Celebrating Galentine's Day? Here's Some Instagram Caption Inspo

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In two days' time, your Instagram feed will be filled with chocolates, photos of couples kissing (even when you didn't ask), and lots o' heart emojis. There will be Valentine's memes aplenty, both bemoaning and celebrating singledom. And there will be many, many captions professing love, ranging from ew-get-a-room to the more subtle are-they-or-aren't-they variety.
But if you're not partaking in Valentine's Day this year, there's a more casual (but no less important!) holiday happening simultaneously, and it's all about celebrating and empowering your friends. First introduced into the lexicon by Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope, Galentine's Day falls on February 13 (but you can celebrate it all week long). So we suggest you get together with your gals (single or not!), order in some food, exchange some self-care goodies, and revel in the joy of being friends.
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According to a new study conducted by Tinder, more than one in three Gen Z-ers would prefer to spend V-Day with their friends instead of a partner or date, and 20% plan to. And who's to say you can't post about Galentine's on Instagram to break up all that couple content?
So we rounded up some caption inspo for when it comes time to post on the 'gram. Of course, you can always bounce caption ideas off your gals — because what else are friends for?
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Galentine's Day, in Leslie Knope's words, is about "celebrating lady friends." As she further explains, "It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

So you might want to take a page out of her book when you document your gathering. Like, what better way is there to empower your friends than by telling them they are beautiful, talented, brilliant, and powerful musk ox? Some more ideas:

For when you want to remind your friends that they are the best, lest they forget: “You shut your mouth, you have all the strengths.”

For when you have your priorities straight and you want to tell the world: "We have to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, and work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come third."

For when there aren't enough words to describe your love for your friend Ann:

“Oh Ann, you beautiful rule-breaking moth.”

“Ann, you beautiful spinster, I will find you love.”

“Ann, you beautiful tropical fish.”

“Ann, you poetic and noble land-mermaid.”
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The ladies of Sex And The City basically invented the brunch-and-gab sesh. So why not spend your Galentine's Day figuring out who the Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda are of your friend group, and then doing like they do over a leisurely brunch (or takeout)? Here are some quotes to serve as caption inspo. Let them be a reminder that all you need are great friends and some working batteries.

"Maybe we could be each other’s soulmates. Then we could let men be just these great, nice guys to have fun with." — Charlotte

“They say nothing lasts forever…dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.” — Carrie

"If you turn into one of those married assholes, I'll kill you." — Samantha

"I drink coffee, have sex, buy pies, and enjoy battery-operated devices." — Miranda
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Girls is the ultimate ode to female friendship: Whether Hannah, Marnie, Shosh, and Jessa are sitting in silence on a park bench, fighting in a kitchen, crying in a tiny bathroom, or doing a synchronized dance, their bonds are nuanced and constantly evolving, but they always have each other. Friendship isn't always pretty, so take it from the Girls and channel that rawness into a good Insta caption.

“Guys, we're so disconnected. I thought this would just be a nice opportunity for us to have fun together and prove to everyone via Instagram that we could still have fun as a group.” — Marnie

"It's really amazing that all three of you have accomplished so little in the four years since college." — Shoshanna

"When I look at both of you, a Coldplay song plays in my heart." — Hannah

“I’m offended by all the ‘supposed to’s.’ I don’t like women telling other women what to do or how to do it or when to do it.” — Jessa
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