Throw a Galentine’s Day Party. Valentine’s Day Is Better When Ladies Celebrate Ladies.
Goddess Bless Leslie Knope for inventing Galentine’s Day on Season 2 of Parks and Recreation. What exactly is Galentine’s Day? To quote the lady herself: “Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our 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.”
Galentine’s Day is a day celebrating breakfast foods and friendship appreciation. After all, the whole point of the Valentine season (yes, it’s a season now) is to celebrate the one you love. Who do you love more than your Sparkle Squad of gal pals? Here are our best tips for throwing your own Galentine’s Day celebration. We won’t tell anyone if you also recycle some of these tips for Valentine’s Day.
Check out Some E-Cards for funny options, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, which comes out with new designs annually. There are also plenty of paper invitation options on Etsy.
If you’re the crafty sort, you can incorporate Galentine-making into the party’s activities. We love the simplicity of the classic construction-paper-and-sticker galentine, but we also love these done-for-you DIY mermaid valentines.
Food and Drink
A traditional Galentine’s Day feast means serving a lot of breakfast foods, especially waffles, but we like to put a little fairytale spin on it with Unicorn Cocoa, Princess Punch, and Valentine cheesecake.
No party is a complete without a good playlist. We love the Galentine power of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé, for a start. What else would you have on your playlist? We want to know!
All of the Cinderly Super Emojis and Sparkle Poo stickers for iMessage are FREE right now. What says “You’re my best GALentine” better than sparkling hearts, mermaids and flower poo? After all, your Sparkle Squad is all that and a bag of chips!
Are you throwing a Galentine’s Party? What do you think of Galentine’s Day in general? Tell us in the comments below.
If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day solo, don’t forget that we also have Magic Boyfriend Candles and Love Potion to help light up your love life! Now available on Etsy.
Images via Instagram, Giphy and Wikipedia.