10 ways to celebrate love with your friends on Galentine’s Day

Julie Sisler

Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone, but the day before this holiday is one that anyone can get excited for. Galentine’s Day is a day to celebrate friendship and spread love for those around you. Whether you have a Galentine or a Guylentine, here are some ways to spread the love with your friends.

  1. Spread the love in the form of baked goods! Enjoy spending time with your friends to bake some goodies, then distribute them to friends, family and neighbors. Plus, you’ve got some sweet leftovers for yourself!

  2. Host a potluck dinner with your friend group. Since nearly everyone is on a budget, it’s an opportunity to feast for a few bucks. Encourage everyone to bring something unique, or one of their own favorite comfort foods. Spend the evening enjoying full bellies and each other’s company!

  3. Get in touch with your creative side by throwing your own Do It Yourself night! DIY projects are a great opportunity to spend time together, while creating something useful. You can either keep your new creation for yourself, or gift it to a friend. Either way, you get to try something new and learn how to make something that could come in handy later!

  4. Enjoy some sweet treats and even sweeter words at Little Fox Bakery’s Spoken Poetry event. Kick back with a baked good and enjoy spoken word and musical performances from Bowling Green locals. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.

  5. If you’re looking for some inexpensive gifts for your friends—or even yourself—hit up a local thrift shop. Spend some time with your friends navigating the aisles of Goodwill or the St. Vincent de Paul store. You never know what you may find.

  6. If you’re looking for something out of the box but don’t know where to start, get on Groupon and take a look. You’ll find coupons and deals for lots of local activities, including some “two for one” offers. With so many things to choose from, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest!

  7. Spread some good vibes by having a letter writing party with your friends. This provides an opportunity to spread some love to family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. You can write thank you notes, a simple letter to check in on someone, or even make your own card. Grab some fun paper or thank you notes and get writing!

  8. Relive your childhood with a throwback board game night. Pull out your favorite games, from Chutes and Ladders, to Monopoly, to Trouble. Relax with your childhood memories, or bring on the competition!

  9. For those with a little bit of wanderlust (but a small budget), grab some friends and get in the car. Drive until you hit a little town and find somewhere to stop for dinner. The more people that come, the more ways you can split the gas money. As long as you’ve got some good tunes and even better company, you can enjoy your mini road trip!

  10. Throw your friends a good, old fashioned slumber party. Play some childhood games, watch classic movies, and stay up to talk. Whether your ideal sleepover means staying up all night to gossip and paint each other’s nails, or playing video games until dawn, you’re sure to end the night tired but content. Keep the snacks coming and you can’t go wrong!

Features reporter Julie Sisler can be reached at 270-745-6291 and [email protected]. Follow Julie on social media at @julie_sisler.