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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

This time last year, we asked our panel of mystery guests what they would be getting up to on Valentine’s 2020 and unsurprisingly, 76% headed out for a meal - back when we had options too – 50% ate at a casual dining restaurant, 30% went somewhere fancy and 8% were in for a surprise meal at a secret location. 7% even went away for the weekend. It’s safe to say that Valentine’s Day is going to look a little different this year…

According to our latest poll, 30% will be ordering a takeaway, 20% are having a home-cooked meal, and 11% are opting for a supermarket meal deal. No one said they would be celebrating virtually.

Last year, some guests combined their Valentine’s meal with other experiences such as the cinema or theatre. So, we did some research on some at-home options for this year…

  • Cocktail masterclass – buy a cocktail making kit from your local restaurant or supermarket and get creating. There are lots of virtual classes up for grabs for a small fee too!
  • Cinema night – why not pick up a projector? Indoors or outdoors, get cosy with your favourite film… and plenty of snacks of course.
  • Recipe boxes – the pandemic has seen a boom in the subscription of recipe boxes, where you get ingredients and a recipe sent straight to your door. This year, Valentine’s options are up for grabs.
  • Valentines breakfast – the last year has been pretty backwards, so why not switch up your romantic evening meal for a breakfast. With Shrove Tuesday on the 16th, you don’t need an excuse to eat pancakes for breakfast – check out our pancake day blog for our top-rated toppings!
  • Galentine’s Day – last year, 7% of you celebrated with your friends! The term ‘Galantine’s’ was coined in 2010 by fictional character, Leslie Knope of Netflix series, Parks and Recreation. Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13th and is a day for women to get together with their gal pals, single or not.

Have a good one!

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