Our MG intern Joy spills on how to throw an anti-vday rager!
It’s almost that time of year again. The single most dreaded holiday for singles and skeptics alike. If you’re single it’s easy to see V-day as nothing more than a vicious holiday. One dedicated to rubbing in the fact that you don’t have a precious boo to shower you in flowers and chocolates, one where making reservations at any remotely decent restaurant are impossible, and one that encourages terrifying amounts of PDA to run rampant. But don’t despair it’s also a fabulous excuse to throw an Anti-Valentines Day party and celebrate your single status with fellow singles, insulting decor, emo sweets and your favorite MG colors (Blank & Pink, duh). Not only is it a super fun yummy and sassy party idea but it can also be surprisingly easy to perfect!
How to throw the Perfect Anti-Vday Rager:
Tip 1: Black and Pink Everything. You can create a chic Anti-VDay atmosphere simply by downing your pad in black and adding a few hot pink accents (if you don’t have hot pink any pink hue will do). You can make it a fun project by getting DIY pillows andcreating some cute throw pillows to toss around. It’s quite a sultry look for year around.
Tip 2: Brocken Hearts Gallor. Take one pack of pink and black construction paper, add one pack of silver and black marker, some scissors and couple of clever single gals and you have the recipe for some awesome insulting torn heart decorations. Not to mention many fun (and slightly passive aggressive) photo opt opportunities. You can throw some skulls in the mix too!
Tip 4: Implement A Dark Dress-Code. Request that your guest wear black, hot pink and edgy attire. The best part of the Anti-Vday theme is it’s corresponding look is our all time favorite way to impress and no one will struggle to find something or look silly. The way I see it there is nothing more classic and flattering than asmall black dress paired with bulky hot pink accessories, maybe a studded statement necklace.
Tip 5: Killer Manicure: Everyone loves a festive manicure! Use a black base and display skulls and broken hearts in hot pink. If you don’t have the art skills to create such a fancy Mani and don’t have the funds to waste on buying a Mani it’s no big- a black base with a simple pink line going down the middle of the nail is an easy breezy way to pack on the edge.
Tip 6: NO Couples Welcome. Couples have claimed the national holiday they can’t have our spinoff one too. And more important than the principle is the logic…. the less lame couples the more room for cutesingle boys-, which brings me to my next tip.
Tip 7: Use this as an excuse to get close to your crush or as a means of finding one. Just cause it’s an Anti-V-day party doesn’t mean flirting isn’t allowed. Since all the taken boys will be on reserve for the night doing (bleh) V-day activities, it’s actually the perfect opportunity to make a love connection.
Thank you to Joy for giving us the run down on ANTI-VDAYS!