Happy Valentine’s Day, I mean, Anti-Valentine’s Day! We understand Valentine’s Day can be the worst, what with everyone feeling extra lovey-dovey and you feeling, well, not. Instead of sitting at home and eating a box of chocolates with a glass of wine, celebrate Anti-Valentine’s Day. Gather all your closest single friends and throw the biggest party that your coupled friends would be jealous of.
Here’s how to make it the best Anti-Valentine’s Day ever. First, let’s set the ground rules.
- Invite only your single friends. It’s not discrimination, it’s party rules.
- No red or pink! Have all your friends wear black instead.
- Absolutely no mention of anyone’s ex.
Buy a heart piñata. Fill the piñata with mini bottles and chocolate. Have each of your friends take a whack at it in honor of all the exes who broke your hearts. We can’t think of a better way to release some negative energy.
Make a taco bar with endless toppings. Tacos will never let you down, especially when paired with a beer like Shock Top. Besides, now through February 19, you can get a 6-pack of Shock Top for just $5.99 at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits.
Sassy desserts. Serve cookies inspired by conversation hearts–but without the cheesy “adore me” and “love bug” phrases. Instead write things like “U bore me,” “kiss off” and “over you.”
Have enough wine in stock! Since there is no red allowed, stick to white wines for the night. Here are our picks for your lonely hearts club:
- Château Gigognan Côtes-du-Rhône Vigne du Prieuré Blanc | $13.99
- Capanne Vecchie Bianco | $12.99
- Cross Springs Sauvignon Blanc | $13.99
Make a signature drink for the night. Dedicate the drink to all your “Bitter Crush(es)”
Most importantly remind your friends they are loved. Isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about?