Are you #teamstayathome this Valentine’s Day? This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday and sometimes during the work week all you want is some quality R&R time with your partner!
Staying home doesn’t mean it has to be boring though. Here are a few movies paired with fun activities that you can do at home to make it more exciting than your typical Netflix & Chill date night.
Lost In Translation + Make your own Japanese dinner
This movie really delved into the intimacy of human connection in its rawest form, and how being able to unexpectedly find someone who really understands (or wants to understand you) can elicit excitement on its own. Its 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes should tell you that it is a must-watch this Valentine’s.
To make this dinner a special one, why not cook your own Japanese dinner at home? Before watching Lost In Translation, get creative in the kitchen with some easy ideas, like grilled edamame, vegetable tempura (with dipping sauce), agedeshi tofu, or miso eggplant. If you’re an adventurous chef, maybe make this Hot Soba in Broth with Crispy Miso Pork Belly with a side of Okonomiyaki. So so fun!
Sundays at Tiffany’s + Cute Valentine's Day Cupcakes
For those who’ve not seen the fictional love movie, Sunday’s at Tiffany, be warned that it will make you feel all the emotions! Without spoiling too much, it’s about the daughter of a Broadway producer who, after losing her imaginary childhood best friend, finds him returning in human form. Upon his return he offers her advice about her upcoming marriage. This is a bit of a feel-good cheesy movie that I personally love.
We think a thoughtful idea would be to click & collect some cute Valentine’s Day cupcakes on your way home from work, then snuggle in and play Sundays at Tiffany’s. It’s a cute way to surprise your significant other and have a cosy night in.
Friends With Benefits + Cocktail Making
If you hate cheesy movies with a passion, maybe you’ll love the lightheartedness of Friends With Benefits. This fun movie is particularly enjoyable, if say, you’re in the same situation (or have been in one with your current partner).
To make the night even more exciting, you could both choose some interesting cocktail recipes and host your own little cocktail making competition. This way, you’ll be able to try a variety of cocktails and determine what your favourite combinations are.
You’ve Got Mail + We're Not Really Strangers Card Game
This one is an oldie but a goodie. This movie is about two book store owners (a magnate vs. an independent bookstore, essentially), sending each other love mails without realising who they’re really writing to. Your partner and you are guaranteed to have a good time watching this romantic comedy.
After you finish You’ve Got Mail, why not play a game of We Are Not Really Strangers with your partner? It could open up a whole lot of deep conversations. Your answers to these questions may even surprise yourself.
101 Dalmatians + Draw your Partner
Who can forget the classics? Not us! For our dog lovers, 101 Dalmatians is such a family-friendly movie showcasing love in a family, not just between couples/ parents, but with the rest of the little ones too.
It’s a great movie to play in the background whilst you attempt to draw your partner Disney-style. Grab your preferred art mediums of choice and get creative. If you’re just aiming for simplicity, you could do a simple watercolor painting, or opt for a basic line art of your favourite photo of your soulmate. It’ll be cute to surprise each other with your drawings at the end too!
365 Days + Twister
Look, we know 365 Days is a little sensual, but who doesn’t like a little naughty flick? This movie is extremely erotic and definitely not one for those under 18.
After watching this spicy movie, maybe unwind with some drinks, and it’ll be so fun to play an innocent game of Twister as you try to balance and intertwine with your lover. What do you think?
So, what movies will you be watching this Valentine’s? We’re keen to hear what’s your go-to Romance movie. Tag us on our socials @skinstudioj_ and we’ll live vicariously through your stories!