The Single Girl’s Guide: 5 Ways To Spend Valentine’s Day With Your Besties

Dreading the romantic weekend ahead? DON'T! We have some great ways for you to spend V Day with the women you love in your life.



There’s nothing quite like hiding yourself in a room with your best mates and singing to your heart’s content. Especially when there’s alcohol involved. The rooms are dark, there’s generally no signal on your phone and you can really let loose. So book yourself a booth and start planning your songs. In Dublin, Ukiyo on Wicklow Street is one of our favourite spots but you might have difficulty getting a booking at this late stage so have a shop around. It will be an evening very well spent, we promise.

Movie Bonanza

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Why not plan a night on the couch with some blankets, bowls of Haribo and homemade treats, microwave pop, frozen yoghurt, a few bottles of vino and an abundance of feel-good flicks? Our favourites are Mean Girls, Romy And Michele’s High-School Reunion, 13 Going On 30, 10 Things I Hate About You, Miss Congeniality, and for the fun of it, Valentine’s Day. Or else, go the other end of the spectrum and rent a load of horror films. Any excuse for a pyjama party, we’re there.

Night On The Tiles

If there’s ever been an excuse to get your glad rags on, it’s this weekend. Gather up your single gals and book an Early Bird somewhere. If you fancy having some drinks, why not look around for a BYOB restaurant? Some of our favourites are Seagrass, Dada, Keshk, Musashi and Vintage Kitchen. If you want to stay off the booze, there’s an alcohol-free event in Filmbase on Saturday night. It may be booze-free, but there are two floors of music, free massages, a smoothie bar and an organic cafe.

Bake Delicious Galentine’s Treats

Chocolate Truffles

Just because you’re not in a relationship, doesn’t mean you can’t bake up some lovely treats for those you love. Everyone will be eating chocolate this weekend so you won’t feel guilty about letting your diet slip a little. We have our eyes on this recipe from Musgrave MarketPlace Business Development Chef, Clément Pavie. You’ll be happy to know the recipe makes 40 truffles so there’ll be plenty to go around, and there’s also some whiskey and rum involved. Win-Win. Get all your girls to bring a dish to your house and have some pre-drinks and dinner there, before heading out on the town.

Sunday Funday


If you’re not hungover to bits and you want to get up and at ’em, organise a brunch with your pals or hit up a nice market. There’s a Valentine’s Day Market taking place in The Generator Hostel in Smithfield, which looks pretty lovely. There’ll be gorgeous food stalls, Valentine’s Day film screenings throughout the day and live music. Sounds pretty fantastic to us.

We asked you, our readers, how you would be spending Valentine’s with your besties. Here’s what you told us: 

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