You may have your date night planned, and your expectations set for Valentine’s Day, but that’s not an excuse to eclipse the people who make it acceptable to eat more than half a pizza in one sitting: your girlfriends! February 13th, Galentine’s Day, is the day to show your lady friends a little extra love. Best explained by Leslie Knope from NBC’s Parks & Recreation. “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come kick it, breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like the Lillith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” It’s not just limited to your besties—invite family, coworkers, and hey even your hairdresser (Lord knows they’ve seen you at your best and worst). Here are some tips to help your Galentine’s Day celebration one you and your lady friends won’t forget:
Galentine’s Day wouldn’t be Galentine’s Day without breakfast food—waffles to be specific. An alternative way to enjoy a classic breakfast waffle is with a make your own waffle bar. Complete with add-ons like chocolate chips, fresh fruit, whipped cream, and sprinkles to name a few. Also—who says brunch is too early for a cocktail? This festive recipe by Shoppe Talk is a cute and fun drink to sip while you’re celebrating.
Set the mood for the ultimate girls day with a playlist full of songs that make you want to get up and dance (if you can move after all that brunch goodness). This playlist features feel-good, girl power songs by the likes of Britney Spears, Spice Girls, and Destiny’s Child.
Roses, roses, and more roses! The perfect Galentine’s Day party isn’t complete without the details. Bored of floral bouquets? Try a rose garland to accent any table, wall, or doorway.
Set your table with this DIY X’s and O’s tablecloth, a beautifully simple design. The contrast of black and white will make your details pop and serve as a nice contrast to the basic pink and red color scheme.
When I get together with my girlfriends I know for sure pictures will be taken. Why not shake up the normal selfie with a Galentine’s Day selfie booth? This DIY Binge Fringe Garland how to creates the cutest backdrop to capture those Insta-worthy pictures. Add some cute props and start snapping!
All in all, the purpose of Galentine’s Day is to celebrate some of the greatest, most inspiring, and supportive women in your life. In the wise words of Leslie Knope, “hoes before bros. Uteruses before duderuses and ovaries before brovaries” Have a happy Galantine’s Day! And don’t forget to treat yo’ self (and your lady friends)!