Ah, Valentine’s Day. Heart-shaped boxes, pink hues, and bouquets of carnations abound — and for those of us flying solo, it’s enough to make us sick. So this year, we’re calling out all the single ladies for a night of debauchery. Think of it as an Anti-Valentine’s Day celebration, with nary a bow-and-arrow-wielding baby in sight. From an unromantic menu to grumpy wine labels, we’ve rounded up everything you need to survive the love fest. Suck it, Cupid.
Image: Chela Williams
Quoth the Raven
What can we say? In our darkest hour, Edgar Allen Poe gets us. Trade the heart-shaped décor for this raven centerpiece by A Beautiful Mess.
Step away from the bubbly. You’re going to need tequila for this one, and How Sweet It Is has the perfect seasonal margarita, with pomegranate to ease your woes.
The New Black
Looking for décor to evoke your, black, black heart? No need to go full-out goth on us. CalicoCaprice’s garland is subtle but gets the message across.
Conversation (Broken) Hearts
Ditch the cutesy photo booth props for ones with a
little more bite. These printables, courtesy of Chela Williams, are just the
Sliders are the New Boyfriend
There’s nothing like a good, cheesy burger to help nurse a heartbreak. And when it’s in miniature form, how can we resist? Add this to your V-Day menu. Thanks, I Am a Food Blog!
Décor doesn’t stop at your centerpiece. Wrap your wine bottles with one of these sassy break-up mantras from StudioBLabels.
Achy Breaky Heart
What says “I’m over Valentine’s Day” like bashing open a heart-shaped piñata? Take your rage out on this simple DIY one from Brooklyn Bride.
Image: Amanda Thomsen
There's Always Money in the Banana Stand
Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you can’t have chocolate dipped things — just stay away from strawberries and opt for these frozen bananas over at Love and Lemons instead.
Terms of Endearment
Forget Hallmark this year. Let your fellow singles know how you really feel about V-Day with one of these adorable cards from SewContrari.
Never, Ever Getting Back Together
Of course, no Anti-Valentine’s Day bash would be complete without an appropriate, freedom-loving soundtrack. Throw together some Taylor Swift and Queen Bey — because this is no pity party. Do your thing, girl.