Don’t know what to do? No worries!

There’s a lot of pressure that comes with planning the perfect Valentine’s Day… but, we’re here to take the stress out of what to do with our list of date ideas.

If you’re in Johannesburg…

Post-it Wall of Love at The Zone Mall in Rosebank

It’s not really a date, but it is a super sweet idea for Valentine’s Day. Post-it wants to fill a wall with doting sticky notes and you’re invited to write your own note to your loved ones and stick it up. Whether it’s prose, a heart-warming memory, or an encapsulating quote, make sure you stop by The Zone Mall in Rosebank to add your one to the wall.

Plus, there are prizes to be won and an awesome photo booth so that you can share your experience.

Where: The Zone Mall in Rosebank, 177 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg
When: Saturday, 10 February; 10am – 3pm
Cost: Free!
Contact: Check out Post-it SA’s Facebook page for more information

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Moët & Chandon-themed dinner at The Maslow

Treat yourself and your partner to a five-course set menu and a glass of bubbly this Valentine’s Day. The Maslow’s fine dining restaurant, Lacuna Bistro, will be serving oysters and prawns, lamb, a gourmet cheese board and scrumptious dessert platters to share. So, if you haven’t had a special dinner date in a while, this is the one for you. Put on your favourite LBD and enjoy a romantic night of out-of-this-world food.

Where: Lacuna Bistro, The Maslow, 146 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg
When: Wednesday, 14 February; 6pm – 10pm
Cost: R440 pp
Contact: 010 226 4600, [email protected]

Beer tour and tasting packages with SAB World of Beer

If you and your guy both love beer, then this is the perfect date. SAB World of Beer will be offering a week’s worth beer tours and tastings as well as a food and beer pairing slot. On the Saturday after the 14th, they will be offering a Valentine’s Day lunch menu specifically created for beer-loving couples – five courses of deliciousness each paired with a different beer. The menu includes a springbok fillet, deep-fried camembert and a decadent brownie.

Where: 15 Helen Joseph Street, Newtown, Johannesburg
When: 10-17 February; 1pm – 4pm (Valentine’s Day lunch menu only available on 17 February)
Cost: Beer tour and tasting package, R360 per couple, and Food and beer pairing, R1 000 per couple
Contact: 011 836 4900, [email protected]

Cupid’s movies in the park

Take an intimate picnic to the next level with this family-friendly Picnic in the Park event. You’ll be able to enjoy a round-up of romantic movies – Beauty and the Best, 10 Things I Hate About You, Love Actually, and Moulin Rouge – while snacking on your packed picnic basket from home (Win!). If you and your little ones love dressing up, the theme is  Cupid’s Masquerade and fairytale costumes are encouraged. There will also be mask workshops and jumping classes to keep your kids entertained.

Where: Inanda Country Base, Rose Rd & Maple Rd, Knopjeslaagte, Midrand
When: Saturday, 17 February; 2pm – 11 pm
Cost: R170 for adults and children under 17 enter for free (Buy now at Quicket)
Contact: 076 892 2535, [email protected]

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