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How to Throw an Anti-Valentine's Day Party

Updated on January 19, 2015

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

It's My Party! Make Your Own Party Invitations and Cards - Activity Kit
It's My Party! Make Your Own Party Invitations and Cards - Activity Kit

This is the perfect kit for making your own, creative party invitations. It contains enough cards for 12 invites.

 
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anti-valentines day, i hate valentines day, anti-valentines 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.

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anti-valentines day, i hate Valentine's Day, anti-valentines day 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.

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anti-valentines day, i hate Valentine's Day, anti-valentines day party

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.

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anti-valentines day, i hate valentines day, valentines day party, single on valentines day

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.

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

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anti-valentines day, anti-valentines day party, i hate valentines day, single for valentines day

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

Obsessed

Valentine

Fatal Attraction

What Lies Beneath

Twisted

And of course, everyone likes party games. Look online for some ideas or check below for some of my recommendations.

Anti-Valentine's Day Movies

Anti-Valentines Day Parties

What are your ideas for an Anti-Valentine's Day Party?

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    • JayPlant profile image

      JayPlant 3 years ago

      Anti-Valentine's Day! Sounds like the best party, ever! :)

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      DeeDeeGee LM 3 years ago

      Nice, different lens!

      If you are alone on Valentine's Day it is awful to watch all those happy couples. But, I do feel happy for them though!

      Would never have thought of doing this.

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      Hal Gall 4 years ago from Bloomington, IN

      I love the premise of this lens. Valentine's day has become so commercialized!

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      wosomovworm 4 years ago

      Nice lens.

      This video is sharing some great ideas for gifts for him ... have a look -

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO6FcmiPjFI

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      McDreamer 4 years ago

      Depressive day for all the lone hearts...I'm going to paint a load of black hearts and send them to $Hallmark...lol. Loathe such utter shallow commerce rubbish...Love is NOT $money, nor everyone has got a partner/girlfriend...eek! :(

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      Well I love Valentine's Day, but I know of people who would love to read this lens lol.

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      Tom Maybrier 5 years ago

      Amazing!!!

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      girlfriendfactory 5 years ago

      Love it! I'm an Anti-Valentine's Day fan and have been for a long time - even when I had boyfriends and was married. It's an excuse for people to be nice and sweet and say I love you one day a year and that's just wrong. lol I have a line of Anti-Valentine things at my store even and Muriel, the anti-cupid runs it. ;)

      This is worth a Flyby from Muriel and it can be found among the other blessed lenses for today at Flyby Wingings! They may call me an aimless wanderer, but not all who wander are aimless and I'm glad I wandered upon this. ~Ren

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Cheesiest pick-up line contest!!!!

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      Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

      What a fun idea for a Valentines day party lens!

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 5 years ago from Ozun

      Great idea, very useful for not only the singles...made my day, thank you bringing me here.

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      jeremykim2011 5 years ago

      Lol. Would love to try this next month.

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      cocomoonbeams 5 years ago

      Good idea for a party! I'm not single, but I still hate Valentine's Day.

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      Tee hee. Linking in to this from my lens on the "other" topic ... not saying it, not saying it.

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      shandigp 5 years ago

      Very funny lens!

      I don't hate St. Valentine's Day but I don't particularly like it either; so commercial! I won't buy anything St. Valentine's Day related.

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      NC Shepherd 5 years ago

      I don't care for most holidays. This lens is right up my alley! Love it!

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      jtea3051 5 years ago

      No single, but I still despise the "holiday"

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      Cute, and creative spin on Valentine's Day. Add smiles, and one lace heart. Oh, I forgot ... no hearts, and no red!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      This really had me laughing - great lens!!

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      lilymom24 5 years ago

      Great ideas for those who want to celebrate Valentines Day in a unique way. =)

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      Frugal Bride 5 years ago

      My husband will love this lens! He doesn't believe in Valentines Day. "Its just a way for Hallmark, flower and chocolate companies to get rich off from all the suckers." My reply: "great excuse from a cheap***."

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am hating Valentine's Day this year. My husband of 8 years wants a divorce and well frankly love sucks! So I guess I will just have to throw an Anti Valentine's Day Party this year.

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      Very creative ideas and loads of fun. Great attitude too.

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      jamjar919 lm 6 years ago

      Nice lens - Great idea for a party...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great idea for celebrating on "That" day for those of us who don't generally think February 14th is a nice day.

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      LauraMarie LM 6 years ago

      Great idea for a lens. I shall pass it onto my single friends for next year!!

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      hershel01 6 years ago

      This is funny, I should have found this sooner.

