Saturday February 9, 2019
Everyone has an opinion on V-Day, but here’s a celebration ladies can ALL get behind. In a time where women are working harder than ever, juggling relationships, motherhood, careers, and everything else in between, we all could use a day where we bring our squad together and celebrate each other. Enter Galentine’s Day!
For the uninitiated, Galentine’s Day was coined by everyone’s favorite park director, Leslie Knope, from the show, Parks and Recreation. This fabulous unofficial holiday falls on February 13th and is for awesome women to come together and celebrate each other’s awesomeness. Guys, y’all need to make yourselves scarce, ‘cause this one’s all about the ladies!’
From Leslie Knope 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.”
For Galentine’s Day, no simple wine and cheese will do. Here are our top tips for throwing the best party ever for your sisters from other misters!
Send a Festive Invitation
Give your besties a taste of the fun to be had by sending a swank invitation. Paperless Post has some of the best designs, and you can customize them all you want. Or go old school and send a snail mail; Etsy is full of Galentine’s Day invitations, or you can personalize and print one of these free printables.
Set the Mood
📷: Annie Meisel
Get the tunage on point with a killer playlist full of women empowerment, from artists to songs. Check out our favorite HERE.
📷: Brit + Co
Menu to Die For
Fun and Games
📷: DIY Projects
Plan a few fun things to do, as wild or as low key as you and your squad prefer. Use your girl gang balloons as a selfie station backdrop with a basket of photo props nearby. Make it a karaoke night. Host a Bachelor marathon. Or make a craft together. We all love flowers in February (or any time of year), so set up a DIY floral bouquet station! Click HERE for all the how-to details.
A Favor to Remember
Give your BFFs the gift of relaxation with a make-your-own bath salt bar. On a table, gather a small selection of salts, herbs or essential oils, little mason jars, and labels for your friends to customize their perfect bath blends. Suggestions HERE.
Pop, fizz, clink for a fabulous Galentine’s Day!