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Celebrating Love and Friendship on Valentine’s Day 

Valentine’s Day is about more than just chocolate-dipped strawberries or bouquets of flowers; it’s a day to celebrate our dearest relationships and connections. Whether you’re spending the day with your significant other or cherishing the company of friends, this holiday is a beautiful opportunity to embrace the gift of dear loved ones.

Date Night with Your Significant Other

For those in romantic relationships, Valentine’s Day is a great occasion to express love and appreciation for your partner. It’s a chance to share intimate moments and rekindle the spark that brought the two of you together. 

As you make plans for the holiday, consider a romantic dinner and a stroll down memory lane. Reminiscing the outset of your relationship over a nice meal will ensure you appreciate the journey you’ve taken as a couple. 

Whether you’re in a blossoming new relationship or an “old married couple,” several restaurants in Davie County will offer a unique dining experience to those looking for a romantic outing. Restaurant 101, O’Callahan’s, and the Davie Tavern all provide an excellent opportunity for fine dining. 

If your partner fancies Italian for their date night, check out Marco’s Family Restaurant in Mocksville or Venezia’s in Advance.

For something more laid-back this Valentine’s Day, consider Shiki’s Japanese Restaurant, 601 Burgers & Brews, or Domingo’s of Mocksville. Tanglewood Pizza Co., Los Toritos, and Southern Spice Cuisine also offer excellent dining experiences in Bermuda Run.

Creative Date Ideas

If you’re hoping to reignite an old spark with your wife or hubby, try switching up your typical Valentine’s outing this year. Surprising your partner with a thoughtful date will be sure to indicate your love and affection for them.

Consider a visit to one of the three award-winning wineries in Davie. Each venue in our Yadkin Valley wine region has a tasting room to suit every palate. Rayson and Lazy Elm Vineyards, along with Dove Vine Beverage, offer everything from glasses of honey mead to dessert wine – all of which are sure to help rekindle an old flame.

To treat your sweet partner to an equally sweet treat, find a table for two at a local bakery or cafe. Finish off lunch at a deli with a freshly made pastry at Ketchie Creek, or crack open a bottle of wine over elaborate cakes and sweets from Maddie Cakes or Mountaintop Cheesecake. To extend your date in downtown Mocksville, enjoy an ice cream cone at Scoops Ice Cream or a coffee creation from The Factory Coffee House

To really impress your loved one, consider packing a picnic basket! A picnic in the park doesn’t have to be reserved only for whimsical romantic comedy films. Rich Park and the amphitheater at the Davie County Community Park have ample space to spread out a blanket and unpack an elaborate charcuterie board to share.

For a more hands-on experience, Stepping Stones Pottery offers a chance to set up a pottery lesson for two. A couple’s pottery date will give you a tangible memory that you and your significant other will surely appreciate long after Valentine’s Day. 

If you prefer to sit back and relax this Valentine’s, check out the shows offered at the Brock Performing Arts Center. Their concerts offer a unique opportunity for you and your loved one to connect over your love of music.

Gifts That Say I Love You 

While elaborate date nights are sure to impress, you can’t go wrong with candy and flowers. If your significant other loves the simple gesture of cards and a bouquet, consider buying from local vendors this year.

Davie Florist and Cardinal Creek Candle and Gifts each offer you the opportunity to purchase simple and custom-made flower arrangements this Valentine’s Day. 

If you’re looking for a more elevated gift for your wife or partner, consider Foster’s Jewelers and Davie Jewelers, which each have a beautiful selection of fine jewelry to choose from.

Family-Friendly Valentine’s Dates

If you prefer to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family, there are plenty of opportunities for parents to enjoy the special day with their kids.

For the young girls in the family, Valentine’s is a lovely occasion to get all dolled up in your Sunday best and take your child on their “first date.” Step back in time together by attending high tea at the Johnson House Tea Room.

To treat your children to a little extra sugar, consider an outing to the ice cream shops in town.  Hot Diggity Dogs and Ice Cream and Sam’s Ice Cream Shop each have a delicious selection that is sure to have everyone smiling from ear to ear.

For double the fun, Huffman’s Ice Cream Parlor & Arcade offers its patrons ice cream and arcade games! Challenge your kids to an air hockey tournament, pinball, or a game of Pac-Man on a fun family night out.

Consider a playdate at Cognition Davie Children’s Museum if your young one needs to let off some steam! Their exhibit area offers lots of space for interactive play. For a more casual outdoor excursion, consider a walk through the StoryWalk Trail at the Davie County Community Park.

Date Night with Your Friends

If you find yourself flying solo this Valentine’s Day, fret not! The day doesn’t need to be reserved for celebrating couples. The holiday is also a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the beauty of friendship. 

Gather your closest pals for a day filled with laughter and companionship. Consider hosting a cozy get-together and movie night, or even a shopping trip with your gal pals to “treat yourself” and celebrate each other! 

For a fun outing with the girls, consider a trip to the Girl’s Day Out Boutique in Bermuda Run. Their in-house coffee shop is even equipped to keep you caffeinated while you shop!

The Punchy Spur Western Store, Ella Rose Boutique, and DKLavish each offer a fun chance for you and your girlfriends to celebrate the holiday with a stylish new outfit. If shopping for new home decor is a more appealing kind of makeover, check out Lydia James, Southern Mood, and Peace of Mind Consignment boutiques.

To round out your outing with a little self-care, consider setting up a relaxing mani-pedi. Queen Nails, NV Nails and Spa, Levy Nails, and Revive Nail Bar will glam you up and make you and your bestie feel beautiful.

If you celebrate with a co-ed crew this year, consider meeting up with a trivia group at Tanglewood Pizza Co. for some fun Valentine’s inspired questions, or check out drink specials at 4 Oaks Tavern or The Station General Store & Taproom.

For more high-energy fun, invite your friends to Grip It Virtual Golf in Bermuda Run. Whether a beginner or seasoned player, this virtual golf lounge offers fun to everyone with its virtual game simulation and on-tap beer selection.

Expressing Love to Your Dear Ones this Valentine’s Day

Whether you spend the holiday with a partner or close friend this year, Valentine’s Day helps us cherish those relationships that add meaning to our lives. 

Love should be celebrated and appreciated on this special day in all its forms. Whether it’s the romantic love that makes your heart skip a beat or the bond of friendship that stands the test of time, this day serves as a reminder to express, appreciate, and celebrate all the shades of love that make life beautiful.