Lonely Hearts Club Party Time: How to Throw a Valentine’s Party for Singles
- February 8, 2019
- By Admin: Our Big Fun Party
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Are you single and loathing the thought of Valentine’s Day approaching?
Long before the 1700s when Valentine’s Day cards were first commercially printed, the day now devoted to love was the festival of Lupercalia. It was about celebrating spring, fertility and new birth, not giving chocolates to the love of your life.
Just because you aren’t in a relationship doesn’t mean you have to spend the day curled up with your cat or eating ice cream while you binge watch Netflix.
After a long winter, a singles Valentine’s Day Party is just what you and your friends need to reclaim the day. Being single is no reason to miss out on all the fun!
Check out these tips for throwing the ultimate Valentine’s Day Party.
Let’s get this party started!
Choosing a Theme for Your Valentine’s Day Party
You don’t need to stick to the traditional cupid and hearts associated with Valentine’s Day. In fact, the only thing limiting you is your imagination.
As you’re choosing a theme for your Valentine’s Day party think about the individuals you’re inviting and their personalities.
What are the best party themes for the guests who are attending? Will everyone appreciate and participate in the fun?
You don’t want to choose a costume party that no one will wear a costume to or to plan a night of games for a room full of people who would rather be dancing.
Choose a theme that will appeal to your guests, add some fun to the night and give you some direction for decorations, food, and beverages to have for your Valentine’s Day party.
Choose a Venue
Whether you choose to have a house party with everyone coming to you or your party is at a commercial venue like a bar is up to you. Both options have their pros and cons.
You may even want to splurge and get a limo or party bus for your party to go on the road.
A party at home can limit the number of people you can invite depending on the size of your house, parking options and whether you have kids. It does give you the option of being cheaper and more intimate than going someplace where other customers will be.
You can also choose the music, atmosphere, decorations, drink and food options more easily with a house party.
Restaurant, Bar, or Hall
If you rent a party room at a restaurant or hall you can usually still decorate it to your liking but don’t have to worry about supplying many of the things you’d worry about at home. They have all the chairs, tables, food options and drinks for you and your guests to buy.
If you are going to an establishment with other customers you may be surrounded by romantic themes and couples celebrating their relationship. You’ll also be limited to the menu or beverage choices available at the set prices.
Unconventional Party Options
You don’t have to stick to the traditional drinks, food and music type of party. There are always tons of options for a fun night out.
Escape rooms, laser tag, or indoor skydiving can all be fun when you have a more adventurous group.
Or if you’re inviting lots of single friends of different persuasions you could turn it into a speed dating night and see if anyone can make a love connection.
Don’t forget to plan transportation or accommodations if your guest will be drinking or smoking weed throughout the festivities.
Paint the Town Red
You may not want to stay in one spot or stick to the normal party plan. Consider taking a party bus to the casino, a concert or have a fun scavenger hunt that ends at your final party location.
Plan a murder mystery evening where everyone has to figure out who killed cupid or make some cocktails, grab some video, board or card games and have a tournament.
Painting parties are all the rage right now. Grab a couple of bottles of wine, some painting supplies and turn Netflix or YouTube to Painting with Bob Ross as you all get in touch with your creative side. This gives everyone their own masterpiece as a memory of your awesome party and the fun they had.
Invitations and Requests
Now that you know the theme and venue, you need to ensure you have guests. You don’t want it being a party of one, so come up with some unique invitations to go with the party theme.
Sending out invitations can help your guests know and prepare for the theme, gives you an opportunity to tell them what to bring and help them get excited about the fun evening you have planned.
Asking for an R.S.V.P can help you prepare for the night more easily and ensure you have enough of everything for everyone. You can do this with paper invitations or through a Facebook event page or another online method depending on how tech-savvy your guests are and how you most easily communicate.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
The things people remember the most about get-togethers are the refreshments, entertainment, and fun they had. If your guests can eat, drink, and be merry you’ve done your job as the host.
Don’t forget to consider your guest’s preferences and restrictions as far as food and drink go. You don’t want only meat hors-d’oeuvres for a room full of vegetarians or only alcoholic beverages for a house full of Mormons.
Consider offering a wide variety of yummy party recipes or even make it pot luck so everyone brings their favorite comfort food or appetizers for guests to enjoy.
A party doesn’t always have to result in a hangover the next day, you may want to serve some delicious mocktail choices in addition to or instead of serving alcohol.
Make Valentine’s Day Party Memories
You don’t have to avoid February 14th just because you’re single. You can make it the best day of the year by creating some Valentine’s Day party memories you’ll cherish forever.
Don’t forget to have your camera close by or even create a photo booth for guests to capture all the fun too.