Valentine’s Day has always been about romance, so why not spend it with the real love of your life, your BFFs? Your gal pals have been through everything with you and there is no reason why you can’t celebrate this holiday together. This year, invite your girlfriends over and celebrate what has become popularly known as, Galentine’s Day! What is Galentine’s Day, you may ask? It is when you make plans with your girlfriends, whether you have a significant other or not, and have some bonding time together without boys. So grab your PJs and I’ll tell you how to throw a fabulous Galentine’s Day party!
First things first, you can’t have a party if you don’t send an invite. Whether you go with an e-vite or a tangible note, it’s very important to send a proper invitation. Let the ladies know that they are coming over for something special. This is more than just a get-together; this is going to be an event!
There should be zero pressure about what to wear for a GD party. However, why not pay homage to the slumber parties of your past and ask your guests to bring their PJs and slippers? This will set the mood perfectly and everyone will be ready for a relaxing night of movies and games like light as a feather, stiff as a board.
Keep it simple and classic. What did we eat at slumber parties when we were kids: pizza and junk food! I say recreate the magic by ordering pizza and having the girls make their own sundaes. Pick up ice cream from Shake Shack and get toppings from Dylan’s Candy store. It’ll be like we’re kids again.
If we keep with the teenage slumber party theme, I’d say make root beer floats. However, being an adult does have its perks. Pop open the bubbly, and make a signature cocktail. Bonus points for if it’s pink!
I don’t know how teenage girls play truth or dare in this day and age. How can you call the boy you have a crush on and hang up when his mom answers now that there are cell phones? There are a lot of fun activities you can do that won’t lead to any embarrassing moments. While you eat and drink, pop in a movie and get in the holiday spirit with a popular rom-com. For some nostalgia, pick a flick from your youth like Clueless, or if you’re in the mood to cry together, pop in The Notebook. During the movie, give yourselves an at-home manicure or facial.
Just because it’s not a date with your significant other doesn’t mean there can’t be jewelry. Surprise your girlfriends at the end of the night with a gift to remember the night. A personal favorite of mine would be to get pretty bracelets for everyone. Every time they wear it, it will remind them of the fun night they had with their girlfriends.
Hopefully this night will be so much fun that it’ll be a tradition for years to come. Just remember, no boys, no drama, and lots of champagne! Happy Galentine’s Day ladies!