Not all of us are hopeless romantics. On the first Valentine's Day I celebrated with my (now) husband I bought him a gift I knew he needed: a pair of shoes. Nothing says romance like suede, am I right?
Clearly when it comes to Valentine's Day my husband tends to be the more romantic one. Sometimes I would just rather spend a nice evening together instead of make grand romantic gestures. But when I think about it, much can be said for both. Grand romantic gestures can shake up a relationship while quality time together can ground a relationship.
For this date, I wanted to give others like me an option to celebrate Valentine's Day without making a fuss. So if you're not into flowers, candy hearts, teddy bears, and balloons, don't panic. Your Valentine's Day can still be fun and full of love. Try this low-key date at home and simply enjoy the presence of your special someone, as well as your favorite TV characters.
Here’s how it works: stream the Valentine’s Day episodes of your favorite TV shows. In between episodes, answer one of the questions on the cards. That’s it! Who knew that Valentine’s Day could be so simple?
We’ve given you some suggestions below. Some of them are Valentine’s Day episodes, some of them are just the ones where your favorite characters finally get together. If you don’t know where to start, we say try any Valentine’s Day episode of 30 Rock. Liz Lemon will get you rolling on the floor laughing.
"Valentine's Day" (Season 2, Episode 16)
"The Job" (Season 3, Episode 23)
"Blood Drive" (Season 5, Episode 18)
"PDA" (Season 7, Episode 16)
Parks & Recreation
"Galentine's Day" (Season 2, Episode 22)
"Road Trip" (Season 3, Episode 14)
"Smallest Park" (Season 4, Episode 8)
"The Trail of Leslie Knope" (Season 4, Episode 9)
"Operation Ann" (Season 4, Episode 14)
"Leslie and Ben" (Season 5, Episode 14)
"Anna Howard Shaw Day" (Season 4, Episode 13)
"St. Valentine's Day" (Season 3, Episode 11)
"Hey Baby, What's Wrong" (Season 6, Episode 6)
"The Marta Complex" (Season 1, Episode 12)
"Altar Egos" (Season 1, Episode 16)
"Burning Love" (Season 2, Episode 9)
"The One With The Candy Hearts" (Season 1, Episode 14)
"The One with the Prom Video" (Season 2, Episode 14)
"The One in Vegas" (Season 5, Episode 23 & 24)
"The One with the Proposal" (Season 6, Episode 25)
"The One with the Birthing Video" (Season 8, Episode 15)
"The One with Phoebe's Wedding" (Season 10, Episode 12)
"My Funky Valentine" (Season 1, Episode 15)
"Bixby's Back" (Season 2, Episode 14)
"Heart Broken" (Season 4, Episode 15)
"Twisted Sister" (Season 6, Episode 14)
Big Bang Theory
"The Tangible Affection Proof" (Season 6, Episode 16)
"The Locomotive Manipulation" (Season 7, Episode 15)
"The Valentino Submergence" (Season 9, Episode 15)
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Valentine's Day Episode Date
Time: 1+ hours | Cost: $+ | Location: At Home | Level: Easy
Stream the most romantic or Valentine's Day themed episodes of your favorite shows and play our printable game in between. What's more romantic than the love of your favorite TV shows? Plus snacks.
Printable Game Cards
Valentine's Episodes to Stream
Print and cut out the printables. Fold and glue the game cards. Deliver the invite so your date knows you've got something planned and can get pumped about it.
When the time comes, set up your TV to stream the shows of your choice within the romance or Valentine's Day theme. We have a list compiled below for ideas, though it is by no means exhaustive. Do a quick search for Valentine's episodes of your choice of shows.
Between episodes, play the game.
Play, snack, laugh, and enjoy.
Let us know how it went! Share a photo or drop us a comment @makeadateofit.