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If you’re coupled up, you can’t get out of Valentine’s Day. Your participation is required in this Hallmark holiday – the future of your relationship may very well depend on your performance – and it’s going to take more than a greeting card to come out alive. Not only must you make it memorable, thanks to social media, your Valentine’s Day has to be Instagrammable, too. After all, what good is all your effort if your valentine’s followers can’t “like” the outcome?
Yes, that’s a lot of pressure. But just as the internet contributes to dangerously high expectations, it can also assist you in meeting them. By spending a little time exploring hashtags like #ValentinesDay, #ValentinesDayFood, #ValentinesDayCocktails, and the many variations thereof, you’ll find easy inspiration for the best ways to celebrate your special someone. It’s hard to go wrong with edible gifts or imbibable surprises. Luckily for you, Valentine’s Day food and drinks are ubiquitous on Instagram, often with ordering information or recipes right in the caption, so you can easily manifest that heart-shaped/red velvet/pink-frosted what-have-you. We picked our fave food and drink pics to get the ball rolling. Now it’s up to you to knock it out of the park.