Updated January 27, 2022
Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to celebrating all kinds of love- romantic, platonic, and everything in between. That’s where Galentine’s Day comes in.
Made popular by the hit television series Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating your beloved gal pals and how much they mean to you. As Leslie Knope says, “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.”
Here are a few fun and creative Galentine’s Day activities inspired by Leslie Knope and her crew.
Treat your besties with personalized gifts to celebrate Galentine’s Day this year. Bring your friends together to customize wine glasses, DIY sugar scrubs, or mini flower bouquets. Pull up the Pinterest app on your tablet for step-by-step instructions.
If you don’t want to break out the hot glue gun and glitter, you can still gather your friends and make something (easy) and fun together.
Create a DIY photo booth backdrop and have your own photoshoot. Hang a printed fabric like a sheet or tablecloth on the wall, add a few balloons or paper hearts and snap away. Not only will you have a blast, but you’ll also have great Instagram-worthy photos as a reminder of your time together. While you’re posting your selfies, check out the Cellular Sales Instagram page to download custom Valentine’s Day wallpapers.
Book (or cook) brunch
If you want to celebrate earlier in the day, start with a brunch celebration. Or stay home and host a breakfast potluck. Find recipes for custom cocktails and sweet waffles on the Tasty app (for iOS and Android). Set your tablet on the counter and watch tutorials as you cook. The app will even keep your phone awake, so you don’t have to tap your screen with flour-covered hands.
Shop ‘til you drop
It’s time to treat ‘yo self. Grab your girls and hit the mall for a shopping spree. You can shop for matching Leslie Knope power suits or swanky sunglasses like Donna.
Find deals while you’re walking store to store on the RetailMeNot app. The app will alert you to savings via push notification. Then scan your Samsung Galaxy Watch4 at checkout to redeem the offer. A smartwatch is a hands-free shopping accessory that gives you the freedom to hold more shopping bags.
While you’re shopping, stop by your nearest Cellular Sales to check out all the fashionable cases and phone accessories to complement your new outfits.
Take a hike
Nothing would make Leslie Knope prouder than paying a visit to one of your local parks. Grab your hiking gear and find trails near you. Discover areas to hike near you using the AllTrails app on Apple iPhone 13. Users can search paths by length, difficulty, elevation, route type, and trail traffic. Then use Apple Watch Series 7 to track your hike. The smartwatch also doubles as a compass and GPS, so you and your ladies can navigate the great outdoors safely.
Keep your plans simple on Galentine’s Day by gathering your girls, wearing pajamas, popping some popcorn, and binge-watching your favorite shows. Check out season 2, episode 16 of Parks and Recreation, to learn more about the history of Galentine’s Day. Watch it on YouTube TV, where you can stream your favorite shows and watch 70+ live channels with no cable box and no contract.
Get in on the Galentine’s Day action and stop by your nearest Cellular Sales for all the tech and accessories you need to prepare for the ultimate celebration.