Netflix and Chill: Valentines Day

Love don’t cost a thing well, maybe it cost about $9 at Trader Joes. Valentines Day at home is a nice change and super easy to do. There are only a few simple rules to make your Netflix and Chill Valentines Day Holiday a true success.

Wedding Planner: Valentine's Day

#1 Ditching your work clothes for sweatpants

Yeah, dressing up is fun. But have you ever worn pajamas? The main problem with V-Day being on a weeknight is that if you want to make that 6:30 reservation at “insert-boujee-restaurant-here,” you’re probably going to be stuck in the pencil skirt you spilled coffee on this morning. There’s just no time to change. Besides, who are you trying to impress?! Your dude thinks you look good either way.

#2 Who doesn’t love watching their “person” cook (or even better, do the dishes after YOU’VE cooked)?

Sure, your partner can barely pre-heat an oven without having to ask for instruction, but it’s cute and that’s why you love him. The best thing about spending Valentine’s Day at home is that you don’t have to pretend like you know what a “braised veal and perigord truffle in mornay sauce” is. If you can pronounce “fro-zen piz-za,” you know you’re in for a good (and way more affordable) meal.

#3 For the price of two glasses of wine at the restaurant, you can purchase three bottles at the grocery store.

Twelve glasses of wine for the price of two, you say? Sign me up. Ditching the restaurant means avoiding the overpriced glasses and picking up your favorite bottle(s) to share. (Don’t forget about the 8:00 AM meeting because your boss will still be there…)

Wedding Planner: Valentine's Day

#4 Zero Expectations

Something about celebrating “the day of lOoOvEe” just puts so much pressure on a couple. It’s a day to remind each other, “Hey I still think you’re cool,” and doesn’t have to imply there’s going to be a ring in the bottom of your champagne glass. Spending this holiday at home just makes things way more special, meaningful, and intimate, because they’re way more you.

#5 Cuddling up with your Valentine at the end of a long day

*Cue the “Awwww’s”*

Come on, what would a Valentine’s Day article be without a little bit of sap?! There’s literally no other day of the year where we can get them to agree to watch The Notebook with us AND be the big spoon, so best believe we’re poppin’ that bad boy into the DVD player and curling up for a solid cuddle sesh.

Wedding Planner: Valentine's Day

Wedding Planner: Valentine's Day

What are your favorite Valentines Day date ideas?

Article by Lunden Farris & Emily Merrick