Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples—it’s a day to celebrate all types of love, including relationships with coworkers, neighbors, friends, and family. You don’t have to spend Valentine’s Day by yourself. With a few simple tips, you can throw a singles party for your crew.
Over the years, many singles have celebrated anti-Valentine’s Day, alternatively known as Single Awareness Day. Lots of people who are frustrated at being single tend to spend the holiday moping around and being a “Debbie Downer.” This is the year to try something different and upbeat. Throwing a party for the people you care about is a Mindful and fun way to enjoy this day that celebrates love.
Tips for a Valentine’s Day Singles Party
- Keep the decorations simple. For Valentine’s Day parties, everything is typically covered in reds, pinks, and hearts. You don’t have to go that far in the decorating department for your party. Skip the hearts and just try cheery, bright colors for your party. No matter what you choose, your gathering will need three key things: comfy seating, clean surroundings, and great food.
- Adventurous food. Speaking of food, you can skip the traditional romantic foods for your party, like chocolate-covered strawberries. Instead, be adventurous. Try new recipes. Make or buy dishes from different cultures or have a buffet where all the guests bring their favorite dish. Your group may want to try a new restaurant and take your party there.
- Pick some fun music. For your special party, skip the romantic music and go for something more fun and lively. If the party is just for girlfriends you may want to bust out Cindy Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”