Sweeten Up Your Valentine’s Day

With the winter holidays being a thing in the past, the stores have been quick to stock up on candy hearts, chocolates and stuffed animals – all in the spirit of Valentine’s day. This holiday is the perfect opportunity to show appreciation to our loved ones – whether it’s passing a sweet Valentine’s Day card to the cutie you’ve been crushing on in class or simply asking your best friend to spend some time with you. We have complied a list of V-day plans and gift ideas that can help sweeten the day for your family, friends or partner that most importantly, won’t break the bank. Spread the love!

Decorate wooden hearts at Terra Toys with the whole Family

This Sunday, February 7th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Terra Toys is holding a FREE Valentine’s Event. Bring your family out and make a wooden heart for someone special. All materials are provided! RSVP for groups of 5 or more by calling 512-445-4489.

Go see a flick at the Blue Starlite Drive-in

From When Harry Met Sally to Moulin Rouge – the Blue Starlite has got it all! Gather up your friends, blankets and cozy up to a good love story! Admission is only $5 if you bring a lawn chair and sit in the pedestrian area.

Rent the swan pedal boat

For $15 an hour you and a +1 can pedal down Lake Austin, enjoying the view from this adorable swan boat. Make sure to come early, as this is an extremely popular rental!

Take a sweet mural photo

The infamous”I Love You So Much” wall at Jo’s Coffee Shop is a frequent stop for Austinites strolling down South Congress on any given day. And of course, United Way for Greater Austin’s own “You’re My Butter Half” mural! Take your friends or special someone and snag a photo on Valentine’s day!

Get your groove on at the Valentine’s Variety Dance

On February 13th at 7 p.m. Austin Uptown Dance is offering a beginner tango dance class, followed by a variety social dance hour (8-11 p.m.). Tickets are $5 for just the dance and $15 for the class and dance. Strawberries and champagne will be served and no partner is necessary!

Prep a Valentine’s Dinner or Lunch

There is no need to go out and spend money on a fancy meal when you can whip something up yourself! Grocery stores like Central Market offer restaurant-quality, chef-prepared dinners for two that only require a bit of heating up. Check out their calendar to see what is in stock for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Coupons

Looking for an affordable gift? Print these free coupons and give them to your special someone. There are various options ranging from picnic at the park to movie night – these Valentine’s day coupons have got you covered.

Be sure to tag us and your butter half @uwatx at our mural at 2000 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (mural faces MLK)!