Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates, and guys are just people to have fun with.Sex and the City
February is for love, there’s no doubt. And in case you had forgotten, the shrines to Cupid you’ll find around every corner should jump start your heart. There’s no February pharmacy run without the blinding reminder in the form of furry stuffed animals, sweet-filled hearts, and mounds of chocolate . . . and I’m not complaining!
I love love. From significant others to strangers you fall for on sight, love is what makes us feel alive. There are so many ways to honor the loved ones in your life, but the unsung hero of Valentine’s celebrations is actually my favorite of them all . . . The Great Galentine’s Gathering!!!
What better way to take stock of all the moments, memories, and magic that your best friendships fill your life with than to get them all together for a true toast to one another? Don’t be blase’: I’m not just talking about your average happy hour or boozy brunch. Valentine’s is a day to go all out for the ones that go all in for you! This year, I’ll be breaking down the best ways to show your girlfriends a good time and connect over your collective care for one another.
Move aside romantic dinners for two, the 10’s are taking over Valentine’s Day! Here are four fun ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day together.
Perfect Pairings Party
There’s nothing like getting the girls together for some gabbing and snack grabs! Normally, I would consider any spread suitable as long as you’re with the ones you love, but Galentine’s Day I suggest a night of more elevated hors d’oeuvres or wine and cheese pairing.
From salty to sweet, chances are some of what sets you and your pals apart are your palates. Ensure that everyone’s tastes are catered to by taking a poll pre-party to get a sense of what folks will be expecting.
Of course, potlucks are always recipes for success, but if everyone agrees on a flour profile, grabbing a craft kit catered to your preferences would be a simple solution sure to satisfy even the pickiest of people.
Check out my favorite custom kit picks below!
You know what everyone loves? BRUNCH!
It’s the combination of two absolutely flawless human inventions: Breakfast & Lunch. Perfectly positioned just late enough in the day to justify those inevitable mountains of mimosas and early enough to explain eating on the sweeter side, brunch is the best solution for friends who are looking to split their Valentine’s day and night activities.
Any midday meal worth its salt will provide a variety of flavors and a plethora of picks for appetites big and small. Go all out this G-Day and show your girls who much you care over a repast that will be the romantic respite your most single sisters really need. Read on below for brunch banquet options your Galentines will eagerly gather around for years to come.
Sisterhood Spa Day
It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day doesn’t always provide the most relaxing environment for us all. Whether you’re riding solo or ready to put a ring on it, the pressures placed on us all around this time of year can quickly go from daunting to utterly dreadful.
This year, give your pals a gift that keeps on giving: it’s time to share the present of peace! No matter what your 2021 looked like, everyone deserves a serene start to their 2022. Your friends will never forget the feeling of blissing out on a day long dreaded. Get ready to unwind and celebrate the unwavering bonds you and your bunch share with a spa day! We’ve all had our fare share of masks, but these must have spa essentials are about to change your relationship to the word entirely:
Rom-Com’s with Your Comrades
When in doubt, veg out.
So many of our most significant sisterhoods have been forged in front of the telly, tube socks and Toblerone in tow. For an ultimate Galentine’s night, gather your besties for all the movies you begged to rent from Blockbuster back when your friendships were first being formed. There’s nothing more nostalgic than an evening devoted to all the characters who defined your development. Choose a bunch of flicks you all know and love and take a vote on which V-Day classic to curl up with your companions.
My main squeezes I can never get enough of:
- Overboard (1987)
- Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
- 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
- Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
Susan DiGiovanniFebruary 4, 2022
Adorable. when do you have time to do this wonderful blog.
Stacy KopperFebruary 4, 2022
Cool ideas! Although last year, we did do something unique…we all got our first Covid vaccines.