Valentine’s Day can feel like a daunting holiday for the single gal. But for those of you amazing ladies out there who are unattached, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate. Today I thought I’d put together some fun ideas so that you can enjoy this love-filled holiday with your friends, besties or even yourself. After all, there are plenty of ways to spread the love on February 14th, whether you’re in a relationship or not…
1. Go on a group trip.
Why not…plan a getaway with couples and single friends alike? If you have a group of friends who are into the idea, go for it! Everyone can celebrate together and it will turn into one big party. This is what my friends and I are doing this year… We rented a big cabin in the snow and have a fun dinner reservation for Valentine’s night.
2. Host a girls’ night in.
I’m a huge fan of a good girls’ night in, Valentine’s Day or not. There’s nothing better than wearing comfortable clothes, watching chick flicks and ordering takeout with your best friends. If you’re hosting, be sure to have some great movie choices on hand (here are a few of our favorites). And if nobody is in the mood for a sappy rom-com, an awesome action flick or a scary movie can do the trick. Oh, and be sure to have plenty of wine, chocolate and cozy blankets on hand.
3. Plan a girl’s night out.
If you think about it, going out with your girlfriends on the night of Valentine’s Day is a pretty great idea, because many single (and hopefully cute!) guys will be doing the same thing. Buy yourself a fun new outfit and choose a fun spot for cocktails with your besties that night. It’s highly likely that you’ll spend the night laughing and making fun memories out with the girls. And hey, you might even meet someone new, too.
4. Pamper yourself.
It might sound intimidating to be alone on Valentine’s Day, but that’s not the case if you’re giving yourself some much-needed TLC. After all, everyone needs some alone time every once in a while. Book yourself a spa day—a massage, facial and steam room will feel decadent. Or, use some of those gift cards you’ve been saving to take yourself on a little evening shopping trip to your favorite stores. Then order takeout from your favorite restaurant and throw on one of your favorite movies. If you’re staying busy and spending your time treating yourself to a fun day, you might just find that this Valentine’s Day is one for the books.
5. Get set up on a date.
If you’re single and ready to mingle, have your friends set you up on a double date with one of their single friends on Valentine’s night. Believe it or not, this is actually how Lauren met William! The two of them went out to dinner with a group of mutual friends as a set up, and the rest was, well, history. Ask around and see if any of your friends want to set up a double date or group date. Even if you don’t connect with your date, you’ll be in the presence of good friends.
Do you have any ideas for how to spend this Valentine’s Day?
Share them below. I’d love to read them! And have a fabulous Valentine’s Day.