Creative Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Go off the beaten path and share a creative experience with your partner! Here are a few extra-special date night ideas for this season of love.

Creativity 5 min read Jan 31, 2024
Creative Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day might be just around the corner, but there’s still time to get creative with date night. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or just need a timeout from your usual Netflix-and-chill weekend plans, something out of the ordinary will endear you to your special someone.

Here are some Valentine’s Day ideas, handpicked just for you. Have fun, you coosome twosome!

Pottery classes

If you’re one of those couples who love to craft together to stay together, we’ve got a few clay-inspired ideas for you.

Spend the weekend throwing on the pottery wheel. Or go freestyle and handbuild a vase to hold your minimalist flower arrangements. There is so much you can do with pinch pot techniques.

If ceramic painting is more your thing, you can use alcohol inks to liven up your DIY ceramic mug and make it your own. Pottery truly is both a craft and an art.

Resin craft classes

If you haven’t caught on to the biggest trend yet, here’s something new to try: Make your own resin project!

Need fun resin ideas? We’ve got you! Splash it on canvas to hang on your wall, make a colourful cheese board, or craft several coasters and sprinkle them with glitter. You’ll be surprised at how versatile this unique medium can be!

Even better, why not make an entire creative weekend out of it? Once you get a hang of this popular art style (which you will because it doesn’t take too much time to learn), the possibilities are endless!

Cooking and baking classes

What do you and your better half share a bond over? You know, something both of you are passionate about. If you answered food, get excited, because we have some of the most popular cooking classes in Australia!

What better way to celebrate your shared love for the culinary arts than to book a couples cooking class on Valentine’s Day? Maybe you can sign up for different cooking classes to find out who’s the better chef. At any rate, you’ll have delicious dishes to partake in at the end of it.

You will never run out of Valentine’s Day class activities around the city and all year round to make your dates extra special, no matter your skill level. Even if you have some experience in cooking, it’s always good to add new dishes or even entirely new cuisines to your repertoire.

Wine and beverage classes

Everyone knows that everything’s better with wine. Whether you’re in the middle of a budding romance or found that sweet spot where you know too much about the other person and still like them anyway, you can’t go wrong with a fun night out over drinks. Wine tastings always been a great way to connect people.

Love pairing wine with different gourmet dishes or cheeses? Check out wine tasting sessions in the city’s best restaurants and pubs this month, if you’re in the mood for some food, some vino, and intimate company.

And speaking of wine…

Paint and sip classes

Curious about paint and sip classes? There’s likely one happening near you this Valentine month!

Many first-time artists have experienced and keep coming back to paint and sip sessions. They’re a fantastic plan to try painting for the first time, as you meet and mingle with new people over drinks. Classes are guided by professional artists to show you how to recreate beloved classics from the maestros and inspire you to create more art.

There are countless reasons to give wine painting workshops a go, Valentine weekend or not. So pick a class today and learn a thing or two not just about painting, but also about your date — in vino veritas.

Jewellery making classes

You know that jewellery is a girl’s best friend. Planning to go to the store to buy a necklace, ring, bracelet, or earrings for your special someone? Well, anybody can do that.

Go all out and craft them a sterling silver ring. You can also string something pretty or funky out of one-of-a-kind beads you made yourself. Or even better, why not experience a jewellery making class together and come away with bespoke pieces for each other? Wouldn’t that be something?

Whether solo or with your partner, we know you’ll knock their socks off. What matters is that you have fun together!

Coffee courses

Coffee date, anyone? Let’s take things to the next level.

Head over to some of the best barista schools in town and learn how to brew the best espresso in town or create Insta-ready coffee art. Want to make it twice as special? Spend a caffeine-laden, fun-filled afternoon together and take both classes back-to-back to master your coffee essentials in one go.

Now, if you’re both really serious about your coffee, there are also master barista-level courses and cupping experiences that await you. We’re talking about diploma classes to take your love of coffee to the next level!

Photography classes

Leave the selfie stick at home and go old school at a photography class. Dust off your DSLR and finally learn how to take your own frame-worthy pictures!

Rediscover the city and visit secret corners you’ve never known about, as you find out new things about each other and see your partner in a whole new light–literally! Photography lessons after dark are a popular date idea, where you can master your camera settings taking shots of each other and the city’s beautiful sights.

By the end of the date, you’ll have an unforgettable experience immortalised in beautiful photos.

Every couple is unique, but there’s always something in the city to satisfy your creative curiosity. This Valentine’s Day, make a day of it and fall in love all over again, not just with each other but also with the place you live in. You’ll be surprised at the number of nooks and crannies that even long-time residents might miss.

Want more creative suggestions? Visit our collection of classes and workshops near you to find best date ideas for Valentine’s Day!