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Feb 14, 2021
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If you’ve even seen Parks & Recreation, you may be familiar with the infamous Galentine’s Day celebration which is a girls only Valentine’s Day celebration. In the TV show, Galentine’s Day was celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day, but you can have your celebration on the day you see most fit. 

If you need a quick run down -- Galentine’s Day is a celebration of female friendship. The girls are always there for you during the best moments when you’re at your highest, and the worst day when you feel like nothing could possibly make it better. They raise you up and make you feel like your true, confident self again. That’s why we cannot stress this enough -- Galentine’s Day is so important! 

The best way to celebrate this day in college is to pick one dorm you and your friends can go to and have a variety of fun activities planned. Whether it’s a beach themed spa day, chowing down on a heart shaped pizza, hosting a secret cupid exchange, or cooking up some mug cakes in your microwave -- just spending time together is enough to feel the love. 

We’ve put together a list of easy and fun snacks and sweets you can make in your dorm room. Make these while soaking in a nice face mask and enjoy afterwards while passing out your Galentine cards! 

  • Pink Punch 
  • Valentine’s Day Snack Mix 
  • Conversation Heart Bark 
  • Vanilla Funfetti Mug Cake 
  • Valentine’s Day Care Package 

Pink Punch 

Super easy three ingredient refresher that you can make in one minute or less! Image courtesy of Lil Luna.

This Pink Punch recipe is everything you need to kick off your Galentine’s Day celebration -- always start with a round of drinks for the girls! This drink is incredibly easy to put together -- all you need to make it is three ingredients and a glass pitcher, large bowl, or beverage dispenser to mix the drink. 

This drink is light and refreshing and can even be made into a slushie. The non-alcoholic combination of mixers is perfect for college students who are not yet 21! Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 1 48 oz. can Dole Pineapple juice 
  • 1 cup Pink Lemonade mix* 
  • 1 2 liter Sprite 

* For the Pink Lemonade mix, you can buy a jar of the powdered kind and use a one cup dry measuring cup as opposed to the plastic scoop that comes in the jar. 

All you need to do is add the pineapple juice and pink lemonade mix into your serving container, then right before serving add Sprite, ice, and mix well to combine! Delicious drinks in minutes. If you really want to go above and beyond with your presentation -- add pineapple rings, lemon rounds, and even sliced strawberries, raspberries, and cranberries to your mix. Once you’re finished with the drink, you can eat the fruit after it has soaked in the mix -- guaranteed to be delicious! 

Valentine’s Day Snack Mix

Don’t forget, every celebration needs snacks -- and Valentine’s Day themed ones are everything we want and need. Image courtesy of Meatloaf and Melodrama.

 Every Galentine’s Day party needs a big bowl of snack mix for everyone to munch on! Rather than pick up a bag of your standard trail mix, stay in the spirit with this Valentine’s Day themed snack mix. This is so cute and everything we are looking for -- especially the pink and red candies. 

This can be made in your dorm room or communal kitchen -- you’ll just need to be able to access a microwave or stove to melt chocolate. Also, make sure you have a baking sheet or large counter space lined with wax paper to mix the snacks. Here’s how to make it: 

  • 8 cups popcorn 
  • 3 cups pretzels
  • 2 cups white chocolate 
  • 1 cup M&M candies (Grab the Valentine’s Day assortment for theme appeal)
  • 1 cup pink candy melts 
  • Valentine’s sprinkles
  • Red Hots (optional) 

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. If you don’t have a baking sheet, you can line a table or large workspace with wax paper and mix the ingredients this way. Spread popcorn and pretzels evenly on the baking sheet. 

Melt white chocolate according to package directions -- be cautious if using a microwave because chocolate has a tendency to burn, so heat slowly in cycles, stirring between each cycle. Use a spoon to drizzle evenly over popcorn and pretzels. Stir or toss the mixture so that everything becomes evenly coated, then spread evenly over your baking sheet again. 

