Did you forget to make a Valentine’s dinner reservation? Whoops! Not to worry—that doesn’t mean you blew it. You can totally turn this around to seem like it was the plan all along (we won’t tell!) by creating the ultimate Valentine’s Day in.
Step 1: Set the mood
Clean your apartment. Seriously. “I love you” does not mean last week’s dirty socks on the couch. Also, light some candles. Ambiance is everything.
Pro tip: If you’re lighting multiple, DO NOT opt for scented candles. Ever walked by the candle store and been completely bombarded by an overwhelming and headache-inducing scent? Well, lighting too many candles in your house creates the same effect, so don’t do it!
Okay, apartment: check. Ambiance: check.
Step 2: Cook together
Food is the way to everyone’s heart. Keep this easy. Homemade pizza is fun, delicious, and you can do it together. It’s also budget-friendly and doesn’t take a long time. Buy pre-made dough and get your hands dirty rolling it out and tossing on the toppings. Important: DO NOT forget the wine. Wine is key.
Wow, you guys are real cute making pizza and drinking wine surrounded by the glow of all those unscented candles you so cleverly lit! What now?
Step 3: Hit the couch
Classic date move: the romantic movie. Cover the couch with all things cozy for the ultimate grown-up pillow fort, grab that bottle of wine, and fire up Netflix.
Pro tip: Make this snack mix ahead of time for the ultimate movie night treat.
Now, on to the movie part.
Here, in no particular order, are the ten best rom-coms you can stream on Netflix right now:
The Princess Bride
I Hate Valentine’s Day
Bridget Jones’s Diary
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special
That’s all, folks! Happy snuggling!