Although this year I’m single and have no desire to mingle, even when I’ve been in a romantic relationship I was never really a fan of Valentine’s Day. Going to a crowded restaurant with overworked servers? Receiving flowers that would just die in a week? No thanks. And if V-Day fell on a weekday? Forget it– not the best time for a romantic night when you have to get up and go to work the next morning.
9 Crafty Ideas for Anti Valentine’s Day
Whether you just got out of a relationship, don’t like all the forced consumerism, are holding an anti-Valentine’s day party or are just perfectly happy spending time with your girlfriends celebrating Galentine’s Day, here are some food and crafts for you to enjoy.
Anti Valentine’s Day Piñata
Who doesn’t like to beat the crap out of inanimate objects on occasion (or maybe that’s just me)? This Anti-Valentine’s Day Pinata craft from Aww Sam is perfect for getting out your frustrations while being rewarded with candy.
Anti Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Cookies
If you’re feeling a bit subversive, these Anti-Valentine’s Day Cookies from Chelsea at the Do It Your Freaking Self blog (how can you top that name for a craft blog?) will be perfect for any late night cookie cravings.
Stupid Cupid Cocktail
Those hep cats over at Madtini have the perfect cocktail–containing bitters no less–for someone who may be less than enthusiastic about V-Day. Like most classic cocktails, the Stupid Cupid contains gin, but I’m guessing you could substitute vodka with no problem.
Voodoo Pincushion Dolls
Maggy over at Red Ted Art has a great craft for your Valentine’s Day angst. Grab a few pieces of felt and sew up this quick and easy Voodoo Doll Pincushion in no time. If you want, you can even gather some pins and stab it repeatedly while muttering your ex’s name– much cheaper than therapy.
Going “Solo” Mini Cheesecake Cups
Not everyone is unhappy about being single on Valentine’s Day. So why not channel your inner Golden Girl and enjoy these wonderfully cute no-bake cheesecakes in their own miniature solo cups? This simple idea was thought up by Melanie at her blog Reasons to Skip the Housework.
Shattered Hearts Nail Art
When celebrating Anti Valentine’s Day, forget nails covered in red roses or pink hearts . Give these Shattered Black Hearts nail art from Musical Houses a try instead.
“Fries Before Guys” Carton
Everyone has to have priorities, and this free printable Fries Before Guys Carton from Studio DIY is perfect for carrying these heart shaped french fries. Or follow Studio DIY‘s example and make some faux fries out of sugar cookie dough!
Amy Pohler Smart Girls Galentine’s Day Art Work
Amy Pohler, the fabulous woman behind both Galentine’s Day (an episode of the brilliant show Parks & Recreation that inspired a movement) and the girl empowering website Smart Girls, has some free Galentine’s Day Artwork that you can print out to give to your besties–or post on your social media. This checklist by Emily McDowell is probably my favorite.
Black Duct Tape Roses
Brought to you by popular big box DIY store Lowe’s, this instructional video for Black Duct Tape Roses is technically for Halloween, but why limit yourself? And if you’re in a relationship with someone who isn’t a fan of the traditional dozen live red roses Valentine’s Day gift, you’re all set.