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Single Awareness Day & Valentine's Day Ideas

Fun, Interactive Ideas for Valentine's Day & Single Awareness Day!

Love & Laughter: Cocktail-Crafted Celebrations for Couples & Singles

Whether you're celebrating love with your special someone or reveling in self-love and fantastic friendships, let February 14th be a day of joy, connection, and delicious cocktails! Ditch the crowded restaurants and expensive outings, and create magic at home with these creative ideas and classic cocktail pairings.  Now remember, you should definitely plan your drink choices according to the palates of whoever's going to be imbibing with you, but these recommendations will be sure to point you in the right direction.

For the Lovebirds:

  1. Blindfolded Taste Test: Channel your inner mystery diner with a blindfolded taste test of two mystery dishes from cuisines you both love. Enjoy the playful guessing game, followed by a romantic sip of your shared martini with a sweet surprise (a hidden message or a shared memory). I'd go with a  "French 75" or a "Champagne Cocktail"
  2. Game Night Getaway: Escape the ordinary with a themed escape room in your living room. Design fun challenges around your shared interests. Unravel the clues and enjoy a well-deserved victory toast with a twist on a classic Martini (infused rosemary gin, dry vermouth, splash of grapefruit juice, rosemary sprig). Click here to watch a video tutorial on the classic!
  3. Spa Night Symphony: Transform your bathroom into a luxurious haven. Draw a scented bath, light candles, and create a calming playlist. Give each other soothing massages using DIY massage oils with calming scents. Afterward, sip on something that will give you a warm, cozy feeling like a Brandy based cocktail. Click here for some cocktail ideas!
  4. Stargazing Soiree: Bundle up and cuddle under the stars on your rooftop or balcony. Download a stargazing app, identify constellations, and share romantic stories or dreams as you sip on a "Cosmic Cosmo" (a riff on the classic with vodka, cranberry juice, blue curaçao, lime juice, edible glitter rim). Click here for a tutorial on how to make the classic!
  5.  Love Letter Time Capsule: Write heartfelt letters expressing your love and appreciation. Include cherished memories, funny anecdotes, and hopes for the future. Seal them in a decorated box with a bottle of Champagne, Cava or Prosecco (sometimes there's no beating a classic). Open it on a future anniversary and toast to your timeless love story.
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For the Singles:

  1. DIY Craft & Cocktail Night: Unleash your creativity with a fun craft project like painting, pottery, or jewelry making. Enjoy your masterpiece-in-progress with a refreshing Tiki cocktail! Click here for a tutorial on one of my favorites!
  2. Themed Potluck Party: Gather your single friends for a potluck party with a twist! Choose a fun theme (decade, movie, color) and have everyone bring a dish inspired by it. Dress up, play themed music, and raise a glass of to each other. Click here for a video playlist of party pleasing recipes!
  3. Self-Care Spa Retreat: Dedicate an afternoon to pampering yourself. Take a long bath, indulge in a face mask, and apply a soothing hair treatment. Light some candles, play calming music, and focus on your well-being. Sip on a soothing glass of wine for the ultimate relaxation experience.
  4. Virtual Talent Show: Show off your talents with a virtual talent show via video call with your single friends. Sing karaoke, perform comedy routines, or share funny stories. Award prizes for creativity and entertainment. Celebrate your amazing talents with a refreshing Tiki drinks! Click here for a list of recipes!

Remember, the most important ingredient is your own enthusiasm! Adapt these ideas to your preferences, mix and match them as you see fit, and enjoy a memorable February 14th, filled with love, laughter, and delicious cocktails!

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