How to Throw an Anti-Valentine's Day Party
Are you single, lonely and bitter for Valentine's Day 2015?
Do you Hate Valentine's Day and everything to do with it, but you have friends or family members that are trying to convince you that you need to have some fun and happy times on this dreaded day? Why don't you throw an Anti-Valentine's Day Party for all your single friends and your couple friends who don't want to deal with busy restaurants and unfulfilled expectations? You will have lots of fun and no disappointments or regrets, so no need to be sad on February 14th this year! Cynical fun is definitely the answer!
This site has all the Valentine's Day Ideas you need to make your I hate Valentine's Day Party a success: angry music and movies, Anti-Valentine's day gifts, Anti Valentine's day party decorations, anti-Valentine's Day Party Invitations, Valentine's Party Games and so much more. I guarantee your party will be a huge hit. Your Anti-Valentines Party will hopefully be so popular that you'll have couples wanting to check it out in 2016!
Ground Rules for your Anti-Valentine's Day Party
If you're going to have a fun time that doesn't turn into an "I'm single pity party" then you need to make it clear that it isn't going to be that on your invites. You don't want anyone to come to your party expecting sappy romantic crap. Some of my ideas for Anti-Valentine's party rules:
1. No one is allowed to invite their ex or even mention his or her name.
2. You are not allowed to utter the dreaded V-Word the entire night. The dreaded L-Word (love) should probably be avoided as well to maximize cynical fun.
3. You must not bring any chocolate, wine or champagne to the party. Black things such as Guinness or a cake with black icing are preferred.
4. Do not wear anything pink or red. Black is preferable.
5. You must not speak about weddings, dates, future boy friends or girlfriends.
You can make a point system to enforce these rules. Play some games to win points and deduct some points for violations of these rules. Bonus points can be given for most delicious food brought or best party outfit.
Invitations for your Anti-Valentine's Day Party
Party Ideas and Decorations
First of all, make sure you keep the party happy, fun and humorous. My suggestion is to modify common Valentine's Day themes for your own usage. For example, use black hearts, cut in 1/2 with a jagged edge. Of use pictures of cupid with his head cut off. Whatever you do, don't use pink or red! You can have vampires or bats attacking cupid. Have some pictures of famous people whose marriages ended in bloody divorce. You can put a jagged black line cutting them in half. Just get creative and use your imagination, or even get your guests to help you decorate.
Some Decoration Ideas for your Valentines Party
Music for your Anti-Valentine Party
There are plenty of anti-Valentine's Day music CD's and MP3 Downloads out there. The easiest thing to do would be to buy some, and your music planning is done! I've listed a few below for you. Or, maybe you have some darker music that you like? Make a mix and put it your computer or ipod.
Prizes for your "I hate Valentine's Day Party"
Of course you'll need some prizes for your anti-Valentine's Day Party. The perfect gift is an anti-Valentine's Day T-shirt. Everyone at the party probably feels similar to you about this holiday and now they can show the world.
Drinks for the party
Forget the wine and champagne, and just go with hard-liquor or beer. Include lots of cola and juice options for mixing, or for those who aren't drinking alcohol. A perfect choice for beer would be a stout, such as Guinness. Anything dark in color, representing a black heart.
Or, how about a Bloody Mary? It's easy to make:
Per one drink:
* 1 1/2 oz Vodka
* 3 oz Tomato Juice
* 1 Dash Lemon Juice
* 1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
* 2-3 Drops Tabasco Sauce
* 1 Wedge Lime
Shake everything except lime wedge, in ice. Pour into old-fashioned glass. Add some salt and pepper and a lime wedge.
Bloody Mary Accessories
Anti-Valentine's Party Ideas: Food
For food, some basic ideas would be hearts of any kind or form, broken into 2. Let the guests decorate their own cookies or a heart-shaped cake, with a jagged line running down the middle.
How about some skewers with chicken or veggies on them. Include some spicy peanut dipping sauce.Whatever do you for the main dish, include lots and lots of garlic and don't forget to have some black jellybeans on the table.
Or, just go for delicious and make some nachos!
Make a Broken Black-Heart Cake for your Party
Anti Valentines Ideas: Entertainment
A movie is always a good plan, at least to have on in the background. A comedy or something light is the best choice. Here are a few of my top movie picks for an Anti-Valentine's Day Party:
My Bloody Valentine
What Lies Beneath
And of course, everyone likes party games. Look online for some ideas or check below for some of my recommendations.