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Valentine’s Day is coming up in just a few quick weeks. It’s an exciting and romantic holiday to spend time with your loved one. However, the day before, February 13th, is considered to be “Galentine’s Day.” Galentine’s Day is an unofficial holiday that is focused on celebrating love and friendship amongst women. Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not, Galentine’s Day is a fun way to intentionally celebrate the friendships in your life. Listed here are a few enjoyable and easy ways to celebrate with your gals. 

  1. Plan a Brunch

A fun and relaxed way to celebrate Galentine’s Day is by planning and orchestrating a brunch with your girl friends. To make this brunch more collaborative, you could host it pot luck style and have everyone bring a dish to share. Invite your friends over to enjoy a good meal, laughing, and spending time with one another.

  1. Spa Night

Everyone needs a night to relax and forget about the stress of everyday life. A relaxing way to spend Galentine’s Day is to spend time pampering yourself. A spa night can be as simple or extravagant as you want. To make it manageable and inexpensive, paint each other’s nails, put on a face mask, and spend the rest of the night chatting. To make the event more formal, put on a silk robe, make your own face masks, do each other’s hair, or anything else to pamper one another. Either way, you’ll end the night feeling relaxed and surrounded by good friends. 

  1. Wine Tasting

A delightful and unique way to celebrate your friends is by having a home wine tasting event. Buy a few different types of wine and spend the evening trying the different wines. This type of event would also pair well with having a charcuterie board to share. This would be an exciting way to spend the evening with your friends and trying something new. 

  1. Book Club

A more time consuming idea is to host a book club. For this event to be successful, everyone involved would need to read a book, or a few chapters of a book, in advance. You can spend the night discussing the book and hearing each other’s opinions. If you and your friends enjoy reading, this can be the perfect way to spend an evening celebrating your friendship.

  1. Movie Marathon

A straightforward yet entertaining way to celebrate your friends is by having a movie marathon. Invite your friends over for a movie night filled with pajamas, popcorn, and good movies. You could watch a movie series or pick a few of your favorite rom-coms, either way this will be an easy and leisurely evening. This is a great way to have a cozy night in with your girl friends.

There is no perfect way to spend time with your girl friends, however, planning intentional time to celebrate your friendship will strengthen your relationships and create lasting memories. The plans or events don’t need to be extravagant, even inviting a friend or two over to hang out and catch up, can be the perfect way to celebrate Galentine’s Day. Whatever you choose to do, I hope that your Galentine’s Day is filled with love and friendship.

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