Your Guide to Galentine's Day 2022

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| LAST UPDATE 01/30/2022

By Danielle Mejia
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What's better than one holiday celebrating love? Well, two holidays, of course! And lucky for us, they're both right around the corner. And while Valentine's Day already has a big reputation, we're here to show a little love for the lesser-known holiday that comes right before it: Galentine's Day. So here's the 411 on this amazing celebration coming up in just a few weeks' time.

For starters, where did the holiday get its start from? Well, we can thank Parks and Recreation for that! Back in 2010, the iconic mockumentary brought the February 13th celebration to our television screens as we saw Amy Poehler's character, Leslie Knope, throw a brunch for her closest gal pals. Knope deemed it "only the best day of the year," and TBH, we couldn't agree more. It didn't take long for the idea to catch on, and over a decade later, it's become a worldwide-celebrated festivity! Interested in throwing a Galentine's Day bash of your own? We've got all the tips and tricks ready for you - and it's way easier than it seems.

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Let's get started with the basics: theme. A quick poll in your group chat will show what you and your gals are most interested in. From a movie marathon sleepover to a weekend brunch, there are loads of options, especially since we're lucky enough to have February 13th fall on a Sunday this year. And once the concept is nailed down, outfits and decorations will fall into place. Whether it's fuzzy PJs or a color-coordinated scheme, a colorful look will totally nail the Instagram selfies that will no doubt be taken. And speaking of - have we mentioned all the cute and cheap decor available at dollar stores for some grid-worthy backdrops? Throw in some cute appetizers and a killer playlist, and you're all good to go!

We don't know about you, but February 13 officially can't come any sooner! If you're looking for more ideas, you can check out Greetings Island Ideas for more tips and tricks to make this Galentine's Day the best one yet! From our family to yours, happy holidays!

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