Who needs a man when you’ve got 20 of your closest girlfriends? Lucky for us, “Galentine’s Day” has eliminated the dread of February 14th – and our tendency to drown our single girl sorrows in a very large bottle of Pinot Noir – instead, we look at V-Day as a celebration of #GirlPower, honoring the city’s most eligible bachelorettes (and let’s be honest, happily coupled gals, too).
Planning a Galentine’s get together of your own? We’ve got all the elements to help you SLAY G-Day.
Forget make-up and heels, and avoid the major PDA that hits your favorite NYC restaurant this time of year – stay in, and stay comfortable! And who says you can’t look fab in pajamas? We’re loving this satin set from Victoria’s Secret, this “I’m On Energy Saving Mode” nightdress from Forever 21 and these fur cashmere slippers from Minnie Rose. Talk about an Instagram moment.
Overindulge (on cake)
What’s a party without cake? We’re falling head over heels for Baskin-Robbins heart-shaped ice cream cake and Love Potion #31 Polar Pizzas! The best part? Each cake can be customized with your favorite ice cream and cake flavors. Dream.come.true. You can pick up one of these adorable treats at your local Baskin-Robbins.
Engage in some friendly competition
Prepare a fun game or activity that gets your gang giggling! We suggest a few rounds of Rom-Com trivia – check out our version here – or you can always go with Cards Against Humanity, Rotten Apples or this really weird, but very intriguing game called Speak Out.
After game time, wind down with some quintessential beauty treatments. Sheet masks are our current fave for a burst of moisture – plus let’s be real, you would ONLY be caught dead wearing these in front of your besties. Mani/pedis are also great – grab a Valentine’s Day color like this.