Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

No Valentine’s Day plans, no problem with these ideas for everyone.

Love birds flock to the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris to attach locks as a symbol of their everlasting love. This year, take your significant other to Minor Park and lock your love down a little closer to home on the Old Red Bridge. The area will be lit up from 6-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Dance the night away with The Living Room’s “Back to the Future”-inspired Enchantment Under the Sea Valentine’s Day Dance. Featuring live music to twist, hop, and jive to from Zachary Stevenson & the Satellites, you’ll be rocking back to the ’50s. General admission is $20, and a special couples package includes two tickets, plus a bottle of champagne and a personalized song and dance dedication.

If a romantic getaway isn’t in the cards this year, plan a romantic staycation instead. Hotel Sorella’s Valentine’s Day package includes luxury accommodations for two, a bottle of sparkling wine, André’s Confiserie Suisse chocolates, a $50 room service credit, valet parking and complimentary breakfast. Rates start at $219 per night.

Chocolate has become synonymous with Valentine’s Day, but why settle for a box of chocolate when you can make it yourself? L’École Culinaire’s Feb. 13 class for beginners ($100/person) will walk attendees through step-by-step instructions to make classic chocolate recipes from turtles to truffles and beyond.

Hundreds of Kansas Citians will strip down for a good cause at Cupid’s Undie Run Feb. 13 at McFadden’s in Kansas City Power & Light District. The 1-mile race is a fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation and its efforts to ending a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis through research. Races held across the globe helped pull in $3.5 million last year.

Feel the love at Park Place, which hosts an array of events this weekend. Treat yourself to a makeup and lash application (or an educational 30-minute consultation; call 816-695-3469 or email [email protected] to schedule) with the LOVER Cosmetics pop-up shop through Feb. 13 at 11553 Ash Street. Pick up sweet raw vegan treats at Hand & Land with its Manifest Pop-up Shop 3-5 p.m. Feb. 12 or Brazilian candies from Sweet Kiss Brigadeiro noon-2 p.m. Feb. 13. Of course restaurant specials also abound. See what’s on the menu at The Grille at Park Place, RA and Pig & Finch here.

A few other restaurants offering weekend specials on our short list include Jax Fish House, Bristol Seafood Grill, J. Gilbert’s, Lidia’s, Cleaver & Cork and Newport Grill.