So Valentine’s Day this year? Yeah, it’s on the worst day
ever. Monday. Who wants to go out on a Monday? More to the point, whose ‘rents
are gonna let them make a school night date night? If yours aren’t so keen…or
you’re just not feelin’ the whole dress-up for a romantic night out thing after
a long day at school, we’ve got some ideas that’ll make your V-day rock.
Chat up the ‘rents
First thing’s first: Since your parents set the rules,
you’re gonna have to clear your Valentine’s Day plans with them before you
start scheming. If they won’t let you go out for dinner and a movie, see if you
can strike a compromise. Pizza after school? Hot chocolate at a local coffee
shop? Hangin’ at home watching movies?
Finish your HW early
Nothing will bring ya the V-Day blues like a pile of
homework when all you really wanna do is cuddle up with your cutie…or at the
very least, watch rom-coms and eat chocolate all afternoon long. Spend some
time over the weekend working on projects, studying for tests and reading ahead
for your classes so come Monday, you can kick back and relax. Bonus: The ‘rents
will be much more willing to let ya have some fun on V-Day if you show them
your homework is all done in advance.
Stay after school
If you’re allowed to hang out after school unsupervised, get
a huge group together of guys and girls and play some games. Dodgeball,
kickball, capture the flag—we love ‘em all. We bet if you chatted up an
understanding teacher and pitched it as a safe and fun alternative to other
V-Day plans, you could prob. get someone to stay after with ya. Head to a park
or community center, otherwise.
Can’t get together in the evening? Give him a gift box of
goodies at school—hot chocolate mix, brownie, etc.—along with a note telling
him when to Skype video chat you. Make a matching mug of cocoa, heat up your
brownie and sip together online. You can get face-time in without disrespecting
your parents’ decision to keep ya home.
Gather the gang
Make plans to have your besties come home on the bus with
you—with the necessary notes and permission, of course—and plan a girls’
afternoon. A 4 p.m. tea party with delish chocolate goodies and sweet drinks or
non-alcoholic cocktails followed by a truth or dare sesh or a movie marathon
will keep ya giggling ‘til sundown.
Make the most of stayin’ home
Your parents have decided to keep ya home this fateful
Monday evening. Instead of sulking, do your best to have a blast. Whether it’s
pulling out the board games you loved when you were younger, chatting on the
phone for ages with your faves, spilling your crush secrets to your mom or sibs
or bakin’ up a storm, we bet there are bunches you can do to celebrate the day.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 2/11/2011 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN valentine's day, V-Day party, V-Day dates, party ideas, relax, boredom buster