Single? Married? In a relationship? Whatever your situation happens to be, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to party with those you love.
Looking to forget how lonely you are this Valentine’s Day? These drinking games are the perfect distraction! Just remember to hydrate and drink responsibly.
1. The Red Dice Game
Materials: one red and white die per person
How to play: For each round, everyone rolls their die. The number you get for your die is the number of points you receive per round. After three rounds, the person with the lowest number of points has to drink. This game is great for people who hate complicated rules but love getting drunk fast.
2. Candy Heart Flip Cup
Materials: solo cups, candy hearts
How to play: This is just like regular flip cup, but after chugging and flipping the cup, each person ALSO has to stack six candy hearts before the next person can start chugging.
3. Strip Poker
Materials: poker set
How to play: This one’s, uh, pretty self-explanatory. It may get kind of awkward with some friend groups, but this is the perfect Valentine’s Day game for couples. If you’re playing with friends and don’t want to strip, you can opt to drink instead.
4. Heart-Shaped Beer Pong
Materials: LOTS of solo cups, beer pong table
How to play: Just like regular beer pong, but with WAY more solo cups so you can make the shape of a heart!
5. Pin The Arrow On The Heart
Materials: DIY heart-shaped target, paper arrow with sticky on it, blind fold, canned beers
How to play: Similar to pin the tail on the donkey. The player chugs a beer, puts on a blind fold, spins around three times, then has to stick the paper arrow in the middle of the heart target. If the player is completely off, they have to go again.
6. Edward Vino Hands
Materials: plastic wine glasses, duct tape, wine
How to play: A parody of “Edward 40-Hands.” Wine glasses are duct-taped to both the player’s hands. Then, a helper fills the glasses up with wine. The player will not be able to take off the glasses until they finish their wine.
7. Flip Cupcake
Materials: solo cups, Valentine’s Day-themed cupcakes
How to play: This one’s the exact same as regular flip cup, but with a festive addendum! Each player of the winning team gets to smash a cupcake in their opponent’s face.
8. Jello Shot Tic-Tac-Toe
Materials: dry-erase board, pink and purple jello shots
How to play: Like regular tic-tac-toe, but the purple jello shots are X’s and the pink jello shots are O’s. Use the dry erase board to make a grid (or you can just use pen and paper). The loser has to eat the game pieces.
9. V-Day Ring of Fire
Materials: deck of cards
How to play: This one’s like regular Ring of Fire, but every time the card is a heart, you double the amount of drinking. For instance, if you pull a five of hearts, then the loser of “Never Have I Ever” has to drink twice.
10. The Skating Game
Materials: lots of people, hella candy or flowers, longboard, rope, bucket, Smirnoff Ice
How to play: The player lies face-up on a longboard while holding a bucket or container of some kind. Two lines of people face each other. Everyone in the line is holding candy or flowers. A buddy pulls the player on the skateboard (using the rope) between the two lines of people, and everyone throws candy/flowers at the player. The player tries to catch as much candy and flowers in their bucket as possible as they are pulled down the line. Repeat for player 2. The player who collects less candy/flowers has to chug a Smirnoff Ice.
11. Pinot Pals
Materials: duct tape, bottle of wine
How to play: Upon arrival to a V-Day party, each player is assigned a “pal.” Each of the pals duct tapes one of their hands to a bottle of wine. The pals cannot unstick each other until they finish the bottle of wine.
12. Dizzy Bear
Materials: whiffle ball bat, teddy bear, beers
How to play: If you’ve ever heard of “Dizzy Bat,” then you’ll catch on to “Dizzy Bear” pretty quick. The player chugs a beer, spins around three times (holding the bat like the woman in the photo), and then a buddy pitches a teddy bear at them. If the player doesn’t hit the teddy bear, then they have to go again.
13. The V-Day Party Drinking Game
Materials: V-Day party, friends
How to play: Get a group of friends together before going to a Valentine’s Day party. Make up your own drinking game rules beforehand. Here are some suggestions:
Drink every time. . . a group of friends is trying way too hard, someone shows up with an obvious Tinder date, you witness PDA, someone you don’t like hits on you, a couple gets in a fight, you think about your ex, someone cries.
Or just drink every time you feel lonely because let’s be real, isn’t that why you’re drinking in the first place?
14. Post V-Day Stride of Pride Extravaganza
Materials: lawn chair or picnic blanket, a good spot on campus to post up
How to play: The morning after V-Day, find a spot on campus to relax. Every time you see someone obviously making the post-Valentine’s “Stride of Pride,” take a drink. (You may want to switch to water for this one.) Remember, no shaming allowed!