How to Plan the Ultimate Galentine’s Day
Throughout history, strong friendships among women have been a source of survival, joy and both personal and societal health. Even as popular culture has tried to pit women against each other, from Betty vs. Veronica to Beyonce vs. Rihanna, we’ve always returned to these sacred bonds of sisterhood. There is room for all of us in this world, and the support we provide one another keeps that world spinning. Through thick and thin, our communities of friends have helped us recognize our strength and provide a soft cushion when we’re in need.
Galentine’s Day, invented by TV’s fictional superwoman Leslie Knope, is a holiday dedicated to the celebration of the precious gift of female friendship. Even for those who celebrate Valentine’s Day with their Mr. Rights or Mr. Right-Nows, Galentine’s Day is an opportunity to show our appreciation for our gal pals.
Vi Beauty Lab basks in the treasure of female friendship and we want more women to celebrate Galentine’s Day this year, so we’ve created a guide to help you throw the ultimate Galentine’s Day for you and your squad.
Team Up and Plan Ahead
There is no one-size-fits-all celebration for groups of women friends, because we all have unique interests, talents and tastes. Take the initiative to get your whole group talking about the where, what, and when of your Galentine’s Celebration. Guide the group to be mindful of each other’s cost considerations, family obligations, and dietary limitations. By planning ahead and incorporating everyone’s ideas, you’re giving yourselves a chance to make this occasion truly special. Once your plans have been set in stone, add even more special to the occasion by sending invitations through the mail, or making an electronic invitation online. Even though you’ve already hammered the details, an invitation sends the extra message that what you’re celebrating is something truly important.
Plan a Secret Admirer Exchange
We’ve all been part of a “Secret Santa” before. This Secret Admirer exchange is a Galentine’s Day twist on that tradition. Using an online generator like DrawNames.com or pulling names out of a hat, wine glass or chocolate box, each person becomes someone’s “Secret Admirer.” They’ll make a Galentine for their selected friend using the following prompts:
I admire your _____.
You inspire me to be _____.
Thank you for _____.
My wish for you is _____.
This activity affords you and your girlfriends the opportunity to give and receive love in a way we often forget to offer each other, building a deeper sense of connection and letting us each carry home words we’ll cherish forever.
Indulge. Indulge. Indulge.
On Galentine’s Day, there’s no such thing as a guilty pleasure. The key to the ultimate Galentine’s Day is indulging without second guessing, self-criticism or judgment. Dance to those bad songs you loved in college. Dish about your weirdest celebrity crushes. Have two desserts. Why? Because your friend group is a traveling safe space and Galentine’s Day is a celebration of that. With these people, there’s no such thing as needing to be a certain way, needing to look a certain way or needing to fit into a box. Friendship is transcendent this way. Let this Galentine’s Day be a shame-free free-for-all of joy, no questions asked and no shade given.
Celebrate Galentine’s Day with Vi Beauty Lab
Just like your friend group, Vi Beauty Lab celebrates the authentic, real and vulnerable you. Bring your girlfriends in for an ultimate Galentine’s Day celebration. Enjoy a wide range of brow, lash and skin services, with custom attention from our sisterhood of skilled staff. From relaxing facials to wow-factor injectables, our services are tailored to you and your friends’ unique needs. We’ll even take your group picture when you’re finished, making sure to capture you from a great angle and take multiples to ensure you find one where everyone’s bringing their A-Game. So get your gals together and schedule your Galentine’s Day celebration at Vi Beauty Lab. We can’t wait to celebrate with you.