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How to Have a Valentine's Day Slumber Party

Updated on February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Party Ideas

So, Valentine's Day is approaching and you don't have a date. You're not the only one! Many females are faced with spending Valentine's Day without a date. It doesn't mean you have to spend it alone, though.

Why not get together with some other singles and throw a Valentine slumber party? Even if you can't do it on the exact holiday due to work or school, you could still throw one over the weekend. Here are some fun slumber party ideas.

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Valentine Parties

Although Facebook has become a popular way to send out invitations to parties, there's something nice about going to the mailbox and discovering a party invitation. As it is a slumber party, be sure to remind guests to bring a pillow and blanket.

The next step is decorating. I would suggest some pretty heart shaped balloons for starters to bring a nice splash of color. You might consider adding some paper heart confetti to the table as well as a nice centerpiece. To give the area a warm feeling, place some nice candles around the room. String lights is another option.

Heart photograph by sssh221 at morgueFil

Valentine Sting Lights

VALENTINE'S DAY red hearts STRING LIGHTS party indoor outdoor patio porch 8 ft
VALENTINE'S DAY red hearts STRING LIGHTS party indoor outdoor patio porch 8 ft

I really like string lights. I think it's a fun way to decorate, along with being very pretty. Here's a nice set that would work well for a Valentine's party.


Valentine Confetti


Valentine's Day Party Food

Of course candy comes to mind when one thinks of Valentine's Day. However, it just isn't enough to serve party guests. You can keep it simple with the old standby favorite of pizza. Just be sure to have a variety of toppings as everyone has different food likes, including at least one vegetarian pizza.

Another idea is to throw a potluck and let everyone bring their favorite dish. If you wish to keep the food on the light side, then why not just serve a variety of tasty appetizers? You could bring out one or two at a time throughout the evening.

Candy photo by alvimann at morgueFile.

Valentine Treat Ideas

S'Mores Kit with Marshmallows, Graham Crackers and Chocolate
S'Mores Kit with Marshmallows, Graham Crackers and Chocolate

Treats are a must at any party. I happen to love S'mores. I like the idea of making them along with eating them. You can do this easily with a S'mores making kit. Here's one that makes eleven of these tasty treats.


Gourmet Popcorn Treats

Gourmet Popping Corn - Case of 15 oz. bottles, A Variety Pack of 10 bottles
Gourmet Popping Corn - Case of 15 oz. bottles, A Variety Pack of 10 bottles

What's a slumber party without some delicious popcorn? Being that it is a special occassion, consider serving some gourmet popcorn. In fact, a fun idea would to make a portion of the party a popcorn tasting event whereas guests can sample a varitety of different popcorns. Personally, I always like to serve a variety of tastes. This is a great package that should be a party pleaser.


Fun Valentine Party Games

Depending on your guests, you might like to play some fun party games. If so, it would be nice to have some kind of trinket to give to the game winners. Ideas include a simple candle, cute decoration or some Valentine's chocolates. If you have a dollar type store nearby, you can find some great items there to hand out as party gifts for the winners. As far as games go, here are some suggestions.

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Valentine's Day with Friends

Spending Valentine's Day with friends is a great way to celebrate the holiday even if you don't have a date. After the food, games and general party fun, have everyone lay out their blankets and pillows for movie time.

Romantic comedies would be a fun addition to any movies that are being watched. Although there are many newer great one out there, don't forget the classics. Here's a trailer for one of my favorites.

Drink photo by jfelias at morgueFile.

Overboard Trailer

Check out this fun romantic comedy starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

Funny Romantic Comedies

Here's the video if you like the trailer, along with some other movie selections that you might like.

Who's Hotter?

Go ahead, be naughty and have a pretend Valentine's date. Who would you choose?

Who do you think is hotter? Taylor Lautner or Justin Bieber?


Valentine's Gifts for Friends

In case anyone is feeling left out because they're not getting a gift for Valentine's Day, think about having a gift exchange. Make sure the dollar amount to be spent can fit everyone's budget.

At some point during the evening, assign everyone who wants to participate a number to place on their gift. Now, on small pieces of paper, write one number that matches the number on each gift. Put the numbers in a bag and let each guest pull one out. Once all are drawn, let everyone take the gift that matches their number.

