Valentine’s Day is next week. Are you ready for it? That sounds sort of dumb, but the truth is, holidays, even the smaller ones, can get very busy! If you hate Valentine’s Day like other people out there, don’t worry, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday — by not celebrating it, of course. There are plenty of non-red-candy-heart centric ways to have fun on February 14.
OK, so let’s say you hate Valentine’s Day, yet you also don’t want to spend it alone. Simple solution: Have a dinner party. If you have been single on Valentine’s Day before, you may have participated in a Galentine’s Day party in the past. That’s right, invite all your friends over for a dance party. You can skip the love songs and even create anti-love song playlists in advance.
I know, who has a picnic at night? But go hit up the beach, a local park, a snowy hill, or a friend’s backyard, roast marshmallows, tell campfire stories, and do anything but focus on Valentine’s Day. Go taste-testing, each get different things, then share-share-share away! Plus, in no time, you’ll forget what day it is anyway, since you’ll be too focused on finding that popular-yet-elusive food truck that everyone’s talking about and you have to have.
Remember that Valentine’s Day isn’t just about love between partners, but all types of love. With it right around the corner, it’s prime time for those in relationships to start thinking about how they’re going to spend Valentine’s Day and make the day special for their significant other.