Ladies, It’s Galentine’s Day!

January 24, 2017

Ladies, It’s Galentine’s Day!

There’s an official holiday devoted to women showing love and support for other women: Galentine’s Day. Dreamt up by Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation character, Leslie Knope, the all-ladies bash is usually the day before Valentine’s Day. So, while the men-folk rush to shop for your last-minute gift, the women can huddle to plan world domination. Use these party tricks to throw a Galentine’s Day soiree at home.

Bring on the Brunch

Standard bearer, Leslie Knope, was crazy for frittatas and waffles. So, host a brunch get-together the Sunday before Valentine’s Day. Our savory Spinach, Mushroom, and Bacon Frittata cooks in 30 minutes and serves eight. Or, make individual, bite-sized frittatas in muffin tins. Ladies with a sweet tooth will love these Lemony Belgian Waffles or Apple Pie Stuffed French Toast Casserole. And if you’d like to spike the coffee, try these boozy pairings.

Go with Décor Amore

Play it obvious with red table linens, roses as your centerpiece, and lovey-dovey, heart-shaped candy dishes you can snag from the Valentine’s Day aisle. For a little subversive fun, pick up an easel and paper, and write a few sassy sayings, like “Sisters Before Misters” and “Girls Rule, Boys Drool.”

Make Batch Cocktails

Fill beverage dispensers with pre-mixed cranberry-apricot Bellini’s, white wine sangria, and a new spin on a Bloody Mary that’s infused with serrano chili and tequila, called a Bloody Maria. Serve them in colored wine glasses for the event.

Play Games

Gossip counts as an activity, but you can also plan a game or craft. Make friendship bracelets; decorate a cut-out poster board, and create a photo snap station; design Galentine’s Day cards for each other. Or you can go old-school with a game of Charades that features chick-flick films only.

Gift Your Girls

Knope gave her Galentine’s Day guests crocheted flower pens and mosaic portraits made from crushed diet soda bottles. No one can compete with that. Instead, fill party favor bags with chocolate candies to make each woman remember how sweet she is.

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