Every Feb. 13, gather up your girls and have a party with your gal pals. Leslie Knope would want you to celebrate Galentine’s day regardless of your relationship status.
Valentine’s Day can make you feel absolutely terrible about yourself if you’re single, and even if you’re in a relationship you can always have a disappointing holiday. However, your friends will never let you down the way a bad date can.
So gather up your girls and put your heads together, pull out your planners, and find a day where you’re all available to have fun with each other. If you don’t have a significant other, but you do have a wonderful group of ladies to spend your time with, here’s some fun things to do that are fun and (probably) won’t break the bank.
Painting is really fun, and is relatively cheap – you also don’t have to use canvases! Paper works too, or even cardstock. You can be artist or stupid, there’s never any mistakes (only, as Bob Ross would say, happy accidents). You can paint a sunset or a Vine reference, or both! It’ll be a fine time no matter what you do.
Stop by a bakery and enjoy freshly baked treats
Cherbourg Bakery across the street from campus on South Drexel Avenue is a fantastic gluten-free and nut-free bakery, made fresh every morning and perfect for any sweet tooth you or your gal pals may have.
Walk in, order your favorite treat, (give a small tip to whoever serves you) and enjoy good food that will fill you with joy! Grab a coffee (from the Chimes highest-rated coffee shops that are within walking distance) and sit down in a cozy bakery—you will not regret it.
Learn and perform a Tik Tok dance
If you’re on any social media, you’re probably familiar with Tik Tok; if not, you should be. It’s a mildly addicting app where you can share videos that share similarities with the late and dearly missed Vine. You and your friends can learn a Tik Tok dance and record yourselves performing it—it’s a guaranteed bonding experience.
If all else fails …
And if none of these pique your fancy, you can always go back to the default Valentine’s Day ideas—cheesy romantic comedies, sappy romance novels, get a spontaneous tattoo, eat lots of chocolate, go hunting for Mothman, wear some face masks, make Valentine’s Day cards, or get some mani pedis. Galentine’s day is strictly your choice for what you want to do and how you want to spend your day with your favorite ladies.
“Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every Feb. 13, 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.” – Leslie Knope.