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Inexpensive Valentines Ideas

I presented a segment on KUTV 2’s Fresh Living program about “Valentines’ Day With Your Sweetheart For $50 or Less”.
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Below are ideas from that segment:

Because Valentines Day is only one day a year, and this year it falls on a Tuesday, chances are you may not be able to celebrate with your loved one exactly on Valentines Day. It’s not important when you celebrate, only that you take time to celebrate with your loved one. Below are a few activities you could do if you are celebrating beforehand, on Valentines Day, or after.

Celebrate Before Valentines Day

Sundance Full Moon Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe

Feb 6th and 7th, 2012

Nordic Center (2 miles up Hwy. 92 from Sundance Resort)

Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe by the light of the full moon. Plan a fun and romantic date night to explore the amazing wooded trails at night. This is an unguided experience so you are free to roam the trails at your leisure. It is recommended to bring a headlamp.

COST: $15 per person, includes equipment rental and use of trails

Marriage Week USA

Feb 7-14, 2012

Governor Herbert has declared February 7th – 14th as Marriage Week in Utah for 2012. The purpose of Marriage Week USA is to celebrate the importance of marriage in our communities. Individuals, couples, or organizations are invited to celebrate Marriage Week USA. Various workshops, classes, activities and events are held during this time.

COST: Low-cost, $50 or less, many of them free.

Sphinxes and Sweethearts

Friday Feb 10th, 2012

Museum of Peoples and Cultures at BYU

Sphinxes and Sweethearts is a date night filled with activities that are themed after Ancient Egyptian Culture and Traditions. The date night provides a unique experience and a break from the typical movie-and-popcorn type of date. It features games for couples to compete in for prizes, Hieroglyph making, refreshments, and a chance to experience Ancient Egyptian culture.

COST: $10 per couple

Taste Cooking Class: Chocolate Dinner For All To Savor

Friday February 10th and Tuesday February 14th, 2012

Taste Culinary Boutique at Gardner Village

Valentine’s Day! Who doesn’t love chocolate!!!! Let’s cook with chocolate and make a wonderful meal with Romaine Lettuce &Citrus Salad with Cacao Nibs, Mole Oaxaca with Spanish Rice, Beans and to finish off the meal with Chocolate Pots de Crème.

COST: $30 per person

Provo Library 2012 Valentines Ball

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Provo Library Ballroom

The annual Valentine’s Ball, held in the Provo City Library’s Ballroom, is a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This romantic evening includes dinner catered by Marvelous Catering Company, music by CB Jazz, and a rose for each lady. Tickets are twenty-five dollars each, fifty dollars per couple, and can be purchased at the Circulation Desk or by calling the Scheduling Office at 801-852-7691. Tickets will be available starting on Thursday, January 26. Patrons must purchase their tickets on or before Thursday, February 9. Formal or semi-formal dress. Questions? Call Carla Jean at 801-852-7691.

COST: $50 per couple (includes dance, dinner and rose)

Celebrate On Valentines Day

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Carriage Rideand Dinner atBlue Lemon

We have all seen those couples taking a romantic carriage ride around downtown Salt Lake City. Make your reservation for Valentines night, and pick up your horse drawn carriage ride outside the South Entrance to Temple Square, on South Temple street. Enjoy a 30 minute ride for $50. TIP: This cost is for the ride, not per person. Each carriage can fit four adults, so split a carriage with another couple and only pay $25 per couple, leaving $25 for dinner! After, or before, your carriage ride, walk across the street of Temple Square to the Blue Lemon restaurant and enjoy a fabulous dinner.

COST: $25 per couple for carriage ride (if split with another couple), and $25 for dinner, OR

$50 for carriage ride.

Red Butte Garden

Spend a day with your loved one strolling the romantic gardens at Red Butte Garden. The gardens close at 5pm, so make it an early evening and enjoy dinner or movie night in. You can also pack a picnic lunch and enjoy an early dinner in the gardens, or spend your lunch time in the gardens.

COST: $8 per person

“The Vow” movie

This romantic movie comes out on February 10th, and is the perfect way to melt your loved one’s heart. A true story about a husband who had to make his wife fall in love with him all over again after a tragic car accident took away her memories.

COST: Approximately $8 per person for movie tickets.

Blind Date play

Provo Covey Center For The Arts

Four short plays,all with the same title,but very different stories. Enjoy these funny, romantic and maybe even ridiculous plays

COST: $12 a piece

Valentines Party: Dinner and a Movie

Peery’s Egyptian Theater

Dinner and a Movie – Casablanca

PET presents Valentine Dinner and a Movie, featuring the film Casablanca, Feb. 14 @ 6PM for dinner and 7PM for the movie. Dinner and Movie is $35 per person or you can see the movie for $5. Chef Dave Fuentes is preparing micro greens salad with blood oranges, feta cheese, roasted almonds and wild thyme and honey dressing, Moroccan langoustines wrapped in zucchini topped with lemon and garlic au jus, served with seared filet of beef with Drambuie sauce. For dessert, chocolate crepe with hazelnut mousse and strawberry and lemon balm compote.

COST: Tickets $5 movie only, $35 dinner and movie

Twitterpated With The Thrillionaires

Twitterpated: the perfect Valentines’ date, with a delicious dinner followed by a great comedy improv show by the always-amazing Thrillionaires!

COST: $25 per person, Dinner and movie included

Valentines’ Day Night at Chick Fil A Jordan Landing

Join us for a special evening with your Valentine. Reservations will be taken for your romantic night out. Reservations are available between 5pm-8pm on Tuesday, February 14th. A Hostess, tablecloths, chocolate fountain,tableware, servers, and a special gift for the ladies are all included. Don’t be left out, surprise your loved one for a fraction of the cost of other events!

COST: Less than $50

Braza Grill Valentines Day Special Event

Braza Grill, an all you can eat Brazilian steak house, is located at 5927 So. State Street. Enjoy dinner, dessert, a rose, and live entertainment. Call for Reservations 801-506-7788

COST: $45 per couple

Celebrate After Valentines Day

Daytime Moon

February 18th, 2012

Wasatch Mountain State Park

Join the Park Naturalist to learn why the moon has phases and how the moon affects wildlife. Head outside on snowshoes; find the moon and signs of animals in the park. Space is limited please call 435-654-1791 or email to register.

COST: Program is free, snowshoes available to rent for $5 per pair.

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