Why You Should Celebrate Galentine's Day

Why You Should Celebrate Galentine's Day

Grab your gal pals and celebrate each other


First off, you might be wondering if Galentine's Day is even a real holiday and the answer is no, but it should be!

Galentine's Day was created in 2010 by fictional character Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. In season two, Parks and Rec included an episode called "Galentine's Day", dubbed by yours truly, Leslie Knope.

Leslie gathers a group of her closest girlfriends for a brunch of waffles and celebrating eachother. "Every February 13, my ladyfriends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style," Leslie says in the episode. "Ladies celebrating ladies."

What more could you ask for? Galentine's Day is basically a free pass to spoil not only yourself, but your best friends too.

Now that you've marked Galentine's Day on your calendar (February 13th if you were wondering), here's ten ways you can celebrate with your girlfriends!

  1. Host a potluck! Everyone can bring their favorite dishes (Or in the case of college students, their favorite way to prepare Ramen Noodles)
  2. Or...if you have more of a sweet tooth and want to skip straight to dessert have a dessert potluck!
  3. Do some crafts! From friendship bracelets to custom designed wine glasses, the possibilities are endless.
  4. Throw a slumber party! Pull out your comfiest sweats or your cutest pj's and have some friends over.
  5. Go out! Wear the outfit you feel most confident in and go out with your girls! (Pro Tip: Make it a rule to have all phones away as to not accidentally text that ex)
  6. Treat yo self to a spa day!
  7. Or if you're on a budget, bring the spa to you! Buy some facemask, nail polish and go crazy.
  8. Make some goodie bags for your gal pals! It doesn't have to be anything expensive. Just little things you know they'll like.
  9. Make a homemade card for your best friends and tell them what you love about them!
  10. Go on a little shopping spree together and treat yourselves!

There's no wrong way to celebrate Galentine's Day as long as you're with your best gal pals.

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10 Photos You Have On Your Camera Roll Of Your S.O. When You've Been Dating For More Than A Year

A wide range from "Aw" to "WTF?"


My boyfriend and I just hit the year and a half mark of dating, even though it seems like we've been together forever. Over the months, we've taken many pictures together... from football games, to his track meets, to holidays. Although we may have a lot of pictures together, I definitely have a lot of candids of him in my camera roll. If you've been dating your partner for as long as I have or longer, then you'll probably notice you have these same pictures in your photos as well.

1. The awkward first photos together

We laugh at these now, especially this one. Why am I so pale compared to him? It was July! And also, we noticed not to long ago that I was sweating under my arms and his underarms were sweating on me... what a great first time meeting!

2. The ones for VSCO

Every girl who has a significant other posts them onto their VSCO. VSCO is like Instagram, but more has more aesthetically pleasing pictures and there are no "likes." The pictures that include my boyfriend on my VSCO ranges from him holding a bunny to him holding my hand while we went ice skating.

3. Them sleeping

I have so many pictures of my boyfriend sleeping (I promise it's not as weird as it sounds), I just think he's so cute when he's fast asleep while cuddling with me.

4. The embarrassing ones they want no one to see

He's going to kill me when he sees this... but we all have those embarrassing Snapchat pictures that we start to send each other because we've gotten more comfortable with one another.

5. The ones for Facebook

The good looking pictures so you can keep yours and his family updated on how you two are doing. I took my boyfriend to a baby bird meet and greet since he loves birds and has one for a pet. I posted this cute picture of him and his new friends on Facebook so my family can see our adventures together.

6. Old pictures

One of the best parts of dating someone is finally seeing their old pictures. Although, sometimes they may make you cringe... like the one I posted above of my boyfriend after prom in his sophomore year of high school.

7. Their accomplishments

My boyfriend pole vaults for his college and he's really good at it. He just went to division III nationals in March because he qualified! I'm always at his meets so I make sure to get him on video in case he or anyone wants to see. I always try to snag a picture with him too because I'm always so proud.

8. The straight up ugly ones

He sure knows how to make me laugh. And I know he's going to be mad at me for this one too but I think it's a talent that he can do that with his stomach! Sorry, Adam, I promise I still think you look good when you send me these snaps for the most part.

9. But you have the hot ones too

He may be funny and sweet, but he is pretty good looking too. I know us girls keep some attractive pictures of our S.O.'s so we can remind ourselves of what a great looking partner we have.

10. FaceTime screenshots

If you and your lover go to different colleges like my boyfriend and I do, then FaceTiming happens a lot. Sometimes I get some great screenshots, like the one above, to make fun of him later.

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