Valentine’s Day. You know of it. A day dedicated to romantic love that is celebrated all over the world. Well, because Valentine’s Day is celebrated in February, we often make the whole month focused on celebrating love in all forms. This brings us to another fun and exciting day of celebration that we’re big fans of Galentine’s Day. Emphasis on the “GAL” in Galentines.
Galentine’s Day is this Sunday, February 13th. A day to celebrate all the incredible female friendships in your life. As Leslie Knope says it’s a day all about, “Ladies celebrating ladies.”
Maybe you already have plans for it.
Maybe after reading this Beauty Room feature you’ll flip a text to your girl gang and propose a Sunday Funday. If you’re wondering how best to celebrate this beloved, pop culture holiday…the answer is really by doing anything that brings you joy.
Here are some of our favorite ideas:
Have a Mask and Chill Night
Galentine’s Day doesn’t have to be elaborate. It can be as simple as hanging out with your besties. Treat her (or them) and yourself to a self-care night. Put on your favorite mask or skincare products, watch your favorite show, and just relax. If watching a rom-com or romantic drama will get you down, rethink your pick. Opt for a comedy, a documentary, or embrace the fear factor and go with a scary movie. Movie nights are the best with your besties.
Make Grown Up Friendship Bracelets
You know what we miss about elementary school? Crafting (well, also naptime if we’re being honest). It turns out your kindergarten teacher was onto something. According to a study out of Berkeley University, crafting can help relieve stress, improve your mood, and even increase cognitive functioning. Can you think of a better way to spend time with your bestie?
While we love the crafting idea, we’re also fans of gifting these bracelets. Find your fave style and support small businesses by checking out Etsy. Want the experience? You can go and get fitted for a permanent piece of jewelry to celebrate your friendship with an in-store experience. Check out these Denver jewelers who offer this experience: @love.weld and @dainty_denver
Take a New Class Together
Ever wanted to try that cycle bar down the street? Or maybe you want to dabble in pottery? What about a makeup lesson or learning how to take care of your skin together? Either way, trying something new is always better together. Chat about what you both want to cross off your bucket list and then go do it. In the skincare department, we love when besties visit us and book appointments together. Check out availability here and book online:
Send A Note Or Gift To Show You Care
Gift-giving is one of our love languages. It’s not about spending a lot of money on something extravagant though. It’s about the thoughtfulness behind a small gift or card. Give your gal pal a tangible representation of your treasured friendship. E-cards totally count! What also counts is a gift card to their favorite medical spa. Sorry, we had to say it.
Schedule A Video Call
Long-distance friendships are becoming more and more common these days – especially during a pandemic. Maybe you and your BFF talk all the time, but rarely get to see each other anymore. Schedule a video chat with her when you both have time. It’s a simple gesture that we guarantee will bring a smile to both of your faces.
Denver has a lot of great brunch spots! Who doesn’t love a mimosa with their bests on a Sunday morning? Sounds like heaven to us. A great time to unwind and be with the girls. Make a reservation before you go. Don’t forget to order a little sweet treat for dessert – celebrating friendship is a big deal and deserves to be recognized.
Happy Galentine’s Day to all our gal pals out there. We hope you take this day as an excuse to celebrate the amazing friend you are and the amazing friends you have.