What is Galentine’s Day and where did this come from?
First popularized by the show Parks and Recreation back in 2010, Galentine’s Day was character Leslie Knope’s way of celebrating the female friendships in her life. As Leslie said on the show,
“Every February 13, my ladyfriends 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.”
Leslie’s version of Galentine’s Day always involved brunch (breakfast food was her favourite), so many of us continue that tradition with our girlfriends.
Over the years more and more people have started celebrating the unofficial holiday, and I wholeheartedly cheer the idea. It’s the perfect excuse to get dressed up, have a few drinks with your girlfriends, and celebrate your friendship.
Obviously, with the way the world is right now, we aren’t able to see our girlfriends this year – but as your friends are your biggest support system let’s make sure they feel the love by making Galentines Day 2021 one to remember. Here are some ideas to help you celebrate this most lovely of not-so-official-but-we-love-them holidays.
Watch along Disney+
Watch a chick flick, an old school favourite or even an old Disney cartoon with Disney+ and their Groupwatch feature.
You can watch a film together even though you’re apart with up to six close friends.
You’ll be able to pause, rewind and react together but you’ll need a subscription for this to work.
You can sign up here.
Make some cocktails
Get together and find some cocktail ideas that you all like and all have the ingredients at home and then you can make them together and see how much fun you have!
These are some great ideas here– from our beloved cosmopolitan to sex on the beach – there are sure to be some that you love.
Have a pamper evening
There really is no better day than Galentines to have a pamper evening. Just because you’re not feeling the man-love this year, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t love yourself. Time to cut those cucumbers, stick the face masks on, and get some nail polish. It’s time for a bit of self-love and after this last year, I think we all deserve it!
You may not be able to give each other mani-pedis this year, but you can definitely break out those products you’ve stocked up and never used and have fun experimenting.
Put on a zoom variety night
Put your talents on display with a virtual talent show. Pick a theme — maybe friendship, or celebrating strong women in film— and let your creativity run wild. Everyone in the group can choose to perform any act of their choice, as long as it relates to the theme. That means songs, poems, artwork, or dancing, magic shows, whatever grabs your fancy.
Send chocolates to the girls
Most girls love choccies and there are still possibilities to send some to each other before Saturday. Think of their delight and joy opening a beautiful box.
Play BFF trivia
Have each friend write 10 questions about themselves, with four multiple-choice answers for each question. Ask each other the questions and write down your answers. When you’re done asking questions, tally up who got the most questions right. Winner gets some bubbly sent.
Whatever you do, celebrate each other, and your relationships. Make each other feel loved, cherished, and appreciated.
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