Valentine's Day Ideas For Singles
Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is around the corner. While the holiday is depicted as a romantic day of love, it actually has some unromantic history.
Many historians claim that Valentine’s Day originated from the Roman pagan festival, “Lupercalia.” Lupercalia was a fertility festival with some weird traditions: sacrificing a goat for fertility and a dog for purification. The priests would strip the goat’s hide, dip it in the sacrificial blood, and take to the streets, gently slapping both crops and women. The women actually loved this, because they thought it would make them more fertile for the coming year. Sounds like romance to me!
Regardless of the history of Valentine’s Day, it’s generally a holiday surrounded by flowers, chocolates, and couples. Despite this, I believe that Valentine’s Day should be treated in the words of Tom and Donna from Parks and Rec, “Treat Yo Self.” Who says Valentine’s Day is only for couples?
There are several events taking place in Wichita just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Wichita Record Convention
Hosted by Kansas Sound Exchange, the Wichita Record Convention is being held at the Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35 on South Rock Road. Happening on February 10th, this convention will take place from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.. Don’t be like me in high school on Valentine’s Day and spend the day listening to sad Taylor Swift music. This event gives you the perfect chance to get some happier tunes to help you through the week.
Galentine’s Day Celebration Collaboration
Treat yo self to some delicious food and drinks because Hopping Gnome Brewing Company, Aerial., and Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria are teaming up for a fun Galentine’s Day on February 13. You can expect breakfast pizza, mimosas, wine, beer, waffles, shopping and so much more.
Galentine's Day: A Celebration of Sisterhood
I firmly believe in retail therapy, and what better way to spend Valentine’s Day! This Galentine’s Day party is also happening on February 13, but at The Workroom. Bring the girlfriends, both single and taken, and join them in a celebration of sisterhood. Waffles, wine, friendship, and some of the best local shopping.
Valentine's Day Yoga and Chocolate
On February 14, Limitless Yoga Studio is hosting a Valentine’s Day hot yoga class followed by treats from Sugar Coated Bakery. It’s an all-levels flow class and is $10 if you just want to drop in. Treat yo self to feeling good!
Best Day Ever
In case you didn’t know, the day after Valentine’s day should be a holiday by itself, simply for the discounted chocolate. The fun doesn’t stop there though because after you hit up the sweet treats, you can watch Sleepless in Seattle at the Orpheum for just $5! It’s playing on February 15th at 7 p.m. as part of their 2018 Anniversary Film Series.
Host Your Own Galentine's Day!
If you don’t feel like going out, that’s okay, too. You can always celebrate Valentine’s Day on your own terms. Host a Galentine’s Day and either stay in or go out with your best friends!
I’m going to spend Valentine’s Day with my best friend, not because I’ve recently found myself single, but because I value our friendship. We’ll eat our hearts out at Cocoa Dolce sipping wine slushies, and we’ll buy our own selves some flowers. I want to say that I’ll stay off social media so I can avoid looking at all the posts about what flowers everyone else received, but that’s a lie. I’ll be posting about the boy who currently has my heart, my cat.
I’ve been exchanging Valentine’s with my childhood best friend for the past few years, and it’s my favorite tradition for the holiday. If you to stay home and wallow in self-pity, it’s an option for you too. I recommend spending the night with the two boys who love your thighs the most though, Ben and Jerry.
This holiday is all about love, and the best person to love is yourself. Treat yo self!