Galentine’s Day, traditionally on the day before Valentine’s Day, was created to celebrate your closest girlfriends. It’s a whole day dedicated to honoring the importance of platonic love, friendship, bonding, and sisterhood, for the remarkable women who are there for you year after year, through thick and thin (cue the Girlfriends theme song).
Great girlfriends offer you a safe place to land when things get tough, get excited for your wins, and help you feel safe when vulnerable. The value of a trusted sister-friend is priceless and irreplaceable. So, why not spend quality time with your best girlfriend? There are plenty of ways to celebrate your girls on Galentine’s Day, like taking a group getaway trip to a spa or hosting a dinner date. Still, a party or fun sleepover (think of the epic sleepover scene from Waiting To Exhale) seems the best way to go. During your sleepover, you can play games, sing karaoke, do homemade mani-pedis, or simply watch rom-com movies.
To host a successful Galentine’s Day party, you need quality food, mocktails or cocktails, charcuterie boards, florals, cupcakes, a main dish, and Valentine’s Day-themed decor. From heart balloons to banners, flowers, candles, and homemade cards view the ESSENCE-approved items to help you throw your Galentine’s Day party without a hitch!
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