Top Things To Do This Weekend (12 – 14 Feb)

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We are now used to adapting and finding new ways to enjoy holidays so Valentine’s Day this year is no different. We may be spending the day at home but there are still plenty of things we can do to ensure we celebrate love in many ways! Here are our top things to do this Valentine’s weekend.


1) Have a Valentine’s Day Movie Marathon

Break out your popcorn maker, grab a few party popcorn bags, make your own movie tickets with stubs and settle in for a romantic night at the movies (at home!). There are loads of great options for Valentine’s whether you like rom-coms, thrillers or big budget action movies. If you want to make it a luxury cinema experience then why not try these charming hand painted chocolate treats by local company, Grá Chocolates. 


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2) Treat Yourselves to a Valentines Hamper

If spending hours cooking a three course meal is your idea of torture, then luckily for you there are plenty of Valentines hampers and takeaway boxes available. Trieste’s Valentine’s edition box, with cheeses and savoury bites, and Claregalway Hotel’s Valentines hampers, with everything you need to make a full Valentine’s Day meal, are just two of the great options to choose from. Pre-order yours today as they are selling out fast! 



3) Have an At Home Spa Day

You may not be able to go to a Spa so bring the Spa experience to you. Create the perfect ambiance in your own home using atmospheric lighting, aromatherapy candles and soothing music, maybe even pop a bottle of champagne to give yourself the full five star treatment.

Relax, unwind and enjoy some quality time with your partner or on your own! Brands like Rí Na Mara and Connemara Organic Seaweed have full organic seaweed collections with everything from face masks to bath foam, perfect for your Spa experience at home.


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4) Watch the Rugby

It’s Ireland v France in rugby this Sunday so why not incorporate a sports theme to your Valentine’s day. McCambridges have everything you could need in one hamper, including a wide selection of delicious craft beers, like Galway Hooker Honey Ale and Kinnegar Limeburner, as well as a 50g pack of Keoghs crisps. What more could you want? Call into the shop to collect, or have it delivered if you are in the locality!


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5) Cook Together

Join Cepta Mahon from Cookalicious for a Virtual Couples Cookalong this Valentine’s weekend. Cook along with Cepta to create a fabulous 3-course meal together with chat & craic throughout. Then kick back & enjoy the special occasion feast you have just created together. Book your place & receive your Valentines Eve Recipe Pack with everything you need to pick up for cooking a stunning starter, fabulous fish main & chocolate dessert.


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