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Celebrating Valentine's Day with Friends

They say 30 is the new 20, and 40 is the new 30, which means there’s plenty of time in the future to try and snag a guy to celebrate V-day with.

Erase all negative thoughts of being single this Valentine’s Day and celebrate with a night on the town with the girls.

Here are some great ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day with your closest friends who never leave your side!

Catch a Horror Movie

Chances are, if a couple decides to go to the movies on Valentine’s Day they are going to be watching the latest chick flick where Matthew McConaughey ends up getting the girl. This is the perfect opportunity to catch a horror flick with your friends. Maybe the latest installment of Texas Chainsaw Massacre? You won’t find any happy endings there.

Head to Your Local Bar

A bar is the perfect place to head do with friends on February 14. Most of the other guests will be singles trying to avoid the Valentine’s Day love fest. Depending on where you are, you may even find bars that specifically cater to non-couples on this day! For example, the Village Pourhouse in NYC has an “ex-orcism party”, where guests can pin pictures of their most hated ex-es and throw darts at it!

Host a Singles Soirée

The best part of being single, is being able to enjoy it with your friends! You can go wherever you want, wear whatever you want, and bash all your non-single friends (it’s totally acceptable on February 14th). 

Get your closest pals together and host your own party filled with your favorite cocktails, decadent desserts, and tasty snacks. You don’t have to worry about impressing anyone, and can drink/eat/play as much as you want!

Pamper Yourself

If you’re trying to avoid the rush of love crazed couples sporting their heart shaped chocolate boxes, what better way than to plan a night in with your pals?! It’s the perfect opportunity to plan a night full of face masks, manicures, and gossip.

Whip up some festive drinks and cocktails and enjoy your night with fun jokes and swap stories of awful exes and disaster dates while getting a Valentine's worthy makeover. You may even want to burn a few photos - just do this BEFORE the drinks start flowing.

By planning a fun night out with friends, all the hand holding couples around you will be the last thing on your mind. You may even find yourself hoping you’ll be single next Valentine’s Day so you can do it again!

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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