How to enjoy Galentine’s Day without breaking the bank

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Spending Galentine's Day with your friends can be hard on a college student budget, here are a few ways to make it all work. 

According to Leslie Knope of “Parks and Rec,” Galentine’s Day is “only the best day of the year.”

Galentine’s Day doesn’t have to be on Valentine’s Day. It’s a time to celebrate the women in your life by showing them how much you love them.

While you might want to treat your friends to the most exciting Galentine’s Day in the world, that can sometimes be difficult to do on the budget of a college student. Here are just a few ways to celebrate your favorite gals without hurting your bank account.

Eat Brunch

One excellent way to spend time with your friends is eating together. You can either team up to cook brunch or go out if you want to. If you feel like splurging a bit, you can even purchase a mini waffle maker that makes heart-shaped waffles.

Watch a Movie

One of my personal favorite things to do with my friends is watch movies. A movie night can be the perfect way to spend time with your besties. Is there a romantic comedy you’ve been wanting to watch? Gather your friends and load up on cheap snacks. I’m personally looking forward to Netflix’s “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” but there are many great options available to stream and rent. If you enjoy cooking, you can also spend some time creating fun snacks for your movie night. I love making white chocolate covered pretzels, which are easy, cheap and an excellent snack.

Have a Spa Night

If you and your friends are into getting pampered, look into hosting your own DIY spa night. Spend some time creating a playlist with relaxing spa vibes and light some scented candles. Have each guest bring a nail polish color they love and do each other’s nails. There are many cheap and easy tutorials online about creating your own face masks and body scrubs to try.

Craft Together

Paint nights are extremely popular right now. If you want to unleash your creative side in an affordable way, there are many fun options. If your friend group likes plants, I suggest painting pots for succulents. You can also try repurposing old items you have around into cute new decor. After you’re done crafting, you and your friends will each have something cute that will add a new touch to your living spaces.

Take a Road Trip

If you and your friends want to get out of town without breaking the bank, you can check out free activities in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. There are many fun activities that you can do without breaking the bank. You can check out parks, museums and fun tourist attractions. If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can even drive along Oklahoma’s section of Route 66, which is the largest drivable section in America.

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