The best holiday created by Leslie Knope is meant for all gals and their gal friends on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, married, in a relationship – Galentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a girl’s night. Go see a movie or have wine and dinner at your place. My girlfriends and I are going to a hockey game this year! Celebrate how you and your ladies like to!
Valentine’s Day can be a drag if you’ve been single for a long time. Treat yo self! Buy an essential oil-infused bath bomb. Pour yourself a glass of wine or make a new cocktail you’ve wanted to try (sangria, anyone?). Binge watch that show that you’ve been meaning to watch for ages. Giving yourself some TLC is so important. You don’t need a significant other for that.
Throw a party
This was always easy for me because one of my best friends’ birthdays is on Valentine’s Day, but you don’t need a special occasion. Invite some friends over and live up the night! Make a fun punch and a rockin’ playlist. OR if you’ve had a rough year in the love department, do like Jessica Biel’s character in “Valentine’s Day” and throw an anti-V-Day party.
Fall in love with a new hobby or pastime
Have you wanted to learn something new for a long time? For example, I’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet. I may spend this Valentine’s Day watching some YouTube videos and end up with some cool mittens to survive the rest of the Michigan winter.
Babysit for a couple who needs a night out
I know it’s incredibly difficult for parents to find time for a date night. Offer to babysit on Valentine’s Day so a couple can get a night out for a romantic dinner and a movie. You get to help them out AND you make some cash!