Valentine’s Schmalentine’s

With the month of February rapidly dawning on us, it can only mean one thing-Valentine’s Day is nearly here! Cue the red roses, boxes of chocolates, dinner reservations, sentimental cards and oh yeah, the ‘Valentine’s Day sucks!’ posts that will surely be popping up on our Facebook news-feeds!

Valentine’s Day, it can be argued, tends to favour those with a “special someone” and leaves those without a ‘boo’ feeling a little sad and bitter. I’ve always found the way in which those without a valentine are portrayed in movies quite hilarious. You know, the cynical group of women who think all men are stupid, the day is stupid, and well, just everything is stupid! ‘Who needs love anyway?’ they chant. There are so many things wrong with this picture! Not only are (some of) those without a valentine perfectly fine with not having a ‘schnookumpoop’ and ‘sugarplum’, they are also not crazy cynics and haters! Nonetheless, such ideas of angry, male-hating women never fails to make me laugh, and it got me thinking about what an anti-Valentine’s Day party would be like. Have a look at my ideas below!


Single ladies, those recently broken-up/divorced and haters of Valentine’s Day ONLY!


Pampering session (manicure, pedicure, the works!)

Gossip about men

Hate on all your friends who are out on Valentine’s Day

Make up funny anti-Valentine’s Day poems for cards

Order piñatas of ex-boyfriend’s/husband’s face, the word ‘men’, hearts etc. and have a go at smashing them!

Discuss the joys of being single

Dance around to the music on the playlist below!


  1. Beyoncé- Best Thing I Never Had
  2. Whitney Houston- It’s Not Right But It’s Okay
  3. Taylor Swift- We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  4. JoJo-Leave (Get Out)
  5. Esmee Denters- Outta Here
  6. Janet Jackson ft. Missy Elliot- Son Of A Gun
  7. Joss Stone-You Had Me
  8. Kelly Clarkson-Since You Been Gone
  9. Mariah Carey- Shake It Off
  10. The Pussycat Dolls- I Don’t Need A Man
  11. Shania Twain- That Don’t Impress Me Much
  12. Kelly Clarkson- Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
  13. Pink- There You Go
  14. Beyoncé- Single Ladies
  15. And of course, I had to put something by Adele! I think Rolling in the Deep fits the bill!


If any of you end up having an anti-Valentine’s Day party do let me know what you get up to! And to those who will be spending the day with their boo, I sincerely wish you a lovely Valentine’s Day!

by Halima