5 Best Ways to Celebrate Galentine's Day with your Besties

5 Best Ways to Celebrate Galentine's Day with your Besties

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Galentine's Day 2019
 
Listen up ladies. Valentine’s Day 2019 is fast approaching. Whether you’re single as a pringle, in a relationship, or #itscomplicated, VDAY is one of those inescapable holidays you either love, or love to hate. But for all of our fabulous single ladies out there, we’re dedicating this post specifically to you. Instead of trying to find a last minute bae, why not celebrate Galentine’s Day with your friends? If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of Galentine’s Day, don’t worry, we’ve got you. Founder of Galentine’s Day, girlboss/fictional superwoman Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation, describes the holiday (which falls on February 13th) as “ladies celebrating ladies.” It really doesn’t get any simpler than that. How about this year, skip the VDAY drama and celebrate the unbreakable love you have with your besties. And regardless of your current relationship status, spending time with your gal pals is ALWAYS a great idea. And to make your life even easier, your girls at ISHINE365 have come up with the 5 best ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day with your girl gang this year. #You’reWelcome. (And Pssst...Keep reading until the end of the post - we’re giving the full deets on how to win a Two Piece Mafia 2019 bikini for you and one lucky bestie!)
 
Two Piece Mafia 2019 Ivanna Top and Bottom
 
1. Hit the Beach

2019 Galantine's Day ideas

We know it’s technically still winter, but we’ll take any excuse to soak up the sun and get our daily dose of Vitamin D. If you’re lucky enough to live close to the sand + shore (and haven’t been frozen solid by the recent polar vortex), then why not grab your girls and spend the day at the beach? Put on your fav designer bikini, throw on a coverup and a cute pair of sunnies, and get ready to enjoy the sun. Enjoy a cold one with your gals, dig your toes in the sand and just RELAX...oh, and we know that the holiday falls during the week, so if you gotta take the day off, or just play hookey, we promise we won’t tell anyone (wink, wink).

 

2. Netflix & Chill (But Like Actually Chilling...You Get What We Mean). 

Galantine's Day 2019 ideas

Wanna keep it low-key? Prep for a cozy night in with your ladies by catching up on classic flicks or binging your fav shows. Order some pizza, grab the wine (lots of it), plop on the couch and chillax. And FYI - Netflix has a TON of great movies to watch right now. Our top selects for a Galentine’s Day marathon include: 

Set It Up

Legally Blonde

A Cinderella Story

Sex in the City

Mamma Mia!

When We First Met

Sixteen Candles

And if you and your friends are feeling a little less romantic and more “anti-love,” we have the perfect movie lineup for you. Let’s face it, love can be gnarly (just like any good horror film).

Room

Katherine Ryan: In Trouble

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Conversation with a Killer: Ted Bundy Tapes

The Conjuring



3. Matched + Smashed Party at Limonada Bar + Brunch

Limonada Bar + Brunch Matched + Smashed 2019

CALLING ALL MIAMI SINGLES! Looking for a little nighttime excitement (and let’s face it, an endless array of cocktails to match)? Then this event’s for you! Come let loose with us on Thursday, February 14th at Limonada Bar + Brunch (the hottest sports bar, all-day brunch spot, and live music venue in South Beach) from 9 PM - 1 AM for their Matched + Smashed Party. Grab your girls and enjoy the best live music (with a special performance from Miami-based indie band, The Tremends), drink specials, drinking games, bar bites and more. And of course, the highlight of the night will be be a very special matchmaking game (we’d like to think that Cupid himself created it). Come and drink away the sorrows of being #foreveralone, but who knows, maybe you’ll find “the one”…or the one for the night. ;)


Galentine's Day 2019 ideas

Here’s a sneak preview of what the night will probably look like…Four words, it’s gonna be lit. 

For more deets on this and other events at Limonada, click here.
 
4. Game Night

Let’s be honest, games aren’t just for kids. Have your gals bring over some board or card games, and of course any kind of alcohol (duh), and enjoy a game night. Need help finding a game? Bunco is a great idea for LOTS of people - all you need is a group, some dice and a whole lotta luck! No literally, the game requires ZERO skill - perfect for anyone who isn’t a monopoly master. For an added bonus, the losing team has to take shots! Sounds like a pretty fun way to spend the night. #CountUsIn.
 

5. Spa Day 

Galantine's Day 2019 ideas

If games aren’t your thing, then host a spa day at your house! This sounds like an obvious select, but it’s one of our personal favorites: we’re down for any activity that involves cozy robes, no makeup, and full-on relaxation. Light up some candles, cut up a whole lotta cucumbers and grab your go-to face masks. Spend the day sippin’ on lemon water (or rosé) and pamper yourselves. Wanna splurge? Book massages and mani/pedis for you and your besties at a spa near you. #TreatYoSelf
 

And Pssst...We're Having a Galentine’s Day Giveaway!

Last but not least, what better way to celebrate this week of love than with a giveaway? In honor of Galentine’s Day, we’re giving you and your bestie the chance to win the new Ivanna Top + Bottom by Two Piece Mafia in colorblock grey (pictured below). Nothing says love like the love we have for this set!


Two Piece Mafia Galentine's Day 2019 Giveaway
 
And trust us babes, the entry terms are quick and easy. All you have to do is (1) tag one bestie in this post and have your bestie tag you and (2) make sure you both are following @ishine365 and @twopiecemafia. That’s it!
 
Two Piece Mafia 2019 Galentine's Day Giveaway

 

Make sure to stay tuned with us on social media; we’ll announce one winner and her bestie on February 14th.


No matter what you end up doing this holiday week, just make sure to spread the love and give one of these Galentine’s Day activites a try. Celebrate your squad and the lovely ladies who have been by your side through thick and thin. Anything you do will be awesome as long as you are with your girls! <3


XX,

The Girls at ISHINE365

 

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