We could try to explain Galentine's Day, but why not leave that to the Deputy Director of Pawnee City Department of Parks and Recreation (and holiday inventor) Leslie Knope. Leslie is the hardest working woman in government, but she's also an eternal optimist who knows how to celebrate life.
So once a year, thanks to Ms. Knope, we celebrate Galentine's Day. February 13th has become the annual day for ladies to celebrate friendship. In Pawnee that means eating a lot of waffles, but here are a few other Galentine's Day ideas to get you started.
Galentine's Day at the Pub
That's right. Belly up to the bar and order a round of apps and drinks for you and your ladies for a night out that requires very little planning and no clean up.
Galentine's Day Breakfast
Leslie would heartily approve of this choice. Pick your favorite local restaurant, make a reservation, and brunch your hearts out.
Galentine's Day at the Movies
A movie date with your ladies works best if there's a guilty pleasure film playing (Magic Mike, anyone?) because no one wants to celebrate by watching the year's best tearjerkers. Have a little fun!
Galentine's Day Painting Party
Wine and painting parties are all the rage these days, but they're also one of the easiest events to duplicate at home. Buy a stack of cheap canvases (or a pad of watercolor paper), a pile of cheap brushes (everyone's got at least a few lying around), a bunch of acrylics (not oil paints!), and have each lady bring a snack to share. Painting can be freestyle or you can print out a few ideas for inspiration.
How will you celebrate Galentine's Day?