A 'Bridget Jones' Playlist from Helen Fielding & 5 Other Galentine's Day Essentials

If there's one thing a girl preparing to celebrate everyone's favorite pre-Valentine's Day holiday, Galentine's Day, needs, it's sweet tunes. And who else could provide just the right amount of sweetness and sadness than Bridget Jones' Diary author Helen Fielding? No one, that's who (well, except maybe the proprietor of Galentine's Day herself, Leslie Knope). Landing on the Internet just in time for any single girls out there gearing up to celebrate, Fielding's Spotify playlist is just the right amount of sweet and sass to prepare you for the day.

As every gal knows, Galentine's Day is the celebration of your favorite uteruses rather than duderuses. It's a time to remind you re-cement your friendships with wonderful handmade gifts and copious amounts of breakfast food. Oh and booze: that always helps, too. It's a time to set back, relax, and forget about anything other than the fabulous females you've found yourself in cahoots with from now until the end of Best Friendom. Because as each year passes, life gets more complicated and confounding — and who better to refresh your perspective than your very own pack of golden gals, eh? That's why we've paired Fielding's playlist with a few other G-Day essentials to guarantee you and your ladies have the most fun time out there.

So without further ado, the 6 Essentials for The Perfect Galentine's Day.

First, you must start strong, setting the mood with a playlist:

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Or Even this Rookie one, for the younger set:

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Grab some champers (and orange juice if you need)...

And prepare a spread of your favorite breakfast foods:

Make some original and thoughtful handmade gifts, specific to each gal:

And let it the fuck loose, particularly during Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman":

There! Your Galentine's Day is covered. Bring it on, February 13th!

Image: Universal Pictures [1]; Bbeetthh/Etsy [1]; Vulture [1]

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