So you’re single during Valentine’s Day. Congratulations!
You don’t have to worry about getting the perfect gift for a picky partner; no rushing to book restaurant reservations where you have to share space with other couples trying hard to prove the romance is still alive in their relationships.
Nope, you’ve got it easy. The only person you have to please this Valentine’s Day is you. So what are you going to do?
These five ways to celebrate being single can help you make Hallmark holiday one of your favorites.
Enjoy Some Self-Indulgent Me Time
While your coupled-up friends and coworkers fret about plans and gift ideas, you can make plans of your own.
Run a bubble bath, put on some music, and pop a bottle of champagne or prosecco. Warm your favorite aromatherapy essential oil, and have a relaxing night in.
If you’re in the mood, put on your favorite sexy movie, i.e. Fifty Shades of Grey or whatever your version of sexy is, and put your new toy to good use.
Have a Friends Night In
Gather some of your single pals for a friend’s night in. This doesn’t have to be a single-sex gathering. If you have male, female, non-binary or other friends who are single, call them up.
Have everyone bring a bottle of wine or their favorite beverage to share, and a food item. It can be as casual or as fancy as you prefer.
If you want to take the time to get dressed up and have a fancy dinner party, or ultra-chill get-together complete with onesie pajamas and movie-fest, do it. It’s your party.
Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
Book a treatment or two at your favorite salon, spa or both.
Been dying to try a new hairstyle? Or maybe you’re in need of a mani-pedi, a massage or a facial? Why not gift yourself a blowout or as many treatments as can fit into your schedule?
Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, you might need to schedule the day off or make up an excuse to leave early.
Family Valentine’s Day Celebration
Are your parents the type to stay in and leave Valentine’s Day for the Millenials? Well, why not do something to show how much you appreciate them on this day?
Make them feel like them at a fancy restaurant. Make them a homecooked dinner complete with wine and candlelight.
You can even splurge by making them desert, or buying it from the local grocery store. As long as they don’t have to make it, it’s just as good.
Have an Anti-Valentine’s Day
If you’re not into Valentine’s Day whether you’re in a relationship or not, celebrate by having an anti-celebration.
Put on some Valentine’s Day or relationship-themed horror movies like Valentine, My Bloody Valentine, and The Strangers and watch couples and lovers get butchered.
Get comfortable in your favorite pajamas, pop some popcorn, and crack open your favorite bottle of wine, then cheer on the killers in these slasher flicks.
For added fun, invite a pal over and discuss the merits of why the characters in the moves deserved to go in the manner they did.
Single Valentine’s Day Tips
- Splurge on a few bouquets of aromatic flowers from your local grocer. You can send them to your single friends or arrange them and place them around your home to create an aromatherapy experience.
- Hit your favorite watering hole for few cocktails. You won’t be the only single there, and you can make some new friends, and have a few laughs.
- Book a hotel room or an Air BNB and get out of town. Head to a new city for the weekend. You can even write about it and develop your travel writing skills.