Throwing an Anti-Valentine’s Lady Party

Valentine’s Day is overrated, so why not gather your girl crew and throw a ladies-only party with those who’ll never break your heart? Your Brooklyn apartment is the perfect place to host an anti-Valentine’s lady party with everything you and your crew enjoy. Even heading out on the town for the night comes with the risk of being surrounded by lovey-dovey couples, so instead, here are some ways to host your own lovefest at home.

No Men

Even if you or some of your lady gang are happily attached, make it clear that this is a girls-only event and no boys are allowed. Spending quality time with your friends, without having to worry about entertaining both sexes, will provide not only an uplifting girl power boost but allow you to connect despite everyone’s busy lives.

Soundtrack

Throw together a playlist of some of the best girl anthems in history. From rock to pop to soul, make sure everyone will find something they love throughout the night. Try to avoid sappy love songs that might bring the vibe down and make it all about empowerment with lots of R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Drinks

Have a signature cocktail for your anti-Valentine’s party. Leave the boring and, quite frankly dated, cosmo for the lovebirds out on the town. Give your ladies something a little more inventive like cocktails named in honor of those who’ve had it with love, like the “Leaving You Behind” made with hibiscus gin and lemon juice. For a few ideas, check out this list of anti-Valentine’s cocktails from Chilled. And, of course, make sure to pull out the fabulous glassware for this event.

Films

What’s better than a girl power movie? Even if it’s just playing in the background during your event, throw on classics like Thelma and Louise, Legally Blonde, Fried Green Tomatoes, or Working Girl. To incorporate a little more fun, toss on a film and create a game to go along with the screening!

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for romantic love. It’s a change to celebrate your strongest relationships – those with your best friends. So, ditch the traditional lovefest and make your own kind of party whether you’re taken or single, you’ve always got your girls.