Galentine’s Day is almost here, girls! Translation: an excuse to gorge on chocolate and rosé, while gushing about how awesome your BFF’s are. Yep, Valentine’s Day definitely got upgraded – and you absolutely need to take full advantage of it.
Just to recap, Galentine’s Day falls on February 13 and is dedicated to celebrating the love and adoration you have for your lady friends. Whether you’re as single as a pringle or loved up with bae, every woman can celebrate Galentine’s Day – and have a lot of fun doing it!
In this article, we’re going to show you how to celebrate Galentine’s Day so that you can thoroughly enjoy this single-safe holiday.
Great question! Galentine’s Day was actually created by a fictional character. You may have heard of her – Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation? In the second season, an episode called “Galentine’s Day” introduced us to the holiday, in which Leslie gathers a group of her besties for brunch.
As Leslie puts, “Every February 13, my ladyfriends 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.”
Since then, Galentine’s Day has become widely recognized as a fake holiday that thousands of women around the world officially celebrate. It’s also a way to get everyone involved in the holiday, regardless of their relationship status. Because being single shouldn’t mean you can’t mingle.
There are so many ways you can celebrate this holiday. You could pay tribute to Leslie Knope by hosting your own waffle brunch with your gal pals. Or you could make a reservation at a fancy restaurant, make a group spa appointment, or just hang out watching Netflix together. It’s your Galentine’s Day. You can celebrate however you like.
Due to the pandemic, not all of us will be able to make reservations at restaurants and spas. Don’t worry. You can celebrate at home too!
Here are some ideas if you’re looking for inspiration.
Mix Some Pink Drinks
Set the tone by whipping up a fun and girly welcome cocktail that you can hand out to your lady friends when they arrive. Or make them together with your besties – everybody loves making cocktails.
Here’s a great recipe to try: Mix together 1 bottle of rose wine, chilled, with 24 oz. of lemon-lime soda. Serve with 3 raspberries. Easy, yet so tasty! Feel free to get creative with cocktail-making – you could even host a competition where the best cocktail maker wins a prize. It’s your day to get creative – so go all out!
Bring the Spa to Your Home
If you and your BFF’s love getting pampered at the spa, why not bring the spa to your home instead? It’s safer and more affordable. All you need are a few tools to get things started.
We suggest going thirds (or whatever calculation fits your squad) on Truly’s brand new Valentine’s Day Survival Guide. Featuring Buns of Glowry Smooth Butt Polish, Acai Your Boobies Lifting Boob Polish, 24k Gold Black Soap, Coco Cloud Shave Butter, Super Heart Patches, and Coco Rose Fudge Butter along with a satin pouch and gold spoon duo, this bundle has everything you and your girlies need to enjoy a luxurious self-care moment.
Light some scented candles, dim the lights, and indulge in some serious pampering. It’s your time to chill out and enjoy some we-time.
Put on a Hair Mask
It’s always fun to indulge in gorgeous beauty products. Now that you’ve pampered your skin, why not give your locks a little treat too? Just like your skin, your strands need regular TLC to stay looking lustrous.
Try Truly’s Unicorn Locks Repair Hair Mask. Slather it on the ends of your hair, leave it on for 20 minutes (plenty of time to make another cocktail), then rinse it off with cool water. Enjoy soft, glossy tresses.
Watch a Classic
Nothing beats streaming a movie about friendship when you’re surrounded by your favorite ladies. Need some suggestions? Well, there’s Sex and the City: The Movie – obviously. And clearly, Bridesmaids. Oh, and there’s Mamma Mia too. There are loads you can choose from. And if you can’t agree, take it turns watching one movie after another. Think of it as a chick-lit-thon!
Take Lots of Snaps
You can never have too many of you with your besties. Have fun taking selfies together or go old-school and document your Galentine’s night with a Polaroid cam. Either way, make sure this night to remember is remembered. Not just in your head, but on record.
Get Some Beauty Sleep
The night has finally come to its end. Now it’s time to get some Zzz. Beauty sleep just wouldn’t be complete without a silk sleep mask and pillow case, right? So grab yourself a Bonne Nuit Beaute Satin Sleep Set and make sure you and your friends get some quality slumber.
Did you know sleeping on silk prevents fine lines and wrinkles, as well as hair breakage? Yep, so when we say beauty sleep we mean it – literally. What you sleep on really can make a difference.
Give the Gift of Gorgeous Skin
If you’re hosting the party, you wouldn’t want your guests going home empty-handed now, would you? Instead of sending them away with a gift bag, how about doing something super sweet and original for your BFF’s? Send them away with a Truly Gift Card.
With this gift card, your loved ones can have an online shopping spree on Truly’s site – all on you. It’s a little way of saying “I love you” by giving the gift of gorgeous skin.
And if you don’t have time for a Galentine’s Day party this year, send your lovely ladies a Truly Gift Card for them to enjoy from home. There’s really no better way of showing your friends how much you love and appreciate them than with a gift card for beautiful vegan beauty products.