Galentine’s Day: Trading in Tears and Tissues for Laughs and Lady Friends

Alright, let’s be honest — being single on Valentine’s Day ‘kinda low key sucks. Turning every corner to find an obnoxious couple exchanging chocolates and grotesquely poetic “I love you’s”, frantically scrolling past the sappy Instagram captions, promising yourself that it’s not worth it, but secretly staying up until 2 a.m. crying over a pint of Ben and Jerry’s cursing their endearing sentiments.

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…ENOUGH. Picture this: It’s February 13th, you’re sporting your favorite PJs, you just ordered three boxes of Insomnia Cookies, a captivating Ryan Gosling clinging to Rachel McAdams fills your T.V. screen, and your girl gang is knocking at your door. Welcome to Galentine’s Day, an entire day of the year devoted to you and your girls.

In the wise words of Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope, “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.”

No matter how you decide to celebrate — breakfast or brownies, acknowledging the friends that you do have in your life can turn anyone’s Valentine’s pity party into a day of honoring yourself and the people that helped you become the boss babe you are. Need some ideas on how to throw the best Galentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered:

Write Letters to your Girl Gang

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Let them know just how much they mean to you — whether it’s reminiscing over old memories or laying out your plan to conquer the world together. Taking the time to write it down will remind them how much you care.

Marathon of your Favorite Chick-Flicks

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Dirty Dancing, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, or even She’s the Man. The options are endless. With the perfect blend of humor and heartthrobs, these rom-coms have all proven to be binge-worthy.

Treat yo’ Self!

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A little retail therapy never hurt nobody! Grab your girls and hit the mall, your favorite nail salon and end the day with a much-deserved trip to Cold Stone!

Face Mask + Bubble Bath + Something to Read (Might We Suggest Our Latest Issue?) = A Flawless Plan

Make a Sweet Treat

Here are the links to a few of our personal favorite recipes:

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