For some, Valentine's Day is about being the most romantic, for others it's an excuse to publicize couple smugness, for others it a total load of rubbish. For us, well we reckon any excuse to celebrate basically... anything, is all we need – so why the hell not!
And yes okay so we also get that it's a marketing hook to make us feel like we need to buy a whole load of stuff blah blah, but ignoring all that...
Here's our guide for making Valentines a super FUN day:
Indulge - first up, start the morning by announcing you will only be drinking pink champagne - all day. In reality it will be Prosecco, caffeine is still welcome and you'll move on to water by 11am, but it's the excitement in that intention during those first few hours that is the fun bit.
Style it out – whether it's a subtle rosey blush, a full on pink dress or a kitsch loveheart pin badge, we reckon a bit of dress up is always fun... And if it's the doe-eyed romantic cliché you want to jump on for the day, we thoroughly recommend browsing our 'Butter-wouldn't Melt range' – for all your pretty as a picture dreamz.
Go full on Betty Cooper – cut the kiddies breakfast toast into heart shapes, give out mini-packets of love hearts to strangers, bake heart shaped cookies for your colleagues (or at least intend to and then buy a pack of those heart shaped Haribo on your way in to work).
Embrace the love – we reckon an excuse to take some time out and ponder all those you love is really rather nice. So make sure you text your best pals, call the Aunty you know is going through a tough time, cover your partner in a 101 kisses (even if they tell you to stop after 7, we're sure they'll see the romantic side in the end - or start laughing at a very minimum).
Go your own way – when it comes to what you actually 'do', make sure it's something you want 'to do'. There's nothing worse than forced fun - from going large with your pals on Tuesday night just to prove how much you looove being single, to squeezing into a packed restaurant for a fixed price set menu with your partner just because it's the done thing. If those options work for you - great, but if you'd rather be snuggled up at home with your lover, having tea with your Mum, or doing nothing at all, that's okay too - and has no reflection on how happy or successful you are!
Treat yourself – since self love is obviously the most important prerequisite of any goodness, we reckon you need to buy yourself a Valentine's present - whoop! We'd recommend something frivolous and fun e.g.:
- A totally glittery clutch bag (what it lacks in practicality, it makes up for in joy) – check out these ones from SoS15
- Super fancy indulgent chocs from Saint Aymes (only challenge is they look so good you'll be sad for a moment that you can't wear them - before the devouring begins that is)
- The stay-on lipstick of your dreams (i.e. this one actually works - literally all day - and is only £4.99!!) from Sleek
- Standout vintage gems (sorry, if that's a bit of an obvious suggestion, but of course we had to go there) - http://milktoothldn.com/collections/
So there it is, our guide to a super fun Valentine's Day. We hope you enjoy yours x