Galentine's: The Best Day of The Year
by Catie Stewart
"Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies."
- Leslie Knope
Boys are fun. Families are (sometimes) great. But there is nothing, nothing as important as girl friends. They have your back regardless. That boy blow you off? "He was a dipshit anyway." Family criticize your lack of a boyfriend/style/job? "They don't know anything, you're absolutely perfect." Get a bad haircut? They'll lend you hats and won't make fun of you until you grow it out. Eighth-grade-mom-haircut Catie can attest to this.
The point is, ladies are important. Whether you have a #squad that rivals T Swift or just one main squeeze, having a babe by your side is important. Someone to lift you up, support your absurd ideas, watch crappy reality TV shows with you.... God bless Dance Moms, am I rite laydeeez?
Ergo, Galentine's. A most wonderful celebration of ladies loving ladies. It can be a simple get together, or if you're like me and ignoring real life responsibilities, you can throw your whole being into planning and executing this most sacred day. We went shopping at Hobby Lobby, where Sarah physically restrained me from buying the whole store, and Dollar Tree, and the fabulous Han Rob's apartment (she is a one woman decor store).
Besides showering endless compliments on each other, the most important part of G Day is the food. Waffles, bacon, fruit, brie, hella whipped cream, and mimosas. $5 champagne has me feeling #blessedandhighlyfavored.
Of course, having a playlist of music kweens is important too. Beyoncé, Haley Williams, the Cheetah Girls... all the classics. If you're like my friends, it will ultimately turn into a dance party. A photo booth is always a fun way to entertain guests (or let them inevitably entertain themselves). Create a simple backdrop, add some props, and voilà.
BB queens, in the end, the greatest part of Valentine's Day is spending time with old gal pals and meeting new ones. Anyone can bond over waffles and Beyoncé's Superbowl performance. Take this time to enjoy yourself and relax - sometimes some carefree hours are all you need to feel rejuvenated enough to take on the real world (and all the nauseating love you will have to witness on the 14th). Share the love, compliment each other, and always remember: ovaries before brovaries.
I hope you remain blessed and highly f-ed,
PS: It's important to celebrate ladies all over the world, so we asked our guests to donate whatever they could towards sponsoring a girl's education for a year! It only costs $58 to make a huge impact in the life of one young woman. When you educate a girl, you educate a generation. Check out the International Rescue Committee here.