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A Last Minute Valentine’s Day Guide

Have you Left Valentine’s Day until the last minute and now all the restaurants that you were planning to schmooze your sweetheart are booked out? We Know Melbourne have come up with some last minute ideas that will still make your lover swoon and best of all aren’t going to cost you all your savings so you can spend more on flowers and chocolates. It is the most romatic day of the year after all!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Moonlight Cinemas

Watch the old time classic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s  at Moonlight Cinema  on Valentine’s Day Sunday 14 February. Presented by Lindeman’s, who are providing everyone a free glass of sparkling on arrival, take your romantic night-in, outdoors, for unforgettable evening under the stars. This timeless cult classic starring film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn as flighty Manhattan party girl Holly Golightly, is the perfect mix of funny, romantic and classy. Pack your own lovers picnic for two with wine. Or arrive empty handed and be treated to Moonlight Cinema’s LA style food truck. There’s a well-stocked bar and bean beds available for hire to create the perfect date night – no effort required.

Coburg Drive-In Food Truck Festival

There’s nothing more romantic than snuggling under the covers in the car at the drive-ins. This Saturday, February 13 & Sunday, February 14, The Coburg Drive-In Food Truck will be  bringing back your favourite food trucks and films over two consecutive days; screening Deadpool  & Zoolander 2. 

 Some of Melbourne’s finest food trucks will be serving up delicious food for all movie-goers this summer. Treat your date to some tasty dishes including burgers from Boss Burger and Shakes,  Dos Diablos, Greek Street Food, Mamma Van, Copa Food Truck, Taco Truck, White Guy Cooks Thai plus plenty more! Curb your sweet tooth with Street Crepes, Yo Bar, Sweet Forbidden Journey, Senor Churro and more!

St Kilda Festival

After more of a party vibe because that’s what your boo is into, then head to the St Kilda Festival along with 400,000 other music lovers. Showcasing Australian artists and talents against the spectacular natural beauty of the St Kilda foreshore the  streets of St Kilda will be closed to all traffic as all the  hottest Australian musicians play over ten music stages, while people of all ages are entertained with a vast range of performances, workshops and events, from kids’ entertainment to live wrestling, dance classes, community activities, buskers, food trucks and a whole lot more. Best of all, it won’t cost you a thing!

Shakespeare under the Stars

Be entertained under the stars at the Royal Botanic Gardens as  The Australian Shakespeare Company performs their hilarious montage of the “Best Bits” from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Perfect date material if you’re after a bit of a laugh.

Melbourne Star

This one might mean you spend a bit less on the chocolates and flowers but it will definitely win you some brownie points for the romance factor. Choose from two special Star Experience packages (starting from $189 per couple) including ‘A Sparkling Star’ option where you’ll share a cabin and be treated to sparkling, chocolates/baguette and a personalised photo book; or go all out and splurge on a private cabin to yourselves with all the above (from $615 per couple).

R.O.C Race

Give up the idea of romance all together and just go for the fun factor! ROC Race is the original game show-inspired obstacle run featuring larger than life obstacles including the infamous Wrecking Ball, the brand new Sweeper, Jump Balls, and the World’s Largest Inflatable Water Slide!  Get ready for the craziest 5K of your life!

Ice Bar

Share some eskimo kisses at the Ice Bar. For $80 per person you’ll get a 6×9” IceBar complimentary photo; IceBar cocktail; IceBar IceShot via luge or shot glass; IceBar frozen rose garden; Exclusive one off smartphone photos in the IceBar; plus you’ll never have any awkward silences with so many moments to talk about.

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