Your guide to a perfect Galentine’s Day

Lester’s anti-Valentine’s Day bitmoji enjoys an ice cream.

Photo courtesy of D'Juanna Lester

Lester’s anti-Valentine’s Day bitmoji enjoys an ice cream.

Are you single? Just got broken up with? Or do you just hate the mere existence of Valentine’s Day in general? I also don’t understand the point of the capitalist holiday masked as a lovefest. It might be my singleness talking, but I know I can’t be the only anti-Valentine’s Day person out there. Here’s a guide on how to have a fun day with your gals for the perfect Galentine’s Day celebration for Feb. 14! 

Throw a party!

What could beat a classic party! Get your friends together, throw on your best (not red, white or pink) coordinated outfits and have a blast! Pull out the blacks and blues. Go full edgy! Have someone agree to host a party, and then get all you need for a fun time. Bake. Do karaoke. Unleash your inner Tom Holland and have a lip sync battle (minus the rain machine, unless you have the means for it, of course!) You could even give it a theme and dress up and decorate as needed. 

Escape Room 

Looking for an escape from all of the love themed activities around you? Have a roommate who has plans for the evening? A really fun way to get out of the house is getting a group together and going to an escape room — a way to challenge your brain and have fun with your crew. With limited time, you will have to solve a series of puzzles with the help of detailed clues in order to get out of the room. Following a particular storyline, it feels like you’re in a movie (and luckily, it’s not a romcom, which goes perfect with the anti-Valentine’s Day idea). 


Another classic idea for the girls who just want to have fun. Name a better way to cope with the emotions that come with Valentine’s Day. Retail therapy is the best kind of therapy — well, besides books. Or actual therapy. For those who want to avoid their problems and just have a good time with the girls, putting together a shopping trip and getting down to it is an ideal way to spend Galentine’s Day. 

Game Night

For all the competitive gamers who want to unleash their rage in a healthy way, I suggest getting a group of your fellow competitive friends and have a game night. Whether it’s board games, card games, video games or a mix of the three, getting in a game full of snacks, stacks and fun is an awesome way for your group to let their competitive nature run wild. Can’t get all of your friends together in the same place? Start an Xbox party and describe the morbid ways you all play the Sims (we all do it)!

Book Club 

For all my book nerds out there, you knew this was coming. If you’ve always wanted to start a book club and cry over that book you can’t stop talking about, now’s the time. Get a group of your friends together and have a book club. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll want to rip your hair out — so basically all the feelings of a regular relationship in a quarter of the time!