Do you think of Valentine’s Day is the saddest, coldest, most depressing day of the year? No date? No problem. Make Valentine’s Day an opportunity to celebrate your singledom with these Anti-Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day Ideas.
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I’m gonna be honest…Valentine’s Day is not my favorite holiday. I might be married now, but I can count not one, but two different Valentine’s Days I had a breakup. And there were plenty of V-days that there wasn’t anyone around at all including the year I spent Valentine’s Day at the movie theatre watching “Titanic.”
That was definitely a sinker.
But I learned early that if you make the best of it and celebrate with the girls, then you definitely will feel the love. And if you still are harboring a little rage and anger towards that ex-someone when Valentine’s Day rolls around, you can use the day to rid yourself of all those ill-feelings and move on.
Galentine’s Day, Officially February 13
Make it the best day for celebrating your gals who love you with or without a partner with a Galentine’s Day Brunch! Penned by Amy Poehler’s character on Parks and Rec, Galentine’s Day AKA February 13 is a new holiday to celebrate you and your girlfriends. So do it doing what ladies love most – brunch with mimosas, movies, and doing girl things!
Galentine’s Day Brunch
Mimosa Bar: You can do no wrong with bubbles – but you can make them better with infused fruit! My favorite is infusing the berries with Elderberry liqueur. Full up the glass and add the soaked strawberries for a twist.
Heart-shaped cinnamon rolls: Here’s an easy way to make these with red icing.
Chocolate-covered strawberries or Fondue with strawberries: Use colored chocolate to add a new fun twist.
Rom-Coms: Don’t worry about any complaints here, bring on the romantic comedies! Netflix or bring ’em from your private collections. Love Actually, Crazy, Stupid Love, – you know the ones!
Go Girl Playlist: Cue up your Spotify with this special Galentine’s Day playlist meant to empower “All the Single Ladies!”
Galentine’s Day gifts (nail polish with cute printables): What’s more gal pal appropriate than painting your nails! Here are a few cute favor ideas to gift your girls with a sweet note to show them how much you care!
Anti-Valentine’s Day Party
The dip for garlic lovers! Dip your veggies or bread in this and you will be in love (just watch your breath!)
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 12 anchovy fillets
- 6 large garlic cloves, chopped
- Sliced Veggies and bread to serve
- Blend oil, butter, anchovies and garlic in processor until smooth.
- Transfer oil mixture to heavy medium saucepan. Cook over low heat 15 minutes, stirring, occasionally.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour sauce into fondue pot or other flameproof casserole. Keep while serving with veggies or bread.
No time or interested in getting together for Valentine’s Day?
Then take yourself out on a date or treat yourself to something really Buy yourself a nice ring, order yourself flowers, go get a massage!