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All the Single Ladies

February 8, 2010

As I said in my previous post, Valentine’s Day is not just for lovers. Actually, some of my favorite Valentine’s Day memories are those I have spent with girlfriends celebrating friendship. Valentine’s Day is stereotypically viewed as a depressing day for singles, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Check out the following ideas to inspire all you singles out there to create some fun memories with girlfriends this Valentine’s Day:

  • Movie Night
    Invite your best girlfriends over for a slumber party and night of movie watching. Pick your favorite chick flicks from classics like Pillow Talk or Bringing Up Baby to period epics like North and South or Pride and Prejudice. Or a modern-day romance like You’ve Got Mail may be more your style. Whatever your fancy, you’re sure to have a good time with a good movie, some yummy treats to snack on, and friends to laugh with.
  • Make Handmade Cards
    If you’re the crafty sort, you could get together a fun card making party. With handmade cards and letters less likely to be given these days with ecards and email, why not create a lovely hand-crafted keepsake for someone special in your life? In college my best friend Robin and I got together each year to make Valentines for our family and friends. It was always a fun time of talking, listening to some Sade, and card making.
  • Dinner Out or In
    You don’t have to wait for a special date to take you out of Valentine’s Day. Get your girls together for a festive evening out at a favorite restaurant. Try a new cuisine or stick with an old favorite. Or, if you don’t want to deal with the packed restaurants, make dinner together as a group at someone’s home. A fun meal to make as a group might be Asian dumplings.

If you’re single, do you have any plans for this Valentine’s Day? If you’re no longer single, do you have some fun memories of past Valentine’s Days spent with girlfriends?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Bethany permalink
    February 9, 2010 10:04 am

    Great ideas…. Now I am gonna have Beyonces song in my head all day. All the single ladies..all the single ladies…
    When I was single I loved doing stuff like this with my girlfriends. I also enjoyed grabbing my neices and nephews for the afternoon making crafts or yummys with them…they were my little lovies and always warmed my heart.

    • February 9, 2010 2:49 pm

      Bethany, love the idea of doing stuff with your nieces and nephews. Very sweet.

  2. February 9, 2010 11:40 am

    we started a dinner out tradition about 7 years ago with a bunch of our single friends (the Ems, Kane, Miguel and myself). We went to the Melting Pot every year, and have slowly added significant others along the way. We no longer go out to dinner–times are tough 😉 But have started a new “dinner in” tradition! This year it’s tapas as Kate and Kane’s!

    • February 9, 2010 2:53 pm

      Wow, it’s been 7 years that you’ve been doing the Melting Pot tradition?! That meant when we did our single girls’ dinner out/movie stuff it was like 10 years ago! Whew. That makes me feel old.

      I’ve always wanted to go to the Melting Pot but have never made it there yet. BUT, I love your new tradition this year. You’ll have to post some yummy tapas recipes afterward to share with everyone.


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