For all of those people out there who think to celebrate Valentine’s Day you have to be in a committed relationship, you are greatly mistaken. Valentine’s Day isn’t about romance, it’s about L O V E, which comes in many different forms. This is why in 2020, I petition that instead of Anti-Valentine’s Day parties, we start celebrating Galentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day is the ultimate celebration of the best kind of love – the one between you and your lady friends. Typically, a Galentine’s Day consists of amazing food, cheap wine and hilarious memories with your best friends; what more could you want?! To help you celebrate Galentine’s Day, I have comprised a list of seven easy last-minute activities you can pull together to make February 14th a day to remember.
- Spa Night
There’s really nothing better than getting into your favourite matching pyjama set, wiping off your makeup and treating yourself to a classic spa night. A homemade spa is the perfect way to celebrate Galentine’s Day with the girls. Essentials for spa nights are facemasks (either store-bought or homemade), nail polish for mani-pedi’s and scented candles to get your zen on.
- Bachelor Binge
Okay, I’m totally biased toward this one. As an avid Bachelor fan, I would recommend doing this no matter the occasion. On Galentine’s Day, however, there’s no better time to indulge in all of the Bachelor drama. Seriously, watching 30 girls competing over one man is the perfect Galentine’s Day activity. If you’re currently watching Peter’s season, you can bet there will always be juicy drama. The sacred rule “ovaries over brovaries” really doesn’t apply in the Bachelor world, but it’s the one time we’ll let it slide.
- Wine and Rom-Com Night
This one’s a classic. There’s nothing better than making popcorn, setting up a room with cozy blankets and getting a bottle of wine while watching all the cuties of the 2000’s (yes I’m talking about Chad Michael Murray). There’s an endless list of movies that would be perfect for this occasion – so I will only list a few: Cinderella Story, She’s The Man (literally any Amanda Bynes movie for that matter), The Parent Trap, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (trust me on this one), and Endless Love.
- Game Night
There’s something so exciting about breaking into teams and competing in the ultimate Galentine’s Day game night. Get your snacks and drinks prepared, because these games are going to be intense. You can even make incentives with mini prizes throughout the night. Warning: These will bring out your aggressive and competitive side...see a full list of hilarious games here.
- Winter Hike
As a Canadian, I can always appreciate a classic outdoor winter adventure. One of my favourite memories with my friends was finding a random trail and going on a hike last March. To go outside and feel the fresh air, enjoy nice weather and tap into your adventurous side is the perfect way to spend time with your gals! To take it one step further, you can make it a picnic and pack your favourite snacks for when you reach the top.
- Karaoke Night
You better R-E-S-P-E-C-T this next idea, because there’s nothing more fun than blasting your favourite tunes and singing out of pitch with your friends. You can either go to a karaoke bar in your town, or make a homemade karaoke station at home. Both will guarantee you having an absolute blast!
- Bob Ross Paint Night
This one requires a little more effort to get together but is well worth it. To get a quick, easy painting tutorial all you have to do is search up Bob Ross on Youtube and it’s like an instructor is in the room with you! For this night, everyone needs an easel and you can share paint. Another fun twist on paint night is sitting in a circle, and trying to paint the person next to you.
In conclusion, you don’t need to be in love to feel the love this Valentine’s Day. Sometimes, all you need is a fabulous night with your closest ladies to make you feel like the luckiest person in the world.