7 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Your Best Friend

One of the biggest myths about Valentine's Day is that you need to have a boyfriend or girlfriend to enjoy the holiday. For a holiday all about love, why do we limit it to romantic love? Once a day we swapped cards and pieces of candy with our classmates, is now a day we all compare how creative and thoughtful our significant others can be. Spoiler alert, I'll probably be surprised with a large pizza, and I'm totally okay with that.

Just because you're without a date doesn't mean you cant enjoy the fun, so grab your best friend or roomie and spend the time them how much you appreciate having them in your lives. Whether your stick in your dorm room or apartment in the city, there's something for everyone to do.

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Have a spa night

Put on your comfiest leggings, make a trip to the drugstore, and spend the night trying out facemasks and painting a perfect manicure. So often I buy beauty products then never make the time to use them, so pick a night to test out a bunch of products while eating some takeout.

Host a Galentine's Day Party

Have a group of single friends with nothing to do? Invite everyone over, make it a potluck, and pass the time telling dating horror stories while watching all your favorite romantic comedies. If you wanna go all out, grab bags are a fun way to remember the night and make your guests feel special long after they go home.

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Swap gifts

Have that one friend that totally gets you? Screw what's normal and make her your valentine. Buy her a gift, bouquet of flowers, or whatever else will make her feel special on this day. Bonus points if the two of you decide to do this for one another. Love isn't limited to romantic relationships, so why should gift giving be?

Netflix and chill

I think 2017 is the year we take control of this gross phrase, but first let's redefine it. Call your bestie along with any other great friends, but don't forget to invite their pets too. How fun would a night of watching TV cuddled up with all your pets be?

Take a trip

If you have a little extra cash and time, consider taking a weekend trip! Pick a destination a driving distance away, book a cheap hotel and be a tourist for a few days. Split between two or more people, plans like this shouldn't empty your wallet.

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Do a craft

Remember that Pinterest board you have full of craft ideas? Well Michaels always has a 40% off coupon on their website, which means you have no excuse to not turn one of those pins into reality! Choose one you both like, buy your supplies, and make a night out of it.

Take each other to dinner

If you wanna go the classic  route, make dinner reservations at one of your favorite restaurants and take advantage of all the Valentine's Day specials. For a more low key option, pubs are always a no fail option to get some good food fast.

How are you spending Valentine's Day this year? Share your suggestions for the holiday in the comments below!

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