The only ring I’m getting for Valentine’s Day is a ring pop.
But really. Valentine’s Day is my favourite holiday next to Christmas, so I love to go all out and let my friends know how much they are loved — single, dating, engaged or married! (Speaking of, read this book
. Best I’ve ever read of its kind). Here’s 7 ideas for the best Galentine’s Day list of things to enjoy if you’re strapped for ideas!
1. Movie + popcorn + pyjamas (+ chocolate, OF COURSE)
Because, really, what’s a true girls night without comfy leggings, oversized sweaters, warm socks, high pony tails, no makeup, face masks, popcorn and chocolate? Okay, that was a lot of things, but I’m just being real! Throw on your warmest clothes, get your girls together and watch something guaranteed to lift your mood. But avoid P.S. I Love You
. No one wants to weep on Valentine’s Day!
2. Dinner + dessert, because why not?!
Just because you may not have a date doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go out to dinner! Book your reservation like the rest of society and enjoy dinner with your best gals. Here are some great suggestions for around Birmingham:
3. Short out-of-town trip
I’m a big believer that escaping to the tropics cures a whole host of seasonal depressive feelings! I’ve never done it, but I believe it! Get some girl friends on board and book an Airbnb
for a night to visit the beach!
Visit the following cities: Chattanooga | Huntsville | Gulf Shores | Nashville | Atlanta
4. Drop off chocolate + note on five friends’ doorsteps
So many people simply feel lonely on Valentine’s Day. It can be a heartbreaking day for some as they’ve longed for a relationship for quite some time. So, encourage your friends on this day! If you’re pressed for time on Valentine’s Day, this is a great option. Run to the dollar store to buy some cute cards, write a happy note, buy a few pieces of chocolate/candy and hand-deliver them either the night before or after work on Valentine’s Day. I can guarantee it will brighten their day!
5. The Great Bake-Off
Elf got it right when he suggested the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup. It’s very applicable during Christmas, and even more applicable on Valentine’s Day! Have a bake-off with your girl friends. Whip out the Kitchen Aid mixer, fire up the oven and bake something together, compete against each other or simply eat cookies. I’ve never had an instance where that’s gone wrong 😉
6. Clothes swap + potluck dinner
It’s a potluck night! Bring a dish to share and bring some clothes to share. I’ve loved living with roommates for the purpose of sharing clothes (and obviously many other reasons!). It will be good incentive to clean out your closet, refresh your closet with free clothes from friends and be a fun activity. Who loves a fashion show in the living room?! Just me?
7. Photoshoot (hehe hello)
This is where I come in… mwahaha! I’m offering 10-minute Valentine’s Day sessions
on Valentine’s Day! Get a friend or two together for new headshots or group pictures. It’s 10 minutes and 10 pictures with same-day delivery for just $100! Document this day in a fun way. Sign up for a slot here
I hope you have a fun Galentine’s Day, friends. You are loved, regardless of your relationship status, because King Jesus delights in you. Jesus Christ died on the cross to free us from the burden of sin, deliver us from hell to spend eternity in heaven with Him, and gives us purpose every day through scripture. Happy love day! Spread it around like confetti!