Roses are red, violets are blue, we’re single on Valentine’s Day, how about you? Valentine’s Day for couples is a day filled with the usual romantic gifts and candle-lit dinners. But for those of us without a Valentine it’s just a day to remind us how single we are. This year, there’s no need to sit at home by yourself, wondering where your love life went wrong. The Space Coast offers a handful of things to do for everyone celebrating Singles Awareness Day, also known as Anti-Valentine’s Day.
Shred Your Ex at Hooters
“How to get over an ex? Shred ’em and forget ’em!” Dreams really do come true: you can score some free chicken wings for shredding a picture of your ex on Valentine’s Day. Hooters is offering 10 free boneless wings with a purchase of 10 wings for those who want to “shred their ex.” You can either take a quiz online at Hooters.com/ShredYourEx for a coupon or bring a picture of your ex to your local Hooters. Revenge never tasted so good (literally).
Anti-Valentine’s Day Singles Parties
Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you have to be alone! Singles Awareness Day is the perfect excuse to have a guys’ or girls’ night out with your friends. On Sunday, Feb. 14, at 9 p.m. Debauchery will be hosting their Anti-Valentine’s Day Singles Party. Drink specials include half off specialty draughts and $5 top shelf liquors.
Pub Americana, in Cocoa Village, will be throwing their Anti-Valentine’s Day party on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. Guests can enjoy live music, $5 drinks and $3 shot specials all night long. No day of the year calls for taking shots quite like Singles Awareness Day. Grab your other single friends, get out, dance and meet new friends. You deserve it!
Debauchery | (321) 821-4914 | 807 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL
Pub Americana | (321) 877-3456 | 405 Delannoy Ave, Cocoa, FL
Send Yourself Flowers
Yes, you read that right; send yourself flowers. There’s no shame in sending yourself a beautiful bouquet on Valentine’s Day. People in relationships may find it a little odd, but just because you’re single doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a fresh bouquet of daisies. However, flowers tend to get rather expensive, especially on Valentine’s Day (AKA Singles Awareness Day). Always check for online deals on websites like Groupon for discounts on flowers.
Insane Inflatable 5K in Melbourne
Yes, you may be a single adult, but we’re all kids at heart. The Insane Inflatable 5K is the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacle courses ever created. Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to Melbourne on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8:30 a.m. This course is about 3 miles long, but it is not timed. So go out and enjoy the insane inflatable obstacles! This is the perfect opportunity for you to get in some physical activity and have fun while doing it. So go ahead, and embrace your inner wild side. After working up a sweat, reward yourself by enjoying some pizza and beers. Tickets for the 5K can be purchased on EventElf.com.
Insane Inflatable 5K | (321) 952-3215 | 3410 Flanagan Ave, West Melbourne, FL 32904
Pat Benatar at the King Center
There’s no better way to celebrate Singles Awareness Day than jamming out to “Love is a Battlefield” live in concert. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are coming to the King Center on Friday, Feb 12. at 8 p.m. Grab a couple of your pals or head to the concert solo. Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you should miss Pat Benatar live! Who knows; this could be a great opportunity to meet your Valentine for next year. Tickets are starting at $45.50 and can be purchased at KingCenter.com
The King Center | (321) 242-2219 | 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
Craft Beer and Food Pairing at Bugnutty Brewing Company
Food? Beer? What else could you ask for on Singles Awareness Day? On Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m., Bugnutty Brewing Company will be presenting a five course gourmet meal paired with craft beer. The five course menu includes fried green tomatoes, apple arugula salad, shrimp, beef filet, red velvet cupcakes and more. Each course is strategically paired with a gourmet beer. Tickets are $45 come with a commemorative 8oz Bugnutty tasting glass. Purchase tickets on EventBee.com. Grab a buddy and your appetite, and get ready for a delicious meal.
Bugnutty Brewing Company | (321) 452-4460 | 715 N. Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953
Go See “How to be Single”
If you feel like laying low but still want to get out and do something on Singles Awareness Day head to the movies, alone or with friends! The name “How to be Single” really says it all. What sounds better than enjoying some buttery popcorn and watching a feel-good movie that will make you laugh? If you’re really in the mood to lounge, make a whole day of it. Have a movie marathon. You can do whatever you want – you’re single.
By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer