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5 Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s day approaching fast, some of you single ladies might be feeling bitter and blue. If that’s you, stop pouting right now, because Friday, February 13th is Galentine’s Day!

NBC's Parks and Recreation started the Galentine's Day trend

What’s Galentine’s Day? Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on NBC’s Parks and Recreation fills you in.

Galentine’s Day was coined by Leslie Knope, played by comedic actress Amy Poehler, on the hit NBC comedy Parks and Recreation.  While Valentine’s Day is about celebrating your boyfriend or girlfriend, Galentine’s is about celebrating your gals.

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This year, thanks to one of my friends who suggested it, I’ll be celebrating my very first Galentine’s Day. Even if you’re not single, it’s a great way to make your friends feel special.

Here are five ways you can celebrate Galentine’s Day with your girl friends:

The original Leslie Knope style

If the day lands on a weekend, especially a Sunday, brunch is definitely the way to go. Ladies love a Mimosa! If you plan on going out for brunch, don’t forget to make a reservation ahead of time. If you host your own brunch, check out Pinterest for Galentine’s Day brunch ideas.

Wine night

Galentine's Day is held on February 13th.

What can be more fun than staying in with your friends and enjoying a wine night together? Exactly! Long live Galentine’s Day!

Invite the girls over for wine, cheese, and fondue. You can play fun games and watch your favorite chick flicks. Easy and fun and who doesn’t love wine? Plus, you know how it is when you get together with your best girls, there’s always something to talk about and the laughs are never far behind.

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Wine tastings

Wine was a must for my circle of friends. We found great deals in our area on sites like Groupon, Living Social, and Google Offers. Like I said earlier, who doesn’t love wine? Plus giving a nice bottle of wine to your best girlfriend simply means more fun get-togethers in the future.

Gift-giving ideas

As the host, Leslie gives all her friends gifts on Galentine’s Day. Click here for some simple ideas if you want to give your friends a little something special. Nothing crazy or expensive, just “un cariñito“.

Spa Day

a Spa Day is a fun way to celebrate Galentine's Day

Let’s face it, Spa Days are just more fun with your girlfriends. Who else is going to take a picture of you with your face covered in chocolate?

As you’ve probably noticed by now, Galentine’s Day is a nationally recognized excuse for girl time. Why not relax at a spa? Treat yourselves to a massage, get your nails done, and lay out by the pool while enjoying your favorite cocktail.

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Check out the first Galentine’s Day episode and tell us what your perfect Galentine’s Day would look like! Happy Galentine’s Day ladies!  



Joanna DeJesus graduated with a B.A in Television – Writing/Producing from Columbia College of Chicago. Born in New York, but raised in Miami, Joanna is half Nicaraguan and half "Nuyorican". She's a freelancer in the TV/film industry and has worked on the series Burn Notice, Ride Along 2, and other independent features.

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