Oh Valentine’s Day, the holiday with the most love-hate relationships. People love to hate on Valentine’s Day for all the romantic and lovey-dovey cheesiness it brings. But at the end of the day, it’s a day celebrating love — and I’m down with that. Because who doesn’t love love?? Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other, some of your best gal pals, your family, or your pup… it’s all love. Since I’m away living my college life in Chicago I will be spending this Valentine’s Day with my gal pals. And everyone who is anyone knows that this special day has been coined Galentine’s Day, the Valentine’s Day spent with your gals, on February 13th. And anyone who has no idea what I am talking about or what I am referring to, here is the lovely Miss Knope to explain:
Now that that’s out of the way let’s get into it! So if you’re hanging with your besties this holiday, here are some fun slash cute slash AHMAZING ideas of what to actually do!
HAVE A SLEEPOVER
Gather up all of your bffs and bring it old school! Binge watch your favorite Netflix show or marathon a movie series. Pop some popcorn, get ALL the snacks, pump the old tunes, and build a blanket fort for all I care! This is such a good idea for some serious catching up and much needed girl talk.
I’m at least speaking for my friends and I when I say we LOVE to bake and therefore EAT all of the baked goods. AND Valentine’s Day is ALL about the sweets so why not take advantage of it?? It’s all about the comfort and all about the fun. There are so many options to bake! Pinterest is the epitome of everything food wise. There are so many recipes to choose from. Take one and run with it, baby.
You don’t always have time to plan an elaborate movie night at your house so you can go out to do things too! A couple hours spent pampering is never a bad thing. SO find a girlfriend that might also need a polish change and set up a time to meet up. This is great way to not spend the whole day while still getting to hang with your friends and treat yo self.
BRUNCH AT HOME OR ON THE TOWN
One of my personal favorites and I know a lot of other people’s too is the inevitable brunch. You could host a brunch or go out on the town to a fun new trendy restaurant. If you host, make sure to send out invites and come up with a fun vday menu (full of a possible waffle bar)?! And a pj’s only rule is must. So whichever one you decide, fill up with all the conversation, iced coffee, and avo toast your little heart desires.
I hope that whatever you thoughts are on Valentine’s Day, this year you can find it in your heart to have some good old fashioned fun with your girls!
Happy Galentine’s Day to all my ladies!! LADIES CELEBRATING LADIES! Will you be my galentine?