Skip the boys this Valentine’s Day. We recommend sending out sparkly invites to your besties and staying in for a Galentine’s spa day. Set the table for mini manis and a facial before heading to the pedi tubs. Indulge in chocolate-covered waffles (with sprinkles!) - and don’t forget a mimosa. Because there’s nothing more glamorous than a mimosa, even if it is a mock one. 

SPA BAR TAKE-HOMES

Fill glass containers with spa essentials such as loofahs, nail polish and files as Galentine favors.

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Galentine's Spa Essentials

MINI FACIAL MASK

How to make it:

1. Cook 1 cup of instant oatmeal according to package directions.

2. Add 6 tablespoons of honey and 6 tablespoons of plain yogurt; mix together.

3. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

4. Apply mixture to face; avoiding the area around eyes.

5. Allow mask to sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

6. Rinse face with warm water.

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Galentine's Facials

Mini facial mask.

MINI MANIS

Create a mini mani station with items that reflect the Valentine's spa theme.

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Galentine's Mini Manis

Create a mini mani station with items that reflect the Valentine's spa theme.

TOWEL NAME CARD

Wrap a candy necklace around a rolled up towel and attach a tag for a spa-worthy name card.

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Galentine's Spa Towels

GLAM STIR STICKS

Use a hot glue gun to affix gems back-to-back on a kabob stick.

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Glam Stir Sticks

MINIMOSA

A perfect mimosa is equal parts juice and sparkling beverage. Fill a glass to the half-way mark with San Pellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverage; top with Simply Mixed Berry Juice Drink.

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Minimimosas

DIPPED WAFERS

Make the party even sweeter with strawberry-flavored wafers dipped in white chocolate and add sprinkles.

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White Chocolate Dipped Wafers

CHOCOLATE-COVERED HEART WAFFLES

How to make them:

1. Make waffle mix according to package directions.

2. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray before pouring in batter. (This step is essential to making a waffle that doesn’t stick and tear apart.)

3. Carefully remove waffle from waffle maker and set on a cutting board.

4. Using cookie cutter, cut waffles into heart shapes.

5. Melt a 12-ounce bag of white chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler. Dip each heart waffle into chocolate, lay on waxed paper and decorate immediately with multicolored candy sprinkles.

6. Let sit a few moments until the chocolate hardens, and serve.

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Chocolate Covered Waffles

Chocolate-covered heart waffles.

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The original version of this article appeared in the February 2016 issue of Momaha Magazine.

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