When it comes to celebrating holidays during COVID, we’ve all had to get creative so Valentine’s Day should be no different.
Here are a few ideas for fun ways to honor the occasion with your sweetheart in Lake Oswego.
MY FUNNY VALENTINE. Sign up for this online musical comedy revue hosted by Lakewood Theatre favorite, Joan Freed, and featuring some of Theatre Company’s star performers. From songs that will have you regaling the charms and challenges of romance to engaging audience participation games to behind-the-scenes theatre stories, you and your valentine will be thoroughly entertained from the comfort and the safety of home. Screening is complimentary but donations are encouraged. Viewing is available February 12 through February 18.
ZUPAN’S FLORL DESIGN AND WINE. Instead of delivering flowers this year, why not give an interactive class that teaches her how to put her own arrangement together featuring spring flowers like tulips, daffodils and hyacinth! This popular workshop often sells out and is only limited to 10 so sign up early. Cost is $125 and includes floral materials, cheese & charcuterie plate, and wine (to be picked up before class). Sunday, February 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LOVE STRUCK DRIVE-IN. The quickest way to a woman’s heart is through rom-coms and tear-jerkers which will be showing at this pop-up drive-in theater at Washington Square Mall from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. February 12 through February 14. Admission starts at $74.99 plus fees. Different packages include film admission only to two films with add-ons to include dinner for two delivered to your car (additional meals can be ordered at checkout if your car is loaded up), and a bottle of wine from Willamette Valley Vineyards to be enjoyed at home. Here’s the lineup:
February 12: P.S. I Love You and The Proposal
February 13: 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s All That
February 14: The Notebook and A Walk to Remember
APHRODISIAC VALENTINE’S DAY ONLINE COOKING CLASS. Tired of wearing a mask to go out to eat? Bring the food and the romance in with this virtual cooking class with an emphasis on enjoying cooking as a couple while learning what foods can raise your temperature in more ways than one. Sign up for a two-hour time slot February 12 through February 14. The class is $49.99 plus fees. You’ll receive a list of ingredients, recipes, music playlist all before class starts.
SUPPORT A LOCAL HOMEGROWN FLORIST. Brenna Burnett grew up in Lake Oswego and runs a local floral design business. COVID has hit her business hard with weddings being cancelled, postponed, or trimmed down. But she has an incredible flair for arranging beautiful bouquets that our family has benefitted from during this pandemic thanks to special orders placed by one of our daughters who is currently living in Washington, D.C. and Brenna’s delivery service. She is taking Valentine’s Day orders and let me assure you, you (and the flowers’ recipient) won’t be disappointed. Deadline for delivery orders is February 10; February 12 for pickup.
HANDCRAFTED COCKTAIL MIXERS. Here’s a great way to mix things up on Valentine’s day literally for either him or her! This award-winning bartender offers a rotating list of craft cocktail mixes out of her Airstream trailer at the Sellwood Community House, 1436 SE Spokane Street Wednesdays through Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. My daughter received a couple recently for her birthday and let’s just say they were a big hit. You can place an order online to pick up during regular hours or just show up and see what’s available.
SUPPORT A LOCAL ETSY SHOP. No need to go out and try to find the perfect valentine’s day card to send to family and friends or give to your housemate. Head over to my wife and daughter’s Etsy shop, Heartspun Printables and select one of their printable card designs. They are sure to have one that fits your needs and that you can access from the safety and comfort of your home.
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