Sulking in your bed devouring a gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream and a box of assorted chocolates all while wishing you had someone to celebrate Valentine’s Day with, is now a thing of the past thanks to the once fictional celebration on a sitcom. Although it started off as a made-up holiday, the sentiment behind celebrating female friendship was too powerful to let go, and now, women everywhere have been celebrating Galentine’s Day since then.

Whether you’re single and not ready to mingle, or you already have your Valentine’s Day plans set with your boo, there’s something special about getting together with your best girls and showing each other some love. So, if you’ve never experienced the beauty of celebrating Galentine’s Day with your besties, here are five ways to create an enjoyable and memorable experience with your girls.

Give Galentine Gifts
Surprise your girlfriends with a little something that shows your appreciation of them. Maybe pick up a gift card to their favorite clothing store, treat them to a book off of their Amazon wishlist or buy them something from a small black-owned business that you’d think they’d love.

Slumber Party
Remember the sleepovers we sometimes took part in when we were younger? Well, they get better as we get older.

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