Forget Valentine’s Day. Try Galentine’s Day.
“It’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
- Leslie Knope, “Parks and Recreation.”
Who can say no to frittatas? Galentine’s Day, celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day, is basically a day dedicated to celebrate “ladies being ladies.” It is an unofficial holiday dedicated to celebrating the friendships that you have with your girlfriends. Here are some ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day this year:
- Food, of course.
Whether it’s eating at your favorite restaurant, grabbing some brunch, or staying in for the night and cooking, you really can’t go wrong celebrating by eating and hanging out with your best friends.
- Compliment each other.
Grab some friends and say nice things to each other. As cheesy as that sounds, you have to admit that there’s nothing better than receiving a meaningful, heartfelt compliment from a close friend.
- Watch a good movie.
I’m obligated to suggest watching a good rom-com. If you’re not a fan of movies like “50 First Dates” or “Trainwreck,” Netflix and Hulu have plenty of other options so you’re sure to find something that will leave everyone satisfied.
- Treat yourselves.
Whether that means shopping, getting nails and facials done, going out for a night of fun, or just having a good old fashioned slumber party, you deserve it. Galentine’s is a holiday, after all.
- Make a playlist for the occasion.
Some songs that I personally recommend are: “Roar” by Katy Perry, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper.