Virtual Galentine's: 5 Ways to Celebrate It with Your Best Girlfriends
Make Galentine’s Day extra memorable these year with these online experiences you and your girlfriends won’t soon forget.
Valentine’s Day may be for your Significant Other, but there’s a day for you and your friends to have a good time, too – albeit virtually. The term has stuck ever since Lesley Knope (Amy Poehler) deemed February 13 “Galentine’s Day” in a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation. The day has become a celebration of female friendship and sisterhood.
According to the all-wise deputy director of Pawnee’s Parks and Recreation Department, Galentine’s Day is when girls leave their partners at home: “We just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
Are you looking for entertaining, virtual ways to celebrate Galentine’s? Read on!
A Classic Galentine’s Watch-Along
Rebuild Saturday night at the movies – at home. Start a Netflix Party and choose the cheesiest ’80s rom-com to make fun of. Or, stretch the night with an intelligent but trashy miniseries. Watching together is always a foolproof way to have a good time.
And, since you’re just at home, you can up your marathon with a home spa. Send your girlfriends mini-spa kits with hair masks, face masks, aromatherapy, all that jazz. Vitakeratin Expert Salon Treatment Deep Repair Tub has Vitamin E to nourish and restore your hair, plus to reverse chemical damage from treatments and frequent styling.
Make sure your face is masked up, too – the fruity kind. POND’s Avocado Face Mask is a fun treat for your mug. It is a nourishing sheet mask with 50 times more Vitaboosters from . It depuffs your face and protects your skin from further damage. Galentine’s will be unforgettable.
Schedule a Wine O'Clock
Wine is one of those great things that relaxes you and makes everything so much more interesting. It’s right up there with massages and chocolate cake. Many wine shops offer wine flights that you can deliver to your friends' doorsteps. Some of these cases even come with grapes and cheese. Order sets for your friends and have a merry time comparing notes and drinking. (Remember to drink responsibly.)
Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of wine. You can opt for cocktails or a beer tasting. Or maybe you can make those homebrewing kits together. You can even take a coffee class.
Take an Adult Ballet Class
Working out together is another timeless virtual get-together activity, but you can take it up a notch. Numerous dance studios in the Philippines offer online adult ballet lessons, for those either looking to try their hand (or feet) at the genre or seeking to rekindle a beloved . Even if you and your friends are not naturally graceful, you can use this as a way to be silly together. In the wise words of Monica Geller, “Don’t you ever just feel like sometimes you’re so unbelievably coordinated?” It doesn’t matter. Just let loose!
But whether you’re in it for the fun or the workout or both, adult ballet can be physically intense. Make sure to apply Rexona Women Powder Dry Roll-on Antiperspirant Deodorant before your session. Its crisp scent and MotionSense technology will keep sweat and odor in control, leaving you to feel fresh and confident as you dance the hour away.
Learn Something New
Why not make Galentine’s Day fun and productive this year? Hire a teacher or an expert to give you a tutorial on a particular craft, like candle-making, pottery, calligraphy, or painting. You could even ask a makeup artist to teach .
If you’re not up for crafts, you can hire a mentalist or a fortune teller to add a little mystique to your party.
Go on a Tour
Traveling may be limited these days, but you can still explore beyond the confines of your home. Many of the world’s top tourist spots, such as Yosemite National Park, Angkor Wat, the Great Wall of China, and Machu Pichu, offer virtual tours that are the closest you can get to these places – at the moment anyway. Airbnb also has its Online Experiences feature. One activity lets you digitally rescue goats from the Catskills Mountains of New York!
Has Earth become a little dull for your taste? Access Mars lets you take a VR trip to the red planet. It uses NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory data to make it an accurate journey.
Galentine’s may have been a little different in the past years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. So, gather your favorite girlfriends. You might have so much fun, you’ll forget what’s happening the day after.