Galentine’s Day is one of the most recognized fake holidays that has been unofficially added to girls’ calendars. It’s like Valentine’s Day, only instead of going to a romantic date with your significant other, you spend the whole day with your girls, and give them endless attention and affection.
Ladies deserve a holiday all to themselves.
This holiday was created by a fictional character: Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation. In one of the episodes, Leslie gathers her closest female friends on Feb. 13 for a brunch of waffles and love. As Leslie explains:
“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 and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
Before organizing an unforgettable Galentine’s Day with your squad, you all need to decide on the activities for this big day. To do that, everyone should vote or express their opinion. Here’s how you can do it:
First of all, you need a little bit of brainstorming. In order to make the things easier, use real-time polling tool Swift Polling to create an open-ended question “Which type of activities we should do on Galentine’s Day?”
Then, ask your female friends to send their suggestions with their phones. The results will appear on the screen in real time, so you’ll be able to see everybody’s suggestions, and identify the ones that seem most exciting.
After choosing several options, create a poll with those suggestions (using Swift), and ask the girls to vote for two options that are the most appealing for them. This way, you will easily choose the activities for Galentine’s Day without having to make that decision alone.
Here are some options you can choose from:
RomCom Movie Night
Romantic comedies are a girl’s night favorite. There’s a huge variety of old and modern movies you can choose from. Just start reading the descriptions and the reviews of different romcom movies, and choose the ones that are more relatable for your group of friends. Pick your favorite actress, or the most hilarious movie director, and have fun watching comedies with ladies.
If you’re a fan of Parks and Recreation, you definitely need to organize a waffle brunch on Galentine’s Day because Leslie Knope said so. It’s a day where women can eat all sorts of waffles without feeling guilty about it. You can make reservations at your favorite cafe, or you can host a waffle-making party at home. Here are some waffle recipes you’ll need for that day.
Group Spa appointment
We all deserve a day at the spa salon with our squad, where professionals will take care of our skin (and soul). This is a great place to relax, drink some herbal tea, make fun of each other’s facial masks, and feel refreshed. This is not something you’d usually do on casual days, so treat yourselves by taking the group to the spa and enjoy the process.
Galentine’s Day can be also celebrated in a really fancy manner. Institute a dress-code: elegant dresses and high heels. Reserve a table at an exclusive restaurant. On the day before Valentine’s, you won’t have to worry about millions of couples reserving all the good restaurants for themselves. Just take your female friends, order some delicious food (and wine), and enjoy your fancy evening together.
Champagne (and no men)
If you’re in a mood for drinks and fun with your friends, there are plenty of ways (and places) to do that. You can gather at someone’s place, buy a lot of champagne, order food, and let the toast-making begin. It can turn into a karaoke night or an honest conversation night. It’s also a good idea to choose a great club and party all night long. Dancing, drinking, and singing out loud with your closest girlfriends – what can be better?
So, start planning your upcoming Galentine’s Day right away. Because, hey, when will you have another chance to show so much love for your ladies?