By Emma Flusk, Montclair State University Class of 2019
Galentine’s Day is the unofficial holiday dedicated to “ladies celebrating ladies,” an amazing occasion created by the iconic Leslie Knope from “Parks and Recreation.” As flings come and go, your girl gang is forever, so it’s time to go celebrate with them! Here are some festive Galentine’s Day activities and looks to make our queen, Leslie Knope proud.
Blow off Some Steam
Picture this: you and a group of your closest gal pals, throwing axes at targets. Yes, you read that correctly. Axe Throwing is an amazingly badass way to bond with your gal pals. While you’re already going all out on a Wednesday night you may as well pair it with an effortlessly bold outfit. We recommend styling a bold Enamel Bracelet with a funky top. We’re loving the puffed shoulder trend. Finish it off with your favorite pair of black ankle boots and you’re setting yourself up for an amazing night.
Manhattan Movie Marathon
You can never go wrong with watching a classic movie cuddled on the couch with your besties. Instead of sitting through cheesy rom coms that make you want to throw up, give your night a fun twist by watching New York City themed movies. We highly recommend “Manhattan” or “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with a big bowl of popcorn, or your junk food of choice. Our favorite movie snack is warm popcorn with Buncha Crunch! Pair our Washington Square Arch necklace from our Architecture Collection your favorite cozy sweater and some fuzzy socks and you’re all set for a chill night in.
When you give yourself a challenge, the reward is even better. Encourage your friends to step out of their comfort zone with trying out a new recipe. These Gold-Dusted Macarons with Champagne and Peach Buttercreme will certainly be an accomplishment! If all else fails, you have some champagne, so it’s a win-win. We recommend dressing comfortably but still totally trendy, so you can pretend that you’re the food editor for Bon Appétit. Orange is said to elicit hunger, so try to stay in that palette range to motivate you even more. Bonus points if you make a video! Finish your look with our Compass Star Lariat to give you guidance and directionality while you hope your macarons keep their perfect little shapes you created.
(And if you’re not up for the challenge, this is for you.)
Girl’s Night Out
If you need a reason to dress up and go out Galentine’s Day is your time! We have been loving how the Florentine has been looking layered with different necklaces. Pair this with a red lip, statement jacket and some knee-highs and you’re ready to make the night yours! We recommend checking Groupon before you head out to try to find some Galentine’s Day deals.
Going along with our inevitable “Parks and Recreation” theme, it’s time for you to “treat yo’self.” Light a fresh-scented candle, like lavender or cucumber, get your lady gang together and make some Honey Face Mask Recipes depending on your skincare needs. We recommend sporting the Sunburst, to go along with the all natural face masks you’ll be enjoying. Pair this will your cutest pajamas and you will be in spa heaven.
This beautiful, empowering day only comes around once a year so be sure to make the most of it. Whatever you decide to do, create an opportunity to look stylish and enjoy the company of the women who you love the most.