Galentine’s Day: Best ways to celebrate with your girlfriends!

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Galentine’s Day: Best ways to celebrate with your girlfriends!

If you know Parks & Recreation, you know Leslie Knope’s Galentine’s Day. She greets her girlfriends at a restaurant with gifts and super positive company. Galentine’s Day only has one rule – no guys. The name Galentine’s Day says it all.

Do you want to throw your own Galentine’s Day party with your girlfriends? We came up with some ideas about how you can celebrate your own Galentine’s Day:

  1. Watch Parks & Recreation’s “Galentine’s Day” episode in Season Two. Have everyone bring candy to pass around and remember, calories don’t count on Galentine’s Day (or at least that’s what we say). And don’t blame us if you end up binge watching the rest of the show… for the fourth time.
  2. Still a little bitter about the holiday? Throw a Black Hearts party for all of your single girlfriends. Wear black and decorate your dorm room in all black hearts. All Galentine’s Day events need food and chocolate – so make sure you’re prepared. You can rant, but keep the bitterness to a minimum and make a funny anti-love playlist, and don’t forget to include Hailee Steinfeld’s “Love Myself.”
  3. Let’s be honest – watching Leslie Knope on Parks & Recreation can make you laugh uncontrollably. Pull up your favorite moments on the show on YouTube. Everyone knows one video search on YouTube can lead to a hundred more clicks on one video’s “Related Videos” and a hundred more laughs. We suggest you look up the show’s blooper reel.
  4. Galentine’s Day can also be celebrated by buying cheap candy at Wal-Mart before you head to the movies to snack and see a chick flick! “How To Be Single” with Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann and Rebel Wilson comes out on Feb 12. It tells the story of people in New York whose lonely hearts are trying to find a match. The movie’s Valentine’s Day weekend release date is pretty convenient.
  5. Let’s just copy Leslie and say, take your friends out for a great breakfast. You can exchange gifts in a Secret Santa kind of fashion, compliment each other and tell stories. It’s a guaranteed way to start off your day great and can be followed by #1-4 listed above.

All of these suggestions can be varied to your liking! There is lots of room for adjustment, or you could combine some of them. Dare I say it is possible to do all five, especially in one weekend. Don’t get too bogged down by the fact that it is a couple’s holiday. Recall when Leslie says, “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.”