Each year I see a handful of people unhappy about the approach of Valentine's Day, so here are a few ideas to chase away those fears of spending Valentine's Day home alone if you are single on the world's biggest day of love!
It’s Not All about the Lovebirds: Single’s Appreciation Day
Celebrated to coincide with the festival of lurve – Valentine’s Day – Single’s Appreciation Day provides an excuse for those who aren’t in a relationship to let their hair down and enjoy being single. While some may choose to avoid the day altogether and wallow in self-pity at the idea of their single status, others will be more than happy to get the girls together for a night out to remember and why shouldn’t you? Why should lovebirds hog the limelight on Valentine’s weekend?
Traditionally, singles gather together to either celebrate, or commiserate, their singledom and to celebrate life regardless of their relationship status. If you are stuck for something to do around Valentine’s and you know a few ladies who are in a similar situation, why not get everyone together for a night on the town? Show the Valentine’s Day crooners that you don’t have to be loved up to have fun on the 14th!
It’s a busy time for restaurants across the country, as couples take over the reservation books, but that doesn’t mean that a swanky meal with your friends is out of the question. Larger tables may still be available so pick your fave restaurant and give them a call! Not only may you be able to book a table in an otherwise packed-out restaurant, but you’ll also be able to benefit from a special menu that will tickle your tastebuds. Order some bottles of wine, or a cheeky cocktail or two, and spend the evening having a wonderful time with your girlfriends.
Alternatively, why not paint the town red? Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, which is the perfect day for heading out for a night on the tiles. Spice up the night a little, with some women’s fancy dress, and get the girls on board for a night of fun and debauchery. With plenty of women’s fancy dress from George at ASDA, you could easily pick a theme to suit your personalities, to inject a little more fun into the proceedings.
Of course, you don’t have to dress up in silly costumes to have a good time. Instead, you could pull out that little black dress that you haven’t worn in a while. Slip on those killer heels that you haven’t had an opportunity to wear, style your hair and wear your favourite lippy, just in case anyone fancies puckering up!
Alternatively, you could say goodbye to the club nights altogether and opt for a daytime shindig instead. Perhaps afternoon tea at a local tearoom would be ideal, or a spa day full of pampering and luxury for you and the girls to enjoy. You can find some great deals at urban and rural spa retreats, so you don’t have to worry too much about your pursestrings. In fact, you could end up spending less on a day of pampering than you would on a night fuelled by cocktails and G&T’s!
The choice is all yours, but you may as well take advantage of the opportunity and enjoy some much-needed time with the girls!