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02/10/2014 08:13 am ET Updated Apr 12, 2014

All the Single Ladies: 10 Great Tips for a Red Hot Valentine's Day

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According to CNN, Americans spend over $18 billion to show their love on Valentine's Day -- an average of $130 per gift. 64 percent of men and 36 percent of women buy flowers; 224 million roses are grown just for the holiday. $1.6 billion gets spent on candy, $4.4 billion on jewelry.

But there are 55 million single women and 48 million single men in the US. So this Valentine's Day, why not throw the clichés out the window? Forget the stress of date night and those over-priced dinners. Think creatively about celebrating love. Whether it's inviting grandparents over for dinner, gathering kids for a cupcake decorating party or girlfriends for a spa night, this Creative Entertaining video suggests some different ways you can show some love, whether you're single, married, or dating.

Ten Great Ideas for Valentine's Day (slide show):

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All the Single Ladies: Red Hot Valentine's Day Party Ideas

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