10 Things to Do for the Best-Ever Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day may have started as a fictional holiday on the TV show “Parks and Recreation,” but now ladies everywhere get together on February 13 to celebrate friendship and girl power. Make this year’s Galentine’s Day one to remember with these fun ideas.

Go out to brunch


Dinner dates are for your significant other; Brunch dates are for your girls. Nothing says friendship like scrambled eggs, waffles, and mimosas. Just be careful not to make these breakfast mistakes.

Watch movies with strong female leads


Save the cheesy rom-coms for Valentine’s Day. Host a Galentine’s Day movie night that only features movies with strong lead female characters. Some suggestions: The Help, Legally Blonde, The Hunger Games, Erin Brockovich. If you’re up for a truly unseasonal flick, try Silence of the Lambs. Even though it’s a horror film more appropriate for Halloween, no one can deny lead character Clarice Starling’s courage is inspiring.

Have a dessert party


This could be a potluck where everyone brings a different dessert (and recipe to share), or you could all make desserts together. Either way, it’s the perfect excuse to give into your sweet tooth. (Here’s how to undo a sugar binge.)

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