Traditional holidays are being reclaimed by those who are tired of the same hum-drum or who simply do not subscribe to the commercialistic chaos which now characterizes many US holidays today. The term “Galentine’s Day” has now replaced the traditional “Valentine’s Day” for women who find much more enjoyment in gathering with their gals rather than face crowded, over-priced restaurants and cheap chocolates with their sweethearts. Without further adieu, as a homage to sisterhood and solidarity, here are four ways to gather with the gals for Galentine’s Day.
1. Go to the Movies
Meet up with the gals to go see a corny movie! Let’s face it, most of the movies that come out for Valentine’s Day are super cheesy. So what? Make the most of it! Go make fun of a silly movie and laugh, laugh, laugh with your gal pals. Laughter really is the best medicine. Here’s Fandango’s list of movies coming out on Galentine’s Day.
2. Take a Spa Day
The practice of self-care and self-love are too often neglected. Multi-task by going to the spa — practice self-care and hang with the gals! It doesn’t have to break the bank either. Groupon has tons of spa deals. Take a load off, be with your girls on Galentine’s Day, and treat yo-self.
3. Go Glamping
Speaking of coining words to transform a tradition — glamping is exactly what it sounds like: Glamorous Camping. Glamping is the perfect way to gather with your glamorous girlfriends for Galentine’s Day. Whether you want to stay local or take an unforgettable journey somewhere, you can find your perfect destination using Glamping.com. Be one with nature and one with your sisters without getting too much dirt in your hair.
4. Have a Fanciful Feast
Obviously you won’t be getting a decent reservation anywhere worth going amidst all the congested couples, but if you hire a private chef you can gather with your gals at home and have a grand ol’ time! You can confer with your chef about menu options and really personalize your Galentine’s Day experience.
If you’re tired of the boring traditions and over the commercialism, create your own traditions with your gal pals and do something fun and unique! In the end, Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about celebrating love. Celebrate the love you have for your fellow sisters and have a light-hearted night of fun on Galentine’s Day.