History of Galentine’s Day
According to the Atlantic, “It started as fiction. In a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation, Leslie, creative and crafty and bursting with kindness for the people she loves, invented a way to do something American culture hadn’t traditionally been too good at doing: celebrating, in an official capacity, the joys of female friendship. Leslie set Galentine’s Day as a festival that would fall, each year, on February 13: Valentine’s Day-eve.”
At nixit, we believe that celebrating friendship is just as important as honoring love between partners, which is why we wanted to remind you to grab a pal and carve out some time in your schedule to have a little fun during February.
Despite the fact that it can be a challenge to set aside time to spend with friends we are hopeful you will be more motivated to create memories with your bestie (even if it is super cold in your part of the world). Because making memories is what life is really all about, right?
We surveyed our family and friends to come up with some top-notch ideas for you! Some are pretty chill while others are a bit more on the extravagant side. The ideas you find in this post should fit any budget- just like our menstrual cup. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. 😂
Galentine’s Day Celebration Idea’s
If you are looking to create the best Galentine’s Day ever or keep things super low key this list should help you nail down the perfect plan.
In honor of Parks and Recreation, one option that would be great for any foodie is to go out to breakfast and have waffles. Feel free to cover them in whip cream and sprinkles Leslie Knope style.
Binge-watch a show together that you both can’t get enough of. Pass the popcorn and skittles, please!
If you both love movies, head out on the town and watch a new movie together!
Go on a dinner-date to your favorite restaurant and have a delicious meal. Hopefully picking the perfect spot won’t be too much trouble.
Get kinky and have a 50 Shades of Grey marathon. Feel free to drink all the wine.
If you love to shop, then go shopping and have a lunch date together.
For friends who love a little pampering, get manicures or massages.
Make heart-shaped pizzas because homemade pizza is delicious!
Go on a coffee date to a cozy coffee shop that you both love. Talk about your dreams, plans, and don’t forget to schedule your next outing before you go your separate ways.
If you can’t be together physically, considering making your bestie a handmade card and send it via snail mail. 💕
Again, if you live far apart, consider hanging out on video chat and catching up on life. It may sound simple but just connecting can make your day a whole lot better.
Extravagant CelebrationsDrink wine and eat cheese in front of a giant fireplace at a beautiful resort.
Out of the Ordinary Adventures
Get tattoos at a hip local shop. Of course, they don’t have to match or they can… your preference.
Our friend in Minnesota suggested a romantic candlelit snowshoe outing. This would certainly make for an interesting adventure!
Go on a dinner cruise if you live near a river or by the ocean.
Take a cooking class to make a new and exciting dish. Sushi, anyone?
Take a pottery class and make a special piece that will keep friendship at the top of your mind whenever you see it.
Re-create a day from your past. Maybe you went on a silly adventure way back when and it would be magical to do it all over again… Which day would you re-create?
If you’re really into gift-giving, put together a basket of fun goodies. Don’t forget to include a nixit if it fits the bill. Your friend is sure to be intrigued.
In other words:
How Will You Celebrate Galentine’s Day?
Whether you plan to spend time with your bestie on February 13th or another day of the month, we hope you will take a little time out of your busy schedule to remind your friend(s) how much you care in the spirit of spreading Galentine’s Day vibes.
Days and weeks turn into months and years all too quickly. When you connect with your bestie this month, don’t forget to schedule your next time together. Do tell… What would your best Galentine’s Day ever look like?