Valentine’s Day, the day for declaring your love for your special someone is just around the corner. Don’t stress, you don’t have to spend a fortune on dinner at a fancy restaurant or a night at a luxury hotel, why not declare your love this February 14 with these original ideas …

Balloons from Lovely Occasions – put some fun into Valentine’s Day with a bouquet of bright helium filled balloons. You’ll find it difficult to choose from their gorgeous range including traditional balloons, cute animals and balloon bouquets starting from $33 or perhaps the super fabulous Mini Heart Surprise Box Kit filled with 12 mini heart balloons complete with pre-printed love messages for $29.95 is more your style. I guarantee you’ll find something fun, see Lovely Occasions full Valentine’s Day range here.

Lovely Occasions

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Made with love Cake – indulge this February 14 with handmade cakes and treats from Jocelyn Hancock, Brisbane’s Queen of Baking. Take your pick from their delicious Valentine range which this year includes a mini individual heart shaped cake (available in chocolate, fruit, gluten free and vegan), boxed and tied with a ribbon for $12 to the classic Chocolate Sour Cream cake decorated with honeycomb and raspberries, boxed and tied with a ribbon for $50. See the full Valentine range on Instagram or visit Cake and Bake at 58 Commercial Road, Newstead (phone 3257 0000).

Cake & Bake

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A romantic night at the Museum – enjoy romantic Brisbane city views from our most iconic building, Brisbane City Hall clock tower. Open late every Friday night and with Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday it’s the perfect night to take advantage of the open late event and while you’re there celebrating why not walk hand in hand to check out the art works on show at the Museum, see here for further details.

Brisbane City Hall

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Cheese platter box from Say Cheese – want to impress or celebrate a milestone then do it with cheese. If you’re head over heels in love with a cheese lover then a cheese platter box from Say Cheese is the perfect Valentine’s gift, with platters starting from $90 with 3 types of cheese, 3 cured meats, dips, seasonal fruits, crackers and olives you’ll want to get in quick as availability is limited, see their full Valentine’s Day range here.

Say Cheese

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Movies under the stars – Watch the movies with your Valentine this February 14 at Moonlight Cinema located in the Roma Street Parklands. See Ghost, the classic romantic film, on its 30th Anniversary, for only $15 a movie ticket. If you feel like spending a little more cash why not book online and add the Moonlight Cinema Deal for 2 for $40 to your shopping cart it includes Parlour Lane Popcorn, Peckish crackers & Black Swan dip, 2 Connoisseur stick ice creams plus 2 selected beverages, see further details here.

Moonlight cinema

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If you’re still looking for romantic suggestions check out these Date Ideas Under $50 AND don’t forget to sign up to the Love Brisbane Challenge happening every day during February, join in here.


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