Not everyone LOVES to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but that is no reason to be excluded from celebrating the day. You can do this with an Anti Valentine’s Day party!
Has your heart:
• been ripped apart?
• been stomped on?
• had mean things said to it?
• been used to wash the toilets?
• been thrown 20 meters up against the wall of a 10 meter room?
• been dragged across the desert and thrown in a ditch?
• been stapled to a tree, covered in bird seed, and offered as food to crows?
• been launched like an exploding rocket heading East down a Westbound highway?
If any of these, and more, apply to you, then an Anti Valentine’s Day party may be the event for you this year.
First, you need to invite your guests.
Whether your prospective guests have suffered heartache too, or are just the people you enjoy to spend your time with or to party with, you’ll need invitations to invite them. These invitations are perfect options to add anticipation to your upcoming social shindig.
There are several things you can do to prepare for your event.
No one likes to be sad, or experience any negative emotions, but if you’re planning this kind of party you can do several things to prepare for a devastating theme. If you plan ahead far enough you can buy flowers, like roses, and “forget” to water them. Nothing says “love lost” like dead flowers.
You can buy cheap picture frames and with the photograph of your ex inside, or pictures of hearts, carefully smash the glass so it is obviously cracked. I recommend putting clear packing tape on the inside of the glass first, so when you crack it the pieces stay in place without falling. Be careful to clean up any pieces that may have fallen, and please wear gloves so that you don’t cut yourself. (You assume all responsibility if you do this.)
You can even toilet paper your own house, inside and/or outside.
Shock Ball Shocking Hot Potato GameThe hurt caused by a broken heart can sting, and so does this game! Description from Seller: Games: 1. Hot Potato: Pass the ball from player to player. If you drop it you are out…last one wins. 2. Whose Round Is It?: Similar to Hot Potato, but the first player to drop it buys the drinks. 3. Tough Guy: Hold the ball for as long as possible. the longest times wins. Warning statement: this is not a toy. This product emits an electric shock. Keep out of the reach of children under 14 years. Read warning panel before use. May interfere with electrical devices such as pace makers and other electronic health equipment. Do not use if you suffer from a heart condition or other related illness. This is a novelty item and is not intended to be used as a toy.
Anti Valentine’s Day Candy Heart ClingsDescription from Seller: Valentine’s Day Decorations You’ll Fall In Love With. Celebrate singlehood this Valentine’s Day with Anti Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Clings. Your favorite singles will love these Anti Valentine’s Day decorations. These non romantic candy heart decorations are perfect for decorating your home or office. 12 x 17 sheet of removable clings. 23 assorted sized clings per sheet.
Anti-Valentine’s Day Coffee Table QuotesDescription from Seller: Full of profound and funny quotes to read every day, Anti-Valentine’s Day Coffee Table Quotes enlightens and intrigues the reader with words of wisdom through the resentment of love, romance, and Valentine’s Day traditions.
Breakup Recovery KitDescription from Seller: Although the proven benefits of self-pity are numerous, sometimes the best way to get over your ex is to simply snap out of it. Offer a friend-or yourself-maximum relief from the distressing effects of heartache with our all-new Breakup Recovery Kit. It’s guaranteed to turn your affliction into conviction. Soothes sorrow, restores self-worth…Healthier than a pint of ice cream! Tin box is 2.75 x 3.75 x 1.875-inches and contains 16-page remedy booklet, silicone bracelet, 5 affirmation cards, 5 healing bandages, recovery certificate, and metal charm.
How about mixing it up with a few different specialty cocktails?
• Black Dahlia Cocktail Recipe:
The Gallery Bar holds the honor of being the last place that actress Elizabeth Short, also known as “the Black Dahlia,” was seen alive before her murder in 1947. More than sixty years later, the murder is still a mystery, but this drink named after the actress is still on the menu.
3 1/2 oz. citrus vodka
3/4 oz. Chambord raspberry liqueur
3/4 oz. Kahlua coffee liqueur
Tools: shaker, strainer
Garnish: orange zest
Shake ingredients in a shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish.
From the Gallery Bar at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles
As seen on imbibemagazine.com
• Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini:
1 cup ice cubes
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger chocolate vodka
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger cherry vodka
1/2 fluid ounce grenadine syrup
1 fluid ounce creme de cacao
1 fluid ounce half-and-half
1 dash chocolate syrup
1 maraschino cherry
1 chocolate kiss candy
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour in chocolate and cherry vodkas, grenadine, creme de cacao, half-and-half, and chocolate syrup. Cover and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with maraschino cherry and chocolate kiss, and serve.
As seen on allrecipes.com
• DonQ Bloody Rum Punch:
Prep Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
Yield: 1 Punch Bowl
1 750ml bottle of DonQ Cristal rum
1/2 bottle red wine
6 oz. fresh lime juice
6 oz. triple sec liqueur
6 oz. simple syrup
2 limes sliced in thin wheels
2 red oranges sliced in thin wheels
1. Add all ingredients into a large punch bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.
2. Serve over ice in a punch glass.
As seen on cocktails.about.com
• Royal Blue Cocktail Recipe:
Coarse sugar or granulated sugar
1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
2 tablespoons (1 oz) Citron Vodka or vodka
2 tablespoons (1 oz) Blue Curacao
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1. Moisten rim of chilled martini glass with lime wedge. Sprinkle sugar onto small plate, and dip moistened rim into the sugar to coat lightly.
2. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add cranberry juice, vodka, curacao and lime juice; cover and shake. Strain into martini glass.
As seen on flickr.com
And how about serving fun themed cupcakes?!
Play around with colors, elements, and flavors to make your Anti-Valentine’s Day party cupcakes a success!
You can also give people a yummy creative way to take out their aggressions and bake the cupcakes ahead of time, but allow your friends to do the decorating. The fun that can be had by people’s anger and despair motivated designs could get really interesting, and also allow you to have another party activity to provide more entertainment.
As seen on flickr.com.
Singles Party Invitations:
Perhaps you live with an optimistic heart. One that can see past the current heartbreak and see to the future, and start to mend the pain and move on. Or perhaps you just want to celebrate being single. If either of these is the case, you can enjoy this fun Anti-Valentine’s Day theme with a Singles Party.
These invitations say “hey, my heart was broken by the wrong person, so I’m out to look for the right person.”
Create an atmosphere of what-if’s, maybe’s, and could-be’s.
A place where single people can flock in hopes of having a great time and meeting someone new.
Singles Party invitations for your get-together:
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