It’s Galentine’s Day! How to host the perfect night of self-love for you and your girlfriends

Born from the hit TV show Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is a day for “ladies celebrating ladies.” It lands on February 13th, just one day before Valentine’s Day, and is the perfect opportunity for women to spread the love and show their gal-pals just how much they mean. If this isn’t a holiday you’ve typically celebrated in the past, now’s your chance to make it a new annual tradition!

If you’re looking to host the perfect night of self-love and “lady celebrating,” you’ll want to curate a list of girls only activities that really bring out your fun, flirty, girly side. Here are some ideas for fun ways to celebrate…

Send out cute invites

Even if it’s last minute, a cute e-vite or Facebook event will make the event extra special and fun. Look for cute graphics online and paint a quick picture of what will be going down.


Pick a theme

Whether it’s a girl’s night out, girl’s night in or sleepover pajama party, picking a theme helps guests get in the right mindset and show up appropriately. If you’re going for the girl’s night out theme, let your guests know that you’ll all be pre-gaming and getting ready together… they should bring their stuff to get ready (makeup, hair tools, a cute outfit, etc.). If you’re going for the girl’s night in theme, let your guests know that they should come dressed in their comfiest and coziest PJs. They may also want to bring an overnight bag so they’re not caught doing the “walk of shame” home the next morning.


Make it a Pinterest Potluck

We all have Pinterest accounts sprinkled with fun recipes that we’re dying to try. I’m sure we’re all just waiting for that perfect party or occasion to whip up those delicious grilled cheese paninis, jalapeno poppers, or decadent brownie bites. Now’s the time to make it happen! Tell your guests to bring one appetizer or dish to share… one rule… it has to be a recipe they found on Pinterest!

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Make sure there are plenty of beverages

To make things easier on you, the host, request that everyone bring their favorite beverage to share. This is a fun way to make sure everybody will have what they want, and for everyone else to taste and try something new! You can also be prepared with a fun drink of the night, like this cute, girly sparkling raspberry lemon mimosa.


Put your cellphones away

You’re all there to celebrate and recognize your love for each other… so put cell phones and distractions away. Nothing says you care about somebody more than giving them your full, undivided attention. Plus, you’ll be more open to creating new memories and inside jokes!

Have an activity ready

It’s always nice to have something fun to do on-hand. Consider prepping a cute craft like friendship bracelet making, succulent or herb garden assembling, collaging, or even watercolor painting cute Valentine’s Day cards. Or, if you’re not really the crafty type, pick out some of your favorite movies or TV shows to have queued up and ready to play. If you go this route, you’ll definitely need popcorn and movie snacks to complete the vibe!


Pamper each other!

Nothing is more girly than at-home pampering! If you’re planning on a girl’s night out, this is the perfect opportunity to get ready for the evening. Or, if you’re staying in, don’t be afraid to get messy! Fun pampering things to do together are face masks, manicures and pedicures, facials, and makeovers. Don’t forget your favorite Apriori Beauty products to make it all happen! The Celloxylin® Pure Detox, Purifying Clay Masque is a super fun product that leaves your skin feeling clean and smooth. Plus, it provides great selfie material! ViViD Hair Therapy Treatment Oil doubles as an amazing cuticle oil for the perfect manicure or pedicure (read more on this HERE). Apriori Beauty’s Celloxylin® Cellular Age Advantage Set provides the most luxurious at-home facial experience in 5 simple steps… your girlfriends are sure to love it! And, when you’re ready for a little makeover fun with makeup, the Hint of Color line of makeup will boost your already natural beauty and take your selfie game to the next level!


All in all, Galentine’s Day is an opportunity to show the wonderful women in your life just how much they mean to you. You can’t go wrong just spending some good, quality time together. You’ll create new, lasting memories and will have a new tradition to look forward to every February!

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