Galentine's Day - Origin, Date and How to Celebrate! 🎉💖

February is always associated with Valentine's but did you know there's a day that's all about celebrating your ride-or-die crew?!
We're talking about Galentine's Day, the magical pre-Valentine's celebration that's all about sisterhood.
✨ It's the best day of the year ✨

What and When is Galentine's Day? 


So, what's the deal with this Galentine's thing? Well, picture this: February 13th, the day before Valentine's Day: a time to shower your girlies with love and appreciation.

Galentine's Day is all about celebrating incredible female friendships. A day to remind your gals of just how much they mean to you <3
You can do this in different ways: by sending them a card, getting them a cute gift, or planning activities together (more below). 


How was Galentine's Day created?


You may be wondering why we've been using Leslie Knope quotes on this blog. That's because Galentine's Day was actually created by Leslie from Parks and Recreation!

Leslie, the fictional but utterly fabulous character played by Amy Poehler, introduced the world to Galentine's Day. A true friend enthusiast, Leslie explains how she gathers her girls every February 13th for brunch. 

 “Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast style.”

The idea caught on like wildfire, and soon enough, women everywhere were embracing the notion of celebrating friendship the day before the more traditional Valentine's festivities. It just goes to show that sometimes TV does have all the best ideas!

How to Celebrate Galentine's Day


Alright, now that you know the backstory, let's dive into the fun stuff – how to make Galentine's Day a memorable bash!

  • Brunch, Duh!

In true Leslie style, you can celebrate Galentine's by organising a brunch for your gal pals. Pancakes, waffles, and mimosas are always a winning combo!

  • Craft Day!

Get those creative juices flowing with a craft night! Whether it's DIY friendship bracelets, mugs, or a painting session, the possibilities are endless. It's not about creating a masterpiece - it's about the fun you have together.

  • Movie Marathon

Settle in for a cosy movie night with your favourite leading ladies. Rom-coms, action flicks, or a nostalgic throwback to your childhood favourites. Don't forget the popcorn!

  • Spa Day!

Treat yourselves to a spa day without leaving the comfort of your home. Face masks, manicures, and lots of food – because, why not? 

  • Game Night

Break out the board games, card games, or even some online gaming if that's more your speed. May the best gal win!

Remember, Galentine's Day is all about celebrating the wonderful women in your life. Whether you're single, taken, or somewhere in between, this day is a reminder that friendship is the real MVP. So, grab your gals and make this Galentine's Day one for the books! 🥂💖


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