There is so much hype surrounding Valentine’s Day that we almost always forget another important day – Galentine’s Day. Celebrated on 13th February every year, Galentine’s Day is a chance to recognize the impact that our friends have on our lives and thank them for their steadfast loyalty, love, and laughter. Galentine’s Day is a wonderful concept, as nothing similar exists.
We place so much emphasis on romantic love and finding ‘the one’ for us, but we never stop to acknowledge that platonic love is just as beautiful, if not more beautiful. Thanks to the fictional deputy director of Parks and Recreation in Pawnee, Indiana, Leslie Knope, we now have a dedicated day to celebrate a friendship.
Here are 7 Galentine’s Day ideas for you and your friends.
1. Take a road trip
Road trips are a fun experience and a chance to create lifelong memories. If you are looking for something fun to do with your girls, a road trip should be at the top of your considerations. It can be a short one-hour trip, where you can visit and get back home on the same day. You can also find ways to cut down the costs and still have fun at the same time. You may also choose to do fun activities like playing board games or swimming. The memories you make on a road trip are almost always priceless.
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2. Have a picnic
There’s something completely beautiful and intimate about picnics. The fresh air, the flow of conversations, the good weather, and the laughter – a perfect combination. So grab a blanket and a speaker, buy or cook a few snacks and set up a picnic at a park. You can carry some games with you as part of the activities you take part in. A picnic is almost always fun, and the conversations are magical.
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3. Have a staycation
If you are looking to spend more than just a few hours with your friends, then a staycation is a perfect way to do so. Book a hotel or even an Airbnb, and spend a night or two there. Staycations are extremely fun. They will help you reconnect your friendships. You can cook together, watch movies, play games, dance, and gift one another. A staycation is a perfect idea for Galentine’s Day.
4. Paint and sip
I am yet to meet somebody who isn’t fascinated by art. Most of us are either really good at painting, or are really inspired by it. Even if you are not good at it, paint and sip events are always fun and serene. You simply cannot get bored, and it’s nearly impossible to go wrong with art. You may choose to attend a public event, or buy the art supplies and do it from the comfort of home. Whatever you decide, you will not regret this brilliant idea. It sure will feel good to hang out with your friends and tap into your creativity with them.
5. Game night
Growing up, there were very few board games available to play. Nowadays, you can find so many fun games! Check out different stores and find some fun games. If you’re not looking to spend money on the games, you can play games like Charades and Animal Kingdom. Game nights can become really competitive, but they are always fun. While at it, you will learn the value of working together as a team and the value of friendship.
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6. Movie night
You and your girls can also choose to watch a movie together. You can either go to the cinemas or watch a movie at home. Pick something that everyone will be comfortable with, grab a few snacks, and enjoy. Watching a movie with your friends is always a great idea. You get to discuss with them, ask questions, and understand each other’s perspectives on different things. What better thing to do than watch a movie with your friends on Galentine’s Day.
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7. Karaoke Party
Not all of us were gifted with musical talents but at Karaoke parties? Nobody cares about that. You are allowed to sing your heart out, whether you have a good voice or not. Karaoke parties are super fun and a great idea for Valentine’s Day. Karaoke has numerous benefits. It’s a stress reliever, it builds confidence, and helps you to show your feelings and emotions. In short, it’s a perfect Galentine’s Day date idea!
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