Updated: Feb 16
By Lauren Balster
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Some people choose to display their love through the classic Valentine’s day gift assortment: flowers, chocolate, teddy bears or thoughtful notes. Others prefer to spend the day enjoying quality time with their significant others: perhaps going out for a candlelit dinner or spending a night in with a bottle of wine. However it is you choose to enjoy your holiday, it’s important to remember the importance of the day before Valentine’s Day: the playful cousin, “Galentine’s Day."
Galentine’s Day is a play on Valentine’s Day, but instead is the day to spend with all of your favorite gal pals – on February 13th. All of the same rules apply; you can shower your friends with chocolates, flowers or teddy bears just as you would your significant other. Or you can decide to have a “girls night," filled with self-care and relaxation.
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Here are a few fun ideas to do with your friends on Galentine’s Day:
1. Decorate Heart Shaped Cookies
This idea is both festive and delicious! If you’re looking for a healthier alternative, you could try making these cookies Vegan or Gluten Free (I attached links of some yummy-looking recipes that I want to try!)
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2. Sip on some pink or red wine (festive)!
Cote des Roses Rosé 2019 is a French Rosé and an excellent choice. It is in a beautiful bottle and contains notes of grapefruit and rose. Apothic Red Blend 2018 is another great choice if you’re looking for a good red. This blend features flavors of mocha and vanilla, while drawing in notes of dark red fruit and black cherry.
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3. Treat yourselves to a spa night!
I’m talking about face masks, nail painting and skin care routines. Lush is hands-down my favorite store to buy face masks, essential oils, lip scrubs and bath bombs from. All of their products are handmade with fresh ingredients and they smell amazing! They have a variety of different face masks depending on what your goal is, but my favorite is Rosy Cheeks, a soothing scrub that smells like roses!
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4. Watch cheesy movies!
Here is a list of 15 Netflix movies to choose from: 15 Best Valentines Day Movies On Netflix. My personal favorite is Someone Great starring Gina Rodriguez. This is the perfect movie to showcase just how powerful and important your gal pal relationships can be.