For all the Mr. Wrongs there’s always been a Ms. Right in our lives to get us through the messy breakups, prop us up when we’re down, and share our joy when life gives us something to celebrate. No matter our relationship status, we all have that one woman or group of women we can turn to and who can turn to us no matter what. That’s why this year it’s time for Valentine’s Day to step aside and let Galentine’s Day take over. Celebrate your besties this year with these tips for throwing the perfect Galentine’s Day.
Good Friends Need Good Eats
Galentine’s Day is about living your #squadgoals, and what better place to start than making your squad’s food dreams a reality? Of course, you can’t go wrong with wine and cheese, but try thinking outside of the heart-shaped box. If you and your besties love sweets, consider skipping dinner and going straight to dessert with a dessert potluck. Or if dips are your crew’s thing, throw a dip party. Have everyone bring their favorite dip, like this funfetti cake batter dip, and chow down.
For the squad that likes being extra, you could make reservations at a nice restaurant you and your friends have been dying to try and turn it into a fun night where everyone dresses up and orders everything and anything they want off the menu. Lobster and Moët & Chandon?
Plan Some Activities to Show You Care
It probably doesn’t take much planning to have a good time with your closest friends, but with a little planning you can make sure Galentine’s Day is the special day your girls deserve. One way to show each other how much you care is to plan a home spa day. Give each other facials and manicures while sipping cucumber water. Turn your spa day into a great photo opp with animal face masks (think of them as real life Snapchat filters) or Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask, which hilariously bubble up.
For those who need to need help getting over last year’s terrible Valentine, there’s nothing like belting out Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” with your ride-or-die girls. The best way to do that is an in-home karaoke party. This karaoke machine has built-in disco lights to get the party going and can be paired with two microphones so you and your bestie can do some sweet duets together and don’t have to fight over who gets to sing “Don’t Stop Believin.’”
Give a Little Token of Love
Give your Galentines a little token of love to show them how much they mean to you. A t-shirt, tote bag, or coffee mug with an empowering saying are great for letting the strong women in your life know they are loved and valued. You can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine, especially when you customize it with a cute Galentine’s wine label. Who doesn’t want “merlots before bros?”
Or make something truly personalized by turning some of your favorite photos with your besties into Polaroid inspired coasters. This craft is super easy. Simply glue a 3.5” x 5” photo to a 4” x 4” plain white ceramic tile using Mod Podge, then cover the photo with Mod Podge and seal with a clear acrylic spray once dry. Make a set for all your favorite ladies or make them together on Galentine’s Day.
Our besties deserve a reminder of how important they are to us, so why not go all out this Galentine’s Day?