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Galentine's in a Pandemic

Galentine's in a Pandemic

Whether you’re a Parks and Rec fan like us, or you just heard the term Galentine's Day in passing, celebrating our girlfriends is something we all can get behind.

Technically Galentine’s Day is observed on February 13, the day before the traditional V-Day, but let’s be honest, we’re in a pandemic…e’ry day should be a Galentine’s Day. <insert sobs of missing our girlfriends.>

Since we are on day 3,495,092 of the great Quar’, we wanted to offer a few ideas for celebrating with your crew when you can’t actually get together.

  1. 80s Movie Night Group Text. Pick a classic, like Sixteen Candles or Girls Just Want to Have Fun. Set up a text chain with your girls and name the group text the name of the movie. Set a time that works for everyone. Grab some beverages and snacks and snuggle in front of the TV. (No kids or partners allowed.) Sync the start of the movie so you and your friends hit ‘play’ at the same time. Then, let the ridiculous commentary ensue on the group text. It’s not as ideal as sitting together in the theater, but this will certainly elicit just as much laughter and, bonus, you get to enjoy re-reading the texts the next day.
  2. FaceTime Dinner. These are getting a bit stale during quarantine, but spice this one up by cooking together on a group FaceTime or order take-out and go all out and get shmancy for your girls. Sure, you’re not leaving your house, but when was the last time you got dressed up? (Bonus tip: have your partner clean up the kitchen when you’re done so it can just be an evening of full enjoyment.)
  3. Self-Care. Everyone is having a rough time right now but the research has already shown that the impact of this pandemic on women is unprecedented. Balancing work, home, remote schooling, and relationships is taxing on us physically and emotionally. And yet, the one thing we working mamas do not do enough of is self-care. Trust us, we know. We founded our business on tackling burnout. So, for Galentine’s Day, make it about self-care and encourage your girls to do the same. Make a pact that y’all will take 90 minutes for whatever self-care looks like for each of you reading, yoga, napping, writing, etc. Then circle back and let the group know how it made you feel. Want to do something extra special? <shameless plug> Send them a self-care gift box from b.minton that was specifically designed to help busy women find balance and joy.
  4. Cocktail/Mocktail Class. This isn’t as formal as it sounds. Set up a FaceTime and everyone has to bring one unique cocktail or mocktail and show the rest of the group how to make it. This doesn’t require much prep and there will be cocktails, laughs, and fun. Maybe the friend with the best beverage can win the “G-Day 2021 Award” and must fight to retain her crown next year. 
  5. Virtual Show. There are a ton of music, comedy, podcasts, and sketch shows that are doing virtual live shows and the tickets are cheap. It’s a great way to do something different for an evening and support an artist/venue during this challenging time. You can all get tickets and enjoy the same Zoom show no matter where y’all live. 

Don’t just read and scroll try one of these ideas and let us know how you tweaked it to make it your own by tagging us on Instagram @shopbminton with #shopbminton.

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