If you have never celebrated Galentine’s Day before, now’s the time. Galentine’s Day is an annual holiday that takes place on February 13th. It was created by Leslie Knope on the NBC series Parks and Recreation as a chance to celebrate and honor female friendship. How does one honor their female friendships, you ask? Below are some ideas for doing just that.
1. Bottomless mimosas at outdoor brunch
This Galentine’s date idea is a timeless classic. What gal doesn’t love getting blitzed over a bellini and a blueberry waffle? What’s that picture above you say? Is that a picture of me and my ex at the last brunch we shared together? Before he dumped me to move to Los Angeles so that he could have some space and “work on his music” when we both know he’s just bumming it on his friend’s couch? While he waits for Jay-Z to come knocking on his door and hand him a recording contract? Yeah, good times. Anyway, sorry. Back to female friendships and Galentine’s day.
2. Disney marathon with Disney-inspired snacks
Ever wanted to try the ratatouille from Ratatouille? The yellow snow cones from Monster’s, INC? The smiley breakfast porridge in Mulan? Whatever food you’ve been craving from your favorite Disney films, you can make it at home with your gals for Galentine’s! What is more wholesome than good food, good Disney flicks, and some good gals by your side? A puppy and a kitty being best friends? No. A video of a soldier finally coming home from deployment and surprising his family? Not even. A St. Jude’s patient becoming cancer free? Just stop. Nothing can beat the wholesomeness of this Galentine’s Day date.
3. Take a blood oath together under the light of the full moon
I have definitely never taken a blood oath before, so I definitely do not know how it works, but if one were to take a blood oath with their gal pals I would say you would have to each hold a lit candle and head out into the woods when the moon is brightest and swear your undying bond to one another while you gently prick your finger, and nothing will break it, nothing, not even a new boyfriend, not even a new hairstyle, not even the inevitable star death of our universe. But if that’s like, too intense or anything, you can always just do the Disney marathon.
4. Hike and picnic in the woods
If you and your gal pals are more of the active type, going on a hike would be the perfect Galentine’s date. Make sure to pack some of your favorite treats for a mid-hike picnic! Just don’t go too far off the beaten path. Every Galentine’s Day, rumor has it that a little cockney English sprite name Henry wearing a sparkly pink bowler hat can be seen fluttering around the woods. Don’t worry about Henry; he doesn’t bite. But, if he DOES bite, you may or may not be cursed to a lifetime of spinsterhood…
5. Spa day!
Gather up all your girls and head to the spa for a mani-pedi, facial, massage, or whatever tickles your fancy! These have been some tough times for everyone, so you and your besties deserve to be pampered. I would recommend the hottest new trend in facials: The Campbell’s Treatment. Your facialist will microwave a wide bowl of canned Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup and set it in front of you once it’s scolding hot. Then, she will gingerly push your face into the bowl until it’s submerged in hot, noodle-y, chicken-y goodness. The warmth will open up your pours while the special broth replenishes your malnourished skin. Win-win!
So how will you be honoring your female friendships this year? Let us know below!