There are plenty of classroom crushes and dorm romances that will come and go, but there are only a few best friends ready and willing to weather the ups and downs and be there for you when it’s time to move on. So as Valentine’s day rolls around this year, call up your BFFs and set aside Monday the 13th or the weekend before for some friendship appreciation. AKA: Galentine’s Day Celebration.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Creative Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day
- Spa Day. Stressed about an upcoming test? Are your muscles sore from your new exercise routine? Take yourself and a couple BFFs to one of the quality spas for some much-needed (and likely much overdue) pampering. Plus, with the current College Station Groupon deals, there’s bound to be a package perfect for you no matter your budget. Opt for a simple manicure for your besties or splurge on BFF couple massages complete with hors d’ouvers.
- Brunch Date. Breakfast foods play a bit of a recurring role on Parks & Rec, particularly Leslie’s Knope’s favorite: waffles. And is it hard to wonder why? Brunch offers an excuse to indulge in energy-inducing coffees and features a menu full of both sweet and savory foods. Think French toast paired with bacon and home fries. But best of all, it’s a great meal to linger over with your based besties.
- Girl’s Night Out. Interested in being out and about with your closest gals? Are you on the hunt for a future Valentine? Sometimes the best way to celebrate Galentine’s Day is to show off yourself and your gals to the world. Head over to Harry’s or Northgate and dance the holiday away. Just remember the Leslie Knope Code: Ovaries before brovaries.
- Gal’s Night In. Of course, sometimes the best memories are made in the comforts of our home and with the families of our choice. Invite your nearest and dearest to your place or plan on going to one of theirs where you can gossip, vent, and laugh to your heart’s content. Make it a potluck or call in for Chinese and include your favorite chick flick on the night’s itinerary.
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