Assumed lockdown had already dashed any hopes of having a memorable Valentine’s? Think again. The nightlife experts at DesignMyNight are here to help you get resourceful, by offering some great ideas for pulling off a successful (and dare we say hard to beat) Valentine’s Day at home, featuring all kinds of exciting activities from epic DIY meal kits to immersive cocktail experiences and a fun delivery that lets you turn your home into a tropical beach getaway.
Been dreaming of sandy beaches and poolside cocktails for as long as you can remember? Until BoJo gives the go-ahead for us to jet off into the sunset, we may as well pretend we’re somewhere exotic, and Let’sDate Crate’s romantic staycation kit is just the way to do it. Stuffed with everything you need for an Instagram-worthy fake-cation; from inflatable palm trees, to sandcastle kits, ice cream cones and tropical cocktail ingredients, these all-inclusive kits will leave you barely able to tell the difference between your bedroom and a beach hut in the Bahamas...
Believe it or not, but a rom com-worthy date night is actually achievable during lockdown thanks to Taste Film and their True Romance-inspired dining experience. You’ll be sent all the ingredients to get sparks flying in the kitchen as you rustle up a four-course meal with a side of cocktails, aided by virtual instructions, before settling down to steam the classic Bonnie and Clyde-esque flick. If you’re a big movie buff, this one is most definitely for you.
Alcotraz have brought their award-winning bar concept to the digital world, in the form of a virtual prison break experience paired with a quirky cocktail delivery service. Each dastardly duo will have to navigate CCTV footage via their computer to help a bootlegging inmate outsmart security and escape prison, all while sipping on illegally brewed ‘prison hooch,’ which comes in a variety of flavours from a punchy pineapple margarita to a gin berry sour.
If you and beau share a love of burgers and prosecco, you can’t go wrong with ordering Burger and Beyond’s almighty feast kit. The Soho staple is spreading the love with a gut-busting Valentine’s Day bundle containing all the components to make two bacon butter burgers, a portion of sharable fried chicken, their Insta-famous dirty tater tots, plus a brownie and bottle of bubbles to wash it all down with. Chin chin.
If the main relationship in your life is more on the platonic end of the spectrum, we’ve got a romance-free event that ticks all the boxes for those desperately missing nights out with their best buds. Show your gal pals some love with a Galentine’s Day interactive cocktail masterclass, where you’ll be whipping up everything from an Espresso Martini to a Collins, using a box of ingredients and guided by a bartender from Callooh Callay, one of London’s top cocktail bars.
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