Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! This post is for all my singles ladies who never know how to handle the holiday of love. If you’re like me, you never want to go out to eat today because it’s just you and a bunch of couples staring at each other with a single rose in between them. You also don’t want to go to the movies because well… I’ll leave that one up to your imagination. But sitting at home on the couch with an entire pizza to yourself is kind of depressing, so I’m here to give you some ideas on how to treat yo’ self this Valentine’s Day instead!
If you’re poor like me, a spa day does NOT mean actually going to the spa. It means going online, ordering a nice new face mask, some bubblebath and maybe a new candle and relaxing in a way too hot bath for way too long. Grab a book (and several pints of ice cream!!!!!) and relax!
Here are some of my favorite “spa day” items!
1. These lavender and vanilla soy wax candles
2. This unicorn bubble horn from Lush
3. This honey potion face mask from Farmacy
4. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is a bit pricey, but go all out & live a little!
5. For your spa day readings, may I suggest Big Little Lies?
* It has nothing to do with V-Day. I just really love that book
Become a movie critic and tear apart your favorite rom-coms!
This is an option for those of you feeling extra bitter. Play a sappy romance movie and just completely destroy everything about the movie from the privacy of your own home. It’s actually pretty rewarding.
*Here’s a list of rom-coms I love to tear apart on Valentine’s Day, in no particular order:
1. Can’t Buy Me Love
2. 50 First Dates
3. 27 Dresses
4. The Proposal
5. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
*Before you attack me, these movies are all some of my favorites. But there’s something incredibly pleasing about being single on Valentine’s Day and ripping into these cheesy rom-coms while drowning your bitter soul in chocolate and wine.
Order in bulk from your favorite bakery!
If nobody else is going to do it, you may as well do it yourself, amirite?! And if you’re really feeling yourself, order whatever Valentine’s Day special they’ve got going on. Maybe it’s a bouquet of chocolate covered strawberries or an entire 3-tier cake… that you totally plan on eating all by yourself. I say go for it! Nobody is watching you eat all of that… we’ll never know. Better yet, call your single friends! Tell them it’s a BYOC (bring your own cake!) Valentine’s Day party and you can all consume insane amounts of sugar and nobody will judge.
Send yourself the damn flowers.
Yes. Flowers are cheesy but can anyone really say they don’t get a secret thrill when a bouquet shows up on your desk? As long as they’re not from some creepy psycho-stalker, then I think flowers are a good thing to get. Even if they’re from yourself. Nobody else has to know that. If you really want to trip up the secretary at work, have the florist write a sappy love note on the card and sign it with your celebrity crush’s name. Why not have a little fun with it?
Example: Dear Jordyn, I never knew that I could love someone the way that I love you. Love, Idris
Or, you know, just write yourself a note about how awesome you are and let that be it. We are our own worst critics, so saying something nice to yourself on V-Day (and every other day) could be a nice little confidence booster.
There are more things to do on Valentine’s Day when you’re single AF, but these four are definitely my favorites. Just remember, you are not defined by your relationship status! There is nothing wrong with being single! There is nothing wrong with loving yourself!
Let me know what your favorite things to do on Valentine’s Day are in the comments!