We all love a reason to celebrate, but the next big event on our calendar isn't just any old holiday. It's February 13th—Galentine's Day—and we are freaking out, to put it lightly! This marks MSA's 5th year of going all out in the name of lovin' on our besties, and we're proverbially partying with the usual giveaways, plus some additional surprises we think you'll love.
So, gather your gals—whoever they may be and however a gathering may look this year—and get ready for the most magnificent kind of lovefest. It's all going down on Saturday, 2/13. Bookmark our Galentine's Day page so you don't miss a thing.
"Galentine's Day" not ringing any bells? Let us explain. It all originated as a Valentine's Day Eve celebration in a 2010 episode of the satirical sitcom Parks & Recreation. The show's bright and bubbly protagonist, Leslie Knope, throws a boozy brunch in celebration of her girlfriends. In no time this character's fun idea transcended the screen and became the day to proclaim the platonic tenderness we're always looking for opportunities to do up!
Here's how Leslie puts it: "Every February 13, my ladyfriends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas." And, not to be overlooked: waffles. Leslie's favorite food has become a hallmark of the holiday and our favorite excuse to make our dearest waffle bar dreams come true.
Here's our Schedule of Events for Galentine's Day 2021
This year you can expect another round of giveaways and great offers, plus a day of celebration with our team. Make sure you visit MSA on 2/13. You'll see a post for each giveaway, and you can read the post for details on how to enter. Be sure to also follow us on Instagram and watch our stories for reminders about the events, and to see each giveaway.
And, the surprises we mentioned above? We've been working behind the scenes to bring you three exclusive tutorials! They'll all be going down in our Instagram stories. Here's what you can look forward to:
- We'll be sharing a playlist that you and your BFFs can jam out to together no matter your location.
- Gather all the supplies you'll need ahead of time for a cooking tutorial from our in-house foodie, Lindsey.
- Get ready for a skincare tutorial from our beauty guru, Megan.
- Plan your movement for the day around our exclusive yoga class, guided by Swan Liew.
- We'll share our team's streaming recs for a virtual movie night together.
- Plus, don't forget to check out what we're gifting our favorite people for Galentine's Day this year.
Plan ahead for the tutorials!
Before making your way to our Instagram page to follow along as we cook, care for our skin, and stretch together, you'll want to have some stuff set aside. Here's a list of ingredients and other items to prepare prior to tuning in:
For the cooking tutorial — make Belgian Waffles Topped With Wine-Poached Pears with food expert & MSA reviewer Lindsey
Equipment & Tools:
Large (4 quart) saucepan with lid
Mixer (hand or stand)
Assorted mixing bowls & measuring cups
Vegetable peeler & corer
Ingredients for Vino-Poached Pears:
4 pears (Bosc, Seckle, or Anjou)
1 (750 mL) bottle of wine (viognier or riesling)
1 cup (7 oz) sugar
1 cup (8 oz) water
whole vanilla bean
Ingredients for Waffles:
2 1/2 cups (11.25 oz.) all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup (1.75 oz.) sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup (1 stick/ 4 oz.) melted butter
2 cups (16 oz.) milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Additional Ingredients for Assembly:
Whipped cream or ice cream
Head to Lindsey's recipe post to further plan ahead for making this dreamy treat!
For the skincare tutorial — DIY Strawberry & Sugar Scrub/Mask with esthetician & MSA reviewer Megan
Lemon OR yogurt
Your Facial oil of choice
For the yoga class — led by Swan Liew, RYT-200 Yoga Instructor & Gal Pal of MSA
A yoga strap (or anything long like a scarf, towel, 0r necktie) to assist with shoulder-opening positions.
Are you ready? Don't miss a single Galentine's Day happening—head here to take part in the fun!