Your Ultimate Guide to Making the Most of Galentine’s Day

5 Ways to Spend Galentine's Day (Alone or With Friends)
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5 Ways to Spend Galentine's Day (Alone or With Friends)

“Oh, it’s only the best day of the year.”

Ya’ll – February 13th approaches. Are you ready for Galentine’s Day? To be honest, this is the first year I’ve been a little more pumped for Galentine’s than Valentine’s Day. Primarily because of the mega-babe who joined me for these photos. Everybody give a round of applause for my goddess-of-a-friend, Kaylyn. She’s the blogger behind Modestly Exposed, and has become such a fun gal pal to spend time with. She’s gotten me so hype about Galentine’s Day – and I guess it doesn’t help matters that I’m finally watching Parks and Recreation and loving every second of the Leslie Knope goodness.

(If you didn’t already know, Galentine’s Day originates from Parks and Recreation. You can read more about it right here).

Needless to say, with this holiday just around the corner, I wanted to share a handful of ideas with you – whether you plan to celebrate solo or with friends. The past few years have been super quiet on 2/13, so I understand if you’re not one to host a big get-together. However, if a to-do is your cup of tea, I have an option for that as well!

Keeping reading to see my top five ways to spend this day!

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5 Ways to Spend Galentine’s Day (Alone or With Friends)

Rosé Soiree //

A.K.A. basically what you see throughout these photos. Kaylyn and I completely ransacked the Target dollar section for all the cutest decorations, then headed to the candy aisle! It was hard to not walk out with 90% of the store. We did, however, quite enjoy sipping rosé, snacking on sour gummies, and completely failing at tossing around the “truth or dare” pillow. This is the kind of thing you might enjoy most with friends.

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Self Care Day //

Probably my favorite way to spend this day. Paint your nails, take a bubble bath, do some serious multi-masking, listen to the “Lush Jazz Vibes” playlist on Spotify, pour your favorite drink, eat Nutella straight out of the jar, and just CHILL. 10/10 would recommend doing this alone to just take a break from all the busyness for a bit.

Cheesy Movie Marathon //

I’m talking The NotebookThe Fault in Our Stars, or even heading to see the new flick with an all-star cast including Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth, Isn’t It Romantic. Eat popcorn and candy to your heart’s content, and soak in all the cheesy rom-com or drama goodness. This is a fabulous activity to do alone or with your babes!

Spread the Love //

I suggest adding this to your to-do list for days other than just Galentine’s Day, but it’s a special opportunity when the holiday is literally designed to help women support and empower other women. Spread the love. Like and comment genuinely on your content creator friends’ Instagram photos, buy something from your BFF’s Etsy store, indulge in a local event hosted by some bada$$ women, and just make every woman you come in contact with feel like the queen she is. You know it’s nice when you feel that way, so do it for others as well. This is excellent if you’re riding solo or hanging with the girls.

Wine and Dine //

Take yourself (or a bestie) to a fancy dinner. I’m talking dress up, do your hair and makeup, and really go all out. Pick a nice wine bar or even a restaurant with an international cuisine and eat small plates with a glass of your favorite wine. Who says we need a guy to treat us to these kinds of “dates”? Obviously this would be fun to do by yourself or with a friend.

Related Posts: Valentine’s Day Date Night Dress // Casual Burgundy for Valentine’s Day

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How do you plan to celebrate Galentine’s Day?

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  • Reply
    February 7, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Yes to a cheesy movie marathon!! And I want to see that new movie with Rebel Wilson- she is too funny!

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    Jessica Camerata
    February 7, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    Love the idea of a movie marathon combined with lots of sweets!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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    February 7, 2019 at 11:19 AM

    Rose is definitely, always the answer! This is so fun.

    xx rebecca

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    February 7, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    What a great Galentines party! I love it!

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    Clare Kenendy @ Oh These Are The Good Old Days
    February 7, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    stephanie this is so lovely! i love it all, but my favorite is supporting women advice. thank you also for introducing me to kaylyn! p.s. booze and candy sound so great to me right now.

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    February 7, 2019 at 2:36 PM

    This party looks absolutely amazing. Can I get an invite next year. lol.

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    February 7, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    What fun ideas for Galentine’s Day! I think that Galentine’s Day seems more fun than traditional Valentine’s Day. Even though I’m happily married, we aren’t always on the same page when it comes to celebrations.

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    February 7, 2019 at 10:07 PM

    These are all amazing ideas. I love the photos as well.

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    February 7, 2019 at 11:41 PM

    I love galentines so much (almost better than regular valentine’s haha) but if I had this guide the last few years it would have been way better! Thanks for sharing!

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    February 7, 2019 at 11:55 PM

    My galentine’s day plans include wine, chick flicks, face masks and sweats with my girls! Galentine’s Day is the best day!

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    February 8, 2019 at 12:29 AM

    This is such a cute post and I love these Galentine’s Day plans!! Love the setup too babe!

    cute & little

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    February 8, 2019 at 6:50 AM

    This is such a cute post! I love Galentine’s Day plans, some face masks, chocolate, wine and you’re good to go!

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    Tonya Morris
    February 8, 2019 at 8:09 AM

    This is SO cute! Those pink oreos are to die for!

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    Taylor Mobley
    February 8, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    I had a Galetnien’s Day party last year and LOVED IT. I was so busy this year but I cannot wait for next year to plan something this fun and cute.

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    February 8, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Yes yes yes! I am going to a Galentine’s Day brunch (not hosting) but I do love the idea of a wine and dine night or a movie marathon!

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    Taylor Aube
    February 8, 2019 at 12:19 PM

    This looks like such a fun party! I love the decor, the champagne balloon and all the pink treats! Happy Galentine’s Day!

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    February 10, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    This is too cute! I love all the ideas you shared here.

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    Laura Leigh
    February 12, 2019 at 9:21 AM

    Oh my gosh this is so fun! I definitely want all of those Oreos. Well really everything on the table! You set it up perfectly and have all of the necessities!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

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    February 12, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    This is super cute1 It totally makes me want to have a Galentine’s get-together!!

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    February 13, 2019 at 8:45 AM

    Your Galentine’s looked like so much fun! I definitely want to plan a Galentine’s next year. VDay snuck up on me this year.

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