Hate Valentine’s Day?
We understand that not everyone’s cut out to be cuddly and mushy. We recently round up the places and events you should avoid at all costs. We even have a list of all the hotels around the globe that you should definitely not book.
GoodFood.com recommends avoiding Valentine’s crowds and catching a movie with the girls the night before. “Sisters,” the site reports, will be shown at Centennial Park on February 13. And what could be more fun than watching Amy Poehler and Tina Fey under the stars?
But how should you spend the dreaded day itself? Here, we list the things you can do in Australia if you can’t stand Valentine’s Day.
– Anti-Valentine’s Day
What screams anti-romance better than garlic and ribs? The Good Beer Company (GBC) is celebrating Anti-Valentines Day in three different venues. According to Weekendnotes.com, they will be “serving up a feast that requires unattractiveness while being eaten.”
To join in on the fun, you can visit any of their venues on Sunday, 11am to 11pm.
1. Keg & Brew, 26 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
2. Dove and Olive Hotel, 156 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills
3. The DOG Hotel, 2 St. Marks Rd, Randwick.
Their menu will include seeded barbecue pork ribs, slow roasted garlic beef ribettes, smoked maple lamb ribs and buttermilk drummer sticks. A warm sticky date pudding with vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche and banana toppings will also be available. These sound better than a real date, to be honest.
– Netflix and (No) Chill
If ribs aren’t your thing, you can always chill at home with Netflix. The streaming site recently released a complete list of shows available in Australia this month. You can even catch up on “Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul” in time for next week’s Season 2.
– Have a Day of Pampering
The Darling Spa was also featured in the list of places to visit on February 14. But let’s be real here. What couple would actually want to spend Valentine’s Day in a spa? So, relax. You won’t run into mushy couples here.
– Throw Your Own Anti-Valentine’s Party
Why not throw your own anti-Valentine’s Party? The International Business Times reported that bakers do create spoof candied hearts and cookies. Instead of “Be Mine” and “I Love You,” you can have them read “Bite Me” and “Go Away.” Invite all your Cupid-hating friends and have a blast. You don’t have to hate Valentine’s day alone.