Valentines Day is fast approaching! There are many ways to make Valentine’s Day special for your loved one, family and/or friends! AlpharettaMoms.Org has compiled some ideas for you. Article to be updated as new events are found.
Orchid Daze soars to all new heights February 10 – April 1 with towering displays of dazzling orchids that will envelop visitors in tropical warmth, vibrant colors and a fascinating variety of fragrances.
February 17 12-4pm Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook Off February 17, 2018 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cook-Off will happen come rain, snow or shine so see you on Saturday. Mark your calendars for live music, ice sculptures and amazing chili! Buy a $10 Tasting Card to sample the competition and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Featuring Live Music and entertainment from the Blue Ridge Community Theater actors. An amazing display of individual and unique ice sculptures from the award winning, National Ice Carving Champion “Rock on Ice” including several ice carving demonstrations.
Blue Ridge Business Association: Cory Bryant at 706-455-6800 and/or Pam Fink at 706-258-2432 790 Block of East Main St & Downtown City Park
February 10 Enchanted Evening Date Night Whether you’re on a first date or have been together for years, come to the Chattahoochee Nature Center for a movie date night. Don’t have a date? Grab a friend – this event is definitely a departure from the ordinary – bundle up, bring your favorite blankets, and enjoy a movie on our lawn under the stars. We provide the movie & a cash bar for your convenience; feel free to bring a picnic dinner!
We are excited to announce we will be showing Groundhog Day (1993)! Come see Bill Murray have the strangest day of his life. Over and over again. Rated PG.
Coffee samples will be provided by Kauai Coffee kauaicoffee.com
Schedule for the evening:
6:30 pm – doors open, cash bar opens
7:15 pm – movie begins (run time 101 mins), ending approx 8:50 pm
9:30 pm – event ends
Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members.
Celebrate your sweetheart early, as the Fox Theatre has special events perfect for your Valentine. From classic hits to R&B, Atlanta’s Fox Theatre has something for everyone during Valentine’s Day Weekend – Thursday, Feb. 8 through Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Feb. 13: Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige, an iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist, is a figure of inspiration, transformation, and empowerment making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era. Blige recently completed The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour with Maxwell and her 14th album titled Strength of a Woman was released in 2017. Her single, “Thick of It,” held the number 1 spot on the Urban AC Chart for 16 consecutive weeks after its release in November 2017. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.FoxTheatre.org, by calling 855-285-8499, or at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office. Tickets start at $62.50, plus applicable fees.
For Valentine’s Day, as well as the weekends on either side of this holiday dedicated to romance, the lakeside resort will offer a pair of overnight accommodation and dining packages designed for couples to celebrate their own unique love stories. Guests can opt to include special chef demos and tastings, couple’s massages or a romantic lakeside trail ride, as well as the Islands’ wildly popular Kids Night Out – the ideal answer for couples with children who want to enjoy a few precious hours alone while their kids take part in a kid-focused Valentine-themed celebration that’s just for them.
As a mecca for paramours looking to pop the question and one of the Southeast’s leading destination wedding sites, Lanier Islands understands that not all couples are created equal. This is especially true on Valentine’s Day when Atlanta couples are seeking something special to share instead of the standard “one size fits all” dozen roses and a box of chocolates. In order to meet the needs of couples of varying personalities, the lakeside resort has dreamed up two very special accommodation packages that each say, “I love you” in a memorable way.
Valentine’s Day 2018 Accommodation Packages at Lanier Islands:
Valentine’s Sweetheart Premium Package – Starting at $289/couple*
The ideal answer for a more intimate escape, following check-in at Legacy Lodge, the experience begins with chocolate-dipped, Grand Marnier injected strawberries and chilled champagne for two served in the couple’s deluxe hotel room. Later in the evening, couples can make their way to Lanier Islands’ tribute to fine dining at Sidney’s Restaurant on the main level of the Lodge. There, they will be treated to a candlelit four-course dinner for two from a specially crafted menu prepared by the Islands’ talented culinary team. In addition to an appetizer, salad and entrée, the meal includes a glass of wine, shareable dessert and something sinfully sweet to take back to the room. The main course features such delectable choices as Seared Grouper a la Oscar, Seafood Risotto, a perfectly prepared Ribeye with Cabernet demi-glace and so much more. In the morning, couples are invited back to Sidney’s Restaurant to enjoy views of the lake paired with a full breakfast buffet. Guests with this package can opt for a late check-out of 1 p.m. This accommodation package is available on February 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17, 2018.
