"Galentine's Day: a day for celebrating the love you have for your lady friends, whether they’re single or not.
It’s a day dedicated to showering your closest friends with love and attention...more than you do every other day." - Cosmopolitan
Leslie Knope started Galentine's Day to celebrate her lady friends and now this fictional holiday has become a beloved tradition. As February 13th approaches, we turned to two of the most creative people we know for tips to celebrate this year's Galentine's Day. Thanks to our gals, Carrie Shephard of Toast of the Town and Maria Reed Mendez of Moving with the Military, we have you covered with some fun ideas for your Galentine's Day Celebration!
Host a Virtual Galentine’s Day Brunch
For the past several years, our friends Carrie Shephard and Crystal Swartzlander of Toast of the Town have hosted an annual Galentine's Day event here in Anchorage. We love how they bring together a diverse group of ladies for brunch or lunch to meet up with friends and make new gal pals. Thank goodness for modern technology in a time like this! While there may be a pandemic going on, it doesn’t mean we can’t have an amazing virtual Galentine’s Day Brunch! So, gather your girls over FaceTime or Zoom, have your brunch meal ready, and enjoy a virtual date to celebrate the girls who mean the most to you!
BONUS: To top off your Galentine’s Day Brunch, here is a recipe for a delicious cocktail from Beijos Events. Cheers!
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup mixed fruit: we like the mix of raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries
1 Tsp orange zest, we like using blood orange or cara cara oranges (optional)- its just gives a fresh citrus note
1/3 cup sugar: we like to use organic coconut sugar
1 bottle of Brut, we use One Hope Wine's Brut
loose edible flowers in pretty pink and red hues
Sing and Dance to the perfect playlist
What celebration is without good music? Thanks to Marie Claire, we have a Galentine’s Day playlist full of songs that will keep you and your gals feeling empowered!
- Feeling Myself by Nicki Minaj and Beyonce
- Hey Girl by Lady Gaga and Florence Welch
- Independent Women, Pt. 1 by Destiny’s Child
- Hard out Here by Lily Allen
- Dancing on my own by Robyn
- Bad Girls by M.I.A
- Flawless Remix by Beyonce ft. Nicki Minaj
- My Prerogative by Britney Spears
- I’m Coming out by Diana Ross
- Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld
Homemade Pop Tarts, Sorbet Floats, Table Settings & More
Send a heartfelt Galentine's Day Card
Sometimes even a simple card expressing your love and gratitude goes a long way. Here is a cute idea Carrie shared from amysmartgirls.com! (This will go great inside that napkin envelope Maria showed us!)
Surprise her with a gift
Let’s debunk the idea that gifts are only for Valentine’s Day. Sometimes we just need to spoil our best girl friends too! Carrie recommends affordable items $20 or less so you can gift many women you admire!
With that being said, here is a Surprise Galentine’s Day Sale from WILCO SUPPLY!!
All items below are only $20 or under! Sale ends Feb. 13 at midnight!
Hera Earrings - These fun and unique pieces of art drape beautifully through your ear to give you the perfect taste of fabulous. There are several different color options to blend with your style.
Simple Cuff – Each handmade brass cuff is stamped with the words “Loved” or “Strength.”
Druzy Stud Earrings - These fun and unique pieces of art sit comfortably on your ear to give you the perfect taste of fabulous. There are several different color options to blend with your style and each pair of studs comes with an inspirational card to keep with you for those rainy days.
Kutula Kiss Bracelets - Show your Army pride with Layers of Gold bracelets from Kutula Kiss! This line from the Free Spirit collection is perfect for Soldiers off duty or military spouses. Each bracelet is handloomed and is gorgeous on its own. Adorn a single bracelet or make a statement with a stack of bracelets from the collection!
Orbit Keychain - Find your phone, find your keys, take a selfie. Orbit is a tiny Bluetooth device crafted in anodized aluminum and works with a free app. Attach it to your keys or any valuables and with a press of a button on the app, it will ring your orbit.
Rendall Co. Ace Mask - Perfect for quick errands, the Ace mask combines Rendall Co.'s premium full-coverage mask with elastic loops to slip behind your ears. Ace’s expert construction makes it easy to protect yourself and others with full protection even for short trips.
- Kaye Paraoan