For anyone who thinks Valentine’s Day is an overly commercial, manufactured holiday—I see you, I hear you, and I agree with you. HOWEVER, for many parents, date nights can be few and far between. Valentine’s Day motivates us to make time for our relationships, and I welcome that kind of motivation these days. So let’s be corny this year. Let’s use this Valentine’s date night guide as an opportunity to strengthen our romantic relationships and make some fun memories.
Here’s all the inspiration you need for a romantic Collin County Valentine’s date night with your honey.
February 8, 14 :: Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson) can always be counted on when it comes to fun dates. Bust out the hairspray and spandex for their Love Bites Music Video Party on February 8, featuring all the power ballads you can handle. Or come on Valentine’s Day for a special screening of True Romance at 7pm.
February 10-16 :: Café Intermezzo in Plano has romantic vibes and a Week of Love Special: $100 for two, which includes a glass of champagne, shared appetizer, entrée of choice, and an Insta-worthy Torte L’Amore for dessert.
February 12 :: RA Sushi (Shops at Legacy) offers Roll of Attraction, an aphrodisiac sushi rolling class for couples. Make and eat several types of sushi rolls while sampling varieties of sake and sparkling rosé. Their red lantern-lit ambience plays nicely into a Valentine’s date night, don’t you think? 8-9:30pm, $50 per person.
February 13-15 :: Bonnie Ruth’s in Frisco is a cute date-night bistro, and they’re offering a four-course Parisian prix fixe menu for $65 per person. Fingers crossed that it’s warm enough to sit on the patio under the string lights. Note: If you want to stay in, they’re also offering a special Valentine’s Dinner To Go.
February 14:: Another extremely date-y spot is Eight 11 Place, the house-turned-wine bar in downtown Frisco. They’ll have live music from Alexandra Tayara from 6:30-10pm. Feast on one of their shareable boards and toast to being such a good-looking couple.
February 14 :: Make Expression in Frisco will host a Valentine’s Date Night, where you can choose from activities like glass fusing, candle making, painting… and they’ll provide sweet treats while you work. RSVP at the link by February 11. No additional cost; you only pay for the project you pick. 6-9pm.
February 14 :: You can also get arty at Color Me Mine in Frisco for their Valentine’s Day Paint by Candlelight class for couples. Table reservations are $20 and includes up to two hours at a private table + complimentary chocolates. BYO wine if you’d like. 6-8pm.
February 14 :: Ok, everyone is getting their maker on this year, apparently. Turkish Cafe and Lounge in Plano has a Heart and Arts Paint Party tonight. Enjoy the lantern-lit glow as you paint. See link for price structure – you can opt for just the art project or project + food and drink. 7-9pm.
February 14 :: Mexican Bar Company in Plano has a splashy interior and a Valentine’s Dinner and Dancing Party complete with DJ and live music. Choose from the regular menu or their special “Menu de Amor,” a 5-course sharing menu with a bottle of bubbly.
February 14 :: Legacy Hall hosts a Sweet Country Lovin’ Concert with Straight Tequila Night performing all your favorite ’90s country love songs. This would be a good option if you want to keep costs down for the night—it’s a free event, and you can opt to buy dinner or dessert from one of the 20+ eateries. 9pm.
February 14 :: Looking for something high energy? Sambuca 360 in Plano has a dance party with live music from the Emerald City band tonight. Special 3-course menu options available, if desired. Be sure to make a reservation at the link if you’re planning to dine.
February 14-15 :: The Holy Grail Pub in Plano is for a laid-back and cozy evening out. They have a four-course Valentine’s Dinner designed to showcase unique and varied flavors paired with craft beer. 7pm, $50 per person.
February 14-March 1 :: Theatre Frisco presents I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, the hit off-broadway comedy musical. Tickets from $15. Valentine’s Day show is at 8pm.
February 15 :: Goodies Texas in Historic Downtown McKinney hosts a Couples Chocolate Class today. Get a behind-the-scenes view of how they create their treats, try your hand at painting chocolates, and make your own chocolate bars to take home. See link for reservations. 4-6pm.
February 15 :: 4 the Love of Dance in Frisco hosts a Valentine’s Dance Night if you’re looking to learn some moves in a couples class. BYOB, and light snacks will be provided. $30 per couple. 7-9:30pm.
To sweeten the deal even further, here are a couple more resources for you from Collin County Moms:
Valentine’s Day on a Friday means hotel or bed & breakfast getaways are very much on the table. You know that would be so fun!