How To Host A Galentine's During A Cyclone
Ladies - let’s face it - Valentine’s Day can be a bit overwhelming. With all the expectations for romantic gestures and declarations of love, it can be difficult to navigate this holiday as a single person.
13 Feb- 2023
Grab a hot cup of tea and cozy up, as we explore the art of hosting a Galentine's Day celebration, even in the midst of a cyclone.
Amidst the tempestuous winds and ominous skies brought upon us by a brewing cyclonic storm, one may feel a sense of disappointment at being confined within the comfort of their home on this joyous occasion of Galentine's Day. But fret not, for such meteorological hurdles can never dampen the fervor of our celebrations. With a touch of whimsy and a sprinkle of ingenuity, we shall transform this tumultuous experience into an unforgettable tribute to the unbreakable bond of female friendship. Laughter and love shall reign supreme as we make this stormy episode a magical and memorable celebration.
Even without a tropical cyclone, Valentine’s Day can be a bit overwhelming. With all the expectations for romantic gestures and declarations of love, it can be difficult to navigate this holiday as a single person. But fear not, my dear readers, because I have some tips and tricks to help you survive this day with grace and humor. Whether you’re spending the day with your single gal pals or your best friend, these tips will ensure that you have a fun and memorable day, filled with cosmos and laughter.
First and foremost, it’s important to remember that Galentine's Day is about celebrating the love and bond between friends, not just romantic relationships. If you’re feeling particularly introspective, take some time to reflect on the amazing friendships you have in your life. Write down what you appreciate about each of them, and how they’ve impacted your life. This exercise will not only make you feel grateful, but it will also provide a great opportunity to reach out to your friends and tell them how much they mean to you.
As a young woman in her mid-20’s, I feel this wave of what I can only describe as mourning my adolescence. My relationship with my friends have changed, and my family too. This wasn’t something I had prepared for as a young 21 year old having the time of her life. If I were to talk to my younger self about building a strong collection of girlfriends to carry me through my 20’s, here is what I would have to say.
Cultivate a positive and supportive social circle. Galentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the bond of friendship and to surround oneself with individuals who uplift and encourage us. Choose to spend time with friends who are positive, supportive and understanding.
Prioritize self-care in your friendships: Indulge in activities that promote relaxation and rejuvenation - as well as partying! Take the time to pamper your friends and focus on health, wellness and your inner self.
Embrace the present moment: For each moment that you reminisce about the old days, you are missing a moment in the current one. Spend time reflecting on the different stages of your friendships, but spend MORE time focusing on the exciting parts about growing with your girlfriends.
Cultivate a sense of humor: The ability to laugh and find humor in situations can have a positive impact on our emotional well-being. Sometimes laughing an issue off is the best way to put the problem aside and prioritize the girlfriends in front of you.
Practice gratitude: Everyone in their 30’s always says that you’ll never be ‘prettier’ than you are in your 20’s - have fun with this! Be grateful for the stage in life you are in and find people who are in the same path as you. Build those connections and focus on the positive aspects of your relationships.
Galentine’s Day is arguably much better than Valentine's Day. It’s about female empowerment, celebrating your relationships, and buying each other much better presents than any boy could. Here is my list of the best ways to spend your day.
High Tea Party
Host a high tea party for your friends, featuring a selection of fine teas, sandwiches and pastries. This is a sophisticated elegant way to bond with your friends and enjoy a luxury experience.
Wine & Cheese Tasting
Guide your guests through wine and cheese pairing. This is a fun and interactive way to bond with your friends, while trying out new flavour pairings!
Host a game night with your friends, featuring a variety of board games, card games and even video games. This is a fun and interactive way to bond and have a blast.
Cocktail Making Class
Host a cocktail making class for your friends, featuring a selection of classic and signature cocktails. This is a fun and interactive way to bond with your friends and learn how to make delicious cocktails.
Gourmet Cooking Class
Host a gourmet cooking class for your friends, featuring a selection of delicious recipes. This is a fun and interactive way to bond with your friends and learn how to cook delicious meals.
Luxury Spa Day
If it were any other year in which we’re not going through a cyclone, an easy way to spend the day is to treat your friends to a luxury spa day, complete with massages, facials, and other spa treatments. This is a relaxing and rejuvenating way to bond with your friends and indulge in a luxury experience.
This is everything you will need to know about Galentine's - building strong girlfriends to guide you through your 20s, and how to have the best night celebrating everything there is about womanhood.