5 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Special


Valentine’s Day isn’t only about couples.  Valentine’s Day can also be a holiday to spread the love to friends, family, or even your co-workers if you so choose! Here are a few ways to make those important people in your life feel special this weekend:

1.      Classic Flowers and Chocolate

Flowers and chocolate are certainly the traditional way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Using Minot’s local flower merchants you are guaranteed to put a smile on any face with a beautiful arrangement. And don’t forget that chocolate! Hearts full of candy can be purchased at every retail store around the city and make a great gift for parents, grandparents, kids, and other loved ones. Check out some of our local floral retailers.

  • Flower Box Inc.                                            (701) 838-9302
  • Flower Central                                             (701) 852-6224
  • Lowe’s Floral and Garden Center                (701) 839-2000
  • Country Meadows Floral, Inc.                      (701) 839-7655
  • Artistic Ambiance                                         (701) 852-6828

2.      Valentine’s Day on a Budget

If you are on a budget this Valentine’s day, no worries, we have a solution for you! Greeting cards are affordable and can be very personal. Plus, it’s a great way to spruce up a gift you may already have. To complement flowers, candies, and other gifts, we suggest writing a hand written message inside of a greeting card. The card may cost you up to $5.00 USD but the value you can add with the written word is absolutely priceless. Whether it be a poem, or your decoration of your love, the written word can hold more value than anything gift you could buy!

3.      Nothing Says Love like a Little Local Hockey

Whether it be date night or a family outing, hockey may be the perfect solution for a fun activity during the holiday weekend. The 3rd ranked Minot State University Beavers are set to host the 14th ranked University of Arizona Wildcats at the Maysa Arena on Friday, February 12 with the puck dropping at 7:30PM!  Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for Seniors/Military/Students, $4 Children, and Children under the age of 6 are free.

4.      A Valentine Princess Tea Party for Children

Parents bring your kiddos to an afternoon of sweet treats and royal fun with the rose princesses at The Grand Hotel in Minot on Saturday, February 13 from 10AM-5PM! Each tea party guest will enjoy the following: a Valentine’s face paint heart tiara, a special Valentine’s dance with the princesses, Valentine’s framed craft, princess etiquette lesson, sweet treats bar, and a rose ceremony with picture time. The princess party is a perfect Valentine’s Day activity for children ages 3-10 and parents are free at attend. To purchase tickets, please visit http://superduperfuntime.ticketleap.com/valentine-tea-party-bonus/.

5.      Romantic Dinner at Elevation

Getting dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day can sometimes be a haste, but have no fear, Elevation is offering 3 nights of romance at the Minot Country Club. Reservations are being taken for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for their 6 course meal. The meal is $75 a person and a reservation can be made by calling (701) 837-0338. Check out this menu, we are drooling too!

Appetizer: Crispy Prosciutto wrapped asparagus with balsamic reduction Prawn Ceviche

Salad: Fennel apple salad accompanied with a Vidalia onion champagne vinaigrette Greek Salad with basil vinaigrette

Soup: Lobster Bisque Roasted garlic beet soup accompanied with crème fraiche Palate Cleanser

Entrée Selections: Prime Beef Tenderloin medallions accompanied with a veal bordelaise sauce, parsnip puree, and sautéed broccoli rabe Smoked pheasant accompanied with a roasted garlic sage butter and parmesan pancetta risotto;

Pan Seared Hapuka Sea Bass accompanied with a ginger lime sauce, with Peruvian fingerling hash and spicy roasted carrots

Desserts: Chocolate cheesecake with white chocolate covered strawberries; Lavender crème brulee


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