Overbooked restaurants with daggy “for two” set menus, obligatory tea light candle and the company of another 400 loved up couples enough to make you puke? Ditch the commerce-driven guilt/tacky paper cutouts/sugar overload and surprise your loved one (or your best mates!) with this DIY romantic picnic this Valentine’s Day instead.

A little bit of careful prep goes a long way. Cram that picnic basket with all of your favourite things and create the perfect romantic setting in favourite secluded spot.

Sunset, wine, conversation, flowers. What could be more romantic than that?

The Details

Grab a couple of throw rugs and tablecloths – mix up prints and crochet for an epic boho feast!

Drape over an upturned box* (or your picnic basket) for an impromptu picnic table.

* your old Bloombox Co boxes are perfect for this!

Leave the plasticware behind and add layers of romance by bringing a few favourite “inside” pieces, out. Think candle holders, salt and pepper mills, an ice bucket or even a cute stool.

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Raid your nearest deli and arrange a sharing board in under a minute – the more haphazard the better! Need something more substantial? Pick up a picnic-perfect sandwich or slice and wrap in parchment paper and twine for a romantic touch.

Dress all this goodness up with tendrils of foliage and your favourite pillar candles.


Grab gorgeous fresh flowers and throw together simple arrangements – like this cute tea cup posy – for scattering on your picnic table. Keep your arrangements short to avoid any blow-over dramas.

Can’t be bothered bringing vases?  Try popping a few stems into your ice bucket.


Finally, prep well beforehand and your romantic boho set up will only take a few minutes. Well worth it for your most romantic V-day ever. XOXO bloomers!




About the Author:

Philomena is the founder of Bloombox Co, occasional hatmaker and pickle aficionado. She lives in Melbourne where she works to get locally grown flowers into homes and businesses.

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