Growing up, I always loved Valentine’s Day – the colors, the flowers, the candy – but as I got older I started to like it a little less each year because I never had someone to spend it with. But over time, I started to accept the fact that it’s OK to be the single one and with that I came to peace with Valentine’s Day and now I love it all over again. I don’t need someone in my life to assure me I’m loved one day out of the year, and you don’t either.
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to be spending my Valentine’s Day spoiling myself (i.e. pizza, chocolate, and wine). But, if that’s now your style, here are ten ways to spend your Valentine’s Day as a single lady.
Treat Yo Self
Whether it be a massage, the pair of shoes you’ve been lusting over, or a latte, treat yourself to something that you typically wouldn’t do for yourself on any other regular day. I’m going to let my mom treat me, because that’s what moms are for, am I right or amiright?
Every time I go out to eat, I always eat so much that I never have room for dessert. And you know what? DESSERT IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. Seriously, how do these people make such amazing desserts and the best thing I can do is bake cookies from pre-made dough? Go out to eat and just order dessert for yourself, you’ll be so happy you did.
Lay in Bed All Day
Accompanied by pizza and wine, of course. Have yourself a lazy day consisting of your favorite food, favorite alcoholic beverage, and every corny movie you could think of. So maybe on other days this might be frowned upon, but it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re a single lady and you can do whatever the heck you wanna do (I tried so hard not to swear there, how’d I do?).
Go for a Hike at Sunrise
Or any other time, really, but there’s nothing more beautiful than watching the sunrise and why not get some exercise while you’re at it? I would totally consider doing this one myself, but it’s supposed to be 3 degrees on Valentine’s Day so there is a very small chance that I will even step foot out of my apartment. I do have a request though – if you do take a hike to watch the sunrise, send me pictures, please (snapchat: SSBlog or e-mail me!).
Put on every single piece of Valentine’s Day themed clothing you own and either attend or host brunch with your closest (single) gal pals. Eat all your favorite foods, drink Valentine’s Day themed mimosas, and chat the morning away. If you do this, I’d love to see pictures!!!
Bake Valentine’s Day Themed Treats
I love baking so much, it’s a blast, it takes patience, and you get a delicious treat in the end. In addition to my wine drinking and pizza eating, I’m planning on baking some frosted sugar cookies (topped with pink frosting, of course) and might even bake myself a loaf of chocolate chip banana bread (only because it’s the best).
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Okay, so maybe this one goes off my first statement, but you know that money you’ve been putting aside for months so you could give yourself a little shopping trip? Now is the time to take it out and bring it for a spin. Go to your nearest outlets, your favorite boutique, or even your local shopping mall and do a little shopping for yourself – you deserve it.