It’s the season of love and sometimes the most enduring love is the kind we get from our friends—our gals.
Happy Galentine’s Day!
Who says Valentine’s Day is just for lovebirds and romance? We don’t believe in those limitations, especially if there’s chocolate involved. This Galentine’s Day, take a moment to remember who’s been there for you through every new crush, every stinging heartbreak, and every weekend brunch—your gals.
Like Carrie Bradshaw brilliantly summed up in “Sex and the City”: Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates, and guys are just people to have fun with.
Maybe she's right.
So don’t fret if you don’t have romantic plans on Valentine’s Day. Candle lit dinners aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be, and restaurants will tend to gauge your wallet for all it’s worth by cranking the prices up on Valentine’s Day. Instead, call up your gals, invite them over, and do what you do best—have fun. Here’s how you can have the perfect Galentine’s Day.
1) Leave Your Diet at the Door
OK, it’s February, which means that the “New Year, New Me” attitude we adopted in January is still very fresh. Maybe you vowed to make changes in your diet habits, eat more salad, and cut out carbs. You don’t need to abandon those healthy ideals.
But maybe today you can have that slice of cake. Seriously, unless you have a suggestion from a doctor stating otherwise: You should eat chocolate.
It’s Galentine’s Day, not #motivationmonday. You can have a salad tomorrow. Tonight, you’re going to #treatyoself.
'Til Death Do Us Part Cake Jars—Duff Goldman
Heart Carved Cake—Duff Goldman
Sinfully Sweet Brownies—Chef'd
2) Crank Up the Music
Set the vibe by turning on the music.
If you want to party like it’s 1999 then turn on some TLC because, “No, I don’t want no scrub.” Nobody can help but to sing along.
If you want to bring the ambiance of a restaurant on Valentine’s Day to Galentine’s Day, turn on some classic jazz or gentle piano.
Avoid listening to songs about heartbreak. Don't listen to earlier Taylor Swift, like “Teardrops on my Guitar” and “Our Song;” aim for more recent Tay-Swift like “Blank Space,” and “Don’t Blame Me.”
Turn on music that reminds you of fond memories. If you have a friend from college over for Galentine’s Day, crank up the music that you listened to in college.
3) Host a DIY Wine Tasting
Have your own wine tasting! Invite each of your friends to bring a different type, like Pinot noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Rosé, or Riesling, and share fun facts about it.
Some fun facts could include the wine’s place of origin, flavor profiles, and foods to pair with it. Sample a bit of the variety and you can discuss the distinct characteristics of each wine.
If you’re hungry for more take look at our suggestion wine and meal kit pairings. We offer nearly 1000 meal kits, and wine pairing suggestions for each one.
How are you going to celebrate Galentine’s Day this year? Do you like to go out for Valentine's Day or do you prefer to take it easy at home? Is there a spot that you and your gals regularly frequent? Start the conversation. Ask your questions and leave a comment down below and we’ll get back to you.
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