10 Things To Do With Your Gals On This Holiest of Days

10 Ways to Celebrate Galentine's Day


Leslie Knope taught me a lot about life. She taught me how to work hard, how to stay positive and how to expect nothing but the absolute best for yourself and everyone you care about. However, the most important thing she taught me is how to be a good friend to your girls. Whether you've seen Parks and Recreation or not, you know exactly what day it is today: Galentine's Day!

"Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas," Knope said on Season 2, Episode 16 and a holiday was born.

Much like there are many ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your significant other, there are even more ways to celebrate the superior holiday with you gals, and here are my top ten:

1. Host a potluck 


What is better than a potluck? You get to cook as little as possible, mix foods that otherwise wouldn't be socially acceptable to mix and you can usually get away with eating way more sweets than necessary because it's a POTLUCK!

2. Have a pajama party


There is nothing more liberating than putting on a pair of ridiculous pajamas with your adult friends and basically mimicking the seventh grade.

3. Send cute Valentine's gifts to your gals


Aren't able to see your Galentines on this special day? Send them something to remind them that they are strong, independent women who don't need ANYONE or ANYTHING (except a little teddy bear from their dearest girl friend).

4. Collaborate on a plan to take down the patriarchy


Hey, one of us has to figure it out sooner or later, right?

5. Say no to bras


Of course, many of us do this every day, but February 13th should mean an endless supply of boobs swinging free in solidarity!

6. Give each other radical makeovers


Except make it look least stereotypical as possible. Everyone is expecting you to go for the eyeshadow and the blush and the lipstick. Instead, go for the fake mustache and the vampire teeth and the bald cap. Make each other laugh.

7. Take a communal nap


It's a Tuesday, we all need it anyway.

8. Go to a waffle house dressed like characters from Parks and Recreation


This one is for traditionalists, those with nothing but absolute respect for the origin of the holiday.

9. Have a dance party


My roommates and I have been studying this for months and we've found the results to be quite emotionally lucrative. Don't question it, just put on Madonna and do your thing.

10. Tell your girls how much you love them


You really should be doing this every day, but make sure you don't let the 13th go by without telling your girls how much they mean to you.

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