How to make the most of this Hallmark Holiday

Valentine’s day is the holiday we all love to hate and hate to love. But it still requires some thoughtful planning. Don’t just buy the grocery store roses and a box of cheap chocolates. Cut the clichés—it’s time to get creative. Card sales tend to spike on the 13th, but don’t be one of those last minute losers. Get organized! Does your significant other have a favourite restaurant? What about a favourite cocktail or bottle of wine? Is there something fun you’ve always talked about doing together but haven’t taken the time to follow through on? Now’s the perfect opportunity. If creativity ain’t your strong suit, we’ve got your back. Read on for our ideas to make February 14th perfectly memorable.

Think outside of the restaurant box and try Something New!

We love the experience date- more than just dinner, it gives you something new to try and keeps things spicy.

The Calgary Flames 

You can never go wrong adding in a little ice and The Calgary Flames can add to your something special on Valentine’s Day.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

A Valentine’s day dance class, you and your date will learn the basics- two step, jive, salsa and the tango.

The Shooting Edge

Look a little badass in front of your date for target practice. Challenge each other to see who get the most accurate shots- winner picks the prize.

National Bowl

Let loose and challenge your date to a bowling match! Tacos, tater tots and a few pints for the date night win!

Color Me Mine Paint Studio

Chanel your inner Mona Lisa and get painting. You can make each other mugs for your morning coffee together!

Yuk- Yuk’s Comedy Club

Laughter is the best ingredient for a successful date night!

 

 

The Oyster Date

It is said that Giacomo Casanova, the notorious 18th- century lover, ate 50 oysters each morning for breakfast to increase his sexual stamina. In 2005, Italian scientist said it’s true- take your date out for oysters and see for yourself! Slurp and shuck some oysters on Valentines with our friends at Rodney’s Oyster House!

The Sweat Date

Getting sweaty with your boo is sure to get the endorphins pumping and is a great way to bond. Jump on a bike at YYC Cycle, or take a vinyasa date at Junction 9.  Get a post workout drink at Jusu and keep it healthy this Valentines!

The Stay Home Date

Cooking for your Valentine is a sure-fire way to impress. Charm the pants off of your Valentine with a few simple recipes. Try making heart shaped pizza’s, fondue, chocolate dipped strawberries or any of your dates favourite treats. Light some candles, pour some vino and kick back at home with your date.

If you and your Valentine want to get a little silly- spice up the stay home date with a Valentine’s drinking game. Challenge each other to a little fun and fill a jar full of questions about each other. Go question for question, and each time someone gets a question wrong- it’s a shot!

Surprise and Delight

Bring your sweetheart something sweet or better yet- have it delivered. Here are the sweetest gifts in YYC that will surprise and delight your someone special.

Fiasco Gelato

Who wouldn’t want a gelato delivery?
Fiasco’s hand delivery is sure to delight- order your someone special something sweet. Monthly subscriptions or gelato-grams available. Also, Fiasco hosts Gelato Academy at their test kitchen- an evening where you and your date can go make your own custom gelato flavour-how sweet!

The Sugar Cube 

The Sugar cube brings back the candy gram! Have a baby gram, a candy cube or a candy basket delivered to your babes work and really impress! The Sugar Cube will customize the delivery to whatever sweet tooth you’re looking to please.

 

OLLIA MACARONS & TEA

Why not buy some sweets for your sweet? While a trip to Paris would be the ultimate in romance, we realize that’s not always realistic. Luckily, Ollia is bringing some French flare to Calgary.

Purchase their Valentine’s Day box of macarons or learn from the masters themselves by gifting a macaron baking class to your sweetheart. More info here.

GO FOR A FLOAT

Stress takes years from our lives and strains our relationships. This Valentines- treat your love to a little relaxation with float therapy at clear float spa. You can make a date out of it and enjoy one of Mission’s cafes or restaurants after you relax and unwind together.

 

Happy Valentines!

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