If you've noticed an increase in pink, red, candy, and stuffed animals in stores, along with an increase of sale promos filling up your inbox and timeline, you know what's coming. Valentine's Day is upon us. But that's not the only day of love around the corner. Galentine's Day is also coming! Whether you're single or in a relationship, this is a day to be excited for. Galentine's Day is a day to get together with your friends, appreciate each other, and have fun together. The best part, this year it's on a Saturday (Saturday, February 13) so finding a time that works for everyone to meet may be that much easier.
Do your friends not live nearby? Are you worried about social distancing? Are you just short on ideas for things to do? Never fear! Whether your friends are near or far there are lots of ways you can all have fun and celebrate together.
Here are our Top 5 Ways to Have a Safe & Fun Galentine's Day.
Maybe you're not able to meet up with your friends in person this year; that shouldn't stop you from celebrating together. Thanks to software like Zoom, distance can't keep people apart like it used to. Setting up a Zoom call with your friends is a great way to celebrate this Galentine's Day. Whether you all dress up for a theme day or dress it down; connecting with your girls, appreciating one another, and having fun is the name of the game.
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Not sure what to do on your Zoom call? Have a toast, catch up, play games! There are group games perfect for playing on Zoom.
If you're feeling creative, make a Kahoot on kahoot.com of you and your friends ahead of time and have fun laughing with each other.
Charades is a perfect game to play virtually. Divide into teams and use the spotlight feature on Zoom to act your heart out.
Play Pictionary using Zoom's whiteboard feature and a random word generator randomwordgenerator.com/pictionary.php Divide into teams and let your pencils and guesses fly!
2. Social Distance Picnic
If your friends are in town there are some great ways to safely spend time together in person. Have a socially distanced picnic at a nearby park or beach! Each household brings their own blanket and preferred food and sets up in a spaced-out circle. What a great way to get out of the house, keep each other safe, and spend some much-needed quality time together. This is a great opportunity to make that cute charcuterie board you've been wanting to try or wear that cute outfit you thought would go to waste. Finding ways to spend time outside and safely spend time with your friends is good for the soul and can be a huge boost for your mental health.
3. Small gift exchange
Whether through the mail, drop off, or in-person, a small gift exchange is a great way to add a little surprise and excitement to your Galentine's Day celebration. Be it handmade, a gift card, or something funny it's nice to show our friends we appreciate them.
Some great small gift ideas!
Coffee Gift Card
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Snack Care Package
4. Celebrate with Roommates
Some of you may be lucky enough to live with your friends. If that's the case there are some great ways to celebrate together at home!
Make it a themed day! Decide on a theme. It could be Valentine's colors, fancy, pajamas, onesies, whatever you want. Adding a theme makes the day feel more special and can give you and your friends a feeling of excitement.
Have a photoshoot! Your group outings have probably been a little more limited lately and you may feel like you haven't been making too many photo-worthy memories. There's no reason you can't make memories at home! A photoshoot, whether you want to post the pictures or not, can just be fun! You're lucky enough to be with people you love why not document and cherish it? Who knows where your lives will take you in the future. These pictures will allow you to look back on days like this and remember the fun you had.
Have a meal together! Whether it be lunch or dinner or both, sit down and enjoy a meal together. Cooking together can be a bonding experience. Or order in from your favorite restaurant and support local businesses.
Play games! There are so many different kinds of games you can play together. This is a great opportunity to play your favorite card game. Or maybe you use this as an opportunity to try out a new game or one that takes a long time; whatever brings your group the most entertainment.
Spa day! Treat yourself to a spa day. With places opening back up, schedule an appointment to have your lashes done, then head on over to freshen up those nails and you’ll all be ready for a fun evening together.
Do it all! There's no reason you can't do all of these and more in a single day. There are limitless combinations of activities you can do together so why not do as many as you can!
5. Rom Coms
Whether you're in person, online, or a mixture of both, watching movies is a fun way to spend time together. Lots of streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu now offer services like watch party where you can watch a show or movie together from separate houses and video call at the same time. Maybe you and your friends have a favorite movie or genre, or maybe there's one you've all been dying to watch together; Galentine's Day is the day to make it happen. Grab your favorite snacks and drinks, cozy up, log on and comment, laugh or maybe even cry, together.
Hopefully, you made a note of these ideas or they've inspired some of your own for planning your Galentine's Day celebration. There is no right, wrong, or better way to celebrate only the way that works best for you and your group. So whether you're in-person, online, inside, or outside, LashBar™ wishes you and your girl gang a very happy Galentine's Day full of laughter, love, and fun.