Galentine’s Day. Made famous by Parks and Recreation and if you haven’t celebrated it yet, it’s about time you started.
With the Hallmark official Valentine’s Day around the corner, it looks like cupid has thrown up all over the place. Chances are you are having one of two reactions: yay I love chocolate, or you’re debating how long you can hide in your apartment before your super thinks you’re dead.
Set all preconceived notions aside, date or no date, we have a foolproof way to enjoy this weekend in all its pink and red glory.
We want to remind you that Valentines Day is celebrating the love you have. And we mean LOVE in the big sense of the word: self love, neighbor love, sister love, and best of all, the unconditional love of your lady friends, who let’s be honest have seen you at your worst, and still love you. Galentine’s Day is officially the day before Valentine’s day, so there’s no excuse to bail on the girls – it’s time to make some brunch plans, babes.
“And we mean LOVE in the big sense of the word: self love, neighbor love, sister love, and best of all, the unconditional love of your lady friends…”
Here are a few ideas for great ways to spend the weekend being the one that gives love all weekend this year. It feels just as good, maybe even better that way – trust. Celebrate the women who literally have picked you up off the floor. Remind them life is better because of them.
Yes like the ones you made when you wee a kid. Get some construction paper, a pen, look up some Fitzgerald or Chelsea Handler quotes and getting to crafting. Tape them to your roommate’s door so she finds it when she wakes up. Slip one to our favorite barista. Be proactive and send one in the mail to that girlfriend who knew you when you had braces.
WINE AND PIZZA AND ROM COMS.
I mean, do we need a holiday for any of these? Probably not. In fact, they deserve their own celebration altogether. But, it’s a great excuse to spring to drop some extra cash on the nice bottle and supreme toppings. Ladies get hungry. Some of our favorite picks: 500 days of summer, 10 Things I Hate About You, Roman Holiday, Ghost, Leap Year, Crazy Stupid Love. I could go on forever.
ROLLER SKATE, SERIOUSLY.
Hopefully wherever you live you still have the pleasure of having a roller rink somewhere near the edges of town. It is arguably the most juvenile fun we are allowed to still have. I’ll bet you haven’t been in a decade or two. Guess what, it’s still incredible. Lace up those skates, request some Janet Jackson, and bust out those moves. We know you still got them.
PUT ON YOUR FANCY PANTS.
Why not? A Valentine’s day without a romantic date doesn’t make you any less deserving of a bottle of champagne and a fifty-dollar steak. Invite one of those boss ass vinas of yours, and make several toasts about how lucky you both are to not only be friends but to be you. Get all dressed up, because you’re worth it, and because this day is set aside to remind you of that.
DO GOOD FOR OTHERS.
Grab a vina and spend the day doing good for other people, volunteer with the elderly and ask them about their first love. Make valentines with ask risk youth in after school program. Deliver sack lunches to the homeless with sweet notes inside encouraging strong self worth. The world can always use more love.
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