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#LoveLivCo Valentine’s Ideas

January 29, 2021 | Story by: Shelby Rochowiak

Spread a little extra love, wear red, and eat lots of chocolate because it’s almost Valentine’s Day!

This special February holiday can be enjoyed by everyone by focusing on self-love, or doing something sweet for loved ones. Treat yourself to festive, homemade Valentine’s Day treats, or surprise that special someone in your life with a kind gesture. 


Display your wedding photo in the window of Dragonfly Emporium and earn a $5 gift certificate


wedding photo display at Dragonfly Emporium

Reminisce about the day you said, “I do”. Bring in your framed wedding photo and Dragonfly Emporium will display it in their front window from Feb. 1 through Feb. 21. Participants will receive a $5 Dragonfly Emporium gift certificate.

Submit your photos soon! Only the first 50 photos submitted will be displayed (limit one photo per family).


Try a Fruit & Chocolate Charcuterie Board from M Street Baking Company to sweeten your Valentine’s Day

This chocolatey board is available for preorder and will definitely earn you brownie points with whoever you share it with! Get in the spirit of the holiday and enjoy this whimsical, sugar-coated snack.

Visit M Street Baking Company website for Valentine’s cookie decorating kits, chocolate-covered strawberries, edible cookie dough flights, and more sweet treats to spoil your Valentine with.

Has your significant other ever made you want to hit a printer with a baseball bat? If so, you will enjoy Valentine’s Day at Destruction Depot


Destruction Depot owners

Shake things up and throw things down (Laptops, dishes, TVs, and glasses to be specific) this Valentine’s Day at Destruction Depot Rage Room in Whitmore Lake. Relieve stress and let adrenaline soar as you take part in this healthy outlet for violent expression.

Recently separated? No problem! Destruction Depot offers break-up/divorce parties where you can bring in up to three items of your own to destroy.

Tear it up at Destruction Depot this Valentine’s Day! (Receive 25% off room fees in February when booking through our website)


Enjoy a night in with Valentine’s Day Dinner Curbside, Campside, or Cottage Delivery from Waldenwoods Resort


front of the waldenwoods banquet and conference center

This Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 enjoy an elegant Valentine’s Day dinner prepared by Waldenwoods Resort and Conference Center from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Preorders are required no later than Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. for this event.

Waldenwoods Resort members pay $54.95 per couple and nonmembers pay $64.95 per couple.

All Valentine’s dinners include: seasoned, sautéed asparagus, roasted fingerling potatoes with parmesan truffle salt, arugula, and spinach salad with strawberry champagne vinaigrette, freshly baked rolls, and choice of dessert.

Entrée choices include honey-lime glazed salmon, three cheese spinach manicotti, bistro filet with burgundy demi-glaze, and chicken piccata with lemon sauce.

Order out this Valentine’s Day to spend less time cooking and cleaning and more time with loved ones!


Nothing says, “I love you”, like a handmade gift. Paint the perfect gift or get crafty your next date night at The Ceramic Studio Etc…


people painting pottery at the Ceramic Studio etc.

The Ceramic Studio etc… is the perfect place to make this year’s Valentine’s reservations. Bring your imagination and paint pottery, glass, or a canvas. The Ceramic Studio Etc… supplies all glazes, brushes, and design tools and there are no studio fees, and no limit on colors or time.

In addition to being the perfect date night, it is also the perfect way to make a handmade gift for your Valentine. Keep in mind that after your pottery has been painted, it is put into a kiln and ready to be picked up a week later. Create a romantic masterpiece, or purchase a gift certificate for a future creative date night.


Go on a romantic walk on one of the trails at Brighton Recreation Area


couple walking on trail at Brighton Recreation Area

Breath in fresh air and dive into meaningful conversation while going on a walk at Brighton Recreation Area with your special someone. Celebrate heart day by keeping your heart healthy.

Livingston County has over 100 trails to choose from, explore them with your Valentine!


Pour a glass of St. Valentine Red from Howell’s Main Street Winery


Share a bottle of St. Valentine Red and split a handmade thin-crust specialty pizza with your Valentine from Howell’s Main Street Winery. Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit and enjoy this semi dry red wine with notes of chocolate and berries that give it a slightly sweet taste.

Explore Howell’s Main Street Winery’s variety of wines and find the perfect bottle to share with your Valentine!


There’s no food quite as romantic as Italian food. Bring home a slice of tiramisu and a hearty bowl of pasta from Ciao Amici’s for your amore!


a plate of tiramisu

Order from Ciao Amici’s and experience love at first bite. Treat yourselves to a romantic night of savory pasta, rich wine, and cannolis even sweeter than your Valentine! Pick up carryout this Valentine’s or purchase a gift certificate to show love to our local businesses and the Livingston County community this season.

Let love flow throughout Livingston County this February. Tag #LoveLivCo to show our local businesses love, and for a chance to have your sweet finds shared on our social media!

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