When it's almost midnight, if guests are old enough, have a champagne toast to top off the night. Whether participants are in their teens or senior citizens, a Valentine's slumber party is a fun way to celebrate the holiday without having to worry about having a date.

Heart photo by earl53 at morgueFile.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @NoProblemmo: Bubbles are fun.

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      NoProblemmo 3 years ago

      Nothing special really. O.k., maybe nothing special with some bubbles...

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Come on. You can tell me. I won't tell anyone.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      Psssst! It's a secret!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @pinoyrecipe: Sounds nice.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Excellent lens!

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      pinoyrecipe 4 years ago

      i'd rather have a candlelit dinner with my wife and party with my friends

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @DeborahDian: Exactly!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @kabbalah lm: Care to share?

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      I think a slumber party would be a fun idea for many single women. Why sit home by yourself, when you could spend Valentine's Day with friends?

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      kabbalah lm 5 years ago

      I'm going to eat lots of chocolate...yummy :)

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      ummm to have some! (plans I mean)

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      I don't know, will tell you when i know ok.

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      nice ideas. thanks for sharing

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      A Valentine's Day slumber party is a wonderful idea!

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      This sounds like a great idea. Wish I had read this way back when I was single and sitting home on Valentine's day. Now, we just send each other cards.

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Celebrate my 19 years of marriage to my best friend and hubby.

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      Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

      -(`v)- . . -(`v)- . . -(`v)-Happy Valentine Day!(`v) . `*..* ..*) .*) (. (. . .` Helene Malmsio aka. SCSS

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      A slumber party sounds like fun! I'm hoping for dinner out with the hubby. :) Happy Valentine's Day!

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Will be at home with my wonderful hubby .. we'll have a slumber party of course :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love our Valentine's lens - tweeted, liked and pinned

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      ...and congratulations on being featured on the front page!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ahhhh....feel another blessing for your Valentine's slumber part...sweet dreams!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Hi! I came back to bless this lens... ahh feel the blessing? It was an easy thing to do for this sweet lens. Happy day!

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      Heart shaped food is a good idea, have red, pink, and white decor and some alcoholic drinks too for a good time.

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      Malu Couttolenc 5 years ago

      I think I would organize a party for freinds. Valentines is also about good friendship :)

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      Andy 5 years ago from London, England

      Sounds like a fun idea for a party, but I will stay in with the family this year and cook a nice meal for them.

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      Kim 5 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      added toi my Valentine's Lens

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 5 years ago from Texas

      Great ideas and you do have some of the best romantic comedies. I have seen all of them except The Proposal. Guess I better check that out.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      enjoyed visiting your article today.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice lens, I will go for a walk with my husband and bring back some past memories of our 52 years of marriage. Blessed

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Ah, I'd grab me a sweet pair of Valentine's heart pajamas and be all set to slumber! Happy Valentine's Day!

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      Shelly Sellers 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I watched the movie, Overboard, again and forgot how funny it was! I recommend it for a romantic Valentine's Day comedy :)

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      LauraMarie LM 5 years ago

      I will be out for a romantic meal with my bf, paid by him of course :)

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      LauraMarie LM 5 years ago

      I will be out for a romantic meal with my bf, paid by him of course :)

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      I'll be in vacation in Bali :)

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      mary lighthouse15 6 years ago

      Great ideas right there! Love your lens!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Nice dinner out with my Hubbie - nothing better!

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      lilymom24 6 years ago

      I'm not sure as I may have to work that night.

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Maybe we will take a walk out on the pier, and have a bite to eat there.

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      niceman91 lm 6 years ago

      This is great idea party for young girls :)

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      This is such a fun idea for younger women and teen girls, and I bet they would have more insights into the whole Lautner vs. Bieber thing than I was able to add. :) Romantic comedies are great and I'd say go for more funny than romantic (don't want any tears) and of course a gorgeous male lead. More mature singles can take something from these tips too and have themselves a wonderful pamper party!

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      kathysart 6 years ago

      Fun lens, yup I visited at Christmas time.. lol but I think your lens is very innovative. THUMBS UP & A SQUID ANGEL BLESSING

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      What a clever idea. As a young girl I would have loved this.