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Celebrating Your Girlies: Galentine’s Day Guide

Here’s your Galentine’s Day Guide – complete with brunch, at-home spa, and gift ideas!
The perfect way to spend February 13th!

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Need a complete Galentine’s Day Guide?! Look no further! I’ve got all your needs covered in this post!

What popular holiday comes to mind when you think of February? 

Valentine’s Day should be the first one you think about! 

But there is also an increasingly popular celebration called Galentine’s Day. Have you heard of it?!

If you’re wondering what Galentine’s Day is all about, here’s the scoop…

Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13th and it’s all about spending time with your best girlfriends and celebrating your friendship. It came from the popular TV show, Parks and Rec.

Tune in to episode 16 season 2 with your girls to see how Galentine’s came to be. 

Why not celebrate it yourself? 

Keep reading for the perfect Galentine’s Day celebration ideas.

Gifts for your Gal Pals

Start off the day by gathering your best girlfriends.

 Welcome them with a Galentine’s themed party favor

Mingle while munching on some brunch and discuss what you’re looking forward to doing for the day, or fond memories of your friendships. 

Some great gift ideas include: 

  • Sweet treats 
  • Matching clothing items
  • Something specific to each friend

If you really want to highlight your friendship or favorite memory with your best friend make a homemade card with a picture of the two of you inside. Put the card with some chocolate-covered strawberries and it’s the perfect gift that is both sweet and sentimental!

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Sit Back and Relax!

After indulging in a delicious brunch it’s time to sit back and relax.

Time for a spa treatment!

Whether you decide to head over to a local spa or do a spa day at home, make sure you and your girlies are ready to relax. 

Enjoy a nice massage or facial at the spa.

Cuddle up in a warm robe and chat with your best friends.

Take full advantage of all the amenities your spa offers.

This day is meant for women to spend quality time with each other.

Don’t forget your swimsuits just in case the spa has a hot tub or pool to enjoy.

Make sure to drink plenty of water to rehydrate after your soothing massage. 

If you’re throwing an at-home spa day make sure to share your favorite beauty hacks, skincare finds, or preferred nail salon.

Encourage each other to share your beauty secrets.

Don’t gatekeep the best acne treatment you’ve found or your favorite plumbing mascara.

Let the ladies in on your secrets!

Fine Wine and Dine

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After a relaxing afternoon, make your way out to enjoy some good food and even better wine!

Book a table at your friend group’s favorite restaurant, or even, host a small dinner in a restaurant’s event room. That way you can decorate the table and set up any special details you would like.

Get some champagne, take some cute pictures and enjoy your tasty meal.

Don’t forget to save room for dessert.

Ask the restaurant for some rich chocolate cake to finish off your evening out to eat.

Chocolate is the perfect treat for Galentine’s Day!

Flick on Netflix

Finish off your celebration by having a good old movie night. You can choose to binge-watch your favorite TV series or choose an all-time favorite movie of the group.

A perfect way to tie in Galentine’s Day is to choose a movie about Valentine’s Day or celebrate friendship.

There is a great selection of movies on different streaming platforms for you and your girlfriends to choose from.

Here are a few suggestions!

  • Girls Trip
  • Valentine’s Day
  • The Notebook
  • Dear John

Any of these are bound to be a hit!

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Although you might be full from dinner, don’t forget to put out some classic movie snacks!

Get some movie theater buttery popcorn, soft pretzels, and some candy, like Twizzlers or Skittles. If you’re going for the movie theater aesthetic, order some popcorn containers to really add some spice to your movie night.

You can even try to make some homemade slushies to really give off the movie theater vibe!      

If you’re feeling adventurous in the kitchen try making a homemade sweet treat like delicious vanilla cupcakes

Closeout your evening by saying goodnight to your best friends.

Make sure to tell them how much you love and appreciate them for being your friend.

Now it’s time to get ready for next year’s Galentine’s Day day of fun!

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