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Just before Valentine’s Day, it’s time to celebrate the lovely lady friends in your life on Galentine’s Day! Taking place on February 13th, this unofficial holiday was first invented by the Parks and Rec television character Leslie Knope as a time of “ladies celebrating ladies.” So ditch the men in your life and have some meaningful time with your favorite gal pals. Galentine’s Day is a perfect time to support, uplift, and empower the beautiful women in your life. Here are some ways you can celebrate Galentine’s Day with your best friends and strengthen your friendships.
How to Celebrate Galentine’s Day with Your BFFs
Brunch and Drinks
Celebrate like Leslie Knope with her lady friends and enjoy a delicious brunch with drinks and small gifts. A personalized best friend book such as Book of Us can be customized for two friends with their names, appearance, and fun friendship quotes. Share stories and make lasting memories together. This special time will help you express gratitude for your friendships and grow closer together.
Weekend Girls’ Trip
Spend some quality time with the incredible women in your life by taking a trip together! Plan a quick road trip to see some natural wonders of the world. You may want to self-isolate for two weeks before and after the trip, to make sure everyone is safe. There’s nothing like a girls’ weekend getaway to celebrate your amazing friendship!
Spa Time in Pajamas
For a quieter and relaxing evening, put on your PJs and enjoy spa treatments at home. Give each other manicures and pedicures. Try out different face masks and take silly pictures. Pamper yourselves with a girls’ spa night. You deserve it, just for being awesome and powerful women!
Rom-Com Movie Night
Spend the night with your best friends watching trashy, cheesy, ooey-gooey romantic comedies that make you laugh, cry, eye-roll, and swoon. Pop in some classics like: When Harry Met Sally, Sixteen Candles, You’ve Got Mail, While You Were Sleeping, and Princess Bride. A rom-com movie night is a fun way to spend Galentine’s Day with your movie-loving gal pals!
Video Call Long-Distance BFFs
Just because you and your friends live far away doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate! Video call each other and have a Galentine’s Day celebration with your long-distance friends.
Visit your local winery for a Galentine’s Day wine tasting with your fave ladies! Make sure to bring one (or a few) bottles home for future girlfriend get-togethers. This is also a covid-friendly activity that can be enjoyed outdoors. If your state isn’t fully open yet and you can’t visit a winery, have everyone purchase some unusual-sounding wines and taste test them virtually on a zoom call!
A painting party is the perfect way to release your inner artiste! Go to a painting party at a local venue or organize your own at home with paint and canvases. Forget about creating a masterpiece and have fun being silly and creative with your friends! You can sit socially distant around a table or set up easels in your home that are six feet apart.
Game Night Potluck
Organize a girlfriend game night at your house for this special holiday! Ask a small group of friends to bring their favorite dish or dessert to the Galentine’s Day party, enough for everyone to enjoy. For an extra safe environment, hand out colorful face masks at the door that your friends can wear and take home. Game night brings everyone together for a celebration of your best female friendships.
The possibilities for celebrating are truly endless! But we hope these Galentine’s Day celebration ideas will help you plan a fun and meaningful event with your besties.