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How To Ideas For An Un-Valentine's Day (Or Celebrate Your Divorce) Party

Updated on June 12, 2013

Valentine's Day Is For Losers

Hearts, flowers, chocolate, who needs 'em anyway? What's all the fuss about Valentine's Day? Aren't you just a little sick of the FTD guy bringing bouquet after bouquet of disgusting smelly roses and hearing the squeals of delight from your co-workers? isn't it beyond a little sickening to hear your officemate prattle on and on about the latest twinkling thing her boyfriend is going to give her for Valentine's Day? Or what ritzy restaurant he's taking her to for dinner? Or what their smarmy plans are for spending the weekend in some place with heart-shaped tubs and mirrors on the ceiling?

You don't have to take this lying down, you know. It's not one of those if you can't beat them, join them scenarios. Stand up! Stand up and be counted as an official Valentine's Day hater, a hater of all things pink and red and lacy and heart-shaped! Forget the flowers, chocolate, romantic weekend getaways, and shiny jewelry and have a party of your Un-Valentine's Party!

The Invites

Gather the names of all your single friends, especially the recently dumped. There are a lot more losers like you out there than you think. Do try to cap your list at 1000, though. No since having the police come and bust up your party. Then you'll be a lonely loser AND in jail. That would seriously suck. No sense in compounding your agony.

Buy some cheap Valentine's and change the sappy, whiny wording on them to something more suitable for the occasion like "Be my Un-Valentine" or "DON'T Be Mine." You get the picture. Mail them out to your loser friends and wait for the RSVPs to come pouring in. See... they like you, they really like you! Make sure your ex knows you're having a party. You don't have to let him know what kind. Make sure he knows you're FINE, just FINE, without him.

The Un-Romantic Décor

Go to your local florist a few days ahead and ask them if you can have all of their dead roses. Then arrange them in un-lovely bouquets around your house. Visit your local Dollar Tree and get some Valentine decorations. Tear the hearts in half, like he did yours, the sorry creep! Or better yet, run them over with the lawn mower or just put on your favorite boots and stomp on them. There! Perfect! Hang them wherever you like. Hey, it's your party, it's not like you have to ask him anymore what HE thinks.

Buy heart-shaped cookies and break them in half or sprinkle them with edible blood. Or his, if you can get it. Use black food coloring to color whatever you are serving to drink black. Serve black tortilla chips and salsa and black cupcakes.


Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do...At Least For Him

Create a playlist of your favorite break-up songs...not the whiny "I want you back" ones, but the "I'm doing fine without you" kind. "According to You" by Orianthi is a good one. Or "Hell Wit Ya" or "You Make Me Sick" by Pink. Or practically any country song especially those that involve keying their ex's car or slashing their tires.

Get a dollar store deck of cards, pull out all the hearts, and cut them in half with puzzle type edges. As guests arrrive, give them each a half card and as an icebreaker, have them find their match. That way if you play any games like Apples to Apples, Pictionary, etc., people can play in partners. At the end of the evening, if the partners haven't turned on each other yet, for giving stupid answers, give them a prize!

It's Your Party & You'll Cry If You Want To!

 Remember, this is your party, so you can play this however you want.  If you want to invite your best friend Karen, the one that he hated, you can.  Because now it doesn't matter, You can do what you want, stay up late as you want, eat all the leftover black cupcakes if you want, and go to bed without brushing your teeth.  This is YOUR party, so have fun.  And're not alone...


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    • DIYweddingplanner profile image

      DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Gary! It's certainly not my most read article, but I still get a chuckle out of rereading it from time to time. Mostly, I remember how I was feeling about all the mush and gush going on at the time and how much I wanted to bury my head deep in the least until March. No sense pouting through a perfectly good opportunity to drink on St. Patrick's Day!

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      *Cough cough, tumbleweed* 5 years ago from Sleaford, UK

      This is a really cool hub, voted up, and funny.... Because you made it funny!

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      DIYweddingplanner 6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      True, I had a really cute fireman show up when my backyard caught onfire one time...but that's a whole other article!

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      SomewayOuttaHere 6 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

      ...thanks for the laugh...that was good! I have another purpose for my boot collection...but what if the cops are cute?...'take me away', I say!

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      DIYweddingplanner 6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Jen!

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      Jennifis 6 years ago

      Love it!

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      DIYweddingplanner 6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Tess! Will you be my Un-Valentine?

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      Tess 6 years ago

      You crack me up! Happy (Un)Valentine's Day!

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      DIYweddingplanner 6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      KBD, that's hilarious and possibly true. She would make a prime candidate for this party!

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      You made it sound like so much fun, I may have to throw this party! My daughter (15) who is completely unromantic, and who's favorite philosophy is "Love is a chemical imbalance in the brain." would absolutely LOVE IT!

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      DIYweddingplanner 6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Thanks, Denise, you are my #1 cheerleader!

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Was wondering what angle I would take for this 'holiday'. I'll go back and read this again, but love your angle.