"What's Galentine's Day? Oh, it's only the best day of the year."
– Leslie Knope, Parks and Rec
The holiday now known as Galentine’s Day was famously created on the hit show Parks and Rec by small town bureaucrat Leslie Knope, who wanted a special day of the year for “ladies celebrating ladies.” The name may be tongue and cheek, but the need to celebrate besties is no joke. It’s part of the reason that some 136 million people throughout the country actively budget to buy gifts for all kinds of loved ones this time of year.
And what better way to honor your friendships than by gifting gourmet snacks along with a message telling them what they mean to you.
Is There One Way to Celebrate Galentine’s Day?
First immortalized in 2010, Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating female friendships. On the show, Knope threw a party with a group of female friends, each of whom she gifted tokens of appreciation tailored specifically for them. While it supposedly falls on February 13, it can be celebrated at any time you’re able to gather your friends in one place. It can be two BFFs at home or a larger friend group enjoying themselves over brunch, dinner or drinks.
How you celebrate is up to you! The truth is, people have long been celebrating this concept in some form, with people who weren’t romantic partners, often as a sweet gesture or a casual hang accompanied by chocolatey treats or some other tasty snack.
So, How Do You Make Your Galentine’s Day Special?
The nice thing about this day is there are no hard and fast rules, leaving it open to interpret however you like. But if you want the day to be special, here are four good ways to make that happen:
- Bring high-quality snacks. Everyone loves a unique, gourmet sweet-and-salty snack. No matter where you celebrate, people will love having a special treat to bring home with them!
- Be open. Invite close friends as well as people you’re getting to know.
- Be comfortable. Choose a place where your friend group can relax and have a good time.
- Be positive. Remember, part of the tradition revolves around recognizing what you appreciate about each person.
Anyone who has been supportive in some way, however small, can be a part of the celebration. And if they love the “indulgently crafted gourmet popcorn” being passed around, all the more reason to include them!
What Kinds of Snacks Should You Bring to a Galentine’s Day Celebration?
Maybe you’ve been invited to someone else’s celebration. It’s not just any get-together. You want to bring an edible gift that will show gratitude to the host, preferably something that most everyone can enjoy. There is nothing like small batch gourmet pretzels drizzled in chocolate and nuts, or popcorn mixed with caramel and other mouth-watering ingredients. So, skip the typical heart-shaped cookies at the mall and go for something truly unique and high quality that will delight even the biggest snack connoisseurs in the group.
Get the Best Galentine’s Day Snacks at Funky Chunky
Funky Chunky’s gourmet snack food products are perfect for Galentine’s Day. There is a wide variety of flavor options, sizes, and snack combinations for every palette. And if you can’t be with a friend in person, go online and send her an eGift with a customized message so she can browse our products and choose her favorite at her leisure.
Contact Funky Chunky today for more gift ideas and we’ll make sure it gets delivered wherever you need it to go.