How to Host a Valentine's Day Movie Night
Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday to host a romantic movie night, whether you're spending the evening with your girlfriends or your significant other. If you're thinking of hosting a romantic movie night at home, you'll need to do a little preparation beforehand.
Before you start sending out invites for your Valentine's Day party, keep this framework in mind to ensure your evening goes off without a hitch.
"Whether you're hosting your significant other or your group of girlfriends, there are a few things to do before movie night."
Step 1: Create Your Guest List
If you're spending the night with your S.O., your guest list is likely relatively short. However, if you're hosting this year's Galentine's Day, you need to start thinking of which girls to invite. Narrow down your invite list to get a group you're comfortable with, then start spreading the word about your plans.
Step 2: Plan the Menu
No party is complete without the proper food. You'll want to pick finger foods, like small appetizers or simple sandwiches that can be eaten in a bite or two. If you're short on time, but you want to set out some tasty options, use your slow cooker to make these appetizers, which will be ready by the time your guests arrive.
Step 3: Arrange Your Romantic Movie Choices
Planning a movie night is one thing, but deciding which flick is best suited for your party is another entirely. You don't necessarily need to pick the movie before the party, but narrow down your list to about two or three suggestions. This way, the partygoers can vote on the best movie without becoming too divided. If you're relying on a service like Netflix or HBO Go to host your film, make sure you check your connection and the film selection beforehand to prevent any technicalities from ruining the night.
Step 4: Set Out Your Best Blankets
You'll likely be doing a lot of snuggling on Valentine's Day, so you need to set out your best and fluffiest blankets. Opt for a heated blanket made from a plush material, like the Sunbeam® Channeled Microplush Heated Blanket. If you've got more than one friend coming over, opt for a larger one to accommodate your full party! Don't forget to set out the tissues - you wouldn't want to use your blanket to wipe your tears when Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks finally get together.
Step 5: Adjust the Mood of the Living Room
Holiday decorations are a must no matter which day you're celebrating. Get out those paper hearts, red curtains and festive garland to really set the mood for your evening.