If like me you roll your eyes at February 14th then worry not my friend! There’s still plenty of fun and cheap stuff to do on Valentine’s day even if you don’t have an insignificant other to throw a dozen roses at (and who likes roses anyways … cliché much?!).
Calling all the single ladies (all the single ladies!) if you haven’t got a ring on it yet then GREAT! We’ll get along fine. If however you do have a ring on it, no matter. Just bring wine and chocolate and we’ll be best buds. There’s plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s day with the people who matter the most – your besties!
1. A Fancy Feast With Friends
Before you ask, NO … I do not mean a night in eating cat food with your feline companion. If your single friends (and taken friends) are as frugal as you no doubt are then they will know that only suckers go out for dinner on February 14th.
As it falls on a Saturday this year, Valentine’s is a perfect day to organise a dinner party at home, perhaps even a pot-luck girls night in where each person brings something delicious and everyone wears stretchy pants?
Having friends over is the best reason to cook up a storm and take the opportunity to make those big family dishes that singletons would otherwise avoid.
Also any excuse to get the girls together and open a few bottles of bubbles is great – am I right?!
2. Spoil yourself, you deserve it
Seeing all those loved up couples spend frivolous amounts on teddy bears holding heart cushions or boxes of chocolates (where let’s be honest, half the flavours are rubbish anyways); it makes me thankful that come February 14th the only person I have to worry about spoiling is well … me.
And frankly if you’re single on Valentine’s day you reap the benefits of non-inflated singles prices so why not take advantage of a massage for one, a spa treatment for one or why not just go ahead and buy the damn shoes … go on, you deserve them!
3. Digital entertainment for the win!
Give your TV a good thrashing by organising a Hi-Fi night with your favourite leading guys and gals. I’m talking Gosling, Skarsgård, Hiddleston and Hemsworth!
If you’re one for curling up in front of the telly then a marathon is in order! Remember you don’t have to stick with movies alone, there’s so much to choose from, Sex and the City, Girls or even a walk down nostalgia lane with Friends.
Personally I prefer the hilarity of the awesome foursome, the trials and tribulations of Carrie and the gang are my pick. Samantha Jones … you’re a BOSS!
And if you feel the need to get competitive with your mates there’s always video games like Buzz Quiz, Mario Kart or Mario Party – you’re never too old for video games!
4. Get totally baked at home
Now I’m not saying eat your emotions or anything *puts down the fork slowly*. What I am saying is be productive! Avoid the loved up crowds outdoors and flex your inner Martha Stewart indoors by baking up a storm.
Why is it so good? Your home will smell amazing! You’ll do your mother proud! And you’ll have something delicious to enjoy at the end of it all. Plus the absolute best bit is you don’t have to share it with anyone unless YOU want to. Gotta love that.
Just remember – with great cake, comes great responsibility (to eat slowly that is). My favourite go-to feel good cake is a Chocolate & Caramel Celebration Cake (I recommend inviting your girlfriends over to celebrate your fabulousness with cake – just upload a photo of it to Instagram with the caption “Who wants some?” and they’ll come knocking).
5. Be sensible
Now this is last on my list for a reason. Feb 14th is just another day regardless of whether you’re single or attached.
If you care to mark it as a non event I applaud you, in fact – take a bow for being mature, grown up and everything else in between.
If you’re contemplating this – just think of the money you’ll save and the nonsense you could avoid by doing NOTHING. But whereas doing nothing implies quite literally nothing why not do something like throw those extra dollars you’re saving into something wise.
You could put your non-spent Valentine’s day money towards a home loan or term deposit, an epic holiday fund or that bag which has a waiting list 3 months long … my sensible mightn’t necessarily be your sensible but hey – at least it’s something 🙂
What’s your fave way to spend Valentine’s as a singleton? Tell me in the comments (I might just take you up on your suggestion!)
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