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Your Guide To The Perfect Galentine’s Day

You don’t need a man to celebrate love, today or ever. Celebrate Galentine’s Day with your besties with these innovative ideas to guide you!

By URLife Team
11 Feb 2024

In the realm of love, romance and camaraderie, while Valentine's Day may be reserved for and dedicated to romantic partners. Enjoy Galentine's Day—a cherished moment to revel in the bonds of sisterhood with your ultimate squad. Amidst life's unpredictable twists, your best friends stand resiliently like a pillar by your side, offering unwavering support. 

Galentine's Day celebration provides the perfect opportunity to honour these cherished relationships. Whether planning a secret Cupid gift exchange or indulging in pet therapy, we have curated these Galentine's Day ideas to make sure you have the best day with your loved ones. These ideas promise abundant smiles, lasting memories, and the perfect snapshots to celebrate this special occasion and relationship.


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Host a Paint ‘n’ Sip Party

This Galentine's Day, consider hosting a delightful paint and sip party to celebrate the bonds of friendship. Set the mood with vibrant paints, canvases, and brushes, creating a relaxed and creative atmosphere. Encourage your gal pals to express themselves through art, sipping on their favourite beverages—wine, mocktails, a variety of teas or adaptogenic drinks. The blend of creativity and conversation ensures an enjoyable evening.


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Binge On Rom-Coms

Indulge in a heartwarming Galentine's Day celebration by binge-watching your favourite romantic comedies with your closest friends. From ‘Doctor Slump’ to ‘10 Things I Hate About You’, rom-coms are everyone’s first pick. Create a cosy movie marathon by bringing up a proper set up for the same. Make everyone feel comfortable with blankets, pillows, and an array of delicious snacks. From timeless classics to modern hits, curate a lineup that caters to everyone's taste. This is a fail-proof way to ensure a night full of laughter, love, and feel-good moments.


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Go for a Spa Day

Relax, unwind and rejuvenate with a much desired spa day. Either turn your home into a cosy spa haven or visit your favourite spa place. For the first option set the mood with soothing music, scented candles, and plush robes. Create DIY face masks, share beauty tips, and unwind with calming activities like hair or body massage. Let the stresses of everyday life fade away as you pamper yourselves with at-home spa treatments and ensure a day filled with laughter, and the warmth of cherished friendships.


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Try Pet Therapy 

Invite your best friends and their furry pals for a delightful session of pet therapy at home. Whether you have dogs, cats, spending time with these four-legged friends can bring an abundance of happiness and warmth. Have fun playing games with your pets, like fetch or gentle petting, letting their unconditional love lift everyone's mood. Share funny stories about your furry friends and celebrate the special connection between people and their pets. Pet therapy on Galentine's Day not only brings joy and togetherness but also makes lasting memories, adding a delightful touch with our beloved animal companions.


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Arrange for a Fondue Night

The options are endless when it comes to fondue night. You can experiment what works for you and your gals. Have a super fun time on Galentine's Day with a fondue night! Try out melty cheese with salty snacks for dipping. From crunchy bread to crispy veggies, the options are endless. If everyone around has a sweet tooth, then chocolate is your thing. Bring in a chocolate fountain and surround it with cakes, fruit, and more for a yummy treat. Whether it's cheesy goodness or sweet chocolate fun, a fondue night makes Galentine's Day special with tasty bites and lots of laughs.


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DIY Macramé Wall Hanging 

Bring up your creative edge with a macrame wall hanging. It's a super cool and easy DIY project that adds a touch of boho-chic to your space. All you need are some colorful cords and a wooden rod. Follow simple knotting techniques to create beautiful patterns and textures. It's a fun way to spend time with your friends, laughing and crafting together.

Gather your besties, pick out your favourite cord colours, and let the creativity flow. You can experiment with different knots and lengths to make each wall hanging unique. Hang them up in your rooms and voilà, you've got personalised macramé decorations that bring a cosy and stylish vibe to your Galentine's Day hangout.


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Secret Cupid Gift Exchange

Instead of traditional presents, focus on gifts that are kind to the environment and carry sentimental value. Consider gifting a vibrant indoor plant to add a touch of nature to your friend's space. Plants like succulents, snake plants, money plants, fortune plants or peace lilies are not only beautiful but also easy to care for.

Another eco-friendly option could be reusable and stylish water bottles, jute bags, Arrjava candles or sabai grass mesh bags. You can also explore personalised recycled notebooks or reusable cloth shopping bags for an eco-conscious touch. Embrace the spirit of giving by gifting these thoughtful and environmentally friendly gifts.


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It is rightly said that "In the tapestry of life, friendships are the most colourful threads. Cherish the joy, support, and laughter shared with friends, for they enrich our journey and make it truly extraordinary."


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