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How to Celebrate Galentine's Day This Year

Galentine’s Day – an annual day for celebrating female friendships, normally marked with fun events like mimosas at your favorite brunch spot, spa treatments, or karaoke – is this Saturday! But, like everything else these days, the COVID-19 pandemic will change the way you celebrate with your BFFs this year.

Yet, just because we’re dealing with life during a pandemic, it doesn’t mean you and your gal pals can’t celebrate at all. In fact, keeping up with your friends and loved ones—even if that means virtually – has never been more important. So, for those wanting to connect with friends this weekend, we’ve come up with a few ways to celebrate Galantines Day 2021, all while social distancing!
 
Host a Virtual Game Night



Get together virtually with the social networking app Houseparty! With the app, you and up to seven of your girlfriends can play Houseparty Heads Up!, Trivia, Quick Draw, and Chips and Guac!

If you’re already all Houseparty-ed out, check out the lesser known JackBox Games. With JackBox, you and your friends can challenge each other to games you’ve probably not already exhausted, like Drawful 2, Quiplash and You Don’t Know Jack.
For even more ways to host a virtual game night, check out this list!
 
Throw a Virtual Spa Night

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Treat your BFF to this Best Friend Spa Gift Box, which includes all the essentials for a pampering night in like a moisturizing bath bomb and lavender body soap. Then, join together virtual via Zoom while you reach enjoy your spa nights from your homes while also catching up!

Make sure to set the scene – pick a small room or space where you won’t be bothered, create a relaxing Spotlight playlist which you can then share with everyone, and dim the lights!
 
Host a Virtual Karaoke Night

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YouTube has a plethora of karaoke videos, many like what you’d find in a bar or private room (Olivia Rodrigo’s Driver’s License, anyone?) Make a list of your group’s karaoke favs and then create a queue of the tracks on Watch2Gether. Get together via Zoom a voila! To really recreate the traditional karaoke scene, make sure to get dressed up as if you were going to a real karaoke bar and perhaps send your besties a bottle of wine ahead of time.
 
Bundle Up and Picnic

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‚ÄčIf the weather holds up, consider getting together for a picnic (hear us out…) Let Charm City Picnics help you pull off a great picnic complete with spectacular Baltimore skyline views! After you pick your date, your location and choose a package, Charm City Picnics will handle everything else, so all you need to do is show up! Plus, Charm City Picnics is committed to using local products and supporting small businesses for the most authentic charm city experience! In addition to whichever package you choose, there are a ton of great add-ons, like gourmet cupcakes, polaroid camera and live music!
 
So, there you have it! Don’t let social distancing stop you from having a great Galantine’s Day celebration with your best buds. Just get creative and you’re sure to create lots of fun, happy memories, even if you can’t be together.