We totally understand your feelings toward Valentine’s Day — it’s too Hallmark, it’s a tribute to corporate greed and it reminds you how horrible love really is. We totally get it, so we’ve come up with some great tips on how to celebrate the perfect ANTI-Valentine’s Day. Naturally, it includes a party, cheesy horror flicks that seem to punish young people for being in love and a heart-shaped piñata you can destroy.
1. Throw an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party. This is simple, and you can go about doing this in numerous ways. Perhaps the best example is from the movie Valentine’s Day, in which there is a heart-shaped piñata that you get to ruthlessly pound with a bat.
2. Host a horror movie marathon. This could be part of the party — host a viewing of flicks like My Bloody Valentine (the original and the remake), Lover’s Lane, Valentine, Broken Heart, Carrie, Candyman, My Boyfriend’s Back and Zombie Honeymoon.
3. Black flowers. Of course, if you’re anti-corporate holiday, you’ll refuse flowers altogether. But if you want to be snarky and fun about it, you can always get some black roses or daisies. Use them as party décor — or send them to your ex. The choice is yours.
4. Make the best “un-love” mix tape EVER. This one is pretty awesome, and there are tons of “I hate love” and angry post-breakup songs out there. Some starting points: “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morrissette, “Good Riddance” by Green Day, “The Sign” by Ace of Base, “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Good Woman” by Cat Power and “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” by Wilco.
5. Make your own candy heart message. Go to acme.com/heartmaker, where you can write in your own text and choose your heart color. Use it as your Facebook or Twitter avatar in protest of
6. Celebrate Quirkyalone Day. Being “Quirkyalone” essentially means a person who enjoys being single (or spending time alone), preferring to wait for the right person to come along rather than dating indiscriminately. Of course, we’ll take it to mean a celebration of independence in general, and the website (quirkyalone.net) offers plenty of ways for you to celebrate. Fun!