Most single people usually don't acknowledge Valentine's Day as a celebratory occasion solely because they aren't in love. Contrary to popular belief, Valentine's Day is for everyone and not just lovers. You may take this occasion as a chance to express your love and appreciation for all those who matter, even yourself.
Here are 6 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day even if you're as single as a Pringle.
Go all out with your friends and host a singles-only dinner because why should couples have all the fun? Cook or order all your favourite food, throw yourselves a feast and toast to your self-sustenance. It sure will be a lot more fun to dress up and join in on the festivities with your favourite people instead of staying home alone and complaining about having nothing to do. Put on your favourite playlist and dance away.
Set up a dinner for your parents or grandparents
If you're not too resentful about couples celebrating the day, you could put together a little dinner for your parents or grandparents. A few personalised touches such as bringing their favourite flowers or recreating the setup of their first encounter, if possible would be a delightful surprise. It is a great opportunity for you to celebrate their love as well as to show your gratitude towards them at the same time.
Secret Santa but it's Valentine's so, Secret Valentine?
Get all your friends to jump aboard on your very own little Valentine's Day tradition and put together a Secret Valentine. Get each other gifts anonymously and have all the fun receiving your desired items and trying to figure out who your secret valentine is.
Splurge on a nice piece of jewellery or go shopping for clothes. Give yourself a cheat day and eat all you want. If you've had a long week or even if you haven't, get a massage or go to the spa. Break all the rules and use the day as an excuse to treat yourself.
Karaoke nights are always entertaining especially if you're with the right crowd. Sing your heart out with your friends and family. Keep some accessories to get in the zone for those funky songs that you know will give you a good laugh. Include songs that have a lot of sentiment and memories attached so you can celebrate those special moments spent together through music.
Send cookies and cards to all your loved ones
Sometimes there's no bigger joy than making someone else happy. If you're one of those people who like giving back to people, bake some cookies and spend some time making hand-made cards to show your love to all those who matter to you.
Just because you are single shouldn't have to mean that you must despise Valentine's Day. You shouldn't have to look at it as a festival beneath you. A culture that promotes healthy and loving relationships is a wonderful idea, celebrate it!
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