Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.) Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.
A little late to plan Valentine’s Day or spending it alone? Don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. Check out what’s happening around the Denver area!
Sweet Cooie’s Opening
Get your sweetheart something sweet! Little Man team launched Sweet Cooie’s Ice Cream & Confectionary in Congress Park. Sweet Cooie’s will serve a variety of confections (truffles, brioche doughnuts, eclairs, etc…) in addition to ice cream, all from a vintage-style parlor.
3505 East 12th Avenue – Open from 11am – 10pm
Last Minute Dinner Reservations
Forgot to book a dinner reservation? Browsing OpenTable is your best bet at snagging that last minute Valentine’s dinner reservation.
Brown Palace Hotel
If you love chocolate, don’t just eat it: Let the Spa at the Brown Palace Hotel douse you and your sweetie in chocolate-scented bliss with a fifty-minute Chocolate Covered Couples Massage for $230, offered from February 10 through February 18. Call the Spa directly at 303-312-8940 to book a time, then look into the hotel’s Valentine’s Day packages online for complete packages that include champagne, chocolates and dinner.
321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
Beet & Yarrow Floral Design
Who doesn’t love flowers? Beet & Yarrow is a floral shop specializing in distinguished seasonal and specialty products. Ready-made or personalized, designs may be picked up in store or delivered to homes, business and special events. Order a floral arrangement online or pop into the their shop (located in the Source)
3350 Brighton Blvd #145, Denver, CO 80216
Denver Clerk and Recorder’s Valentine’s Day Celebration
Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson will be hosting the 10th annual Valentine’s Day celebration at her office. Judges and clergy will be on hand to perform free marriage ceremonies for couples! Food and beverages will be available for the couples. Drawings will be held for gifts donated from local businesses,elected officials and other city agencies. Register in advance on Eventbrite.
201 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 101
Hudson Hill Speed Dating
Turn your single V-Day experience upside down at Hudson Hill tonight with Stranger Danger Valentine’s Day Speed Dating. The evening begins with an hour of casual speed-dating among like-minded singles, followed by an awards ceremony and an ’80s-flavored singles’ mixer where you can track down someone who caught your eye. Happy hour is going on all night long, and your $25 admission includes a free drink and goes to help support Project Angel Heart. For tickets, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age, gender, occupation and two hobbies; you’ll get a link to buy tickets.
619 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
The Post Brewing Company Singles Awareness Day
Going it alone for V-Day, or hoping to meet that special someone over drinks? The Post is hosting a SAD (Singles Awareness Day) party in its Elkhorn taproom at the Lafayette brewhouse. Guests can enjoy $3 shots of housemade sweet-tea vodka, barrel-aged tequila and pours of Lovey Dovey Amber Ale, which was brewed at exactly 69 degrees Fahrenheit (there’s that mysterious number again). Show up between 5 and 9 p.m. on February 14 for games, prizes, oysters Rockefeller and Oscar-style New York strip.
105 West Emma Street, Lafayette