Galentine’s Day Party Instructions

February 6, 2017
Janine Perez
Riveted Editorial Board

If you’ve walked into any store lately, the aisles and aisles of red hearts and candy have probably clued you in to the fact that Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Yes, candy and the promise of romance is exciting and all, but what’s the most spectacular thing about this impending holiday? It means that Galentine’s Day is coming! If you’re unfamiliar with Galentine’s Day, I’ll happily clue you in, because it is without a doubt the greatest holiday of all time!

Galentine’s Day is a holiday that originated in 2010 from an episode of Parks and Recreation, and was the brainchild of Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope. Truly, her character explained it best: “Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

Essentially Galentine’s Day is like Valentine’s Day but with your best gal pals and pajamas are not only accepted but encouraged! I know what you’re thinking, and yes, it is a magical experience. That’s why we at Riveted want to help you have the best Galentine’s Day EVER, so whether you’re celebrating for the first time or the seventh, check out these Galentine’s Day instructions!

Outfit Checklist:

  • Pajamas (or Onesie)
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Mermaid Tail (optional) get one here

Snacks Checklist:

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

(yes for breakfast)



(Find a great recipe here!)

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries

(recipe here)


Red velvet cupcakes

(check out this vegan red velvet cupcake recipe)


popcorn maker

(try using this awesome popcorn maker to make your own cool concoctions)


ultimate pack of candy

(Consider this ultimate candy bundle or this giant Hershey bar)


assorted chips

Pick a movie (or movies)!

Might we suggest….

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

You’ve Got Mail

youve got mail

The Jane Austen Book Club


A League of Their Own

A League of their own

She’s the Man

Shes the man

John Tucker Must Die

John Tucker must die full cover

The House Bunny

The House Bunny

Pitch Perfect

pitch perfect full cover

Get Your Cards Ready

You’d get your significant other a card for Valentine’s Day, right? So don’t forget to give your gal pals a reminder of how much they mean to you. Consider just printing out these images:

Is there something special that you usually do for Galentine’s Day? Are you super excited to celebrate this year? If so, tell us in the comments! Also, let us know how your Galentine’s Day turned out!

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