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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Show your Valentine how much you love them with a different type of date night.

We’ve all had the classic Valentine’s Day plans of dinner and a movie, but if you feel like opting for something different this year (or waited until the last minute to make a reservation), try one of these unique and fun ideas for a truly memorable Valentine’s Day.

What’s more romantic than a glass of bubbly? Ça Va has you covered with specials Tuesday-Friday if you feel like celebrating early or simply taking advantage of deals like $5 glasses of Secco Pink Bubbles Tuesday and $5 Rieger Whiskey shots all weekend long and special packages Friday and Saturday.

If you can’t make the trip to Paris with your love, choose the romantic French dinner for two to go from The French Market. With your choice of la cote de boeuf braisee (wine braised short ribs, $42) or homard saute a la crème, en feuillete (lobster in sherry cream sauce served over a freshly baked pastry shell, $44), both served with sides and options for a la carte items, the dinners make pulling off an intimate evening at home a cinch. Call (913)-362-0803 or order in store through Feb. 12.

Barrel 31 is also offering Valentine’s dinner to go. Options for the three-course meal include 12-hour braised pork belly, wood-roasted salmon, sticky toffee pudding and lemon meringue, among others, featured on the restaurant’s Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu, served on Friday and Saturday. If you fall in love with one of dishes, get excited—they’re a preview of Barrel 31’s new spring menu.

People flock to the Pont de Arts bridge in Paris to lock their locks as a symbol of their unbreakable and everlasting love. This year, take your significant other, lock in tow, to Minor Park to lock your love a little closer to home on the Old Red Bridge. The area will be lit up from 6 – 10 p.m. and don’t forget to take a snapshot and use the hashtags #kcparks, #LoveKC and #redbridgelovelocks to share the love.

If you want to switch up your Valentine’s Day plans, get creative and try a painting class. Pinot’s Palette in Prairie Village is hosting a special date night evening on February 14 where you can not only bring your own bottle of wine to split with your honey, but also try your hand with a love-themed painting lesson from 7 – 10 p.m. Complimentary chocolates and champagne will be provided. Cheers!

For the perfect celebration with friends, make a reservation for high tea at Natasha’s Mulberry and Mott at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m., and be sure to order one of the shop’s decadent treats to go with your tea.

Single? Grab your girlfriends and a picture of your ex and head to Onelife Fitness KC for a special Valentine’s Day boxing class, “Ex-Factor.” Instructor Patrick Burkett will help you box out your aggression with this high intensity class. A limited number of spots are available, so visit or call the front desk to reserve your spot today.