Your Official Guide to Galentine's Day


| LAST UPDATE 02/03/2022

By Georgina White
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Whether you first heard the term Galentine's Day from the mouth of Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope (AKA the ultimate girl's girl) or you saw some adorable pics on Instagram, the need-to-know holiday is right around the corner - and we're here to get you ready to celebrate with your girls! So let's dive right in...

First off, where did this BFF celebration come from? Well, we can thank Amy Poehler's hilarious character for that. Back in 2010, the show brought the holiday to our attention in a hilarious episode in which Leslie talks about "the best day of the year" - February 13th - and throws a brunch for all her closest ladies. And it didn't take long at all for the trend to kick off across America and beyond. And thank goodness it did! Because just like Friendsgiving, we now have another great excuse to celebrate the amazing friendships in our lives. If you're interested in participating this year, then we've got some helpful tips to get you in your Galentine's Day groove. And as we all know, every great party starts with a theme or concept.

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So, what will it be? From boozy brunch to 80s-themed sleepovers, there's no shortage of amazing ideas to get you and your gals dressed up and having a good time. Now, once the theme is set, the outfits/costumes will follow - as will the decorations. The streamers and flowers double as the perfect backdrop for Insta selfies, so we recommend splurging a little on some cute decor! And voilà! You've got yourself a killer party for February 13th. And depending on if it's at home or at a local brunch spot, you can also experiment with some homemade cocktail ideas or cute appetizers to keep your guests fed and happy.

So, what are you waiting for? This great holiday is right around the corner, and there's no shortage of cute themes and ideas to get you and your gals celebrating. Plus, with Valentine's Day the day after, who doesn't love a back-to-back celebration? Stay tuned for more creative ideas headed your way!

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