Forget pity parties and anti-Valentine’s Day sentiments. Get your single friends together for a Valentine’s Day party to remember. If you’ve been single for a while and are about to do your best rendition of “All by Myself,” stop and take a deep breath. Think about doing something extra fun this Valentine’s Day. Decorate your home to create a romantic vibe, then take it to the next level by hosting a terrific singles party.

Valentine’s Day Party Venue: Your Home

table setting for a valentine's day party

When it comes to choosing a venue, it’s better to host intimate parties in familiar places. What could be more appropriate than your own home? If you have a patio shielded from the cool winter breeze, host an outdoor party. If not, you can settle for a cozy one indoors.

Glam up your home with heart-filled centerpieces and table decorations. You can also make a Valentine’s Day tree part of your decorating theme. Check out these posts for more ideas:

It’s All About Theme Spirit

girl drinking a cocktail at a valentine's day party

Get everyone in the mood for your party by coming up with an exciting theme. Choose a color-coded theme where all your guests wear a top in a specific color that corresponds with their current status. For example, green stands for “single and ready to mingle,” white for “single but not in a hurry,” and red for “naughty and ready to party.”

A music-themed party is always a good choice. Host a Valentine’s Idol karaoke or Classics bash by renting a good sound system. A jukebox makes the latter more authentic. Just make sure to set up microphones. Pair up guests and have them sing a song from their favorite era. If you do this before the party, they can choose matching costumes. A prize for the “Best Duet in Costume” makes this twice as fun.

Just One or Plus One?

couple in a Valentine's Day Party
Hey, can my friend tag along?

A Valentine’s Day party is a great way to meet new people. Tell your single friends to bring another single friend to your bash. Make it clear that they shouldn’t bring their romantic prospects. Before the party, write each guest’s name down and put it in a box. Have everybody pick out one, including you. This is a chance for all of you to play Cupid for each other. If sparks don’t fly, everyone still gains a new friend.

Food for Hungry Hearts

Valentine's Day Party cocktails

No matter what type of party you host, food top your list. For a Valentine’s Day party, finger foods are recommended. If you want to serve something heavier, this Vegan Mediterranean Ravioli from Rabbit and Wolves is both hearty and healthy. We also found this list of Valentine’s Day finger foods from Foxes Love Lemons. For drinks, instead of stocking up on a variety, prep a signature cocktail to serve all throughout the party. We came across this recipe for Red and Pink Valentine’s Day Cocktails from Lou’s Cocktail Blog that you may want to try.

Make it F-U-N!

Unless you’re throwing a formal bash, why not turn on your gaming console, and ask guests to bring their multi-player games. You can pair up or divide yourself into groups for a tournament. Prepping an awesome prize for the winning pair or team isn’t a bad idea either.

playing video games at valentine's day party

No matter what activities you cook up with your friends, one thing is certain: this Valentine’s Day party is one for the books.

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