While many couples spend Valentine's Day on a romantic date for two, it's always fun to also celebrate the holiday with your best friends. After all, it's a great day to honor everyone you adore – not just your significant other!
This year, February 14th falls on a Monday, leaving the weekend wide open for revelry. Plan your party for Friday or Saturday night, speaking to pals before selecting a date to see if any are celebrating the holiday early.
Pay close attention when creating the guest list, as you'll want an even mix of couples and single friends. If the crowd is too heavy on one group, the others may feel especially out of place at a Valentine's Day gathering.
Make the party space look magical but don't feel obligated to stick to pink and red adornments. Mix it up with blue heart-shaped decals and silver streamers for a modern twist on a traditional decor.
Have a slew of finger foods and cocktails on hands to further the fiesta's celebratory feel. Of course, this party isn't complete without sweet treats, so make sure to get lots of Valentine's Day candy as well.