Valentine’s Day comes with a lot of mixed emotion. It can be a day of love and adoration. It can also be a day of stress, anger, and loneliness. This day has been marketed as a day for lovers, but it should be used to celebrate everyone you love, especially your tribe. Galentine’s Day is a way to recognize those women in your life who hold you down and support you year round. We came up with three ways to celebrate with your fav gal pals that won’t break the bank. Because friends don’t let friends spend all their coins.
She brings the orange juice and you bring the champagne. Curate the menu together before and have every girl bring a brunch related dish so all the cooking doesn’t fall on the host. You could even do a mimosa bar! Have a playlist ready for an impromptu dance party. Even have some games out for afterward. Turn it into a house party for just the girls.
Spa Day with lunch
Groupon and Living Social are your friends. Pick a deal from one of the sites and have everyone schedule their service on the same day. Arrive early and soak in all the amenities offered. Rest and recharge with your crew before heading off to get some lunch. Pick a place that’s been on your list for a while. It’s the perfect time to try it out! (This option will most likely work with a small, tight-knit crew. Spas sometimes don’t have open availability for larger groups)
Curate a bar crawl
Everyone has their favorite bar, or maybe you don’t. This is a good way to explore either way. Have everyone in the group pick a hotspot to try out in a group decided designated city and do your own bar crawl. Look up their signature drinks and everyone try it out. Go from one bar to the next, toasting to each other and the friendship you share. End the night with tacos, because why not? Drinks (and tacos) taste better when you’re with the people you love.
Don’t let this holiday get you down in the dumps. Love on the people who love on you and celebrate the relationships you do have. We are all richer because of our friends.
What are some of your ideas to celebrate Galentine’s Day? Are you thinking of trying out one of these ideas? If so, tag us on IG so we can send your crew some love!
Happy Galentine’s Day!
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