February 13th, the most important day of the year. This is the day we leave our significant others at home and celebrate the love we have for our girlfriends, soul sisters and chosen family. As Amy Poehler’s Parks and Rec character Leslie Knope says, “Ladies celebrating ladies.”
In true Galentine’s Day style, I teamed up with some of my best gal-pals to celebrate this special day and to give you some inspo for your own gatherings.
Here are my 3 tips for a successful Galentine’s Day get-together:
- Treat yourself. Forget about the calorie counting and indulge in what you love, whether it be local pastries from Prairie Girl Bakery or my personal favourite, fresh heart sprinkled donuts from Loblaws. To each her own.
- Follow a common theme. To make your gathering feel extra special, splurge on a few cute décor details. This will show that you put in extra effort to make this day one to remember. We found these patterned plates and straws from HomeSense and picked up roses from a local flower shop.
- Put the phones away. This is an opportunity to connect, build relationships and share some much-needed quality girl time. Ditch your phones at the door so that you won’t be tempted to check every notification that pops up on your screen.