Valentine’s Day Events/Specials for Parents {2014}

Valentine's Day EventsWhen did Valentine’s Day get to be all about the kids and impossible to emulate Pinterest projects? Valentine’s Day is for lovers!  So check out our list of upcoming Valentine’s Day events and specials for grown-ups. No paper hearts required and nookie is optional.

Friday, February 7th, 7pm-8:30pm
Love is in the Air, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington
Registration required: $2 per person
Go for a night hike in snowshoes and hear about how romance is in the air for our forest friends. Afterwards enjoy treats by the fire.  I hear cold weather is conducive to cuddling! Call 847-381-6592 to register.

Friday, February 14th, 7pm-10pm
A Couple and A Canvas, Artist @ Heart, Libertyville
RSVP by February 10th, Space is limited $45 per couple
Express your love by painting a canvas together.  If artistic inspiration needs help to flow, no problem, this event is BYOB!  To sweeten the package, dessert will also be served.  We all know how art kindles romance, remember the movie Ghost?

Friday, February 14th, 7:30pm-9pm
Romantic Night Hike, Ryerson Conservation Area, Riverwoods
RSVP by February 10th, Space is limited $45 per couple
Choose a guided or self-guided cross country ski or hike through Ryerson Woods (bring your own cross-country equipment.)  Learn about wildlife courtship behaviors and then warm up with hot chocolate and s’mores.  Register online or call 847-968-3321.

Saturday,  February 15th, 5 pm-10 pm
Cupids and Cuties – Valentine’s Day Parent’s Night Out, 
Libertyville Gymnastics Academy
Pre-Register Price: $35 member/$40 Non-member
Walk-in Price: $40 member / $45 Non-member
Let Libertyville Gymnastics Academy entertain your children while you enjoy a night out.  Sure, at face value this looks like an event for the kids, but if it means you can comfortably enjoy a date with your spouse while the kids are having fun, I think the real winner here is mom and dad.  For complete information download the flyer.


Saturday,  February 15th, 6 pm-8:30pm
Valentine’s Day Dinner, Angelic Organics Learning Center, Caledonia
Registration required. $50 per person.
You may have read about my family’s amazing experience at the Angelic Organics Learning Center and how it was well worth the trip to Caledonia. But one must not forget about their wonderful adult programs too.  The first date for the AOLC Valentine’s Day Dinner has already sold out and  a second one has been added.  It seems everyone is anxious to help create their own made-from-scratch dinner using farm-fresh ingredients.  Nothin’ says lovin’ like quiche straight from the oven!  Register here while space is still available.

His or Hers Valentine’s Day Packages 
The Fitting Room, Grayslake
$79 for Him/$99 for Her
What says “Valentine’s Day” louder than lingerie?  At The Fitting Room everyone gets to scream sexy, regardless of body type.  That’s what makes this Grayslake lingerie boutique so special.  Beyond offering expert bra fittings, they are on a mission to promote a positive body image for all women. But on V-Day, the men should get to have some fun too right?  Pre-purchase a “For  Her” or a “For Him” Valentine’s Day Package by February 10th and you get a sweet set of goodies.  The ladies’ package includes 2 Specialty Cupcakes from Cacao Sweets & Treats, a floral arrangement, a $25 gift certificate to The Vine, and a $50 gift certificate to The Fitting Room.  The gentleman’s package includes 2 Specialty Beer Cupcakes from Cacao Sweets & Treats, a $25 gift certificate to Light The Lamp Brewery and a $50 credit towards merchandise.  After all, lingerie is the gift that keeps on giving isn’t it?

Do you know of a great Valentine’s Day Event or Special that didn’t make our list?  Sharing is caring! Leave a comment below. 

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When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.

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