5 Great Galentine’s Day Activities to Celebrate Your BFFs

5 Great Galentine’s Day Activities to Celebrate Your BFFs

Since it first appeared in a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day has quickly become a beloved new tradition. And along with that, there’s been a surge in creative Galentine’s Day activities, party ideas, and merchandise. 

Whether you’re single or paired up, it’s always a good occasion to celebrate the friends who have been by your side through thick and thin. 

Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13th, which falls on a Sunday this year. So if your besties are long-distance or you just haven’t caught up in a while, you could even make Galentine’s a weekend affair. 

Looking to show some appreciation to your BFFs? Read on for our 5 favorite Galentine’s Day activities. 

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This is where it all began. Give a nod to Leslie Knope and her love of waffles by hosting your own Galentine’s Day weekend brunch. While you can always go out to a restaurant, brunch fare is also quite simple to make — so it’s a great opportunity to either host a party or organize a pitch-in. You’ll get more time to bond and also add your own flair.

Heart-shaped pancakes and eggs? Pastel pink champagne flutes? There’s no better occasion to pull out all the stops and create an unapologetically cute, Instagram-worthy brunch spread.

Not sure what to make? Here’s a list of mouth-watering brunch recipes to send to your pals.

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Spa Day

Spend quality time with your besties and recharge from your busy lives? Win-win scenario. Depending on what you and your friends are in the mood for, there are so many ways to treat yourself.

You can DIY it by scheduling an at-home spa day, complete with a few special touches to elevate the experience. If transforming your home into a relaxation station sounds overwhelming, take the pressure off and hit the salon or spa.

Feeling a self-care marathon? You’ve definitely earned it. But if you need to pick just one activity, keep it fun and lighthearted by arranging BYOB mani-pedis for your whole crew. Or if your goal is to relax and restore, book a massage or a facial. 

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Slumber Party

Recreate your favorite childhood memories as an adult by hosting a slumber party. This is one of our favorite Galentine’s Day activities, simply because there are so many themes to choose from. 

In the mood for a movie night? Set up the projector, find a plain wall or sheet, and stream your favorite feel-good flicks. Need some relaxation? Settle in with some at-home beauty treatments like face masks and mani-pedis. Or maybe you prefer to bond with your besties by having a game or puzzle night. The possibilities are endless.

Make Something

Hanging out with your best friends is even better if you can walk away with a cool keepsake. Most people are familiar with Sip and Paint experiences, which have been popular for some time. Those are always a good standby, but they’re not the only Galentine’s Day activities that involve making something fun. 

If you’re not much of a painter or just looking for alternative ideas, why not try a candle-making workshop or a floral arrangement class? As an additional perk, you’ll walk away with a new skill that you can actually put to use!

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Clothing or Beauty Swap

Your friends have great taste, otherwise you wouldn’t be friends with them, right? So if you’ve gone a little overboard with beauty purchases lately, or just have some old clothes to get rid of, why not organize a swap with your gal pals? 

Not only is this a great excuse to catch up, but it’s an environmentally friendly way to get rid of the things collecting dust in your closet or on your shelf. And while you’re raiding your besties’ beauty stash, why not make it a party? Check out our favorite Galentine’s Day snacks and drinks to complete the occasion. 

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