I love Valentine’s Day! Mainly, for the chocolate that goes on sale the next day.. but can you blame me? I’m rounding up 5 “not-so-ordinary” last minute ideas for all you lovers out there looking to celebrate.
Print Your Own T-Shirt with West Fork Whiskey
West Fork Whiskey has quickly become one of my favorite spots in the Kennedy-King neighborhood. They have really amped up their event schedule over the past month. For Valentine’s Day, you can buy either a couple or a single ticket. Cocktails and the print your own t-shirt class presented by Rivet press. Show your love for your significant other AND a local distiller!
Doubles Tournament at Smash Social
Smash Social is on my list of places I need to get to ASAP. They are a hybrid between a coffee shop and a ping pong bar. They serve beer and wine. Most importantly, they offer avocado toast that isn’t $11 for a slice! Registration is only $10 a couple, with a chance to win a $75 gift certificate to VIDA! Yum!
- Single elimination
- Volley for serve to determine server
- Always serve from right square to right square
- Once service is done rotate with teammate
- During play, teammates must strike every other person
- Best of 3 games is winner
- Play to 11, win by 2
- Change service every 2 points
- If tie at 10-10 switch every other serve
Valentine’s Day Glass Heart Sampler
If you have not attended a glass making class, I very highly recommend this one. I had the chance to make my own glass blown paperweight at a party (best idea over, btw). The class is 2-2.5 hours long and you get to create a heart glass paperweight. Tickets are $50.
5280 Pantry Project – Valentine’s Day Cooking Class
This is right up my alley. One of my new years resolutions is to cook in more this year. Don’t worry, I’ll still be reviewing all of the fabulous restaurants that Indy has to offer! I’ll be looking for other ways to incorporate local food items into delicious recipies. Cooking together can be very romantic! You will cook a three-course meal: appetizer, entree, and dessert. They even offer a beer pairing from MashCraft Brewery with each course!
BoomBozz – Xocoveza and Gigi’s Cupcakes Collaboration
I attended a media dinner at BoomBozz last week and was thrilled to try many of their different offerings. When they mentioned their Valentine’s Day collaboration, I knew I had to add it on my list. For every Stone Xocoveza purchased, you and your date will receive a Gigi’s Cupcake made with the same beer you’re enjoying. Yes, you read that correctly. The icing on the cupcake is made with the Xoceveza beer! This would be perfect to enjoy after dinner at BoomBozz, or perhaps a dessert stop in a progressive dinner.
No matter what event you choose, I hope that your Valentine’s Day is extra sweet! I’ll be celebrating Galentine’s Day with some of my favorite foodies tomorrow night for a yelp event. What are your plans? Let me know!