Add M&M candies over the mixture. Melt pink candy melts according to package directions. Use a fork to drizzle evenly over the popcorn mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon Red Hots over the mixture, if using, then add sprinkles over the mixture. 

Stir one more time and allow chocolate to set -- about 30 minutes before serving. Store in a container in a cool place. 

You might want to make this snack in advance of the celebration or immediately as everyone arrives, that way you can snack during the majority of the party. 

Conversation Heart Bark 

Conversation candies and chocolate are iconic staples of Valentine’s Day -- here’s how to incorporate both into your celebration. Image courtesy of Brit.

Every girl needs chocolate to accompany her on Valentine’s Day regardless of your relationship status -- chocolate is a necessity. Of course, everyone needs to have conversation candies too, just because they are such a classic and iconic part of this day. Now what’s better than taking these two favorites and merging them into one delicious Conversation Heart Bark?

This recipe is super easy and can be made using only a microwave and wax paper -- dorm room friendly! It can be made using semi-sweet or white chocolate or both, it’s the girl’s choice. Here’s how to make it: 

  • 2 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips 
  • 2 ½ cups white chocolate chips 
  • Conversation Heart Candy 

Melt semi sweet chocolate using the microwave. Place chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat for one minute, then stir. Continue to microwave for 30 second intervals until the chips are completely melted. 

Pour the melted chocolate onto wax paper and spread to an even thickness. Sprinkle conversation heart candies on the chocolate.

Melt white chocolate chips the same way as the semi sweet chips. Pour melted white chocolate onto wax paper and spread to an even thickness. Press conversation heart candies into the melted chocolate. 

Set both barks aside and let firm at room temperature. Once the bark has set, break into chunks and enjoy! 

Vanilla Funfetti Mug Cake 

This fun mug cake is exactly what you need to keep the merriment going after you finish your pink drink! Image courtesy of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Who doesn’t love classic boxed funfetti cake from the local grocery store? Now, bring this playful cake to your dorm room -- and you can make it in your microwave or one in the kitchen of your building. This Vanilla Funfetti Mug Cake recipe only requires 5 minutes to make -- 5 minutes of prep time and you’re done! Have everyone bring their own mug, pitch in for the ingredients, make them together, then pop them in the microwave in batches or all at the same time! 

The best part of this recipe is it’s dairy free and egg free -- but the coconut or almond milk should be the refrigerated carton kind, not canned. If you want, you can definitely swap these milk options for regular dairy milk and the cake will turn out just fine. Here’s how to make it: 

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour 
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt (very small pinch) 
  • ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ cup almond or coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin or refined coconut oil, melted (you can swap for canola or vegetable oil) 
  • 2 teaspoons sprinkles 

In an 8-ounce mug, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Make a small well in the center of the dry ingredients and add milk, vanilla, and oil. Mix until all parts are just combined, then add sprinkles. 

Microwave for 90 seconds at 70-80% power (adjust power setting depending on the heat and power of your microwave). Once baked, serve warm or top cakes with a scoop or frozen yogurt or ice cream. This last step is optional. 

Valentine’s Day Care Package 

‘Be Mine’ Care Package filled with your favorite snacks, candies, and of course -- chocolate!

If you and the girls need a quick and easy way to throw together some snacks and chocolate for your Galentine’s Day celebration -- consider pitching in to buy yourself a care package. These can be bought in advance of the holiday and if you all chip in, the cost will be minimal. 

The care package will arrive filled with your favorite salty snacks, sweet candies, and of course Valentine’s Day foiled heart chocolates, an assorted chocolate box, and even a fun chocolate maze. This is a quick and easy way to ensure you have all your favorites during the day of your party. 

Each person can grab their favorite snacks and some chocolate and the festivities can begin! Pair this with another of the DIY recipes in this list and you’ll have a ton of snacks and drinks to enjoy. 

Each one of these recipes is super simple and can be made in your dorm room using few ingredients and little equipment -- just a microwave and occasionally a refrigerator. You and the girls will have a fun time making these recipes, spending the day together, and creating memories. Happy Galentine’s Day!

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