The middle of February doesn’t have to be a time where we overanalyze our romantic situation (or lack thereof). Women have been taking the time to focus on themselves, and their friendships, in a healthy and loving way. In 2010, the television series Parks and Recreation introduced the concept of Galentine’s Day, a celebration of female friends on February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day, and we are so onboard for it. Like Leslie Knope said, it’s “ladies celebratin’ ladies.” Here are seven ways you can celebrate Galentine’s Day with your mejor amigas.
Get out of town
Why not turn a Galentine’s Day celebration into a weekend getaway? It doesn’t have to be far from home, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Sometimes it’s just nice to escape the life you know. Gather a few of your closest friends and split the costs of a bed and breakfast, an Airbnb, or a cabin. Adjust your plans for what’s nearby and what all of you need the most right now. Are you craving a quiet setting surrounded by nature? A bustling city? A town that doesn’t show up on most maps? Try to choose a location that none of you has explored. This doesn’t have to be prohibitive to the ladies in relationships who want to spend Valentine’s Day evening with their significant others, either—just plan an overnighter or a day trip instead.