Creative Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day Virtually

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Regardless of the year, we’re going to go all out for Galentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day {the fictional holiday created by Leslie Knope in a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation} is February 13th and celebrating its 11th anniversary – but as far as we’re concerned, every day should be Galentine’s Day. So if you’re still looking to celebrate your good friends and show them how much you care during this time of year, we’ve created some fun Galentine’s Day quarantine ideas you can do while social distancing, and enjoying this month filled with love.

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Activities

Movie Night

Movie Night

Watch your favorite chick flick, a romance film {looking at you Notebook and Titanic}, and more. Streaming platforms like Disney+ have launched a Groupwatch feature {allows you to watch a movie or shows together while apart; some even include chat features} – and it’s the perfect addition to any girls night. So grab your popcorn and Valentine’s Day candy, and enjoy the show with your friends.

Pajama Party

One of the greatest parts about quarantine? Not having to get dressed up. Incorporate that perk into your Galentine’s Day celebration. Wear your PJs, but make it cute. Whether they are Valentine’s-themed or onesie pajamas – wearing them as a group will be comfy cozy during your movie night, cocktail party, or whatever you have planned.

Secret Cupid

Secret Cupid

Secret Santa, but make it Cupid. Use a random generator online {Elfster works in February also!} to decide who you’re each getting gifts for, then send them out prior to your Galentine’s celebration. Open them on camera and guess who sent each one. The perfect little pick-me-up in mid-February.

Read More: The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s + Galentine’s Day Events 2021

Food and Drink

At-Home Cocktails

At-Home Cocktails

Girls night = cocktails. Since you probably rarely see your gal pals these days, splurge a little. For an at-home Galentine’s treat, order some pre-made cocktails to help you virtually celebrate. Kick it up a notch by searching for some recipes, gathering ingredients, and having everyone attend the zoom with the same drink in mind. Maybe add in a little trivia to spice up your cocktail night. There are also some local virtual Galentine’s Day cocktail classes that you and your gals can attend. Meanwhile, if that all sounds too complicated, you can just pick up a bottle of wine at a local liquor store – we won’t judge.

Restaurant Kits

Plenty of local restaurants in the Hoboken and Jersey City area are offering restaurants kits of some sort. If your friend group loves the kitchen, then an easy way to celebrate this holiday is cooking something together over zoom. This will be in lieu of a dinner party, but as long as you have your girlfriends – the laughs around the table will definitely still be had.

Cookie Decorating

Cookie Decorating

Desserts and candies – isn’t that what Valentine’s Day {and most of February, tbh} is all about? Purchase an easy-to-make Valentine’s Day cookie decorating kit. You and your gal pals – near or far can hop on Zoom and show off your cookie creativity. Most kits are delivered to your doorstep or offer an easy pickup – so you’ll be ready for your Galentine’s Day in no time.

See More: All The Heart-Shaped Food + Desserts in Hoboken + Jersey City This Valentine’s Day

Gift Boxes

Give Good Gift

If you can’t be with your gals this Galentine’s Day, send them some local love. Based in Hoboken, Give Good Gift is a women-owned small business – and is the place to find carefully curated, unique gift packages for friends, family, colleagues, and more. Shoppers can customize any of the boxes in the collection, featuring products from women-owned businesses. The businesses that your friends will be unboxing are The Little Words Project and Anecdote Candles. Follow along at @shopgivegoodgift on Instagram to find out more about this new, local company.

Happy Box

Happy Box

There are a few ways to send local love to your friends or loved ones this Galentine’s Day – and Happy Box has a Valentine’s Day Gift Guide where you’ll be sure to find the perfect combination of goodies to send to your pals. This Hoboken-based company {run by two sisters} has some already curated boxes that include a “Hot Stuff Box” or a “You’re a Snack” box. Meanwhile, you can also personalize your boxes with red chocolate roses, cookies, candles, wine glasses, and even Bob Ross “Happy Little Tree” Mints {IYKYK}.

Swag and Soiree

Swag and Soiree

Run by Shannon {a local mom} – is an activity and art business that is perfect for all your Galentine’s crafting needs. Swag and Soiree sells craft kits and specializes in virtual parties that bring kids together. So whether you’re looking for a Galentine’s Day craft, or need an idea to keep the February spirit alive with your kids – you can find out more information on Swag and Soiree here.

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Taylor is an {overly} proud Jersey girl, who has been lucky enough to call Hoboken home for the last three years, and Jersey City for two prior. Originally from a small town in Hunterdon County, Taylor received her degree in multimedia journalism from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She also spent some time in Miami, but always knew she’d find her way to Hoboken. Taylor has a career in sports, digital, and social media strategy in the NYC area. A lover of all things local, she has a long list of favorite restaurants and coffee shops where she spends a good chunk of her time. You can also catch her running on the waterfront, walking her new pup, watching reruns of Real Housewives, or making a trip to HomeGoods