Valentine’s Day isn’t only for couples. Singles deserve to embrace this day and treat themselves, too. Studies have shown that unmarried people are more socially active and often happier than married couples, so if you’re single, you may have more fun on Valentine’s Day than your paired-up counterparts. If you and your single friends are looking to have some fun this Valentine’s Day, consider hosting a lonely hearts party to celebrate your single status.

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How to Plan a Fun Lonely Hearts Party

A lonely hearts party can be as low-key or extravagant as you wish. Think about the following tips if you’re wondering how to plan a Valentine’s Day lonely hearts party.

Set a Budget

Before planning your Valentine’s Day singles party, set a budget. Venues, food, beverages and entertainment can range in prices, so determining what you can afford to spend will help you make decisions along the way. Depending on your guest list, you can host a memorable party without breaking the bank, but if you plan to invite a larger group, you may have to spend more to accommodate. Consider asking friends to pitch in on the party costs and suggest their most creative ideas for planning a fantastic evening.

Find the Perfect Venue

Choose a party venue that matches your funds, guest list and entertainment plans. A house party is ideal for a lower budget, and it gives you more freedom to choose the food and beverages, music, decor and atmosphere. Hosting a party at home is also a more intimate option, because you don’t have to worry about crowds like you would at a public venue.

If you have a smaller home or aren’t up for hosting, opt for a bar, restaurant or party hall. If your budget allows, you can rent a party room at a restaurant, decorate it how you prefer and have access to the tables and chairs you need. Your guests can order food and drinks from the restaurant’s menu. 

If you have a smaller group, consider inviting everyone to a local bar. Most bars have the music and lighting for a fun atmosphere, and your group can order any snacks and beverages they want. A bar also gives you and your friends a chance to mingle with others outside your group.

Provide Refreshments

If you opt to host your party at a bar or restaurant, you probably don’t have to worry about providing refreshments. However, if you host a party at your house, you will need to offer food and beverages. You can plan a fancy dinner or make some delicious, easy appetizers. To lighten your responsibilities, make it a potluck and ask everyone to bring an appetizer or drinks to share.

Plan Fun Entertainment

Music and games are essential to setting a party atmosphere. For a more low-key party, create a Spotify playlist to play in the background and pick some fun icebreaker activities for everyone to play as a group. If you’re planning a more upbeat party, grab everyone’s favorite alcoholic beverages and break out the board games. 

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Singles

Invite your friends to try something new this Valentine’s Day. If you want to plan a more unconventional party, consider the following ideas.

Party Bus

Rent a party bus for you and your guests and enjoy an evening out. Ride to a nearby casino, nightclub or bar and enjoy a carefree night. You can also rent an escape room for a fun challenge or try something new such as ax throwing, indoor skydiving or laser tag. Plan a bar crawl with a scavenger hunt or attend a concert. 

Murder Mystery Dinner

A murder mystery dinner is a creative way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your single friends. Plan to attend a local murder mystery dinner or plan one yourself. Murder mystery party kits provide the story, character cards and clues. For a memorable evening, ask your guests to dress up or provide costume items and decor based on the mystery’s theme.

Painting and Cocktails

If most of your single friends are the creative type, consider hosting a painting party. Grab some canvases, paint, paintbrushes and everyone’s favorite cocktail ingredients for a fun night of making memories. Find a painting tutorial online and let everyone give it their best shot as they enjoy their drinks. Even if none of your guests have painting experience, it’s always fun to try something new. 

Speed Dating Event

Speed Dating Event

A Valentine’s Day singles party doesn’t have to be anti-love. Use this as a chance to help your guests mingle, flirt and search for a new romance. Play Cupid for the evening and set up a speed dating event where your single guests can meet new people, chat and maybe even leave with new dates. 

Create fun discussion topics or questions to help guests start conversations with each other, and set a timer so everyone has five to 10 minutes to meet each person in the room. Give each guest a card with participants’ names and have everyone anonymously write down which individuals they’d like to see again. If two guests match, make sure they receive each other’s contact information before the end of the night.

IV Group Therapy for a Lonely Hearts Party

Throwing a lonely hearts party with incredible cocktails or spending Valentine’s Day at your favorite bar can leave you feeling a little under the weather the next day. If you and your guests feel dehydrated after a night of partying, consider inviting everyone over for a post-party hangover IV drip package. A hangover IV drip treatment provides fluids, vitamins and medicine to alleviate symptoms such as fatigue, nausea and headaches. 

IV treatment can help you and your friends get back to feeling healthy and energetic after your unforgettable lonely hearts party. An IV group therapy session will give your party a bonus perk your guests will be talking about for years to come. 

A singles Valentine’s Day party is also an excellent chance for you and your friends to treat yourselves to some self-care. A Beauty IV Drip Package provides hydration, vitamins and nutrients that strengthen hair, nails and skin. Invite your friends over for an IV group therapy session to work on a healthier, more radiant glow. 

Treat yourself and your friends to health and hydration this Valentine's Day.

Book an Appointment Online

Treat yourself and your friends to health and hydration this Valentine’s Day. Whether you host a fun IV group therapy session to boost your youthful glows or want to rehydrate after a night of drinking cocktails, Mobile IV Medics will provide quality IV therapy in the comfort of your home. 

Our experienced team of registered nurses will travel to you and provide IV therapy to help alleviate hangover symptoms or give your body a nutrient boost. Give your lonely hearts party guests a rejuvenating experience and book an IV drip appointment with Mobile IV Medics today.