Valentine's Day isn't just for partners in committed relationships. You can use this day of love to pay special affections to anyone you want to show love and appreciation for. Particularly, it's a great opportunity to celebrate the loved ones that add so much value to your life.
If you have plans with your BFF(s) this Valentine's Day, consider trying one of these six group activities to commemorate your bond in a fun and creative way.
1) Arts & Crafts night
Host a vision boarding activity where you and your friends get together either digitally or the old school way with poster boards, glue sticks, magazine cutouts - the whole nine.
What you'll need for vision boarding (IRL):
- 2-3 magazines
- Poster board (whatever size you want)
- Glue stick or tape
- Any other accouterments you wish to decorate your board with
If digitally is preferred, mural.co is a great tool for collaborative group activities. You can share a link for everyone to work on the same board, or have individuals create their own and take turns sharing screens when they're done. If you opt for the latter, Canva is another resource where you can create beautiful designs!
For a more grown & sexy vibe, try a wine & paint night instead.
What you'll need for wine & paint:
- Bowl of water
- Paper towels
- Newspaper or some other protective sheet for your furniture or floor
- *Wine, of course!
You can also swap the wine for CBD if you're worried about having to drive home or if you'll have the kids with you. Ladykind makes a great set of sublingual CBD tinctures that support women's health and wellness. Tinctures are a great way to give everyone the boost they need - whether they're in need of a burst of energy or a little something to help them relax - while also enhancing the spirit of love amongst the group.
Oh, and don't forget snacks!
2) Binge a movie or TV show
Start your favorite reality show over from season one, episode one. Or choose a new show you and your bestie haven't had time to check out yet. If nothing specific comes to mind, pick an actor or theme and queue up your watchlist accordingly. For example, "hey Alexa, play Martin Lawrence movies."
3) Spa day
Whether you DIY this at home or book a bougie couples massage at a reputable spa- treat yourselves! A spa day is the perfect way to pamper and unwind together.
If you're at home, make sure to include your coziest music and accessories. We recommend going all out with:
- Scented candles
- Curated playlists
- Bath bombs
- Face masks
- Oil diffusers
- Soothing topical products
- Ladykind's Wind Down CBD tincture
Pro tip- try 1/4 dropper of Ladykind's Wind Down CBD tincture before you enter spa mode. The CBD eases your body into relaxation mode and will enhance the experience and effectiveness of all your self-care treatments.
4) Cooking class
Look for the most mouth-watering, instagrammable recipe you can find. Pre-prepare all the items and equipment needed beforehand so by the time your friends get there, they feel like they're walking onto the set of Top Chef.
If it's accessible to you, you can even accessorize with matching aprons or chef hats for everyone to wear while you cook. This is a fun, alternative way to bring your friends together to bond and exercise a new skill. Plus, the best benefit is the end result: a fresh, home-cooked meal!
5) Go for an adventure
Seize the day and get outside. Maybe you try a new activity like rock climbing, or a pilates class at the gym. Try to step just the slightest bit out of your comfort zone to make an extra memorable experience for everyone participating.
6) Game night
If your friend group is competitive, consider hosting a game night where you play board games, card games, video games, or all of the above!
Which one of these creative ideas is the best fit for you and your Galentine's?