Things to do on the weekend when you’ve run out of ideas
Are you runnings out of things to do on the weekend or tired of doing the same thing? Bored of walking the trails in your respective suburbs? (If not… check out our “What’s Hood” pieces for some local gems we found!) We’ve compiled a list of activities that may be able to spice your weekends up again!
Just as Melbourne’s weather is starting to get better, picnics are definitely a no-brainer. Create a picnic envy feast Parisian style with Entrecote’s pique-nique box, or go full Italian with Rosella’s picnic platters. If you fancy something sweet, why not try Bibelot’s high tea at home with a spread of sweet and savoury bites? Doesn’t it sound picnic-perfect?
Think pottery scene with Sam and Molly from Ghost (the 1990 classic with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze) only without the spinning table for the clay.
Want to make a mug? Sure. Want to make a vase? You got it. Want to make something else? Simply order a DIY pottery kit from “Get Crockd”! They’ve got all sorts of different kits tailored to the number of people you want to get down and muddy with! Their packages include just enough clay for you and your party, carving tools, clay breakers (like ice breakers, but way cooler), instructions and when lockdowns lift, you can bring your masterwork to a kiln!
Paint by numbers
Have you ever wanted your photo to come to life in the form of painting? To see a portrait of your dog hanging on the wall replicated by paint? Channel your inner Picasso with Paint By Numbers!
Simply order a photo or upload your photo onto the website and paint the numbers on the canvas according to the numbers on the paint tub and viola! You have yourself a grand masterpiece! This is a fun way to spend time with your partner or even just a good way to spend your “me” time by. Chuck your favourite playlist on and get painting! Our favourite pick for custom art is Miicreative otherwise try Paint Plot for different paintings!
Order a banquet and re-create date night
Miss dining out? We do too. How about recreating your favourite dishes from some of Melbourne’s best restaurants. Think Supernormal, Maha, MoVida, Tokyo Tina, Cumulus Inc., Tipo 00, Lucy Liu and more! You simply have to finish the dishes off when your order comes to your door, and ta-da! You’ve got yourself a restaurant at home! Check out Providoor for more.
Tokyo Tina’s Bingo Academy Live
Bingo, but for young people. Think Aperol spritz, Japanese food and dance tunes… along with bingo. Yes, we know bingo and Aperol spritzes don’t really sound like they go hand in hand together do they? But trust us, they do.
Every Saturday night, drag artist Valerie Hex and Windsor Japanese restaurant Tokyo Tina host a virtual night of boozy bingo. Simply get your tickets via Providoor and you get a multi-course meal along with just enough booze to make EIGHT Aperol Spritzes. You’ll also get all the necessary bingo material to join in on the Instagram Live game and a QR code link to a curated playlist to blast. First person to shout “bingo” wins a Hanoi Hannah Providoor gift card. How good does that sound! Available for delivery or local pick-up.
Make the perfect tiramisu
Wanna bake but not sure what to make anymore? How about the perfect tiramisu?
The guys at Tipico are running a masterclass this Saturday 17 October to teach you how to make the best tiramisu! Simply buy your tickets here and the fresh ingredients will be delivered to your door prior to! All you need to prepare are the kitchen equipment! Not a bad day to spend your Saturday hey?