Valentine’s Day can be a dreaded time for singles and couples alike, but it doesn’t have to be. Denver is putting on a host of eclectic V-Day gatherings, so put down the Russell Stover's box and make a plan for February 14. Here are five ways to celebrate, whether you’re taken, anti-love, serial swiping, celebrating with kids or just hanging with the girls.
For the Love Birds
Arrow Making for Lovers
The Craftsman & Apprentice
1335 East 22nd Avenue
If you’re looking to do something crafty with your partner but your wall is already full of canvases, arrow making at the Craftsman & Apprentice would be an excellent way to celebrate the day of love. Tickets are $80 per couple and include cocktails, light snacks and supplies to make arrows from real arrowheads, feathers and other decorative supplies. You’re also welcome to BYOB; tickets can be purchased here.
For Lone Wolves
Valentine’s Revenge Party
1710 South Broadway
Grandma’s House offers a safe haven on V Day for the brokenhearted. With the purchase of a full-sized beer, you can get all the supplies you need to make your own clay effigy doll. You don’t have to be a bitter ex to attend this event, but if you have no plans and could use some vengeance and a beer, you know where to go on February 14.
For the Prowling Pumas
Cervercia Colorado Speed Dating
1635 Platte Street
Take a break from swiping, and meet other singles while drinking Mexican-inspired craft beers. Each participant will be given a scorecard to write down the names of those who made the best impression during a three-minute window. In the next 24 hours, the potential couples will receive an email with “date-mate” results. Tickets are $15 and include one beer, appetizers and, if you're lucky, the love of your life. The event is limited to twelve men and twelve women.
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For Wolf Packs
Family Date Night
6115 East 22nd Avenue
Valentine’s Day is for the little ones, too. Oblio’s is hosting a big love bash with something for everyone. Come for delicious pizza and stay for complimentary deep-dish brownies or chocolate-chip-cookie dessert pies. Play Valentine’s Day bingo and make arts and crafts in a festive environment. Every adult will leave with a flower, and every kid will walk out with a balloon. There are 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. seating slots. Call 303-321-1511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
For Girl Gangs
Galentine’s Cocktail Class
2015 Market Street
Call the crew, and register for this Valentine’s Day cocktail class. Professional mixologists will teach guests how to make two different libations, and there will be food for purchase. The first sixty guests will take home a goody bag with cocktail-related merchandise, and the first 100 guests will receive two free drink coupons. The night starts at 9 p.m., and ladies drink free until midnight. RSVPs required by February 12; reserve your spot here.
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