of year have no reason to fear because the coveted Galentine’s Day is here! The holiday coined in an episode of   Parks and Recreation back in 2010, takes place on the day before Valentines Day and  is the day for “Ladies celebrating ladies.” Not sure how to spend Galentine’s Day this year? Use the following list of activities as a guide on how to make the most of this day dedicated to sisterhood.

Why sulk about the woes of singlehood by watching cliché romance films when there are great TV shows that include fierce female characters? Invite your girlfriends over to curl up on the couch to watch Netflix movies and TV shows that showcase strong women and reiterate girl power! 

Recommendations: Jane the Virgin, Scandal, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and of course, Parks and Recreation.

Karaoke does not have to be an activity you preserve for nights out on the town. Find a friend with a machine and sing all night long to your favorite hits within the company of your closest friends.

Participate in the holiday gift exchange game white elephant but with an entertaining beauty twist. Instead of purchasing a random array of items, only incorporate beauty products into the mix such as hair care products, face masks, and nail polish. This way, everyone ends up with something they love!

Although ordering in is always a great convenience, cooking and learning new recipes with friends is a fun bonding experience and much more creative. Just decide on a recipe with your friends, have each of them bring an ingredient required to make the dish, and get cooking! 

No Galentine’s Day would be complete without a few games to keep everyone engaged. Games such as Taboo, Two Truths and a Lie, Mafia, and even Spades are a great way to get friends off their phones and immersed in lively competition.

Completing diy projects and crafts are a wonderful way to spend down time on Galentine’s Day. It’s the perfect opportunity to strike up great conversation with friends and sharpen artistic abilities.

Feeling up for a little adventure? Grab plenty of snacks, the auxiliary chord, and a pillow because it’s road trip time! Galentine’s Day is all about spending quality time with your friends, and being in a car together for a few hours is sure to do the trick. This pastime is especially suitable for friend groups that enjoy spontaneity and exploration.

Celebrating Galentine’s Day is sure to result in the creation of unforgettable moments. What better way  to remember these moments than by capturing them with a camera? Taking part in a group photoshoot with gal pals will not only allow them to relive this day forever, but will also induce plenty of amusing poses and laughter. Scout out locations around town with your friends and start snapping away.







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