Whether I've had a wonderful boyfriend or I was single and carefree on February 14, the "holiday" is overrated. There is too much pressure to buy flowers (RED roses, of course), enjoy a nice meal and make the evening uniquely special. In reality, you usually end up paying entirely too much for wilted petals, poor service and cold food. The only holiday guarantee is an argument with your loved one at the end of the night.
So when planning an event in February, why not avoid the Hallmark theme and go with something more broader, simplistic and carefree?
Have a RED party!
There is a vast amount of outrageous things you can do with lighting and design from a red wash on the room to a red dance floor surrounded with trendy furniture complimented with sexy black linens that sparkle with a red color.... and that is just for starters.
Planners could also save on the floral budget and creatively work with fruits such as cherries, strawberries and macintosh apples that could enhance a sense of over the top fun! This concept is definitely a diversion from the cheesy cherubs and tacky hearts, and surely more appreciated.