The Single Girl's Guide to Valentine's Day: 8 Ideas for Owning the Day

how single girls can spend valentine's day
The Single Girl’s Guide To Valentine’s Day: 8 Ideas for Owning the Day
I know there are people out there who hate Valentine’s Day but I just cannot be one of those people. Is it cheesy? Yes. Do I accept that it is kind of a superficial holiday? Yes. But it is a holiday and the most girly of all holidays. How could I possibly dislike a day filled with pinks and reds, glitter, hearts, flowers, and chocolates. If you know anything about me you know that is just now possible.

I also might be one of the few people that this applies to but being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t bother me. I am going to choose to embrace the day and have fun. So if you are single come February 14th don’t let it get you down. Below are my eight ideas for how single girls can spend Valentine’s Day and actually enjoy the holiday.

ONE // Spend the night with your celebrity crush. Whether it is Jake Gyllenhall, Ryan Gosling, or Johnny Depp get a few of his movies, pick up your favorite dinner, and devote the night to spending some quality time with your celebrity crush.

TWO // Treat yourself. There is no one better to spend the money you worked hard to earn on than yourself. So since there is no guy in the picture waiting for a Valentine’s Day gift from you take yourself to the salon for a new hairstyle, buy yourself that handbag or dress you have been coveting, or treat yourself to a mani/pedi.

THREE // Play hooky with your best friend. Who wants to stay at work seeing the flower deliveries all day. Convince your best friend to spend the day doing something fun like going to the theater to see a romantic comedy, shopping, or going to a museum.

FOUR // Volunteer. Spread some love by doing something totally selfless and helping others who are less fortunate. I bet you will end the day feeling great about yourself.

FIVE // Throw a party for your single girlfriends. Surround yourself with some of your best girlfriends. Over indulge in good food and drinks. Laugh and gossip and just in general enjoy their company. Suggest that everyone wear pink (or go the opposite route and designate black as the color for your get-together). The DIY balloons from Studio DIY would be great decor or gifts for your friends.

SIX // Organize a secret cupid. Draw names with a group of your single friends and then deliver a gift to each other so that everyone can have a Valentine.

SEVEN // Enjoy your own company. Remind yourself how lucky you are. You can do whatever you want without having to take into consideration a significant other. Make a list of activities you have been wanting to do and spend Valentine’s Day marking a few of them off of your list or simply spend the day reading a great book or cooking a recipe from scratch.

EIGHT // Ignore Valentine’s Day. There is no reason you have to make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day. If you really cannot see any way you could possibly enjoy the day just treat it like any other day. Stay home to avoid the couples, order take out, and watch Netflix. Tomorrow will be better.

Image via: Studio DIY, edited by Sunny Days and Starry Nights


  1. i love valentine's day! i think it's for everyone! the flowers and stuff don't bother me--i must be the only one, hehe. i love the celeb crush date. cute!

  2. OMG!! You look so lovely! Swooning over this look!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  3. You're right, volunteering or giving back a simple way to share the love on Valentine's Day, plus it feels amazing to help others! :)
    Berry Stylish ♥ itsberrystylish.com  

  4. Nice ideas:)
    Btw, ur blog is so cute^^ Do you want to follow each other?

  5. I'm definitely all for the single girlfriends party or threating yourself to a spa day!

    much love xxx

  6. Nice tips! I'm the kind of person who enjoy The Valentine's day even if I'm single!
    I'll have fun with my friends! ^^

  7. These are all great ideas! My favorite is the celebrity crush idea. I would totally spend the night with the Hemsworth brothers. Ohhh yum!!! haha My second favorite is the single lady party. That sounds like a blast! Orrrr maybe you can incorporate the two. :)

  8. These are such great tips!


  9. This is seriously kind of perfect! :)
    I definitely need to look back at this for the next few days. I'm definitely going to be using this haha
    I already got a bunch of flowers and chocolates and a bunch of romcoms ready to whip out ;)

    ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ Creme de la Chic ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡

    Hope you're having a beautiful day! xx

  10. I'm afraid I am one of those people who have a big dislike for valentines day, boyfriend or not. I tend to just ignore it.
    I like your ideas. I think I will be enjoying my own company on valentines day.

  11. haha the balloons are so cool
    love your Dress and Outfit amazing

    hope you too visit my Blog <3

  12. Awesome post! And aww the balloons are soooo adorable! <3

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx

  13. Love these! I prefer staying in... as all restaurants are super crowded!


  14. great ideas. i used to love doing a girls night on valentines day. love the idea of doing a secret cupid exchange with your ladies.

  15. Let's hear it for all the single ladies! One of my friends is throwing a brunch in the morning and then another friend is throwing a party at night. It's funny since i think I am more busy as a single person than I would be in a relationship.

    Savvy City Chic

  16. not that I'm single.. but aside from not celebrating Vday with the boy this year, I'm also gathering some single girlfriends of mine to have a baking day!!! :D who says Vday is only for couples, right?!

    Animated Confessions

  17. Okay, this pictures is too cute! I love the huge balloons! Can you get anything more perfect?!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com


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