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Everything You Need to Throw a Galentine’s Day Party

Whether you are in a relationship or not, quality time with your girlfriends is something you should always fit into your calendar. In addition to being good for your spirit, it’s been scientifically proven that hanging out with your girlfriends is good for your health also. What better way to show your love and appreciation for your gal-pals than by throwing a Galentine’s Day party?

Here’s what you will need:
1. Send cute invitations via email/text message to your squad (I used Evite)

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2. Decorate! Get whatever decorations you think are cute. Fresh flowers and candles add a nice touch. Valentine’s day themed paper plates and napkins are a cheap way to add girly details. I even found festive heart toilet paper to really set the mood.

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Tell love how you really feel… hehe

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3. Treat yo self. And your girls too!
Skinny Banana Pudding Recipe:
Prep time: 15 minutes | Serves 12
– 2 (1 oz.) packages of instant vanilla pudding (Fat/Sugar free)
– 4 bananas, sliced
– 2 cups of non-fat greek yogurt
– 8 oz. of fat free cool whip
– 30 reduced fat Nilla wafers
1. In large mixing bowl, beat milk and pudding mix together until creamy
2. Beat in greek yogurt
3. Mix in cool whip
4. In a serving bowl, layer wafers, bananas, then pudding mixture. Repeat layering until pudding is gone
5. Chill for 3 hours before serving. (I also put pink sprinkles and chocolate on top to match the holiday)

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4. Prepare activities for the day. I bought a few prizes for added incentive. Here were some of our favorites:
Secret Cupid – Tell your guests to bring a Secret Valentine gift, and do a white elephant exchange.
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Bingo! I found the game for $2.99 at party city

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Print out the lyrics to popular love songs and have each girl do a dramatic reading of the song. The girl with the most correct guesses wins! CLICK HERE to download a PDF of 10 songs to use

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-Make a list of lovey-words, and a list of gross words (phrases can be included as well). Cut the words and place them in two cups. Have each girl choose two words from each. Set a 5-minute timer and have everyone write their own love poem using the words they have selected. This game is HILARIOUS. Whoever has the funniest poem wins. CLICK HERE to download a PDF of some words/phrases that can be used
Choose a handful of words that guests are forbidden from speaking, such as: Love, engaged, boyfriend, sex etc. When someone says the word, they get a sticker placed on their body (and may also be forced to drink extra) . The girl with the most stickers at the end of the day wins a prize (and is usually crowned drunkest of the party)

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Buy a V-Day card for each girl. Write their name in their card, and toward the end of the party pass the cards around so everyone can write a sweet personalized message to one another. At my party everyone read their fav message they received aloud. The author of the best love notes won a prize 🙂

I hope this post inspires you to gather the true love’s of your life this weekend (your girls, duh) and celebrate ONE ANOTHER <3 Who else thinks Galentine’s Day should be made into an official holiday?!

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Fitness

10 Weird, Yet Effective Ways to Sculpt a Nice Ass

When life gets super busy I many times find myself struggling to stay active. My secret to a great bum? I squat, and do standing glute kick-backs throughout my day. In odd places.

Yup! Here are some weird places I get my squats in:

  1. While I am brushing my teeth – One of my favorites. You should be brushing your teeth thoroughly anyway, but 2 minutes of toothbrush squatting equates to about 60 squats. This habit will start and end your day strong.
  2.  While I’m refilling a water bottle at my fridge – If you drink about 8 glasses a day that should be over 100 squats a day
  3. In between commercials while watching tv – you’ll be 10x more excited to get back to your show! lol
  4. While washing dishes or loading dishwasher – I’m usually just standing there doing nothing during, might as well multitask
  5. Every time you go to the bathroom – Yes, it’s pretty weird to pair exercise with urinating, but doing 20-40 squats before or after you pee can add up to anywhere between 100-300 squats per day. Try it, your booty will thank you

As for the kick-backs (sometimes I do side-kicks also):

  1. While waiting for the subway train, or bus – Or waiting in any line really. Lunch line, movie line, icecream line. The possibilities are endless!
  2. While making copies at work – I make a lotttt of scans/copies every day
  3. While making coffee – because sometimes it feels like an eternity while waiting for the Keurig to finish
  4. Any time you microwave anything – activate your glutes and pray the calories you’re about to consume all go there 🙂
  5. While walking – this takes some focus, but target your butt muscles by rolling your foot from heel to toe while you walk and squeezing the cheek you’re putting the weight on before switching legs

Like I said, the places may seem a little strange at first, but it’s a weird habit that works for me and thought I would share. Am I the only one who does these?! Does anyone else have places to add to the list? Comment below!