Three steps to having the best Galentine’s Day

Crier writer Morgan James breaks down the steps for a successful Galentine’s Day.

Spending time with friends is more important than ever, and having a fun, activity-filled Galentine’s Day is desperately needed to connect with friends. There’s no need for a significant other to enjoy Valentine’s Day. Spending Valentine’s Day with your closest friends has become widely known as Galentine’s Day. Whether you choose to visit with a friend or two in person or participate via zoom, I implore you to grab someone you care about and enjoy Valentine’s day with them! 

The first step is to pamper yourselves. Do your nails, or go to a nail salon and get them done, whichever you feel most comfortable doing. Pick your favorite color and go all out! Do a face mask; you can buy one from the store, or if you’re feeling crafty, make your own DIY exfoliating mask! 

The next step to a successful Galentine’s celebration: order or make your favorite food. Personally, I’d order a cheeseburger and fries. Whatever you’re craving, go all out and eat foods that make you happy. Don’t forget about dessert either, whether it be chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate hearts, or a piece of red velvet cake, make sure you treat yourself to something sweet! 

Finally, watch your favorite movies. I definitely recommend rom-coms for the occasion, but you and your gal can pick whichever genre you prefer. If you’re looking for a movie series that’s slightly cheesy but totally captivating, To All The Boys I Loved Before is a go-to favorite. The third and final installment of the movies comes out on Netflix on Feb 12. Early-to-mid 2000’s has so many romantic comedies that again, are slightly cheesy but totally worth a watch. Another one of my favorites is He’s Just Not That Into You.

Whoever you choose to spend your Valentine’s day, whether it be a friend, family member, or partner, stay safe and celebrate Galentine’s style!

Morgan James

Morgan is a writer and senior at Conant. This is her fourth year on the Crier. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, and discovering new Netflix shows and podcasts.

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