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      Rita-K 6 years ago

      This is so funny! Love it!

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I know couples who would enjoy this type of event. The only really good thing about V-day is the endless supply of chocolate everywhere. LOL

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      TangledWood 6 years ago

      Very funny, and a great antidote to all the sweetness around this time of year, even if I did find it a couple days late.

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      joanv334 6 years ago

      Hello, thanks for sharing!

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      Shadox LM 6 years ago

      Yeah! Down with valentines day!

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      Shadox LM 6 years ago

      Yeah! Down with valentines day!

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      TapIn2U 6 years ago

      That's a new one. I guess not everybody is not keen about Valentines Day. Everybody has their reasons but hey - don't shoot poor cupid :(

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 6 years ago

      Can I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day on an anti-Valentine's Day Party lens? Either way... I loved it! (And Cupid's Kisses to you)

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      aerome 6 years ago

      I simply love your lens.

      Great idea ;-)

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      DogToys LM 6 years ago

      Love it.

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      Harshitha LM 6 years ago

      funny and clever. A change from all the mushy stuff. Congrats on LotD!

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      scar4 6 years ago

      A clever sign for being single on Valentine's Day, enjoy it!

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      JenniferDuchene 6 years ago

      clever idea. This will be my first unValentine day in quite a while. I plan to eat cake to celebrate my freedom. Love this down with love lens

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      lankanwriter 6 years ago

      Very nice lens and congratulation on LOTD, this could have come in handy to me few years ago :-)

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      ZablonMukuba 6 years ago

      funny lens, what will happen next year when you fall in love?

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      coco_coco 6 years ago

      Haha! we've done this couple of years ago... all of us were singles. You're absolutely right, this is so fun! One of my friends is now in a strong relationship with a nice guy who happened to be our guest at the party.

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      455626 6 years ago

      when you see couples coming towards you, ask boys: why don't you buy follows to your mom!

      just kidding

      Happy Valentine's Day!

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      Jereme Causing 6 years ago from Philippines

      Does this also mean that flirting is not allowed in the party?

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      CindyShim 6 years ago

      WOW interesting! Well done. Be Happy Everybody!!

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      CindyShim 6 years ago

      WOW interesting! Well done. Be Happy Everybody!!

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD. Like the concept and it is featured on Squidoo LOTD Lenses

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      Humorous! Never really thought of throwing an anti-valentine's day party but this could be a cool idea especially when everybody cooperative.

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      ronpass lm 6 years ago

      Hi Jackie - a very interesting, creative, thoughtful and humorous lens - congrats on the LOTD.

      I t made me realize as a person with a partner (and Valentine) it is easy to overlook how lonely some single people can feel on this day.

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      PajamasForEveryone 6 years ago

      Congratulations on Lens of the Day!

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      costinget 6 years ago

      Great lens! It's a reminder to love and apreciate oneself, no matter what!

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      costinget 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Maybe it's time that YOU to give yourself a gift: flowers or something to warm your beautiful heart! You deserve it!

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      Anahid LM 6 years ago

      Hi Congratulations with the lens of the day, good work great idea. Al the best. Anna

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      What a good idea for a lens. There are a lot of lonely people out there that don't celebrate V-Day this is a way to mask that. congratulations on LOTD

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      Arc4life 6 years ago

      Very interesting Squidoo Lens ! Funny thing is one of my friends called me last week and said that she was going to an anti-valentines day party. She said that she had to bake something- but it could not be heart shaped or red- those were the rules !

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      writerkath 6 years ago

      Hi Jackie! What a wonderfully creative lens! Can I come to the party? :) And congrats on winning LOTD! Well deserved! (can you hear me applauding?)

      :) Kath

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lense idea - I am married but I never get flowers or ANYTHING so I don't care about valentines day !!!

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      greencurator 6 years ago

      Its tough to be lonely during the day of love but I am glad that you come up with ways to remedy your loneliness. Your article could help a lot of people out there.

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      CliveAnderson LM 6 years ago

      I understand where you are coming from. It is like all these things these days they are all a bit commercialized. Seems like money is being made from peoples emotions, which when you think about it is a bit wrong. I'm sure if we want to show someone we care we can use our own method that would be genuinely from the heart and not some store or mall... Great lens, thank you for sharing.

      Warm Regards,

      Clive

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      reemasunil 6 years ago

      How many people in the world may like to celebrate Anti Valentines day like you. Happy Anti Valentines day.

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      euneakme 6 years ago

      so r u anti valentines day and will u be spending it alone?

