In Season 2, Episode 16 of the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, main character Leslie Knope threw a party to show the important women in her life how much she loved and appreciated them. Since the airing of that episode back in 2010, Galentine’s Day has taken the world by storm as the unofficial holiday for celebrating female friendships.
There are no restrictions on who you can celebrate Galentine’s Day with. You can include moms, aunts, cousins, and sisters along with your best gal pals. Whatever you and your favorite ladies enjoy doing for fun, get together on February 13 and have a blast. Need some inspiration? Here are some ideas to get you started.
- Use your CPL library card to log into Creativebug and browse greeting card tutorials to find inspiration for handmade Galentine’s Day cards. Don’t know what kind of message to write inside? Check out these ideas from American Greetings.
- Go out to brunch (or lunch, or dinner) at one of your favorite restaurants.
- Pop some popcorn, pick up a box of yummy assorted chocolates, and settle in for a movie night. Try A League of Their Own, Legally Blonde, Hidden Figures, or the 2016 version of Ghostbusters if you’re looking for a flick featuring strong female characters.
If you can’t get together in person, you can always go virtual. Hop on FaceTime or Zoom and catch up with each other, play virtual group games, or host a virtual “watch party” to enjoy a movie or television show together.
Happy Galentine’s Day!