What you need for a romantic Valentine's Day date night in


What you need for a romantic Valentine's Day date night in

If you're reading this article, there's a high chance you've already decided to swap the Valentine's Day traditions this year in favour of something a little more low-key. We don't blame you! Between the romantic gifts, surprise roses, expensive dinner reservations and the outfit that has to be just right, it's an expensive occasion most of us can live without.

But of course, Valentine's Day is also a great reminder to slow down and celebrate the love of your life, whether that's a husband, girlfriend, best friend or even yourself!

This year, keep it simple by putting together a rendezvous in your very own lounge room. We've got you sorted with a few wining and dining suggestions, but we also highly recommend fluffy robes, face masks and a cheesy movie or two to make it absolutely perfect.

Happy Valentine's, lovers!

On the menu...

  • Cheese platters
  • Homemade spaghetti
  • DIY pizzas
  • Red wine
  • Fondue
  • Chocolate (in all forms)
  • Waffles, whipped cream and strawberries

Ideas, top to bottom: Get chocolates from Theobrama Chocolate Lounge or our local supermarket; Get your kitchen supplies from Stevens or Country Road (carafe and cheese knives pictured); Nothing says romance like these matching Big spoon and little spoon PJs from Peter Alexander; Learn everything you needed to know about cheese in "Milk made' by Nick Haddow from Whitcoulls; and make waffles in this Kmart waffle maker. So sorted!

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