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Forget the Boys: Get ready to have the best Galentine’s Day ever with these great ideas.

Being single on Valentine’s Day can feel worse than a child’s birthday party the night after Cinco de Mayo. It doesn’t have to be, though.

Thanks to the feminist prodding’s of icons like Leslie Knope, Valentine’s Day is fast becoming a become of girl power, and it’s not hard to see why. Galentine’s Day is a great way to celebrate the power of you, as well as the power of the women who love and support you. While Valentine’s Day is pretty much just a cheesy drug-store holiday, Galentine’s Day is a special opportunity to appreciate the relationships that really matter to us.

So, instead of sulking this Valentine’s Day — gather up the girlfriends. It’s time to raise a glass of bubbly and celebrate the greatness that is womanhood. Check out these 7 great ideas for the best Galentine’s Day ever.

The 7 Best Galentine’s Day Ideas

1. Girl’s Dinner

A romantic dinner for two is for suckers. This Galentine’s Day, gather up the girlies and book a table at the hottest spot in town. Being single on the Holiday of Love is the perfect time to show yourself some love and celebrate your friendships. What better way to do that than a visit to a high end restaurant? Share some bottles and some stories and enjoy the night. There’s nothing better than sharing a meal with some of your favorite girls.

person putting wine on flute glass

2. Make it a scary night in.

If you’re someone who especially hates V-day, what could be more fun than making it a horror movie night? Invite your best single buddies over and pick the goriest raunchiest horror flick you can find. If you really want to put the “gal” in Galentine’s day, try something with a strong female lead like Silence of the Lambs, Alien, It Follows or my all-time-favorite: The Craft.

3. Go skydiving.

I’m willing to bet that some of you out there are the adventurous type. If that’s the case, round up your adrenaline junkie girlfriends and go for a round of skydiving. If you really need something to talk them into it — use the opportunity to raise money for a cause close to your heart.

4. Get tattooed.

If skydiving is too extreme and dinner is a tad too boring for you, why not try getting tattooed? Getting a tattoo with people you care about can be a really special experience that links you together for life. Just be careful, though — tattoos are sometimes more permanent than friendships.

three women standing between sunflowers

5. The date’s that never were.

Galentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just about the girls. Co-ed hang outs are a cute way to get the full Valentine’s experience with none of the anxiety and fuss. If you’re a lady with lots of guy friends, talk them into sitting down for a nice dinner. Get as fancy or as casual as you want to be. Go for steak and black tie if you’re feeling extra fancy, or just have a BBQ and beers type situation instead.

6. Go on a wine tasting.

There really isn’t any better holiday for wine tasting than Galentine’s Day. Book your best friend or group of friends and hit up the best wineries around you. Spend the day tasting the best reds and whites your region has to offer and forget about the oversized teddy bears and half-dead drugstore roses.

people tossing their clear wine glasses

7. Try a “Do You Day”.

Go all out and treat yourselves to the things you never would normally. Galentine’s Day is all about loving you and appreciating the things that matter most. Appreciate yourself and indulge a little. Buy that bag that’s been catching your eye. Catch that West End musical that you’ve been missing out on for years. Instead of dwelling on being single on Valentine’s Day, take the time to relish the freedom you have as a single person with great friends instead.

BONUS:

If you’re one of those ladies that is boo-ed up this Valentine’s Day, why not take the chance to show your single ladies you love them? Try sending a care package to your

Putting it all together…

Don’t sit around and sulk this Valentine’s Day. If you’re a single lady, then gather up your best Judy’s and plan a Galentine’s Day that none of you will ever forget. Treat yourself and take some time to appreciate the things in life that really matter — like great friends that love us when we can’t remember how to love ourselves.


Wanna DIY? Plan the perfect meal for your Galentine’s Day soirée with these great recipes.


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