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No matter how you feel about Valentine’s Day, there’s a way to celebrate. Whether you want to snuggle up with your sweetie, host a Palentine’s party or you’d rather take an anti-Valentine’s approach, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our best ideas for hosting Valentine’s Day in your apartment.
There’s nothing quite like the love we have for good food. What better way to celebrate that love than by sharing it with your significant other (because we love them too, just not quite as much).
For the Experienced Cook:
If you or your partner fancy yourself a Master Chef, now is the time to show off those culinary skills! Here’s a few super romantic dishes that won’t keep you in the kitchen all night:
Warm Salad of Spinach, White Beans and Parmesan
Tomato Walnut Basil Pasta
Raw Coconut Cream and Berry Pie
For the New-ish Cook:
If you’re still getting comfortable in the kitchen, make your night even simpler by using a service like Blue Apron that delivers fresh and pre-portioned ingredients and recipes to your door. You’ll (hopefully) end up with a gourmet quality meal with half the effort!
For the Novice
If you’re a Carrie Bradshaw type that uses your kitchen as an extended closet, then this option is for you. You can skip the crowded, clichéd restaurant meal while still avoiding greasy pizza or Chinese delivery, just order through a site like Seamless. Seamless is a third party service that allows you to order from local restaurants and have your meal delivered to your door (for a small fee, of course).
It’s just the two of you, so now is the time to treat yourself with a specialty cocktail! Splurge on a couple of ingredients you might not normally spring for and take the time to carefully craft one these libations:
Raspberry Rosewater Gin Ricky
Ginger Grapefruit Fizz
The Clover Club
The Sherlock and Watson
Tickle Your Tastebuds
What could be more romantic than being fed chocolate while blindfolded? Pick up some specialty chocolates from a local shop and pick ones with unique flavors like chile, earl grey and cardamom. Take turns trying to guess which flavor you’re tasting… you can decide on your own what the winner’s prize will be.
Kick it Old School
If you’re looking for an atypically romantic bonding experience, dig out that Nintendo 64, put on your pajamas and go head to head in a serious Mario Kart or 007 battle. Again, prizes TBD.
Take it to the Floor
Calm down, Mom. We’re talking about building a good old fashioned fort! Gather all of the blankets and pillows you can find then go to town constructing a grown-up, adult-sized version of a childhood favorite. When it’s done, huddle up inside with your laptop and let the Netflix marathon begin!
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