What is Galentine’s Day?
Galentine’s Day is the unofficial holiday celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day, on February 13th. It’s a celebration of all the gals in our lives, a day where we can get together and share the love. While Valentine’s Day is about romantic love, hearts, chocolates, and expensive dinners, Galentine’s Day can be whatever you want! Whether you want to plan a brunch, a hike, a wine tasting, or a good old-fashioned sleepover with Chinese food. Here we’re going over all things Galentines, including how to plan an unforgettable party for your girls.
The Origin Story of Galentine’s Day
We’re forever grateful for the writer of Park and Rec, Michael Schur, who first dreamed up Galentine’s Day way back in 2009. In the second season of the show, Leslie Knope, played by the ever-loveable Amy Poehler, gets all her besties together –including her mom– for a special Galentine’s brunch complete with gifts. They chat about their best romances and shared stories of their lives as they bonded over the beauty that is breakfast food. Since then, Galentine’s Day has soared in popularity with people across the country celebrating in their own way.
How to Throw an Epic Galentine's Day Party
There’s no wrong way to celebrate Galentine’s Day, but if you want to host a party, use the tips below for ideas and inspiration.
Invite Your Forever Friends
Shower the non-romantic loves of your life with gifts, and food, or just kick back and hang out. Bring all your BFFs together on February 13th. If Galentine’s Day falls on a weekday, consider hosting a party the weekend before or planning an event you can do in the evening.
Pick A Theme Any Theme
Every group of friends has a unique vibe, so consider your guest list when planning your Galentine’s Day event. Are you all self-care enthusiasts? Plan a spa night at home! Put on a diffuser, play spa sounds, grab some face masks, manicure supplies, and healthy snacks. Are your besties movie buffs? Grab some decorations and rent a new release or stream a classic. Whether you and your Galentine’s decide on You Got Mail, The First Wives Club, or Friday the 13th is up to you-- just be sure to have snacks. While we’re on the subject….
Cute Snack Recipes For Galentine's Day
Snacks are essential for Galentine's Day, and there are lots of creative (and simple) recipes to inspire you. Check out Warmies Recipes for super quick and easy treats, like Moose Munch or Baked Avocado Fries. If you don't have time to cook, don't overthink it! Order some pizzas and call it a day. Is pizza a snack? Why yes, yes, it is, and lots of companies sell heart-shaped pizzas in February!
Get Your Galentines Gifts!
Getting your Galentine’s gifts makes the celebration all the more meaningful. If you can swing it, consider grabbing matching gifts for all your girls, such as lavender-scented Warmies Snowy Eye Masks, microwavable slippers, heatable boots, or heart shaped heating pads.
If your budget is limited, do a Secret Galentine Gifter: Pull names out of a hat and buy your Secret Galentine a present. That way, everyone gets something special in February, whether in a relationship or not.
Galentine’s Day Forever
We hope you’re excited about celebrating this delightful holiday with the friends in your life who are your forever Valentines. While V-Day can be challenging for some, this holiday is for EVERYONE. After all, the 'gals' at your Galentine's Day don’t have to be girls.
Please tag @Warmies_USA to show us what you did to party with your gals!