If the pure thought of Valentine’s Day fills you with dread, then don’t panic. Galentine’s is here to save the day.
Celebrate your female friendships with your best mates this February and make the most of the best day of the year: Galentine’s Day. If you’ve never heard of Galentine’s, then where have you been? Popularised by Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day happens on the day before Valentine’s Day every year – February 13th. It’s a day to celebrate all things feminine, to forget about your troubles and make the most of your gals (and no, you don’t have to be single to celebrate).
So, if you’re looking to make the most of celebrating Galentine’s Day as a student this year, gather your friends and get planning. Here are some (cheap) suggestions on how to celebrate, so you can have the best Galentine’s Day ever.
Check out local events
Bottomless brunch anyone? If you’d rather spend the day out and about, have a look on Facebook or your Student Union’s website to see if there’s anything Galentine’s related going on near you. Alternatively, book in at your local bottomless brunch, get tickets to a local gig, or check out a chick-flick at the cinema that you’ve all been dying to see.
Like a Secret Santa, but for Galentine’s. A few weeks before the big day, put your names in a hat and pick who gives to who (but keep it a secret). Whether it’s a set of bath bombs or a weekend away, gifting to one of your lady friends is a great way to come together and share the love.
Have a sleepover
Yes. Even if you’re flatmates. Having a proper sleepover for Galentines’ is the perfect way to spend some quality time together. Take your mattresses and duvets into the living room, invite your besties and cancel all other plans. Have a glass of wine in your PJs, stick some movies on and spend the night chatting until 2am. You’ll love it.
Fed up of spending your money eating out? Make the most of Galentine’s Day by spending the night cooking. Whether you delegate someone per course, or simply make pizzas together, cooking is a cheap and exciting way to spend the evening together with your gal pals. Alternatively, host a bake off and see who has the best cookie-making skills (and then eat them all).
Treat yo' self!
Spa? Shopping? Manicure? Spend the day pampering yourselves at your local spa, get a massage or get your nails done. Splurge on a group activity that’ll leave you feeling refreshed the next day.
Warm up your vocal cords ladies. Whether you fancy a night out or would rather do it at home, grab a microphone (your iPhone will do) and dance the night away with a Galentine's Day party. Sing your troubles away with a glass of wine and your besties.