Some people are happy to exchange gifts and cards with their loved ones, but not you. Instead, you want to get a bunch of friends together – singles, couples – it doesn’t matter. So send out the invitations and start preparations for your celebration of love.
Of course, Valentine’s Day is a theme already. But you might want to get a little more specific. Let’s take a look at some possibilities.
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Yes, there are a few who don’t, but those people are few and far between. Your guests will be thrilled to rsvp yes to a chocolate party.
Here are some recent facts about chocolate consumption:
- 50% of the world’s retail sales of chocolate take place in Europe. Of course, most of that comes from American tourists taking European chocolate home to the U.S.
- 20% of the world’s chocolate consumption is in the U.S. Did they forget to include what those American tourists bought in Europe.
- The average retail sales of chocolate for Valentine’s Day amount to $400 million. That’s about 5% of the annual sales.
- Scientists have shown that the sensation of chocolate in the mouth increases brain activity and heart rate.
You could put the above information on posters that you place around your home. Don’t forget to add some mouth-watering images of people eating chocolate to each poster.
Put up several large red hearts that you got at a party or hobby store. The red will contrast nicely with the color of chocolate.
Or you could write down pieces of information like those above on slips of paper for people to pull out of a bowl and decide whether it’s true or not. The ones above are, of course, true. You can find more information about chocolate online – just change some of the words so that the fact becomes false.
Here’s a good one – on which holiday do people consume the most chocolate in the U.S.? Possible answers – Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Easter, Halloween. The correct answer is Halloween, and #2 is Easter. Valentine’s Day comes in 3rd.
You could have chocolate bars personalized with your name as favors to give people as they arrive. And of course, you’ll want to have all kinds of chocolate for people to eat at your party. Don’t settle on just milk chocolate. Real chocolate aficionados will want bitter dark chocolate of varying percentages as well.
Truth or Dare Theme
Are you brave enough to have a bunch of friends playing Truth or Dare? Do you know the rules? Here they are:
One person we’ll call Jim asks another person that we’ll call Peggy to choose truth or dare. Notice that Peggy hasn’t heard the question before she has to choose.
Peggy chooses one, and then Jim gives her either a dare to complete if she chose dare or a truth to answer if she chose truth. Peggy fulfills her task and then gets to choose the next person to ask.
You’ll want to have several truth and dare possibilities relating to love for your Valentine’s Day party.
- If you could kiss anyone in this room, who would it be?
- Would you prefer a wildly passionate relationship or a quiet one?
- Kiss the player directly across from you.
- What is your dream honeymoon?
- Lick the player on your left.
- Spank the player on your right.
- How old were you when you had your first kiss?
You get the idea. Just make as many of these as you can think of, separate them into truth and dare, and put them in separate boxes for use at your party. Make sure that your friends know the theme of the party before they RSVP.