If you find yourself single this February 14 and are dreading the onslaught of amorous scenes all around you, fear not – we’ve got you covered with our Singles’ Guide to Surviving Valentine’s Day.
Buy Yourself Flowers
Who says you can’t buy flowers for yourself? Show yourself some love and buy your favourite bunch of blooms. Even better, surprise yourself and order flowers a week in advance and have them delivered to your doorstep on Valentine’s Day. And if you’re feeling overly indulgent, add a box of chocolates!
- Alia Flowers
- LalaBella Flowers
- Kaia Flowers
Throw a Singles-only Dinner Party
Invite all your single friends over to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. To make it more fun, have a Valentine’s-themed party and get your best cupid costume out to spread the love. A ton of great Valentine’s Day recipes can be found online – you can’t go wrong with dainty vol-au-vents as starters, a deliciously creamy risotto for mains and heart-shaped desserts or red velvet cupcakes – you could even get your friends involved and decorate together with special messages for each other. Google is your friend here, head online and get inspired.
Where: Home, sweet home
Organise a Games Night
Gather all your single friends for a fun-filled games night. Whether you do a potluck evening or order a pizza, there’s no better feeling than enjoying a relaxed evening with your close mates. After all, would you rather be sat home alone or plotting world domination with a game of Risk? And if planning is becoming a challenge, you can even opt for a virtual or online games night – all you need is a Zoom or Google Meet connection.
Treat yourself to a luxurious spa treatment with your BFF, a family member or simply enjoy some precious me time. After all, selflove is the best type of love. For those of you on a budget, book a salon session at home and relax with a massage or a mani-pedi in the comfort of your own home.
- Most four- and five-star hotels
- Mystique Luxury Mobile Spa
And if all else fails and you really fancy some alone time, then simply treat this as any other day. Shut down your social media and enjoy an evening of Netflix with popcorn, ice cream or your favourite bevvy.