Got caught up with CNY festivities and forgot that Valentine’s Day 2021 is just around the corner too? Don’t panic! These last-minute #stayhome date night ideas should help inspire a romantic evening for two once the kids are in bed. Alternatively, with Monday the 15th being a school holiday, consider a Sunday night sleepover at the grandparents’? *wink wink*
Wine and Dine
Of course, we can’t celebrate Valentine’s without a romantic dinner. Thankfully, we are spoilt for choice with a wide range of cuisines, with takeaway and delivery options available.
1. Feast on amore!
Order up a romantic Italian dinner from Dolcetto by Basilico at Regent Singapore. The Valentino A Casa ($228 for two) features the best of Basilico. Highlights include Sicilian Marinated Alaskan King Crab and Boston Lobster, Seafood Lasagne, and Prime Char-grilled Angus Beef Tenderloin. The ultimate dessert for the occasion is the Dark Amedei Chocolate Cake. For delivery or takeaway, visit www.regenthotels.com, call 6725 3239, or email [email protected]
2. Have a fairytale picnic
Bring the magic home with Botanico’s Valentine’s Day Enchanted Garden-themed Delivery Boxes. The Lawn of Desire box ($128+) boasts a glorious meat platter for two, alongside snacks, starters, and dessert. The Magical Garden box ($168+) comes with two original Valentine’s Day cocktails, while the Luscious Meadow box ($188+) is paired with your choice of a bottle of Bordeaux red or champagne. Available for lunch or dinner delivery, pre-order at botanicosg.oddle.me, or call 9831 1106
3. Enjoy love at first slice
Commemorate the first Valentine’s Day in the new normal with a whopping 60% off Pizza Hut’s Valentine’s Day Combo (now $26.60; usual $66.50) exclusively via Deliveroo. Get a Classic Large Pizza, Pasta or Baked Rice, Appetiser, and four Chocolate Hazelnut Tarts, plus his-and-hers fabric face masks. Each limited-edition pair is designed by local illustrator Tiffany Tan and handmade in partnership with Layla Luna. Pre-order on 13 February for pick-up/delivery on 14 February from participating Pizza Hut outlets on Deliveroo
Pretend play isn’t just for little kids. How about glamping in the living room? All you need is a tent, a string of fairy lights, and a bottle of champagne! Read on for more ideas.
4. Be gourmet chefs for a day
Nothing’s more romantic than joining forces to whip up a gourmet meal. But what if your combined culinary skills don’t extend beyond an egg sandwich or instant noodles? Order up a DIY cooking kit from the professionals, of course. Try a selection of Asian dishes from Prepped, handroll sushi sets from Noka, or Pasta Bar’s selection of fresh pastas.
5. Play like a mixologist with alcohol-free spirits
And what’s a romantic meal without some bubbly? It doesn’t even have to be boozy! Simply stock up on Lyre’s award-winning range of non-alcoholic spirits. They are made with a mix of natural flavours, extracts, and distillates from fruits, spices, and botanicals. Shake up a Passionstar Martini, Words can’t ‘espresso’…, or My Sweet Valentine. Spirits and recipes available at www.lyres.asia
6. Design a future staycation and stand to win it
Too late to book your dream staycation for the weekend? Now you have the chance to make up your own fantasy retreat — and then win it! Besides whispering sweet nothings this Valentine’s, put your heads together and build your ideal itinerary. The three most creative entries stand to win Fairmont Singapore’s Design Your Staycation contest. Head over to their Facebook page to participate
Rekindle the Romance
The couple that plays together stays together. Spend Valentine’s Day 2021 doing something you both enjoy, or find a new hobby to share. The sparks will soon be flying again!
7. Get your hearts racing
Spend quality time together by challenging your beloved to a virtual run. Whether you take turns on your home treadmill or venture to the park, you choose the time, place, and pace. The Season of Love Virtual Series 2021 is set to get your hearts racing in more ways than one. Ladies can redeem a limited-edition charm bracelet at the end of each successful run. Add on a matching necklace chain for the gents too. Sign up today at www.42Race.com
8. Embark on a new hobby
There are endless possibilities for a new hobby you can nurture together. All you need are creative minds, willing hearts, and a sense of fun! Some ideas to consider include designing your own succulent terrarium, starting an edible garden, and joining a virtual art-jamming workshop. You can also attempt a DIY home-improvement project or some of those couples challenges just for laughs — there are tons of examples on YouTube and TikTok!
9. Netflix and chill
When all else fails, microwave a giant tub of popcorn, cosy up on the couch, and put on the ‘flix. Squared Love, and To All The Boys: Always And Forever are some of the latest rom-com drops. Alternatively, get some heart-pumping, arm-hugging action going with a spine-chilling horror movie marathon. New releases include #Alive, Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island, and All My Friends Are Dead. Visit www.netflix.com for more
Happy #stayhome Valentine’s Day 2021, all you lovebirds!
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