It's February 13, which means only one thing: Galentine's Day.
For those of you not yet introduced to the charms of this fem-friendly holiday, it's in the grand tradition of Festivus. As Seinfeld's Frank Costanza was the originator of the holiday about airing grievances and worshiping a pole, so Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope gave birth to Galentine's Day.
To quote the energetic empress herself: It's "Lilith Fair minus the angst and plus frittatas." Basically, female friends hang out and celebrate one another. And though Leslie's version usually involves egg dishes, there are plenty of other awesome ways to celebrate the power of female friendships this week.
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Host an inappropriate gift exchange.
On her first televised Galentine's Day, Leslie gifted her friends with a bouquet of hand-crocheted flower pens, a mosaic portrait made from the crushed bottles of their favorite diet soda, and a personalized 5,000-word essay. That might be a little too, um, vanilla for Miamians. Instead, opt for dirty coloring books, animal-shaped vibrators, or a totally NSFW T-shirt. Miami's Vice or Pleasure Emporium are good places to start.
Have a sleepover.
Remember the epic sleepovers you used to have as kids? Sing-alongs, dance-offs, coloring, games of Girl Talk Date Line -- it was like you'd died and gone to estrogen heaven. This weekend, re-create the awesomeness as an adult. Host an '80s- or '90s-themed sleepover with all your favorite preteen activities. For a super-Miami-esque twist, spend some of the evening roller skating at Super Wheels.
Get drunk at breakfast.
Because what are mimosas made for? Gather your girls and have a Leslie Knope-inspired morning meeting of the minds. Eat waffles, drink champagne or bloody marys (or both?), and let loose. OTC, the Federal, and Cafe Mistral all have bottomless mimosas (just sayin').
Go See Fifty Shades of Grey.
If you must. Or get drunk and then go see it. Or better yet, throw a Fifty Shades book-burning party, toast marshmallows over the open flames, and celebrate the joys of being single.
Bust some stereotypes.
Instead of the usual lady-focused spa-and-shopping routine, pick a typically male-oriented activity and rally your female friends for something new. Watch a game at Hooters, rent a Lambo from American Luxury Auto Rental, or shoot a machine gun at Lock & Load.
Or do something really fun and outrageous, like demand equal pay for equal work.
Follow Hannah on Twitter @hannahgetshappy.
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