This year many of us will choose to shun away from the romantic expectations and pressure of Valentine’s Day. Instead, it can be nice to forget about, the most romantic day of the year this for a moment and focus our attention on the sacred day before.
Galentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to get together with our gal pals and make the most of the day before Valentine’s. We’ve put together our five top tips to help you plan an exciting night in with friends and embrace this fabulous new tradition.
1. Prep and make yourself comfortable
Make sure the place is looking presentable and there is enough space for everyone to get cosy and enjoy themselves. Then we just need to put on our favourite pair of pyjamas or best onesie and get comfortable. This allows will allow you to sit back and relax for the night ahead, ready for gossiping with friends and enjoying all the benefits of a fun evening in.
2. Pick the perfect menu
A night in with friends is always a great way to catch up and a fun way to entertain. Why not get creative in the kitchen, making a delicious menu full of tasty treats that are quick and easy to prepare at home. Finger foods are ideal as there is always something for everyone. Putting on the perfect drink selection is also key, as it’s important to make sure that there is something for every guest. Make sure there are drinks with and without alcohol – for those who want a refreshing glass of wine or the ones who will opt for a fruity mocktail.
Evening entertainment is a must-have for the perfect night in. This could be something interactive to get everyone involved or something more challenging like a brain teaser. The possibilities are endless, but it’s great to provide a variety of choice to see what the guests are in the mood for on the night.
Face masks and nail painting are a simple yet effective way to feel so much more refreshed when having a night in with friends. Treat guests to a selection of beauty regimes, perfect for making them feel relaxed after a busy night of entertaining.
Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Cucumber Peel Off Mask, £1.00, from Boots
5. Find the perfect movie
Once all the food has been served and the entertainment complete, putting on a movie is a great way to end the evening. Whether it be a rom-com, thriller or even an action, this will be the perfect end to a perfect night in.
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