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      MaximillianHeadroom 6 years ago

      Hmm, I've always been a pro Valentine's Day party guy. This definitely is a different perspective.

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Congratulations for your LOTD! And happy anti-Valentine's Day! :)

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      rebeccahiatt 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD, but this is not a day for me.

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      bobskeyboardz 6 years ago

      WoW, You put a lot of thought into a special day for some, not me though.

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      lyinseeker 6 years ago

      Great lens. Borken hearts are for assholes.

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      mbllc 6 years ago

      Congratulations for your LOTD! Very well done. I did not know and did not celebrate Valentine until I met the Love of my life, my Twin Soul. Since then I celebrate every year and I find it a very special moment. May I wish you to find yours as well if you have not done so yet and let's contact again after that so that you can tall me if you still feel the same? All the best. Axel

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      Mellony 6 years ago

      Congrats ! Well done !

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Congrats on Lens of the Day! Pretty entertaining/fun idea for those who are not terribly fond of the Hallmark love holiday. :)

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Congrats on Lens of the Day! Pretty entertaining/fun idea for those who are not terribly fond of the Hallmark love holiday. :)

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      gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

      Congrats on LotD, very funny lens. See you around the galaxy...

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      JBCollinet 6 years ago

      We Musos love to destroy celebrations in a fun way... The Valentine's day massacre is a ritual. Congrats on your LOTD! Well deserved ;-)

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Single doesn't have to mean lonely and bitter. I love Valentines Day. Always have.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      The song's not rat poison for dinner but "say anything- the futile".

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      SugarB 6 years ago

      I have always loved Valentine's Day - single or married - but I have lots of friends who would agree with you! :) Your lens made me smile. I actually have a few Valentine's Day lenses and one is how to enjoy it alone but your anti-Valentine's Day party idea is great.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Reaching here- can't remember the artist's name but "Rat Poison For Dinner" would be a GREAT song to party to at an I Hate Valentine's Day Party... and "Tomorrow Wendy" by Concrete Blonde... and Ugly Kid Joe's "I hate everything about you"-:)

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      Had to come back and suggest..is an appropriate history movie for the occasion the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre?"

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      Marelisa 6 years ago

      Fun read. I've never been a fan of Valentine's Day; I just don't see the point.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! You're so creative .. Fun .. So, Forget about Valentine's day :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIJTTR6yVkw

      and defintiely listen to this song, Chocolate Valentine.Watch the slideshow. Pepper Swinson sings the part of the "heroine". I wrote it, Levon Helm is the drummer.

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      glenbrook 6 years ago

      Fun lens:) Congrats on LOTD.

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      greenkat lm 6 years ago

      Great Idea!

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Too much fun. Thanks for the laughs. Congrats on LOTD!

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      dustytoes 6 years ago

      Drink a stout beer representing a black heart.... LOL... I plan to! Fun lens and congrats on LotD.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Loved your Anti Valentine theme and enjoyed this lens in the spirit of Valentine .

      Congrats on the well deserved LOTD

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      Kimberly Hiller 6 years ago from Chicago

      Hi! This is a great spin on V-Day. Can we find these products in Korea? =) Maybe Kimchi chocolates!

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      Steve-SEO-UK 6 years ago

      I'm not really anti-valentines day as I have a wonderful wife, but in support of your Lens, we both feel that it is a commercial money making hype. Flowers and other relative gifts suddenly double in price! Anyway, congrats on coming up with a unique Lens which rewarded you with Lens of the Day.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You got me smiling! Congratulations on a fun LOTD!

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      slackira 6 years ago

      Oh wow! hehe, this lens is so for me...thanks for the ideas.

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      I love it! Lenrolled! Conratulations on your LOTD.

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      What? A party with no wine and no chocolate? Congratulations on your LOTD honor. Have a Happy Val ... er, Happy Anti-Valentine's Day!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Still love this one, I had to come back and wish your congratulations on your Lens of the Day and Blessed by an Angel!

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      ben-teen 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! It's a lovely lens

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      elyria 6 years ago

      Congratulations on being lotd! Fun read!

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      JewelRiver 6 years ago

      Great lens! Congrats on making it to lotd. I made a valentine's day lens too with some anti valentine's day ideas.

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      Jacqueline Marshall 6 years ago from Chicago area

      My kind of Valentine's Day party! Congrats on LOTD.

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your LOTD! You're too funny!

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      onlinebusiness11 6 years ago

      This is great and the music is great. Thanks. I would normally celebrate this but I fell in love.

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      KokoTravel 6 years ago

      Great idea! Congratulations on your LOTD!