Fans of The Walking Dead have been gifted the greatest Valentine's Day gift of all. Thanks to the AMC powers that be, the sixth season of The Walking Dead will premiere on Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. EST, giving lovers of the show the perfect excuse to turn the pink, lacy day of love into a lovely bloodbath of arrows, bullets, and rolling walker heads. And if you're lucky enough to be in a relationship with someone who appreciates walkers, then you may be looking for ways to have a Walking Dead Valentine's Day.
Now the simple solution is to go out to dinner with your loved one and come home to watch Daryl Dixon is all his bike-riding glory. But that plans sounds about as boring as watching Dale fix the winnebago. (No offense Dale.) Take advantage of this double booking and turn your Valentine's Day into one that honors your love of each other and The Walking Dead. Because, let's be honest, how often are you able to do that?
For those who to put a little more effort into their Valentine's Day viewing party, here are 11 ways to have a Walking Dead Valentine's Day that will put all past celebrations to shame.
1. Make A Sheriff's Hat Part Of Your Sexy Look
It's not a Walking Dead party unless someone's wearing a sheriff's hat, am I right? I don't care what type of lingerie or sexy red garb you're wearing, you need a sheriff's hat on your head.
2. Send Some Themed-Valentines
Because nothing says love better than a Valentine with Rick and Daryl. These printable Valentine's Day cards are perfect for a friend or an SO.
3. Make Carol's Cookies
Valentine's Day is a day for sweets, so you can't properly celebrate without a batch of Carol's cookies. Just make sure you don't scare a child while you're baking them.
4. Gift Yourself Something Great
I mean, even if you're in a relationship, this Walking Dead mug says it all. Happy Valentine's Day to you.
5. Go On A Dangerous Supply Run
Look, it's not The Walking Dead if someone isn't on a supply run. Make it dangerous by going to any florist, liquor store, or drugstore on Valentine's Day evening. Watch out for the walkers and hope there's some condoms left on the shelf!
6. Play 'Where's Carl?'
If you have kids, don't leave them out of the Valentine's Day celebration either. Instead of hide-and-go-seek, tell them you're going to play a game called, "Where's Carl?" It's very simple. You tell your kid to "stay right there", and then you leave them. For a really long time. And then act shocked when they aren't right where you left them. Bonus points if you yell "Coral" instead of "Carl."
7. Take An Archery Class
Some couples like to get active on Valentine's Day (hey-oh!), so follow in the footsteps of your favorite Walker assassin Daryl Dixon and take an archery class. You'll be demolishing walker brains in no time.
8. Binge-Watch The Series
You don't have to wait until 9 p.m. on Valentine's Day to get your Walking Dead fix. AMC will air a series marathon, starting with the very first episode of on Feb. 11 at 9:30 a.m. EST. Or, for a commercial-free viewing, stream seasons one through five on Netflix. Just try and change out of those yoga pants at least once during your binge-session.
9. Have Some Dirty, Outdoor Sex
Valentine's Day isn't complete without a little bedroom romp, but there are no comfy sheets, sleep number beds, or massage oils in the zombie apocalypse. Take the sex outside and get down and dirty — literally. Find a secluded spot in your backyard to get it on, but be sure to keep quiet so the walkers don't hear.
10. Camp Out
The first season will always be my favorite of The Walking Dead, so you should totes pay homage to the original group camping out in the woods. Have a bonfire, cook dinner over the fire, and sleep in tents with your NERF guns.
11. Gift Your Boo Some 'Walking Dead' Socks
You can wear the lingerie and your love can wear these awesome The Walking Dead socks ($20) — a perfect Valentine's Day gift.