10+ memorable Valentine’s Day ideas ❤️


Two hands holding a red heart over some wood

Show your love by planning something a little different for your sweetie.

Dinner out and flowers are classic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but there are other ways to show your love. Here are more than 10 ideas to make your celebration of love more memorable.

Chocolate doesn’t have to come in a box

Skip the boxed chocolate and go for a yummy drink instead. Start the evening off with an Easy Chocolate Martini. This deluxe drink with a cocoa-rimmed glass and chocolate garnish only takes three minutes to make.

A warmer option is mocha coffee. Keep the recipe simple or customize it according to taste by adding cinnamon, whipped cream, Irish cream liqueur or ice cream.

Stay in for dinner

There’s nothing like a home-cooked dinner infused with love. Check out the Food Network’s Valentine’s Day dinner recipes. The You-Won’t-Be-Single-for-Long Vodka Cream Pasta only takes 25 minutes to prepare. If surf and turf is more to your sweetie’s liking, try the Steakhouse Sheet Pan Dinner for Two.

Get out and about

In Kalamazoo: Head to the Kalamazoo State Theatre for the Fated to Be costume prom and cabaret (2/14). Show your generous heart by taking the Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics (2/16). Or, really heat things up with Hot Date Night at Glass Art Kalamazoo (2/14). Find more events at Discover! Kalamazoo.

In Grand Rapids: Get out and about at the World of Winter Events. Skate for free at Rosa Parks Circle (2/14), snowshoe for free at Ah-Nab-Awen Park (2/14), or sing and dance like no one’s watching at the Silent Disco (2/15). Get details and more here. 

Be generous with your heart emojis ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Those without a special someone can feel especially lonely on Valentine’s Day. If you know anyone who’s single, especially if they’ve recently experienced a breakup or the loss of a partner, send them a text to let them know they are loved. It only takes a moment and you’ll both feel good about it.

And from us to YOU, Happy Valentine’s Day!

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