Ah, the season of love… and you know what that means – Galentine’s Day! Why limit your festivities to romantic partners when you can celebrate the incredible bond you share with your friends?
Get ready to boycott the traditional V-Day norms and plan a fabulous Galentine’s Day right in the comfort of your own home. This guide has three ideas to get you started: movie night and mocktails, an evening of self-care, and decorating cookies. Let’s look at how all of these options are sure to guarantee a laughter-filled, heartwarming experience for your ride-or-die crew!
Who needs a significant other when you have all of your gal pals and a lineup of the cheesiest romantic comedies? Grab the popcorn, dim the lights, and get ready for a night of cinematic love stories that make you question your life choices.
If you want a good giggle (and maybe shed a tear or two), there are a few ways you can go. Make sure you have a variety of titles on hand, like Bridesmaids, When Harry Met Sally, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Love Actually, Grease, Clueless, or any others that you guys get a kick out of. When you have a bunch of choices like these, you can decide together which ones align with the vibe you’re going for.
To elevate things, whip up some mocktails that will make you forget all about typical V-Day drinks (and feel good about making healthier choices). Look on sites like Pinterest or TikTok for recipes for drinks like “Single and Fabulous” Virgin Mojitos or “No Drama Llama” Pineapple Punch. Half the fun is getting creative with the names and the ingredients, but don’t forget to snap pics for the ‘Gram, because if it’s not on social media, did it really happen?
Self-love is the ultimate form of love, and what better day to indulge than in a bit of pampering with a spa night? Get a selection of face masks, put on some soothing music, and grab the tools you need for the trendiest skincare routines (gua sha and dry brushing are very in right now!). Lastly, to (kind of) mimic a massage and work the knots out of your tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, or back, use a foam roller, lacrosse ball, or a percussive therapy device. Or, take it to the next level (and forgo the contortionist movements to get to hard-to-reach spots) and hire an at-home masseuse instead.
Encourage each other to share your most embarrassing stories… the kind that you would only tell those closest to you. Laughter is the best medicine, and reminiscing about the time you accidentally texted your boss instead of your crush is sure to leave you all in stitches!
No Galentine’s Day is complete without a touch of sweetness, so gather your squad for a cookie-decorating extravaganza. This doesn’t have to be a bake-off, so you only need a few things to make this activity a hit.
First, make a batch of sugar cookies from premade dough in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store. Once you get home, preheat your oven and roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to mold the dough, place each heart on a baking sheet (don’t forget to leave at least half an inch between each cookie), and bake the cookies following the directions on the label.
Once these treats are fully cooled, it’s decorating time! Let your creativity run wild with all the red, white, pink, and red frosting, sprinkles, and edible glitter. Put each topping in its own little bowl so your guests can help themselves to what they need to make their delicious masterpieces.
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Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating the fabulous friendships that light up your life. From rom-coms and booze-free drinks to self-care nights and cookie decorating, these at-home activities are guaranteed to make the day memorable and full of laughter. So, grab your BFFs, put on your favorite PJs, and let the festivities begin. Here’s to the relationships and sweet moments that make life extraordinary!