Alternative Valentine's Day Ideas

10.02.17
Alternative Valentine's Day Ideas

There is a surprisingly big number of people, who consider V-Day is sooo not their scene. Despite your attitude towards this holiday, it could be just another chance to have fun even if you're single this year. «Destinations» narrows down some awesome alternative Valentine's Day ideas.

Ladies and gentlemen, step away from your bottle of wine or can of beer and the Netflix! There are so many things to do when it comes to being single on Valentine’s Day, so don’t despair. Instead of throwing yourself a pity party, grab some of your single friends and have an anti-Valentine’s Day party that is sure to keep the laughs coming.

Have a group date at someone's house. Gather a bunch of people for a stay-at-home group date and split the duties. For instance, the men buy flowers, cook and serve the women dinner, while the women plan games, decorate or provide gifts (we suggest baked goods!). Keep in mind that if your party consists of both singles and couples, invite an even number of single men and women so that no one ends up feeling like a third wheel.
Read: St Valentine’s Day Celebration in Kyiv

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While many restaurants host special Valentine’s Day dinners—tasting menus, fixed-price multi-course deals with Champagne, and so on—others know that a niche group of diners love to hate the holiday that’s supposed to celebrate romance. With that in mind, restaurants around the country are hosting Anti-Valentine’s specials.

"Mama Ya Doma" (Mom I am home) Kyiv restaurant (62 /20 Dmytryivska street, Kyiv) is hosting a major Valentine’s party on February 14th, 2017. Guests will be greeted with the welcome drink of bubbly and entertained by DJ sets and fun contests. Whether you’re newly solo, happily single, filled with the burning rage of a thousand exes or dating someone but not that into all the romantic stuff, come and enjoy a fun and relaxed evening full of V-Day irony and satire.

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The menu offers a wide variety of mouth-watering starters and main dishes. «Mama ya doma» is Mediterranean cuisine restaurant with many fresh sea-food options. The wine list and bar selection of «Mama ya doma» isn’t overly extensive, however it can satisfy a demanding connoisseur. The restaurant offers some classic wines but also wines that are less known and are from slightly more interesting regions and grape varieties. The cocktails’ list deserves separate mentioning, as it was created by Kyiv’s top mixologist Galina Tretyak, resident master-barman at Kyiv Buddha Bar. The range of domestic and imported spirits can assure the bar is stocked to satisfy every taste.

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Lviv is also not lagging behind the anti-Valentine's Day trend. #Ganok is hosting «Leave your sweetheart at home» party. As the event is hosted by #Ganok creative group - gurus of party-throwing and fun-having - all the visitors will be generously entertained by live bands and DJ-sets. The event will be catered by The Room bar, which guarantees well mixed drinks and delicious snacks. All the guests are welcome to party like Cupid's been a jerk.

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Read: Best Places for Romantic Dating in Kyiv
And remember Valentine's Day is what you make it. Valentine's Day is just another day of the year. Couples use it to do the things they should be doing all year long. Why should your night be any different?

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