Galentine's Day: Celebrate Ovaries
It’s that time of year again where the stores are filled with overpriced chocolate and red and pink cards fill the aisles. It’s time to show the ones you love most that you care by spending quality time with them. No, we’re not talking about Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about Galentine’s Day. That special day of the year where the women of the world get together to celebrate female friendship while eating chocolate, drinking wine, and watching romcoms all day. This February 13th, round up all the women in your life and take them on a girls-only date and celebrate those ovaries!
For the Bookworms
Grab your gals and head over to one of the bookstores in Durango. Take a “secret santa” style approach and have each of your pals pick out a book for another. Split up and rummage through the stacks picking a book you’ve read and loved, or something you just know your girls will enjoy! Then, head over to a local coffee shop or winery (let’s be honest, get the wine) to exchange and flip through your new books! This activity gives the opportunity to spend time with your girls and give them a little thank you gift for being so awesome.
For the Workaholics
Take a break from work-week stress and lasso your ladies for a much-needed trip to one of Durango’s Spas. Freshen up your hairstyle, revitalize your skin with a facial, or indulge in a full-service spa filled with massages, pedicures, and more! If that’s not your style, take a half-day from work and head to a hot spring and soak your troubles away with your closest friends.
For the Bowling and Beer Lovers
Whether or not you’re actually in a bowling league, it’s always fun to pretend you are! Take a trip to a nearby bowling alley for a night of bowling and fun. Whether you’re rolling strikes or chilling in the gutter, you’ll have a blast with the girls around. Be sure to grab a pitcher and snacks to share in between games.
For the Movie Buffs
Dinner and a movie, what a classic date. But when was the last time you had dinner and a movie with your gals? Check out one of the many restaurants here in Durango, and bring all the girls. Don’t skip the appetizers, drink specials, and desserts! Afterward, make your way to one of Durango’s movie theatres to catch one of the films you know you’ll love! There are a ton of movies coming out, including the new Rebel Wilson rom-com “Isn’t it Romantic” and the horror film sequel “Happy Death Day 2U.” No matter what your movie taste, there will be a show for you and your gals.
If by some chance you find yourself busy on the 13th, postpone your Valentine's Day festivities ‘til the 15th. Hit up your local grocery store to find all of that over-priced chocolate and candy marked down to 50% off. Buy all the chocolate your heart desires and grab a box of wine to share from one of the local liquor stores. Have an at-home movie night with all of the girls, and of course, Netflix.