As we all know, Valentine's Day is just a few days away. Some people don't like this holiday or feel like they don't have a reason to celebrate it, but that's not true. This day is not just about people in romantic relationships, but a day for showing love towards yourself and the people in your life. You can still celebrate love during Galentines Day on February 13! This holiday is the best way to spend quality time with friends, especially if you like switching things up. These 13 ideas will help you safely celebrate this holiday with your gals.
1. Dress Up For The Occasion
Just because you might be staying inside, it doesn't mean you shouldn't dress up! Set a dress code with your friends, and have fun with it. Putting on a cute outfit that makes you feel confident and happy will boost your mood for the rest of the day.
2. Gift Exchange
Giving and receiving gifts is very fun during holidays. The best part about picking out gifts for your gals is that the possibilities are endless. Gift-giving lets you be as creative as you can. The best gifts are not the most expensive ones, but the ones that are thoughtful and more personal. For this gift exchange, you can choose who you want to give a gift to, or you can make it more fun by randomly choosing a person and keeping it a secret until that day.
You will definitely want to take some photos of your cute outfit, so you might as well set up a small photoshoot with your friends! To stay safe, you can set up some props like balloons, banners, backdrops, etc., around your house or in your backyard. Set up a tripod or take turns with your friends to take the pictures. Show off your outfit, switch up your poses, take some pictures alone and some with your friends, play some music in the background and have some fun.
Delicious homemade food is always a good idea. It's ok if you are not an expert, the most important thing is that you have fun. Don't be afraid to do some research and try something new, recipes and cooking trends are always floating around online. If you want to spice things up and make this more competitive, set up a cooking contest! Have some friends be the judges and may the best dish win. Find some yummy recipes here!
If cooking's not your thing or you and your gals are craving something sweet, bake some sweet treats! You can make cookies, cakes, chocolate-covered fruits, brownies, pies, truffles, bark... the possibilities are endless. After you finish baking, spend some time decorating according to the theme of the holiday. Check out some fun recipes here!
Picnics have been a big trend during quarantine. You don't need to go anywhere to have a nice picnic, you can easily set one up inside or in your backyard. Grab some cute blankets, set up some creative props, and bring over all the yummy food you've cooked or baked! You can even use this set up as a background for your photoshoot. This is a great way to spend some time outside enjoying nature and chatting with your friends. Need some inspiration? Check out these pictures!
7. Scavenger Hunt
If you and your friends love to explore, set up a scavenger hunt! Assign someone to set up riddles or clues around the house, and race around the house trying to find them. Whoever solves all the clues first will find a surprise item at the end!
Making crafts will definitely bring back some childhood memories. Make some jewelry, have a painting competition, make some cute hearts out of clay. After all, having fun and bonding with your friends is more important than making the perfect craft. Find some cool craft ideas here!
9. Board Games
Playing board games is a classic way to spend a night in with your friends. You can play competitive games or games that bring you closer to your friends; the options are endless. If you want to make things more festive, make up your own Galentine's board game!
Karaoke is the best way to let loose and have some fun. Make a collaborative playlist with all of your friends, and add your favorite songs. Set up some party lights, sing your heart out, and have a dance party. If you don't know what songs to sing, use this playlist as some inspiration.
11. PowerPoint Presentations
If you're on TikTok, you've probably seen videos about PowerPoint Presentation Nights. (If you haven't check one out here). Each person has to make a PowerPoint presentation about a certain topic and present it to the group. You can limit the topic to a certain theme, or you can make it an open topic. This is the perfect way to joke around with your friends and maybe even create some new inside jokes. Need some good ideas for your presentation? Find some here!
12. Movie Night
Having a movie night with your friends is a classic. Grab some snacks, set up some blankets and pillows, and get ready to spend a fun night. You can have a marathon of your favorite movie series, binge-watch your favorite tv show, or watch different movies. Since it's Galentine's day, you might want to watch some cheesy romantic movies, but it's up to you and your friends!
13. Spa Night
Want to spend a relaxing day? Have a spa night! Put on some comfy robes, paint your nails, light up some candles, and have a relaxing bubble bath. Set up a snack bar with some yummy snacks and spa water. You can even make some DIY hair and face masks. Spa nights are a great way to chill with your gals after a long week.
These are just a few of the things that you can do to celebrate Galentine's day with your gals! Spending quality time with friends is really important. No matter what you do to celebrate, remember to spend the day spreading love and doing things that make you happy; after all, that's what the holiday is about.