It’s that magical time of year again that happens right after Super Bowl. It’s what I like to call the “Super Bowl for Women”. That’s right. Valentine’s Day!
Now, if your man is anything like mine, your sweetheart hates the mention of it and never fails to let you know that it is “not a real holiday”. I just smile and laugh….
He and I both know it’s serious trouble if he fails to deliver. Especially those new relationships! Talk about pressure! To gift or not to gift we ask?
A little tip guys… you do not have to go big or blingy for this grand day. We will be completely happy with a cheesy card, drugstore bought chocolate, but the clincher is… FLOWERS. It really isn’t that hard I promise.
Gents, this is the one night of year that we have a great excuse to break out the little red or black dress. Maybe some lingerie shopping. I’m just saying. I really wouldn’t pass up this opportunity. And in the spirit of Super Bowl weekend past, from one hot models lips to the world.. ”Give and you shall recieve!”
So for our boys who are short on ideas, here are some relatively painless events to downright fun happenings from now until the big day.
Check em out.
BKB Limited will be hosting part of the RUNDENVER race series this V-day weekend on Sunday Feb.12. This 5K is in Wash Park and race day registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Race is for all ages and kids race for free! Refreshments and water are provided and is only going to cost you $35 per adult for the 5K and $60 for the half marathon. This run/walk event is a great way to bond with your honey, and the boost you will get from some good exercise should be enough to keep your generous heart pumping through till the big day, Tuesday.
If comedy is your thing, Impulse Theater & The Wynkoop Brewing Co. team up to bring you dinner followed by two tickets to the show. You can purchase the package which includes a fancy four-course dinner, a rose, dessert chocolates, and a couple of glasses of bubbly. Once those fizzies kick in, get ready to laugh and giggle for some great improv comedy. Dinner starts at 6:00 or 6:30 Tuesday, Feb 14 followed by the show. Cost is $140 per couple but also includes tax and gratuity.
Ballet Nouveau Colorado likes to think of itself as fresh and new and they prove it with their latest performance Love In The Digital Age. A modern ballet about peoples connection to each other both digitally and emotionally. There are three showing, Feb 10-12 and tickets range from $15-44.
Nothing like a good scare to get wrapped up in some strong arms. The Adams Mystery Playhouse will host a Valentine’s Mystery Dinner themed Murder in Hollywood. Price is $42-$46 a person.
Dinner is buffet style done by Bella Basil, one of Denver’s best caterers. Guests can participate in the Adams Scavenger Hunt, or have a palm reading in the Séance Room, by Lawrence R. Woodson, renowned Denver psychic. Is he the one for you? Maybe he will tell you.
If music is your thing, Lenny Kravitz is in town this weekend at the Buell Theatre in Denver. Concert is Friday, February 10, 2012 at 8:00 p.m and tickets are still available. If you are a fan and haven’t seen Lenny Kravitz perform live, you are in for a treat. He sounds just as good in person as he does on his albums, and puts on an entertaining show filled with dancing and an energized performance. You will leave singing your favorites from high school with spirits lifted and romance in your heart.
If you think your gifts will eventually drive her to drinking then why not sign her up for a monthly buzz. Club W, a new wine club geared toward novice wine drinkers or those just exploring, has a 3-bottle, $39 monthly club you can join. You can let them choose, choose the wine yourself, or just answer a few questions about tastes and their palate profiler will select based on preferences.
If mixing it up is your thing, why not stop into the 9th Door on Blake Street downtown for a four course Valentine’s tapas dinner. The dinner is $69 per couple and each course has several options to select from so you can share different things. For an extra $30 you’ll both receive a glass of wine with each course specially selected to go with each food selection. The menu looks delightful.
If your Valentine’s love includes some munchkins in the family, check out Monster Jam at the Pepsi Center for some family fun. Shows are Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m.
You can cheer on your favorite trucks and drivers at this action packed event. Happy kids equals happy mommy and daddy. Now they won’t mind when they stay home with the sitter Tuesday night while you guys go have a romantic dinner. Tickets are $20 – $50 for adults and $10 – $50 for children ages 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free.
Discount coupons are available at Advance Auto Parts.
In its February issue, 5280 Magazine published It’s a Date! highlighting great date activities and ideas for couples in every stage of their relationship, and for singles looking to get in the game. The piece has great outings, great restaurants, and options for every relationship stage, making this article a great read for any Denverite.
Whatever it is you do for that special someone, it doesn’t have to be fancy it should just show that you care and are thinking about them, and remember guys, “Give and you shall receive”.
Happy Valentines Day!