4 Alternative Valentine’s Day Plans

Feb 14th, 2017

I can imagine how Valentine’s Day can be stressful sometimes! It’s easy to look at your friends who are in relationships, steady or casual, and think, “Why don’t I have someone?” 

To me, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about spending time with your significant other—it can be about spending time with your loved ones too, including your family and friends. It’s important to show them how much they’re loved and cared for. 

I know Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday this year. When I was on tour, I actually got some little Hershey’s kisses and gave one to everyone I worked with! It’s not super extravagant, but it reminds everyone how much you care for them.  

With that in mind, here are some ideas for alternative Valentine’s Day plans!

Host A Dinner Party With Friends

I’ve spent many Valentine’s Days with a group of my single friends. To tell you the truth, they started as anti-Valentine’s Day dinners, but we realized how much fun it is to be with each other and celebrate our friendships! It is always fun to invite my friends over to cook together as we laugh and catch up on each other’s lives. 

Have A Pamper Day

Get a massage or your nails done, or even snuggle in with a comfy blanket and your favorite movie—treat yourself! I love watching reruns of The Bachelor for a good laugh—it always makes me feel thankful for what I have. 

Spend Time With Your Family

Whether it’s FaceTiming your long-distance relatives or going for dinner with your parents, take the time to show your family how much you cherish them! 

Do An Activity With Your Friends

Since many of my friends work in entertainment, I always find it really fun to do an activity together—like attend your favourite fitness class together! Try to do an activity that makes you feel great about yourself. Exercising gets your endorphins flowing, and endorphins are the hormones responsible for making you feel happy!

This year, I’m so lucky to spend time with my husband, Robert, whom I absolutely adore! It’ll be so great to take some time out of our own busy lives to stay in and cook together (we love cooking!).

Before Robert, I spent many years being single! And while it can be difficult, you’ll be much happier in the long run if you focus on all the things you do have instead of what you don’t.

How are you spending your Valentine’s Day?