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MSA Celebrates Galentine’s Day 2021!

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoFeb 12, 2021 | 16 comments

Galentine's Day at MSA

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.

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"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.

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If this is your first year joining the festivities, check out our 2020 giveaway winners page to see how MSA has raised our champagne flutes to Galentine's Day in the past.

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
Waffle maker
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
cinnamon stick

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
Melted butter

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

Fresh strawberries
Honey
Lemon OR yogurt
Sugar
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.

Learn more about Swan from her website and IG page.


Are you ready? Don't miss a single Galentine's Day happening—head here to take part in the fun!

Christen Russo
Christen Russo

Hi there, I'm Christen! I've been writing with MSA since 2017. I am all sorts of things: a writer, a mother, an outdoors-lover, a low-maintenance self-carer, and general hungry person.

You'll find me collecting stationery and squirreling away stickers, riding bikes and swimming with my family, creating outfits in earth tones and flowy silhouettes that make me feel amazing, wearing big earrings, drinking beer and asking my husband to feed me harmonies to sing, taking my vitamins, living for live music, roping everyone into a craft, being human and vulnerable, and celebrating the phenomenon of being alive.


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16 comments

LunaLee

I have been here since the first year and I can’t wait!

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Anie Chen

You are hitting it out of the park this year with all the tutorials/classes and movie night?! I’m so joining in!

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Denise Curry

Galentines is for love. And I plan to make sure that my boyfriend has lots. So I’m not going to buy expensive presents I’m going to show him with a great dinner and dessert!

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Jacki

Since it is Saturday this year, if my husband is going to eat the waffles he will also have to wear the strawberry mask! 😂

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Val

Yay! Looking forward to Galentines Day w/MSA!

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Lauralee

Yasss! I’ve been all over this blog for years and have yet to win a prize. Maybe 2021 is my year! 🤞

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Marion

Fun!

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zo

Hoping for some great sub deals, not that I need to sub to any more but I might. 🙂

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Beth L

Always here every year. I was hoping you were still gonna do this …..and sweeeeeet I’m so excited. Thanks so much MSA! ❤

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Christen Russo

Thanks for joining us, Beth! We’re as excited as you are!

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Helen

Yay for Galentines Day! I’m really looking forward to celebrating with you all again. 💕

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April

Looking forward to participating

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Kelly

So glad it’s on a Saturday this year, so I can actually participate since I won’t be at work!

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Christen Russo

Yay, Kelly! I’m so glad you’ll be able to participate this year, too!

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Cassandra

Looking forward to it!!!

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Jody

I always look forward to this day with MSA.

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