Today is Valentine’s Day and while we both love love, neither of us have ever been huge Valentine’s Day celebrators. We’ll definitely recognize it & celebrate it because we (really, really) love our husbands, but sometimes it can just feel a little cheesy or forced. However, yesterday was Galentine’s Day. For whatever reason, Galentine’s Day seems a lot less forced to us than Valentine’s and is definitely something we love to go all out for!
Last year, we threw a Galentine’s Day brunch for some of our friends! You can read all about that here. This year, we wanted to do the same but Collins has thrown a bit of a wrench in our plan. I’ll update more in an upcoming bumpdate blog post, but my blood pressure has been high and we’ve had to make two hospital trips in the past month. With that said, it’s pretty hard to plan a party when you don’t know if you’re going to have to be taking it easy that day or if you might even be taking a trip to see your favorite midwives again. We were so sad to not be able to plan a party but decided that it just wasn’t going to happen this year.
The good thing about Galentine’s Day though is that it doesn’t actually only have to be on February 13th or even in February for that matter. You can take time to celebrate the important women in your life at any time. And, it doesn’t have to be a party. There are lots of different ways that you can celebrate and support all of your favorite lady friends! Here are just a few…
Send a note to some of your girls.
Everyone loves getting told they are loved. Take a minute and write a card, note, or even just a text to some of your girlfriends and let them know that you love them! Let them know what makes them so dear to you & the impact they’ve had on your life!
Give them a little something special.
Are you a gift giver? Do you love surprising your loved ones with little things here and there? To celebrate Galentine’s Day, send a friend a Starbucks gift card or a new candle or maybe a bath bomb. It can be big or small, but just send them a little something to know that you’re thinking of them!
Throw a party.
This one is obvious! If you love hosting a good party, gather together all of your lady friends & celebrate together! There’s just something about getting a group of women that you love in one room that will make your heart so happy. If you are wanting to throw a Galentine’s party, definitely check out our blog post from last year or our Galentine’s Pinterest board. It doesn’t have to be over-the-top (but if that brings you joy -- go for it!) but just gather everyone together and take a little time to celebrate your friendship!
Show up for them.
This is more of an ongoing thing, but show up for your friends. We should really be in the Galentine’s Day spirit all year long because there’s really nothing better than ladies supporting ladies! If your friend is launching a new business, share it with the world. Maybe she’s in a MLM, buy a product for them or show up to one of their parties. Does she have a tough day or appointment coming up? Show up for a happy hour after. Whatever it is that she has going on in her life, try to make it a priority to show up and support her!
Let’s try to keep the Galentine’s spirit rolling all year long! The world would be a lot better place if women were always supporting other women!