Today’s the day! The Hearty Party is today and Valentine’s Day follows close on its tail tomorrow! All around the castle is talk of dates and romance. But what about those who feel our destinies do NOT await us at the dance? What about those with no interest in romance or flowers? What do you do with the time instead? The Owl Post has a few suggestions.
Sometimes, you prefer to be alone, and that’s okay. Why not spend the day treating yourself? Bribe a prefect for their bathroom password and have a self indulgent spa day! [Trust us, it’s worth it.] Want something more cosy? Head to your probably empty common room and claim a couch to yourself. Grab some candies and do whatever it is that makes you happy.
Death by Chocolate
Eat all the chocolate you can find, it doesn’t have to be yours… well,it probably does so it may be worth sneaking out to Hogsmeade and popping to Honeydukes! (If you’re seventeen, of course.) Or pester Marigold to owl her aunt.
Have an Anti-Hearty Party
Who says couples have to have all the fun this month? Why not get together with your single mates and celebrate friendship or being alone? Stock up on
stolen treats and play some games.
Research Some Fun Jinxes
For.. anyone who turned you down or that rival for your crushes attention. While being alone during the dance isn’t necessarily a negative thing, at least this would be something constructive for those of you of a different mindset. Call it extra credit!
Prank the couples who don’t have the decency to tone down the PDA! Harmless pranks, of course, it’s more amusing to confuse than it is to abuse! Have a good laugh about it.
Goth it up
Pretend to be in mourning and dress in all black. Channel the lost loves of the long deceased, wail at every given opportunity, carry a lacey ‘kerchief tucked up your sleeves. I’m sure Professor Esper could give you some pointers!
Trash the Dress Party
Anti-Hearty doesn’t sound your style? You could always wear that nice dress you bought. With some modifications, of course. Trash it! Tear it! Rip it up! Make it grungy and make it punk! That said, please make it modest.
Pillow Fort Party
If you have a death wish, you could always show up and keep Priaulx company in the Astronomy Tower with a pillow fort.
Explore the Castle
There can be something almost romantic about roaming the empty halls of the castle, and they’re sure to be empty tonight! Befriend portraits, familiarise yourself with hidden passages, dance the entirety of Swan Lake in the Long Gallery