Whether you’re single and ready to mingle or just love your female friendships, Galentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate your favorite ladies. Of course, Valentine’s Day is merely a week away so you’re running out of time to plan a fabulous Galentine’s Day with your besties. Abt has everything you need to create a memorable event from food to entertainment and everything in between.
Step 1: Galentine’s Day Snacks
You can’t have a girls’ night without snacks. Of course, you don’t want to spend hours prepping an elaborate meal, either. Why not try an air fryer? Seriously, these things get food crispy in a flash (with way less mess than a deep fryer). Grab frozen wontons or spring rolls from your favorite grocery store or attempt your own homemade fries or chicken wings. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, cookies can bake in the air fryer in less than 10 minutes. You can basically put anything in an air fryer and we love this compact option from Cuisinart.
For a low-maintenance movie snack, popcorn is a classic crowd-pleaser. Let everyone customize theirs with seasonings, flavor powder, chocolate chips, whatever. It’s a fun, interactive way to snack and everyone can have exactly what they want. We love this Lekue popcorn maker because it’s affordable, portable and way less greasy than old-school methods. If you’re not the host, it makes a cute and easy hostess gift for a friend; the collapsible design makes it easy to take with you.
Step 2: Entertainment
Speaking of movies, binge-watching your favorite rom-coms is the perfect way to kick back and laugh with your friends. Don’t waste your time endlessly surfing channels to find something you all agree on. The Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ gives you access to top streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Disney+ so you can watch old faves or trending streaming originals. The 4K quality will make anything you watch look amazing.
Another option? Blasting your favorite girl-power anthems—Lizzo, the Spice Girls, whoever your group loves. This JBL Flip 5 wireless speaker comes in a festive pink hue and is waterproof to withstand spilled drinks. You can take it from snacks and drinks in the kitchen to a dance party in the living room. No matter what songs you have on your Galentine’s Day playlist, they’ll sound great thanks to JBL’s clear, crisp and reliable audio quality.
If you’re looking for a really memorable activity, we have one word: karaoke. Everyone can perform their favorite song from your Galentine’s Day playlist. Make it competitive, American Idol-style or get goofy and see who can get the most laughs. We love the Singing Machine Groove XL because it’s Bluetooth-enabled so you can easily connect your phone; it also lights up different colors in synchrony with your singing. This awesome machine comes with a microphone but you can buy an additional Singing Machine microphone for duets or group performances.
Step 3: Make Memories
At this point, you’ve obviously created tons of amazing memories with your favorite ladies. Wouldn’t it be nice to send everyone home with a piece of a memory they can treasure forever? Instant photos are a great idea and this Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 camera (in pink, natch) is the perfect option. Use Selfie Mode to get the perfect front-facing snapshots with your favorite people. Everyone can take home their photos at the end of the night as a perfect souvenir that people actually want.
You don’t need a significant other to enjoy this time of year! Instead, get your girls together for the perfect Galentine’s Day. After all, there’s nothing like a fun night with your favorite people to make you feel loved. Looking for songs for your playlist? Have a great recipe to share? Sound off in the comments!