When it seems like the whole world is full of blissful couples, and one by one your friends are getting engaged or married, don’t despair! There are plenty of other smart, sexy, successful women (and men) who just haven’t found that Mr. or Miss Right yet. Maybe 2015 will be the year you do, but sometimes it’s just more fun to be single. Until, that is, Valentine’s Day rolls around. You’re fine being footloose and “fiancé-free,” until your friends start talking about their plans to be whisked away on a fabulous date by their adoring men.
Well don’t sit home alone during Valentine time. Party heart-y! That’s right – you can and should throw a Valentine’s Day Party for Singles. Love is not just the territory of romantic couples. Love is something to share with friends, too. Use this as an opportunity to think about all the people you love – including yourself! – and host an event to celebrate it.
Here are a few inventive ways to throw a “love-ly” party and become a hero to all your single gal pals on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day Party Menu
Big or small, you can a carry Valentine theme through your menu. In fact, you might just want to make it a cocktail party. Easy peasy!
Try “Cupid’s Arrow” donut skewers for a treat that’s almost too cute to eat. Here’s a free printable for the arrows!
Shake up these rosé and raspberry cocktails by Luci’s Morsels and serve these “Single Lady Sips” with this adorable rimming sugar.
Source: Dell Cove Spice Company
Hostess Tip: If you really want to impress your friends, serve cocktails in personalized stemless champagne glasses. Any of these designs will look great with a “Galentine’s Day” message.
Single Ladies Soundtrack
Party music is a big part of a successful event. Build a single ladies playlist, packed with songs you can’t help but belt out the lyrics to. Turn up the volume and sing along with Katy Perry, T-Swift, Kelly Clarkson, and Beyonce, of course! Pop Sugar has made it easy for you! Just press play on this girl power playlist.
Show Yourself Some Love
If you host a girls-only shindig, pay homage to a girl’s favorite refuge – the spa! Set up manicure stations with Jamberry Nail Wraps and indulge in a little pampering. These great new nail wraps are easy to apply and come in so many Valentine designs. We love the idea of all of your guests going home with manicures that will remind them of the fun they had for weeks to come.
Get matching (temporary) tattoos! These temporary tattoos from Tattly are a fun way to show your love for your besties without the commitment of actual ink. The floral heart is our fave.
Don’t just send them home with pretty nails. You want your friends to feel the love long after Valentine’s Day. So why not give them something pretty and practical to serve as a constant reminder, like this “Hello Gorgeous” manicure set?
You can also spread the love by sprinkling these cork coasters around your party. Encourage everyone to take one home at the end of the evening.
DIY Tip: Write a personalized note about what you love about each guest on the back.
Whether you are pro-valentines and just biding your time, or anti-valentines and want some company, throwing a Singles’ Valentine’s Day Party is the perfect alternative to the traditional couples evening out (or in). So go ahead, celebrate singledom and “share the love!”
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