Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and while buying your significant other a red rose and taking them out for dinner is a timeless gesture, it might be time to give the gift of surprise.
If you’re planning on staying in this year for Valentine’s Day, we have some ideas that are guaranteed to make your day extra special.
Avoid the busy-ness of a restaurant and throw together a romantic backyard picnic. Setting up a picnic layout can be as simple or glamorous as you’d like however, attention to detail goes a long way.
Make it classy and ditch the plastic. Set the scene with melamine plates, champagne flutes, and a wine cooler. Stainless steel cutlery is more refined, as are paper napkins.
Bring the wow factor with decorative statement pieces like big pillows, fluffy throws, fairy lights and make it unforgettable with your valentine’s favourite nibblies. Load up your spread with cheese from Nimbin Valley Dairy, Antipasto from In Season and moreish dips from Roza’s Gourmet and Hafla.
The best part, a backyard picnic guarantees quality alone time with your special person, score!
Gifting made easy
When it comes to giving your significant other a bunch of something beautiful, why not make it edible! Make your own bouquet by threading fruits through skewers and wrapping them up with some paper and ribbon.
Full of life and colour with a combination of fresh seasonal fruit and veg, you are sure to get bonus points for creativity!
If they can’t finish eating the bouquet all in one go… easily pick items off and put them individually in the fridge to enjoy at a later date.
Sharing food with that special someone in your life is the way to go and platters are a delicious quick fix.
Try pairing all their favourite sweet treats or maybe some new and exciting, combinations. There are no limitations when it comes to creating the perfect spread. Be sure to add some marshmallows, biscuits and most importantly chocolate. The Ministry of Chocolate have some fitting flavours for Valentine’s Day, also try filling in the gaps of your platter with some pretzels, dried fruit, and nuts. Our favourites are the Yummy Snack Foods Co. range and Macadamias Australia, the perfect addition for adding some sweetness and crunch.
We hope you all spread the love and feel the love this Valentine’s Day!