To Do This Weekend: Throw a Galentine’s Party

Galentine’s Day became “a thing” when Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) of Parks and Recreation declared it as such in season two.  It’s a recurring storyline on the show, with Leslie hosting parties for her gals in lieu of, or sometimes in addition to, Valentine’s Day.

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Now it is “officially” (?) recognized as being a “ladies celebrating ladies” holiday on February 13.  This means that even if you have a significant other in your life, you can still celebrate your gal pals.  Let’s be honest: female friendships are among the strongest bonds in all of the land.

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You too can have some fun with this.  Host a girls night in complete with wine, chocolate and movies.  Think Mean Girls, Thelma and Louise, He’s Just not that Into You, The Notebook.  Meet for drinks and do a gift exchange.  Get together for manicures and coffee.  Host a fancy brunch, complete with flowers and champagne.

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As Leslie puts it, “Ho’s before bros, utereses before dude-ereses, and ovaries before bro-varies.”  Amen, sister!

 

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