This blog is written with Victorians in mind. Two days prior to having planned that perfect date, residents have been given directive to ‘lockdown’ and stay at home. Stay within a 5km radius of your home and only be outside for 1-2 hours, wearing masks at all times unless exercising. Now that is sure to put a spoiler on your plans!
So if you are living with your loved one, or plan to meet up on Valentines, there are a heap of ideas to make the day fun. Start with a good sleep-in, brekky in bed. Order takeaway from restaurants, and have it at home or as a picnic. Heaps of restaurants are pivoting and providing easy delivery packages, as are the florists. Watch movies, play board games, do some exercise together … really your creativity has no limit.
On top of all that, here are 5 ideas we thought worth adding into the mix which could end up being highlights of your day together ❤️
Do a date night jar
Find a vessel. A jar, a tin, a box … it doesn’t matter what. Just make sure it has a lid to contain about 52 pieces of paper. Yep you guessed it, now find some nice paper (or any paper will do), and cut up 26 or 52 pieces business card sized pieces (Depending on whether you plan on committing to weekly or fortnightly dates).
Sit with your partner, grab your phones, and write down an activity on each piece of paper that you would like to do together. Googling ‘things to do in YOUR STATE’ will help to find interesting & fun ideas of day trips, lunches or dinners. You could also scan the lonely planet list to see what comes up near you: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/top-things-to-do. Once all your pieces of paper are done, fold them up and place them in your vessel. Select one for each date night/ date day for an adventure you both will enjoy!
Make a romantic red cocktail
It could be time to visit your local bottle-o and get some exotic ingredients to make some truly impressive drinks. We have found these lists (not hard to find when you google ‘valentines cocktails’) which may inspire you. In particular https://www.thespruceeats.com/romantic-red-cocktails-4178448 … the Red Velvet shortcake looks amazing or https://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/g1294/valentines-day-drinks/ with 42 ‘sexy-ass’ cocktails on this list, there is something for everyone, however the ‘Lovebug Cocktails’ look super cute!! Enjoy!
Learn a dance
It could be from your favourite movie (Dirty Dancing), your favourite dance video (Bad romance), TikTok, or maybe a ballroom classic? Once perfected, video yourselves and broadcast to your fav socials!
Create a fondue feast
Its not something we do every day, but its heaps of fun, and super yummy! Got a fondue kit handy? If not, just use a saucepan and decide on sweet or savoury… then grab some Cadbury Melts or Gruyere cheese from the supermarket, and you are on your way! Don’t forget to ensure you have your fav ‘dipping bits’. For chocolate we suggest strawberries, honeycomb, liquorice, turkish delight, or marshmallows… and for cheese try bread, apples, tomatoes, bacon or pickles! You are only limited by your creativity here and hey … watch where you drip that chocolate! 😉
Our final idea:
36 questions that lead to love…
How much do you really know about each other? Check out the 36 questions on the below link which is part of a study by Mandy Len Catron who explores whether intimacy between two strangers can be accelerated by having the couple ask each other a specific set of questions. Regardless of how long you have known each other this could be an interesting exercise! As Mandy put it, ”allowing oneself to be vulnerable with another person can be exceedingly difficult, so this exercise forces the issue”. Hmmm 🙂 https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/style/no-37-big-wedding-or-small.html
Happy Valentines! xo