Planning to throw an anti-Valentine party? Is it your first one? Why not go all out? Here are some ideas that will take your anti-Valentine party over the top in 2015. Not everyone hates Valentine’s because they are bitter or lonely. After all, love and romance simply isn’t for everyone. That doesn’t mean you should miss out on the fun!
Well, you know the theme. It is everything the opposite of love. Use black roses rather than red, and invite singles only. Some couples are okay to attend if they are the “romance is so overrated” type. Make it clear that no pinks or reds are to be worn, and that yellow is walking a thin line. Dark garb is normally best. Just be sure when you send the invites that the ground rules are clear. No one wants the anti-Valentines party to turn into a pity party.
- No ex’s invited, and no ex’s name dropping.
- No one is to mention the “V” or the “L” words.
- No candy, wine or Champaign
- No love talk, wedding talk or date talk …you get the idea.
A point system can be created to ensure that these ground rules are being followed. Make it fun by also adding bonus points for those who follow them well. Make a game of it.
Additional party ideas and decor should be all about keeping the atmosphere light and humor in the night.
Remember, no matter how serious you are about your distain for the day or love the party is meant to be fun and humorous. While you should not go out on an actual couple bashing mission, do not be afraid to make badges and walk around with jagged edge black hearts with a dismembered Cupid on them. Decorate anti love, but in a fun way.
Pick the right playlist. Maybe outing one together well before the party is a good idea, since this has to be one of the most thought out things there. The playlist will make or break the party. A Bluetooth sound bar, a great app and your android device is all you need.
Some playlist examples are “You give love a bad name” by Bon Jovi, “Love stinks” by J Geils Band, “You’re so vain” by Carly Simon and “Used to love her” By Guns’N Roses. “Love bites” by Def Leppard and “You oughta know” by Alannis Morissette are must haves on any anti-Valentines party too.
Don’t forget to include games and prizes. After all, even with the dark décor the party is meant to lift folks up/ anti-V day t-shirts are always a fun idea.
Dinner and Drinks
Make welcome edible bleeding hearts and stuff you appetizers. You have to have the broken heart cake as well. Al you need is cake mix and a heart shaped cake pan along with some creativity. Of course black icing is a must.
Serve those with a dark ale and mixable spirits. If you do incorporate a wine make it dark Sangria. After all, the name literally means blood or bleeding.
You may also opt for black vodka. Blavod vodka has a violet/black color intensified with an iced cranberry juice. You can go a step further and mix a 3 layer drink using a tall glass of ice, cranberry first, top that with a sprite or 7up and float the Blavod on top. Now, have fun. Include black candles here and there as part of the décor. While it is about having a great time, there is no matchmaking or hooking up aloud!
Have anti-Valentine day party ideas of your own? We would love to hear them. Please take a moment to share in the comments section!