I've rarely been coupled on Valentine's Day. I have an uncanny ability to end up in the midst of a break-up, or arrive at some sort of ending, right before February 14th (this year being no exception). And yet, I can't help it--I still love the holiday.
Maybe it's that I love love, maybe it's that I love chocolate, maybe it's how cute conversation hearts look in Spanish:
My girlfriends and I have had an all girls Valentine's Day sleepover at my house the past five years, even those years we've been in relationships. The V-Day sleepover always involves mac & cheese, pink lollipops, Valentini cocktails, funfetti cupcakes, nail polish, copious amounts of Sex and the City, and silky jammies.
doing my nails at V-Day sleepover 2006
I think this was 2008--we even had heart-shaped ravioli!
part of last year's spread
It's totally a controversial holiday. Some people love getting super mushy with their lover, some couples think it's cheesy and commercial, some single people get bitter & boycott, and some single people--like me--embrace it as a day that celebrates LOVE!
Occasionally a little bit of self-pity begins to sink in, but then I remember how amazing my girlfriends are and how much fun the V-Day sleepover is every year. And it's kind of cute that my coffee table is turning into a Valentine factory:
Plus, I bought this from Gracie's etsy shop last night:
What do you think of Valentine's Day?