Prior to the 2010 sitcom that forever marked it as Galentine’s Day, February 13th never had much significance.
Nonetheless, women across the U.S. honor this day in droves. And truthfully, I can’t blame them. In fact, I’d venture to say that Galentine’s Day might be one of the most important holidays of the year – an opportunity to recognize the amazing pack of women in our lives who’ve encouraged us through some of our toughest breakups and yelled “yassssssss, girl!” for each remarkable milestone we’ve accomplished thus far.
When you put it into perspective, a love this loyal deserves its own acknowledgement.
Needless to say, I’m here for it all. And to be honest, I was here for it before I ever knew it was “a thing.”
I mean, there I was struggling through law school, relationships, and frankly life itself, when I’d receive a box of chocolates or unexpected roses from a girlfriend who cared enough to brighten my day, my week, my month with one small gesture that meant the world to me.
Those moments taught me a lot about the power of sisterhood. If taken seriously, it propels, inspires, and motivates us to be our best. That being said, turn all the way up for Galentine’s day using these 5 empowering ideas you should test out with a girl gang of your own.
Sporadic Girls’ Trip
Whether it’s catching a last-minute flight to celebrate Fat Tuesday in New Orleans or calling in to take a quick road trip to the nearest fun city, there’s nothing like a good girl’s trip to recharge and refocus. Take this girls’ trip as an opportunity to change your name for a day or do something you’ve never experienced before. You’ll make memories that last forever and come back home ready to take on the world.
Vision Board Soiree
Invite all your girls to come over bearing wine and their favorite snacks. Pull out your old magazines, pens, and markers, and get ready to start manifesting your wildest dreams by way of positive affirmations and vision boards.
You can also take it one step further by exchanging your favorite affirmation with a friend you believe will also benefit from it. By the end of the night, you’ll have had a great time and let your friends in on the things you want for yourself. This is a creative way to develop accountability partners who pray for you and believe with you.
Pull names and send thoughtful gifts to a member of your crew. Attach a card to the gift that’s filled with compliments and encouragement.
Acknowledging the strengths and talents of your friends is a great way to uplift them and motivate them to keep going. Everyone needs a personal cheerleader. Galentine’s Day is the perfect day to pull out your pom- poms and cheer your girls on.
Girls love any excuse to dress up. A dinner party is the PERFECT opportunity. Encourage everyone to come dressed to the nines for great food and bomb music from female artists who empower and motivate. Eat until your heart is content, then dance the night away with your fave boss babes.
The right makeover can change your entire mindset. Get together with friends for a spa day inclusive of hair and makeup. Encourage everyone to step out of their comfort zone to try something new. It might just be the liberating feeling you’ve been craving.
What ideas are you brewing up for Galentine’s day? Share with me below.