How to Throw a (Not-Depressing) Valentine’s Singles Party

Last Updated on August 31, 2022 by Project Party

The world-famous lovey-dovey holiday of Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And, while couples everywhere get each other cutesy gifts and go out to a fancy dinner, singles everywhere are left trying to stomach the painstakingly romantic gestures all around them. This year, break the mould. This year, make the most of your freedom as a single person and throw the most kick-ass Valentine’s singles party in honour of the day.

Your Valentine’s Day party can be whatever you want it to be. If you want to use it to meet new people, it can certainly help you do that. If you want to use it to have a good time and relieve some stress, the good news is that you can achieve that, too! No matter what, know that your guests will have fun at your memorable party.

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of everything you need to know to make sure your Valentine’s singles party goes off without a hitch.

1. Make Your Invite List Singles-Only

Nothing kills the vibe of Valentine’s singles party like inviting couples. Carefully compose your guest list with singles only, and, guess what, they’re likely not locked down with commitments or functions to be at already. Consult your friends if you need help growing out the list. You never know who you may meet at this party, so the more people on the guest list, the merrier.

We’re not saying turn your Valentine’s party into a meet-or-greet or a dating opportunity, but it is a chance to be open-minded with your friends and that means meeting new people. So, open your invites list to bring in a few new people that might have a similar attitude to your know lovelies and see what happens.

2. Don’t Overdo it With Valentine’s Day Décor

You don’t want to beat it over people’s heads that it’s Valentine’s Day for a few reasons. The first reason is that you don’t want to force anyone into being romantic if they’re not feeling it. The second reason is that some people are already sensitive about being alone on this romantic holiday, so don’t rub it in their faces by having hearts and kitschy sayings everywhere. Keep Valentine’s singles party décor to a tasteful minimum. Some red throw pillows, napkins or candles are just enough to keep the theme going.

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3. Serve a Sexy Signature Drink

We believe that no party is complete without a signature drink. And, given the holiday, this is the perfect excuse to get a little sexier with the drink (and drink name) than you normally would. This is also an opportunity to sneak a little aphrodisiac-like pomegranate juice or blood orange into the party. Try making an inexpensive, light drink like a prosecco wine spritzer with pomegranate juice and blood orange over ice. This will also help keep the bloating to a minimum, because, let’s be honest, who wants to be bloated when they’re in cocktail attire? Not many, so your guests will thank you.

4. Keep the Smelly Foods off the Menu

Yes, everyone loves spinach artichoke dip. However, people who are maybe going to be getting close to someone they find attractive probably don’t want to have garlicky breath. Keep this in mind when you’re putting together your food menu. Try to stay away from garlicky, spicy or fishy foods to be safe. If you can’t pass up a fan-favourite food that happens to have a strong smell that lingers, make sure to put out mints on the table, too.

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5. Don’t Forget an Upbeat Playlist

If you don’t want people to harp on being lonely on Valentine’s Day, don’t have love songs on your playlist. That being said, don’t have break-up songs, either. Keep the music upbeat and danceable. Shoot to have a good mix of current music and also some classic songs that everyone will dance to. As a fail-proof, make your music accessible to your guests so that your guests can play their favourites throughout the night.

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7. Nametags Are a Good Investment

There’s nothing worse than awkward introductions, besides maybe forgetting someone’s name after you just met them. To help your guests avoid the awkwardness, make sure you have nametags that they can fill out and wear at your party. This will save everyone from either saying the wrong name to someone they’re attracted to or pretending they remember their name all night long.

And, because it’s a chance to be livelier and sexier you maybe give guests the chance to come up with their own names? The sillier the better and it might give you an alias for the night that will step things up a notch! Guests could even develop incredible backstories for their nom de plumes that are dangerous and naughty.

8. Activities and Games to Take Your Minds off It

Look, the night is meant to be fun so that’s the goal. But, if there are any friends who have recently broken up with their partners or are just unlucky in love then you do want an evening of dwelling on it and tears. Activities, games and other chances to have a laugh are a perfect way to keep everyone in good spirits and in a good mood.

Maybe tweak some classic games so they have Valentine’s twist, like trivia, but keep the outcomes and questions focused on the power of being single! Make it silly, over-the-top and a chance to make fun of certain situations.

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In conclusion, Valentine’s Day is about love. Love of all other people and that means the love of close friends and family. It’s about relationships and any chance to get together to celebrate with those that you love will be embraced. So, make your Valentine’s singles party a celebration and a chance to lift your spirits rather than dwell on your losses.
With these tips, you’re fast on your way to throwing one hell of Valentine’s singles party. Let the fun begin!