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Last Minute Valentine's Day Ideas for Procrastinators

Michael Cummins Michael Cummins
Monty Pereira Monty Pereira
Quan Nguyen Quan Nguyen

By Marvin Buenconsejo

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- The clock is ticking for all you Valentine's day procrastinators.

And we have a few updates for you.

Most florists are no longer offering delivery service for roses.

Many of the big name restaurants are already booked solid.

But there are still a few things you can do, if you haven't started already.

'Tis the season of love and it's carrying the sweet aroma of chocolate.

Candy stores across the state, including the Honolulu Chocolate Company at Ward Centers say they're stocked and ready.

''We have plenty of chocolate, plenty of chocolate strawberries and so we're ready for it," said store co-owner Michael Cummins. "The workers are in here early, ready to help everyone."

Fresh cut flowers come alive in the skillful grasp of these "arrangement designers" at Watanabe Floral.

If you haven't ordered delivery service by now, you're going to have to do the dirty work yourself.

Still, flower shops should have plenty of roses to go around.

''We've got 200,00 rose stems that we've brought in," said store manager Monty Pereira. "So, we have to get those processed. We've got a design team that putting together upwards of 3,000 arrangements."

So, you've totally spaced-out.

And, you forgot flowers and dinner.

Don't sweat it.

Papa John's Pizza can bail you out, as it brings back its heart-shaped pizza!

And this time around, it comes with a rose.

''This is for all the people who wait to the last minute, forget to bring something home," said Quan Nguyen, restaurant general manager. "They can order from Papa John's and add on a rose for $19.99 and have it delivered to their house."

So, don't let a tight budget ruin your romance.

After all, when the moon hits your eye like a big, well, you know, that's amoure.

The fact of the matter is, Valentine's Day is big business.

The National Retail Federation estimates Americans, nationwide, will spend $17 billion to keep love alive

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