What Galentine's Day Means to Me

Galentine’s Day is usually celebrated on February 13, the day before the more popular, Valentine’s Day. It started out as a holiday seen in TV shows but has since grown in popularity.  I love celebrating Galentine’s Day because I love getting to hang out with my best friends and watch cheesy romantic comedies while eating Smore’s Dip. 

A side note on Smore’s Dip: This is the best dessert dip I’ve ever eaten.  It’s made by putting layers of chocolate and marshmallow in a pan that bakes until the marshmallows are browned and dipping graham crackers in it. Trust me, this is good stuff. 

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Galentine’s Day allows my friends and I to not only pig out on desserts that we make, but to also spend quality time together. My friends and I make sure to remind that we are thankful for one another. I’ve known most of my best friends since elementary school, and some we have added along the way, but I could not be luckier to have them. I’ve never gotten into a fight with any of them (seriously) because we all know that no matter what, we’re there for each other.  Adding to this, we watch movies and stay up to just talk with each other.  However, now that we’re all off at different colleges we don’t always get the chance to celebrate together, but we still are just a close.

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A fun idea for Galentine’s Day:

Last year, my roommates and I pulled names out of a hat to pick who we would get a gift for.  We had a $25 spending limit and we got each other candies, flowers, and stuffed animals.  We also decorated each other’s rooms with Galentine’s Day decorations as a surprise.  

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Whether you have a valentine or not this year, Galentine's day is something everyone can celebrate.  You can go out to dinner with friends, stay in and watch a movie, or make that recipie you haven't had time for.  There's so many different ways to celebrate Galentine's day, but for me, I think it's mostly about being around your best friends (and chocolate, of course).  It allows us to see how important our friends (and sweets) are to us.  So break out that cute pink sweater or heart-covered pajama pants and spend time with your friends!