Galentine’s Day, or the gender-neutral version Palentine’s Day, is all about celebrating friendships. While you can’t gather together to celebrate in-person, with some creativity and your AfterShokz device, you can throw a virtual party. This way your squad can all stay safe at home while doing something fun together!
Want to learn more about cocktails this year? Consider choosing a virtual mixology class or, for something shorter, you could look for a themed tutorial to follow together on Youtube. Once you’ve chosen the signature drink (or drinks) you’ll be making, send the ingredients list out to your friends ahead of time so they can be prepared. To make your life even easier, you can have the alcohol delivered right to your home just in time for the party. Now you can all mix, sip, and celebrate together. Cheers!
Paint And Sip
If you love the alcohol idea, but still want to do more, consider hosting a painting and wine party. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a professional artist to paint. Oftentimes, people look at their canvas after a painting party in awe, wondering if they really painted that! Once again, you’ll need to send out a supplies list and encourage your friends to pick up a canvas, paints, and brushes at their local craft stores, as well as their favorite alcohol to sip. Then just send the video invites, screenshare the painting video of your choice, pour, and paint!
Miss going to the nightclub with your squad? This one’s for you! Host your very own dance party or concert experience. You can either use Spotify’s new group session to jam to a favorite playlist or find a virtual concert you can all attend together via Zoom. If none of your favorite artists are playing, you can always watch a recorded concert on Youtube. For the full surround sound experience, use the OpenComm Bone Conduction Stereo Bluetooth Headset to feel like you’re right there in the middle of the crowd, while still being able to sing along and chat with your friends.
With all the hype over Netflix series "Bridgerton," why not host a virtual High Tea? Everyone can get all dressed up in their finest ball gowns (any dress will do) or tails to attend and enjoy the festivities from the comforts of their own homes. Encourage everyone to make their own tea, hot chocolate, or coffee to sip from china and their favorite desserts to delicately nibble on. You can use this time to share the town gossip, discuss a book, or even watch an episode of "Bridgerton" or other regency drama together using a browser extension that lets you and your friends watch in synchrony.
You can always count on game nights for a healthy dose of competitive spirit and raucous laughter, which may be just the thing your squad needs. Good thing there are a ton of games to choose from! If you all prefer strategy board or card games, use an online board game site to host it. However, if you’re willing to spend a little bit on an experience, you could gather your friends for an immersive but still virtual murder mystery or a cooperative escape room.
Finally, hosting a virtual spa day is always a crowd-pleaser because everyone deserves to be pampered. Encourage your friends to wear their favorite loungewear, play some chill music, prepare a glass of fruit-infused water, and gather up their skincare supplies. Then, everyone can apply their favorite face masks and paint their nails while they set. This fosters a time to relax and pamper yourself with your friends, all while giggling at how you all look in face masks.
However you choose to spend it, Galentine’s or Palentine’s Day is sure to be a wild success as you make new memories with your friends. So start planning!