There’s nothing more romantic than spending an evening cuddling up to your special someone taking in a classic movie about love. Since Valentine’s Day this year is on a Saturday, you can make the entire day staying warm with your loved one, indulging in snacks and enjoying some classics.
Start with the movie selection – will the two of you prefer a more recent rom-com like Silver Linings Playbook or something a bit more classic such as When Harry Met Sally? No matter what you prefer, the research has already been done for you! Celebrations.com put together this list of the best romantic comedies from the past century – starting from the 1930s all the way into our current decade. Pick a few from each to spice things up!
Next on the list: snacks. You already know what we’re going to say – a movie night calls for popcorn! We love the idea of getting creative with the popcorn tin like Celebrations.com did here. They not only decorated one of our red popcorn tins with gold foil hearts, but also used the underside of the cover to play tic-tac-toe. Chic, simple, and SWEET!
One of the best parts of Valentine’s Day? The festive snacks! Show off your favorite Valentine’s Day treats in a festive DIY treat bag. This handmade bag is so easy to recreate – each bag takes about 1-2 minutes.
These treat bags sport a stylish transparent heart, making our red & white Valentine’s Day popcorn the perfect touch, but you can fill these with whatever bite-sized goodies you prefer.
Supplies for DIY Valentine’s Day Treat Bags
White paper bags
Scissors OR Exacto Knife
Clear snack bags
Directions for DIY Valentine’s Day Treat Bags
Start by either drawing or tracing a heart shape on the lower-middle part of your paper bag. When choosing the placement, make sure you will have enough room at the top to fold it over an inch or two at the end.
Then, use your scissors or exacto knife to cut out the shape. An exacto knife is more accurate if you are familiar with using it, but scissors will do the job as well. You want the heart shape to be cut out of both the front and the back of the bag.
Use your marker to write a fun message. Since we filled our with popcorn, we put a punny spin on it by writing, “You Make my <3 Pop!”
Now, the hard part is done! All you need to do now is fill your clear treat bags with your treats, place the clear bag inside the paper treat bags and seal! (This is where our red and white popcorn really came in handy). We used festive red and white washi tape to get the job done, but if you don’t have that laying around, feel free to use any kind of tape you do have.
It’s no secret we at The Popcorn Factory LOVE popcorn. That’s why when we found the recipe for these Strawberries and Cream Sweetheart Popcorn Bars from Celebrations.com , we just knew we had to try it for Valentine’s Day!
Using our Strawberry & Vanilla Cream popcorn flavors, some chocolate, marshmallow cream and of course – love, they created a delicious treat that’s perfect for lovebugs of all ages. Get the entire recipe here.