Valentine’s Day: Weird and wonderful ways to spend the day of love

Have you ever considered doing something out of the ordinary for Valentine’s Day? We spend most Valentine’s Days gifting our significant others with stunning red roses and bottles of champagne. This year, opt for something outside of your comfort zone! 

Here are six weird and wonderful ways to spend the day of love. 

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1. LOVE-MAKING KIT 

A love-making kit is a great intimate way to bond with your partner and a perfect way to experience something out of the box. A love-making kit allows you and your partner to create artwork using nothing but your bodies. 

The kit usually comes with a canvas, non-toxic paint, a mat, disposable slippers and a body scrubber to get all that paint off.

2. HIT THE RAGE ROOM 

A rage room is a unique way to let out all your frustrations and the concept is quite simple. You enter a room wearing protective gear with a baseball bat in hand and you just smash a bunch of things.

According to Healthline, breaking things with your significant other is a great way to blow off some steam and spark a conversation about your frustrations. 

In South Africa, there is a rage room in Bryanston, Johannesburg. They are currently running a Valentine’s Day special for R700. 

3. GET COMPETITIVE AT THE ARCADE 

The arcade is a perfect way to get competitive with your significant other. South Africa has arcades at most of our major malls with a variety of games. Don’t feel like shooting some hoops? Hit the air-hockey table. 

The overall winner of the games cooks dinner for the other.

4. BOUNCE AT A TRAMPOLINE PARK 

A trampoline park is also a great way to blow off some steam but make sure you’re wearing comfortable clothes for this one. There are several activities inside the trampoline park including dodgeball, a slam dunk area to show off your best basketball skills and a free jump arena. 

Bounce South Africa is located in Pretoria, Midrand, and Fourways in Gauteng. There is also a branch at Cornubia Mall in Umhlanga, Durban. 

For those in Cape Town, a trampoline park called Rush is located in Claremont. 

Prices vary depending on the packages chosen.

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5. HAVE A PIZZA-MAKING COMPETITION 

Some say the way into one’s heart is through their stomach. A pizza-making competition is a great way to explore new flavours with your significant other and have a bit of friendly competition. 

For your pizza-making competition, you might need some flour, yeast, sugar and other ingredients for the dough. Top it off with some tasty toppings like bacon, peppers, onion and a whole lot of cheese. 

6. CHANNEL YOUR INNER-SHAKESPEARE 

An interesting way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to write heartfelt letters to each other. Grab a piece of paper and jot down how your partner makes you feel and everything you love about them. 

Get cozy at home with some candles, a bottle of wine and read your letters to each other. This is a great way to reassure your partner about your feelings towards them.

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