The perfect way to spend your Valentine’s Day

No matter who you spend your day with, there are several options for you to enjoy.


Ward Parkway Lanes is a perfect and affordable way to spend the Valentine’s holiday. Weekday bowling games are only $4.40 with shoe rentals costing $3.75. photo by Lucy Hoop

by Kendall Lanier and Lucy Hoop

That time of year has come around again, love is in the air. Red and pink hearts decorate the walls. People’s plans for the day is the talk of the town…it’s Valentine’s Day. The days of making Valentine’s Day mailboxes out of old shoe boxes and getting them filled with candy has come to an end. Whether you have a significant other to spend your day with, a few friends or you’re enjoying the day by yourself, everyone needs a recommendation on the perfect way to spend the most romantic day of the year.  

Beginning with a light hearted activity to keep you and your loved one moving around, what’s a more perfect place to go than a bowling alley? Ward Parkway Lanes is a comfortable and playful environment for you to strike your way into each other’s heart. Also, it is generally a convenient location to get to. This is a great option if you are looking to do something different on this day, instead of staying in or going to dinner. With the relaxed atmosphere of Ward Parkway Lanes, an energetic vibe is exactly what you need.

Not looking for something that takes this much energy? No problem, nothing screams romance like a candlelit fancy dinner. Put on an outfit that makes you feel like you’re on top of the world and take you and your loved one to The Melting Pot on the Country Club Plaza. This upscale fondue restaurant is the perfect thing to share with someone you want to appreciate on this lovely day. With many flavors ranging from cheese to chocolate fondue, The Melting Pot is a delicious place to spend your night. You and your stomach will definitely leave happy.

To round out your night, make your way to Decadent Dessert Bar in Prairie Fire for a tasty dessert. With every type of dessert you could think of, you will surely be pleased. The most common treat of the day is chocolate, but this dessert restaurant will give you plenty of variety to choose from. The decorations of the dessert bar fit the theme of the day perfectly. The store is filled with pink walls and a cozy sitting area to sit back and reflect on the day of love.

If none of those are the way you want to spend your night, no worries, another option that is often overlooked, but can be very fun, is staying in. Find your favorite rom-com movie, make your favorite meal or order pizza and snuggle up on your couch. This is a low budget option if you are not looking to go all out. A calm and cozy night in may be just what you need in the middle of your busy week.

No matter what you decide to do on Valentine’s Day, let your love for the people around you fill your day with happiness. Remind the people you love on this day just how much they mean to you.