Alternate Ideas: Valentine’s Day Edition

I was invited into a wonderful link-up by Rachel, Cathleen and Christina a few months back, but never had time to participate. With the newest theme, Love is in the Air, the ideas come just in time for the most highly-anticipated [or most widely-avoided] holiday – Valentine’s Day.

Since I am wonderfully single, and I’m not planning on having a date on Valentine’s Day, I decided that it would be an excellent time to remind all you people that ~there’s more to life than having a significant other~. Also, there’s more to love than your S.O.

So, in honor of all those other things you love, here are some other ways you can spend the day in honor of Saint Valentine himself.

WITH FRIENDS

This basically speaks for itself, and the idea is simple. Gather your best gal pals, and show your love for each other. Whatever you do, DON’T let your fun time become a pity party! You don’t need no man/woman to make you feel loved on V-Day when you have all your girls by your side.

WITH FOOD

Again, self-explanatory. This is what I will be doing. Ideally with a lot of Mexican food. Delivered to where I’m staying in the city during fashion week. So I can eat in pjs and dance around the apartment and watch bad movies/The Office and have a general great time. Food is a wonderful Valentine’s Day partner.

[Also, consider combining the ~with food~ option with another one of the ways to spend Valentine’s Day. Double the fun, am I right?]

WITH NETFLIX

Netflix and chill. Chill because a tub of Ben & Jerry’s is cold.
And you know what? It’s not shame-eating ice cream on Valentine’s Day if 1) it’s what you would do on any other Sunday, or 2) you aren’t ashamed.
If I wasn’t going to be at fashion week, this is for sure what I would be doing.
You know what? To spread the love and pride of Netflix and ice cream, let’s start a hashtag and share our cute pj and ice cream filled V-Day festivities with #VDayIceCreamPride. That’s a solid hashtag. I’m gonna run with it.

WITH YOUR HOBBY

This is what I’m actually doing. Because, from Friday night to Tuesday, I will be in NYC documenting my adventures to food places and fashion shows on Insta, Snapchat, Twitter, this wonderful blog, and just about any other social media site that I can get my hands on.
But enough about me. This idea is a very good way to spend Valentine’s Day because hobbies are time-consuming and they make us think and they make us happy which is more than we can say about a lot of other things in our lives. So, basically, spend some time pampering and loving yourself by doing the things you love on Valentine’s Day.

WITH THE FAM

There’s nothing better than some fam-time to celebrate the day of love. After all, who else is always there for you, even before you realize you need them? That’s right. The fam. Go on a lil’ road trip or just enjoy your time together. Maybe even add the ~with food~ or ~with Netflix~ option for even more fun.

 

There you have it, folks! There are so many ways to have fun on Valentine’s Day, and really I just want you all to remember that a pity party is no fun and it’s also not a good way to spend your time. There are so many great things you can do (see above), and you have so many people in your life who love you. Don’t let that get forgotten in the midst of the Hallmark-sponsored, chocolate and roses holiday.

Love always. Emma.

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