As we all know, February 14th is Valentine’s Day, but not everyone has a significant other to celebrate with. You know what everyone does have, though? A bunch of great gal pals! And even though we’re mere days away from all of the discounted chocolates our hearts desire, let’s take some time on February 13th to celebrate Galentine’s Day, the most important holiday of the year!
What is Galentine’s Day, you say? Watch the video below and get educated!
So yes, it’s a day where we can grab our closest lady friends and bask in the glorious love and friendship of the women around you. We’re sure the guys can keep themselves busy this one day of the year — napping, video games, picking up last-minute flowers for Valentine’s Day. Whatever. Ladies don’t care on Galentine’s Day.
What are we waiting for? Let’s celebrate!
(Taylor has a slightly different name for this day.)
How? Well, here are a few ideas as well as some Galentine’s Day necessities…
MUST HAVE: WAFFLES
As Leslie Knope notes on that fateful episode of Parks & Recreation, Galentine’s Day is the day before Valentine’s Day where the ladies leave their men and “kick it breakfast-style” which of course involves lots of pancakes, waffles (Leslie’s personal all-time fave) and frittatas.
NEXT LEVEL: DESSERTS
Who doesn’t love desserts?!
MUST HAVE: A GOOD LOCATION
A chic restaurant totally works…
NEXT LEVEL: PAJAMAS
But what’s better than staying in with your besties and not wearing real pants!
MUST HAVE: A SMALL TOKEN OF LOVE
A hug, a box of chocolates — something to make your besties feel loved! Leslie Knope gives her pals mosaic portraits, but we wouldn’t go that far…unless you have the time and skill, of course!
NEXT LEVEL: HANDMADE CARDS
Just to make it extra special! (We have no clue what the following GIF is, but WE LOVE IT)
MUST HAVE: A FUN ACTIVITY
Catch up with your friends by playing board games, trading some hot gossip or just doing this:
NEXT LEVEL: FRIENDSHIP FLICKS
Bridesmaids, Frances Ha, Thelma & Louise, Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion, Clueless, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants — the list can go on forever! Pick a few of your faves and have a marathon of movies highlighting awesome female friendships!
MUST HAVE: YOUR CLOSEST GAL PALS
NEXT LEVEL: INVITING OTHER GREAT DAMES
The more the merrier!