‘You doing anything for Valentine’s Day?’ seems to be the most common question in the lead up to this day of love and with these options, you can have an answer that isn’t just ‘dinner and a movie’ – yawn! And if you don’t want to take the love of your life (or they just haven’t appeared yet), take your friends instead, after all don’t they say best friends are your real soul mates? (Maybe that was just Sex in the City…)
Valentine’s date night overlooking the bay? Now that sounds better than your basic bitch dinner and movie, right? Our fave Asian fusion team at Wah Wah Gee are offering a Valentine’s Day package where they take care of the food, so you can focus on the romance. You’re looking at $69 per person which gets you a set FEED ME menu of their best dishes!
Bookings are essential via wahwahgee.com.au/
If you’re looking to be 10000% extra this valentine’s day, then look no further, the team at BalloonMan have you covered. For $488 per person, you can be drifting through the sky in a balloon, before indulging in breakfast for two at the Grand Hyatt, and a commemorative Valentine’s Day 2020 flight certificate. But wait, there’s more. You will also receive two bottles of BalloonMan’s signature champagne, and a box of Lindt Chocolates. Happy V-Day indeed!
Book via www.balloonman.com.au/browse-balloon-flight-packages/
VALENTINES DINNER AT NICOL’S PADDOCK
The team at Nicol’s Paddock are hosting a shared feast to celebrate those you love. The menu is specifically designed to be shared with Lovers and Friends, boasting oysters, cured meats, and cheese to start, Ricotta, Mushroom & Braised Duck Agnolotti, Peppered Beef Rump and Poached Pear, Caramel & White Chocolate Pudding. For $60 you can look forward to indulging in all of that, plus some damn fine company.
Bookings are essential via nicolspaddock.com.au/
SUNSET SAFARI AT WERRIBEE ZOO
Get up close to some of the world’s most iconic animals at Werribee Zoo’s special edition Sunset Safari this Valentine’s Day. Adventure onto the Savannah for a guided sunset tour, feast with friends at an intimate dinner at the MeerKat Bistro, then enjoy an immersive performance that showcases the rhythm of Africa for the ultimate romantic experience. Proceeds from Sunset Safari help Zoos Victoria support international conservation partners such a Rhino Fund Uganda so you’re also being a legend while treating the one you love. Win, win.
Tickets via www.zoo.org.au/
KITTY FLANAGAN & SAM PANG
Do something a little different this Valentine’s Day, and take your love to a show featuring Kitty Flanagan and Sam Pang to discuss Kitty’s book 488 Rules for Life. It’s like Book Club, but funny, and you don’t even have to read the book first.
Tickets are $49 via geelongartscentre.org.au
KISS MY BAH
The legends at Wah Bah are back again with their ‘Kiss My Bah’ Valentine’s Day singles event. So, if you are single and ready to mingle, step away from Bumble, Tinder, Hinge and whatever else there is, and let Wah Bah take on the role of the ultimate wingman by giving you a whole room of fish to choose from beyond the confines of that cheeky phone app! This event is $49pp and includes finger food, a glass of Dutch Courage on arrival and a room full of potentials to bat your eyelids at.
Bookings are essential via TryBooking.
FURPHY BEER GARDEN – POP UP
Now, this isn’t dedicated to Valentine’s Day, but it does fall on a magical day, so why the hell not? Located at The Inn Carpark, Furphy will be offering bar experiences like no other, so head on down. It’s open from 4pm – 1pm so plenty of time to schmooze.
What are the chances that Valentine’s Day this year also falls on Nightjar? Located in Johnstone Park throughout February, look forward to swaying to the melodic, acoustic performances from folksters Phil & Trudy Edgeley, The Old Married Couple, Brooke Taylor, and Byron Bay’s Bradley Stone, with a flavoursome bite of seafood paella in one hand and a Running Bull Sangria in the other. If you forgot to buy a V-day present, there’s a range of creative stalls that are worth having a look at. Entry is $10.
Written by Chloe Cicero