Thanks to Leslie Knope’s endless witticisms and wisdom on Parks and Recreation, we now have Galentine’s Day - an entire day to celebrate our most powerful and long-lasting friendships! According to Leslie, February 14th is for romance but February 13th is for the ladies (and we agree, it should be a national holiday).
Instead of being stressed out about Valentine’s Day, celebrating Galentine’s Day with your friends is the perfect way to actually have a fun, zero-pressure day to celebrate the amazing women in your life.
We can't celebrate Galentine's Day the way we usually would this year, but we can still celebrate over zoom, or send your besties a care package to let them know you're thinking about them. Here are some ideas for virtual Galentine's Day fun.
13 WAYS TO CELEBRATE GALENTINE'S DAY
Here are 13 different ways you can celebrate the best day of the year with your gal pals!
Virtual Pizza + Movie + Wine Party
When you’re with friends you don’t need much else to have a good time. Keep it simple and fun for Galentine’s Day by ordering a pizza, pouring some wine, and virtually watching a movie together. Press play at the same time - you can start a group text about the movie, or use apps that allow you to watch together.
Virtual Galentine’s Spa Day
Get your gals together on Zoom for a spa day! Treat yourself to a relaxing Galentine’s with at home manis, pedis, and face masks while you chat.
Host a Virtual Game Night
Find an app to help you and your friends pay your favorite game online, or enter a virtual trivia contest!
Virtual Wine Tasting
Galentine’s should be all about what you and your gal pals want to do. If you're interested in wine, why not take a virtual wine tasting class together, so you're all that much more knowledgeable when you can hit the wineries in person next year.
Have a Virtual Paint Party
All you need are a few blank canvases, brushes, and paint to channel your inner Bob Ross. Bonus points if you send everyone art supplies beforehand.
Host a Virtual Brunch
Take a page out of Leslie Knope's handbook and start Galentine's Day off right by sharing brunch over zoom with all of your gal pals - because who doesn’t love bottomless mimosas, obviously.
Have a Virtual Galentine’s Tea Party
If your gal pals are tea lovers, celebrate the day with a Galentine’s Tea Party. Taste tea together, sharing thoughts on flavor notes and more. Check out the Galentine's Tea Party Box to discover the perfect teas for friendship.
A Leslie-approved waffle breakfast is a fun and easy way to celebrate Galentine’s. Whip up a bunch of heart-shaped waffles and decorate them with different toppings like fresh fruit, chocolate chips, or whipped cream! Eating waffles while you videochat with your friends feels like a great way to honor Galentine's this year, when we can't be together.
DIY Planter Zoom
Pick up a few succulents and have a crafty planter Zoom for Galentine’s Day. You can buy mini planters, or use things around your house (like cute teacups or tea and coffee tins!) for a creative DIY. Everyone can use what they already have around the house, or you can even send everyone succulents from your favorite online plant source.
Dance Your Cares Away
Your besties won’t judge you! Let loose, blast your favorite female powerhouse tunes, and dance your worries away over Zoom. Just because it's virtual doesn't mean you won't work up a sweat.
Virtual White Elephant Exchange (with weird gifts from your exes!)
We’ve all been given a gift at some point that just missed the mark. See who received the weirdest gift and throw a white elephant party for you and your friends on Galentine’s Day - mail each other your gifts in advance, and open them over Zoom. If you get really creative, you can even organize steals and mail presents to their rightful owners after the exchange. And if you don’t have any of those weird gifts from your ex anymore, you can send any strange gift you’ve received that you just don’t know what to do with.
Check out this gift guide to make Valentine's or Galentine's Day truly special!
VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT SHOP
Galentine's Tea Party Box!
The best time of the year is almost here - Galentine’s Day! A time for friendship and love and waffles and chocolate and giving world-class compliments. Gift a Galentine’s Day box full of delicious chocolate teas to the Ann to your Leslie, and then celebrate together with a Galentine’s Tea Party.
Find the perfect gift for your Galentine!
These tea gifts will make you swoon. Find Valentine's Day gifts for all of your sweethearts and loved ones. Romantic tea gifts, Galentine's Day tea party kits, love potions to attract your heart's desire, bouquets of rose flavored teas, chocolate teas, heart-shaped mugs, cute mugs, tea infusers, and more are lovely gifts for tea lovers. Discover tea boxes and tea gift sets for Valentine's Day.
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