Valentine’s Couples Getaway – Starting at $239/couple*
For couples who prefer less froufrou and more FUN, this package comes complete with deluxe overnight accommodations at Legacy Lodge for two, including chocolate dipped strawberries, whipped cream and champagne for two upon arrival. When it’s time to dine, Lanier Islands invites couples to head downstairs to its grille and pub at Bullfrogs – where they will be treated to a four-course dinner for two that includes welcome libation, appetizer, salad, entree and a sharable dessert. The main course features such popular items as Atlantic Salmon, Sirloin Steak with Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions, Bruschetta Chicken and Firehouse Ribs. Couples are welcome to reminisce over a few more cocktails by the poolside firepit just outside of Bullfrogs or grab a chilled bottle of wine from the Butler’s Pantry on the main level before returning to their room. The following morning, couples can make their way to Sidney’s for a sumptuous breakfast buffet before closing the book on a great lakeside getaway. This accommodation package is available on February 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17, 2018.
To enhance those packages even further, the Islands is offering a number of very special chef-centric events, as well as their wildly popular Kids Night Out option. Valentine’s Weekend Demo and Tasting feature three individual themes on three separate nights led by three of Lanier Islands’ talented chefs – a terrific addition for couples who share a passion for food. In an intimate setting, Chefs Klein, Adere and Okula will take turns showing off their skills by creating Valentine’s-themed culinary collections for couples to sample paired with wines selected by Sidney’s Manager, John Aguirre. Events begin at 3:00 and conclude at 4:30 PM, and themes and dates are: The Sweethearts’ Table on Saturday, February 10; Hugs, Kisses and Breakfast Wishes on Sunday, February 11; and Il Gusto dell’Amore: The Taste of Love on Saturday, February 17. Participation in these special culinary events is just $60/couple and is open to overnight guests and the general public. Participation is limited and reservations are required. Reservations may be made by calling 678-318-2001 Extension 6128.
Lanier Islands’ Legacy Kids Night Out is the ideal solution for parents who wish to enjoy an overnight stay at Lanier Islands, but can’t find a sitter. While mom and dad enjoy a lovely night out at one end of the Lodge, the kids can enjoy a Valentine’s Day Party of their very own that includes games, arts & crafts, kid-friendly movie and pizza party – all under the watchful eye of a Legacy Kids Camp Counselor. As an enhancement to the Valentine’s Sweetheart Premium Package and Couples’ Getaway, Valentine’s Kids Night Out is just $50 per child and $25 each for additional siblings. Legacy Kids Night Out is available February 9, 10, 16 and 17 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM in the Legacy Kids Camp Room. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 770-945-8787 after the overnight stay has been booked.
Additional enhancements to a Valentine’s Day-themed stay at Lanier Islands include couples’ massages at Tranquility – the Spa, a romantic trail ride at The Stables and so much more. To learn more about Valentine’s Day 2018 at Lanier Islands or book a lakeside staycation, please visit www.lanierislands.com or call 770-945-8787. Reservations are limited.
CheeseCaked to unveil limited-edition Trolls Mini Milkshake at Valentine’s Day pre-party
Get ready to sing, dance and hug your way into the spirit of Valentine’s Day because the Trolls are taking over the CheeseCaked bakery on Sunday, Feb. 11!
WHAT: Time to get Troll-Caked! In celebration of the new Netflix series TROLLS: THE BEAT GOES ON! CheeseCaked, the originators of the Instagram-famous Unicorn Milkshake, is throwing a Poppy and Branch-approved bash that’s sure to delight fans of all ages. Kids and their families can decorate their own Valentine’s cards and enjoy the new Trolls Mini Milkshake, specially curated for the event. This decadent and edible work of art looks like the Trolls came to life with a heavenly cloud of cotton candy on top!
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 11 from 1 – 4 PM
WHERE: CheeseCaked – 720 Morosgo Drive NE #110 Atlanta, GA 30324
WHY: Lovers of all things sweet, prepare yourselves. Not only will there be crafts and lots of Troll-tastic prizes, but the first 50 fans dressed in their best Trolls attire will receive a FREE Trolls Mini Milkshake!
Don’t miss your chance to dress up as your favorite Troll, make Valentine’s cards and try the CheeseCaked’s newest flavor for FREE! TROLLS: THE BEAT GOES ON! Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix.
Trolls Mini Milkshakes are first-come, first served to those who arrive in Trolls outfits. View the official TROLLS: THE BEAT GOES ON! trailer here.