For anyone who watched Parks & Rec, you know about Galentine’s Day. It is easily one of my favorite fake-tv-show holidays. In the words of Leslie Knope, “It’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.” I am all about Gals supporting Gals, no matter relationship status.
It is super easy to plan a Galentine’s day party. Here are a few tips to crush your celebration this year!
When to celebrate?
February 13th. It’s close enough to Valentine’s Day, but not the day of so all your friends, single or in relationships, can celebrate. Also, that’s the day from the show so its cannon.
Pick a theme.
All good parties have a theme. Try to think of something that you and your friends like and pick that. Leslie has her Galentine’s Day party at the breakfast place. My theme this year is rose gold/pink. Maybe its famous women in history and everyone dresses up as their favorite woman. Anything you want!
Also, my general theme is “the gals,” so I put together a playlist of songs that are all sung by women and generally pro-female. I made it collaborative on Spotify so your guests can add suggestions!
This goes hand in hand with your theme. My party has a pink photo booth, and we will have options to do your nails or decorate a cupcake. You could easily get materials for DIY crafts, or watch a movie! My philosophy on party activities is that they should be there as an option but not mandatory. Let your guests guide what happens in the party. Go with the flow. I don’t think many people will do their nails at my party, but it’s there as an option.
An important activity is snacking! At least to me (hahaha). Make sure you crush the snacks. Either have everyone bring something or have people pitch in some dollars. You want to make sure that you have an awesome spread.
This is the last thing and the more important thing. Have fun! It’s a get together for ladies celebrating ladies. So don’t over think it and have fun!