All the Galentine's Day essentials you need to throw the ultimate party

Who needs chocolate, flowers and a romantic date when you've got good friends, a good movie and an even better bottle of wine? 

Even if you do have that special someone, sometimes it's nice to kick back with your gal pals and celebrate Leslie Knope's beloved tradition: Galentine's Day. What started out as a "Parks and Recreation" fictional event taking place on February 13 soon turned into a real-life holiday with thousands of women celebrating with their female friends.

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So whether you're celebrating the holiday with someone special or not, Galentine's Day is the perfect time to celebrate friends who will be there when your significant other is not. From face masks to rom-coms, pink candy to fuzzy socks, scroll through above to see how we're celebrating. 

And for more DIY inspiration, watch the video above. 

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