How to Throw Your Own Galentine's Day Party

“What’s Galentine’s Day? Only the best day of the year! Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home and just come kick it, breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies.” – Leslie Knope

Make breakfast foods
Leslie and friends are seen eating breakfast at Pawnee’s very own JJ’s Diner whenever it’s Galentine’s Day so to get in the spirit, pull out your waffle iron and press some waffles and make sure there’s plenty of whipped cream to go around! For your more meat-loving, Ron Swanson-like gal pals, fry up some bacon and sausage. Since Leslie describes Galentine’s Day “like Lilith Fair minus the angst, plus the frittatas”, your celebration would not be complete without the frittatas. Enlist your friends to help you cook because it makes for a great bonding experience!

Give your girls personalized gifts
Don't worry – you don’t have to go overboard. You can make simple DIY presents like writing an inspirational message on a personalised mug for your bestie to read for some morning motivation with her cup o’ joe. Another easy idea is to fill a tote bag with photos of love letters and notes about why you love her. Bonus points for filling her tote bag with DHC make-up goodies to help enhance her already beautiful and flawless features–surprise her with Velvet Skin Coat, Liquid Eyeliner EX and the Lip Cream Duo. If you want to be more Leslie-esque with your presents, make your friends cards using Leslie’s famous terms of endearment for best friend Ann Perkins. Some of our favorites include:
• “You poetic and noble land-mermaid”
• “You are a beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk ox”
• “You cunning, pliable, chesnut-haired sunfish”
• “You beautiful tropical fish. You’re smart as a whip and cool under pressure.”
• “You are so brilliant and kind and stupid hot”

Treat yourself and your best friends to an at-home spa day
As Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle say: Treat yo self. But on Galentine’s Day, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Grab a few Revitalizing Moisture Strips: Eyes to share with your buds and relax for a soothing 20-minute undereye treatment. For a full face treatment, try Bio Cellulose Mask to hydrate and refresh. While you’re at it, snap a few silly selfies with your girls too!

Play upbeat and empowering music. Check out a few of our favourites:
“Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce
“Chandelier” by Sia
“That’s My Girl” by Fifth Harmony
“Bo$$” by Fifth Harmony
“Confident” by Demi Lovato
“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten
“Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys
“Firework” by Katy Perry
“Cool Girl” by Tove Lo
“Shoutout To My Ex” by Little Mix