Happy GALentine’s Day! 6 Ladies Night Ideas to Celebrate V-Day
Posted byBethany Johnson
Valentine’s Day is the only holiday everyone either loves or hates. If you’re single this year, support your girlfriends by coordinating a gals-only GALentine’s Party! Not only will you keep your friends from creeping on their ex’s social media profiles all night, you’ll also create post-worthy memories of your own.
The trick to a successful ladies night is to put the same creative effort into it that you would usually reserve for a romantic partner. Here are six ridiculously creative ideas to get you started.
Have you noticed? The typical art class has evolved … big time. Today’s local crash course in painting often includes food, wine and good humor. What could be better for a ladies night? Uncork your creativity and enjoy the bonus of scoring a keepsake you can display at home. Plus, a new skill!
Grab the ladies in your life and head to the movies for an evening of romantic comedies that no boyfriend would stomach. Screw your diet and get real soda, candy and butter on that popcorn. If you want to get crazy, make it a marathon. By the end, you’ll pity the fools with boyfriends. You know the ones — most likely, they’re in the gangster or wrestling flick in the theater next door.
Have you ever had a couple’s massage with a girlfriend? There’s nothing like it. Achieve zen this V-Day with a relaxing few hours at the spa.
Support a Local Girl Band
Celebrate GALentine’s Day by phoning local venues to find the hottest female musicians in the underground scene. Then, visit the band’s website to find its next show and join the party with your besties.
Inspire Your Improv
Shows like SNL and Drew Carey’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” are popular because they’re funny, but they’re downright addictive because anything can happen. When you mix improv with a live audience, the result is always memorable. Make some memories of your own this February with a Valentine’s Day outing to a local improv joint, and get your laugh on. Better yet, take a sketch comedy class together. You’ll be shocked at what flies out of your friends’ mouths when the filter switches off.
Shop It Up
Women used to go shopping together all the time. Ever since online shopping became a thing, this unique bonding experience has been nearly forgotten. Revive the old pastime and hit the stores together to see whether the jewelry cases have anything that catches your eye. The National Retail Federation notes that Americans are spending more on Valentine’s splurge purchases these days, and it’s not right that couples have all the fun.1 Especially if you’ve honored your New Year’s Resolution to stick to a budget so far this year, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to shop ’til you drop.
You already know your relationship status is not an indication of your happiness. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a ladies night you’re all sure to remember and reclaim the holiday to celebrate all the single ladies. Your whole giggling gaggle will be glad you did.
1“Dinner and a Movie, Flowers and Jewelry Bring Valentine’s Day Spending to Record High.” National Retail Federation. February 03, 2016. Accessed January 07, 2017. https://nrf.com/media/press-releases/dinner-and-movie-flowers-and-jewelry-bring-valentines-day-spending-record-high.
- Posted by Bethany Johnson
- On February 1, 2017