13 February is international recognised at Galentine’s day, thanks in large part to everyone’s favourite fictional, feminist warrior, Parks and Recreation’s Lesley Knope.
I’ll leave it to Lesley to tell you a bit more about Galentine’s day is all about:
‘Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.’
Ladies celebrating ladies, as it damn well should be.
Here are a few things you should definitely have on hand if you’re organising a get together with your ladies tomorrow night.
Get some brightly coloured junk food into your home
Of course, you need all the classics like chips, dips and chocolate, but here are a few special additions we recommend.
The purple ube (or sweet potato for those in the know) is the hot new food trend of 2017. It’s sweet, it’s purple, it’s Instagram-worthy and here’s how you make some at home.
Make some gin sunrises
It’s so easy and there’s an instructional video here to make sure you won’t mess it up.
Bloody Mary Cupcakes
Nothing says girls night in like Bloody Mary cupcakes. Unusual? Yes. Will it pair well with the gin? Probably not. But do you really care?
The full recipe can be found here.
Some absolutely classic films
There is nothing that will bring a room of women together like bonding over films you watched as teenagers.
Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered, just click here.
The perfect gift
Looking for the perfect present for the Anne to your Lesley?
Try Chapel Down Brut and Truffle Gift Set. It’s sparkling wine and sparkling wine truffles, what’s not to love? Grab your favourite gal pal (or hey, yourself) one here. The gift retails at £41.00 and includes free delivery.
Now you’re ready to celebrate in style! It’s really that easy. And don’t forget to tell your girlfriends how much you love them, repeatedly all night.
It’s really that easy, so you have no excuse. And don’t forget to tell your girlfriends how much you love them, repeatedly all night.