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It’s that time of the season again; expensive restaurant surge pricing, difficult-to-book reservations, and crowded movie theatres. Valentine’s Day can be stressful no matter what your relationship status is. What many people forget is that your apartment can be the coziest, most romantic place of all to celebrate the holiday. Follow along for our DIY hacks to make this at-home holiday one for the books.
Spread the Love in Your Space
We tend to focus on romantic partners as the only object of our affection on Valentine’s Day, but it’s important to show your home some love as well, particularly if you plan on spending the holiday there. Invest in a nice bouquet of flowers to bring the sights and smells of romance into your space, or consider making some of your own decorations you can use for years to come. We love these heart-shaped wreaths that you can easily do yourself with a strand of artificial flowers.
Prepare a Specialty Drink
Whether you plan to celebrate the day with your partner or a group of your friends, it’s always fun to prepare a specialty cocktail or mocktail for a fun occasion. While champagne can be a popular go-to, consider spicing it up a bit with a new spin on an old classic. If you’re celebrating with your girlfriends, try this Single Lady Sangria that combines rose with pomegranate juice, seltzer, raspberry liqueur, and fruit slices. If it’s you and your significant other, try this Love Potion Martini that’s sure to bring the romance.
A Romantic Bite to Eat
No matter your skill level, cooking can bring partners together. Preparing a meal together can be a fun, collaborative effort resulting in a delicious reward for both of you. If you and your partner have a go-to meal you love to cook for date night or special occasions, this is the perfect night for that. If you’re feeling adventurous, try making something new like a cheese fondue or a yummy pasta dish. And, if cooking doesn’t exactly sound relaxing, skip it and opt instead for a decadent cheese platter you can enjoy with a nice bottle of red.
Skip the TV
In the era of Netflix N’ Chill, most of us are quite accustomed to flicking on the TV at the end of the day. While there’s nothing wrong with that, it can be nice to mix it up every once in a while, and reconnect with your partner or friends over cards, a board game, or an enriching conversation. Try to do without the screen for the night and rediscover your love for the people around you.
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