Written by: Brigid Fallon
Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day in Quarantine
If you don’t already know, Galentine’s Day stems from an episode of the popular TV series, Parks and Recreation that came out in 2010. Every February 13th, fictional character Leslie Knope hosts a brunch to celebrate the lovely ladies in her life which then became the unofficial holiday that allows women to celebrate each other single or not. Compared to the daunting pressure of Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day is known for its pink themed celebrations and anything heart shaped that you can get your hands on.
This year has made us appreciate our friends and family SO much more. Even though you may not be physically there to shower your BFFs with love and affection, the Galentine festivities must go on! We’ve come up with a few ideas on how to celebrate Galentine’s Day ~covid style~.
Rom-Com Movie Tandem Watch Party
Have everyone pick out their favorite romantic comedy and grab the popcorn and wine! There is no better way to celebrate Galentine’s Day than to live vicariously through Kate Hudson in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” We suggest streaming through teleparty, zoom, and hulu watch party so both you and your socially distant friends can swoon over Matthew McConaughey together.
Dinner and Dessert à la Zoom
If eating your feelings sounds about right- we’re all for it. Host a virtual GNO and have everyone order in their favs. Afterwards satisfy that sweet tooth and have a lil’ dessert party. Bake some galentine themed sweet treats that you can happily indulge. Here is some treat inspo to share with your girls.
Jam out to a not-so-sad playlist
Hop on over to Spotify- they have so many different playlists for any occasion or mood that will definitely pick up your spirits. Have a dance party or go for a drive to really get in touch with your inner Mariah Carey.
These winter blues are hitting hard right about now. If you can, go on a socially distant walk/hike with your friends! When it’s harder to get a gossip sesh in over brunch, take it to the trails and burn some calories!
Cheers to Friendship!
Host a virtual Galentine’s cocktail hour and have everyone create a Galentine’s themed drink. Here are some pink and pretty cocktails that will definitely taste as good as they look.
Send your Gals some Valentines
No doubt the best part of Valentine’s Day as a kid was picking out the perfect Valentine’s to give to your classmates! You’re never too old to send some valentines to your BFFs. Relive your youth and see what cute and fun valentines your local store has to offer. You can also check out our Valentine’s Gift Guide that has many lovable gift options your long-distance gal will appreciate.
Celebrate YOU. Have the ultimate spa night in by throwing on your favorite pj’s, picking out a face mask, and having a movie, tv show, or podcast ready to play. Oh and don’t forget your go-to take-out place that you have on speed dial.