Valentine’s Dinner, Date, & Gift Ideas Metro Detroit

valentines day activities, dates, gifts, and ideas

Whether you are looking for gift ideas, food, places to go, or something special to do at home…this is the list for you!


Unique Experiences/Date Night Ideas


Parlor (Rochester Hills)

I can almost guarantee that you haven’t heard of this one before, and I am SO excited to be the one to introduce you!

A stylishly luxurious evening; a posh townhouse, charcuterie, bubbles + more!

This unique concept was created by Megan Seeley and is hosted out of her townhouse a few miles from Downtown Rochester. Food and beverage is her passion. She has been in the industry her whole life, but was laid off from her dream job in April of 2020. Her favorite thing to do outside of marketing for food and beverage is to host & entertain.

This is how Parlor was born!

This isn’t just dining out…this is an experience.

Exclusive food and beverage packages available for groups of 2-6 people.

Please email or call directly 248.672.3804 to receive all options and book your sitting room today.

Limited availability Feb 11-14


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Royal Park Hotel (Rochester Hills)

Experience the Love Local Package or a Discounted Room with my link!


The Love Local Package is going on for the entire month of February (Wed-Sun)…so you can pick a day that works best for you!

With the package, you get a bottle of prosecco, a box of handmade Belgian chocolates from local Downtown Rochester company Zoet, and a $40 food and beverae voucher to Park 600 (the restuarant at the hotel).


If you’re being budget conscious, you can book here with my link for a discount! You won’t get the Love Local Package, but you can definitely still create your own special experience. Plus, the bars and restuarants in Downtown Rochester will be opening on Feb 1st! You can have a fun/wild night out on the town and walk back to your hotel room πŸ™‚


You can read more about my stay at the Royal Park Hotel HERE.


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Free Play Pinball Arcade (Fraser)

If sipping champagne and gazing longingly into each other’s eyes over a candlelight dinner isn’t your thing…

You should really check this place out!

They are doing a 2 for the price of 1 special Valentine’s weekend!

Thursday-Friday: $15 for UNLIMITED PLAY. Stay as long as you’d like. Play every single game however many times you want!

Saturday-Sunday: $20 for the same!

I spoke with the owner, Joe, and it sounds like he’s planning on possibly doing some giveaways and other cool stuff too (on Valentine’s weekend)! I’ll keep you updated when I hear more!


Have Dinner in A Yurt at Frame (Hazel Park)

There is still availability (at time of publising) for Friday, Feb 12th!

Valentine’s Day Romanian Seafood Dinner

Prepaid reservation for parties of 2-6



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The Hub Stadium – Axe Throwing & Fowling (Auburn Hills)

Reopening on Feb 4th!

At time of publishing, there are TONS of spots available for reservations for Valentine’s weekend!

Make sure you reserve a lane for axe throwing or fowling (or both)! You can also reserve a private topgolf swing suite.


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Topgolf (Auburn Hills)

Reserve a bay! You can reserve up to 7 days in advance. Walk-ins are also welcome.


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Fowling (Hamtramck)

Make it a group Valentine’s Date Night, and Reserve a Lane!

$80/land, 2 Hours, 6 person max


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In Person Cooking Classes at Cucina Lab Torino in Troy

This is a screenshot of their webpage so you can see a sample of the cooking classes they offer!

The website is linked above!

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Cooking with Cocktails (Online Cooking Classes)

They are offering a variety of classes all Valentine’s weekend long! Stay cozy at home and cook something up with your sweetheart!

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Cookies & Sweet Treats

If you are looking to gift your sweetheart (or Galentine or just a loved on in general)…

Here are some great local small business owners that you can check out!


Pops’ Sweets An Treats (Mt. Clemens)

Just a little something special! He also has a HUGE selection!


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Mi.Treats (Macomb)


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Cake Mitten (Macomb)


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Refined Sugar – Vegan & Gluten Free Options too!


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Modern Cone (St. Clair Shores)

Get a heart shaped ice cream flight for your sweetie!


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Bakehouse 46 (Rochester & Birmingham)

Bakehouse 46 is a joint venture between the Cupcake Station & Blake Farms incase you hadn’t heard of them before!


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Westview Orchards & Winery (Romeo)

Donut Bouquets!

Deadline to order is Wednesday February 10th at Noon.

To order, please call 586.752.3123 or email


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Baked By Nic (Macomb)

A chocolate covered strawberry rose bouquet!?!!


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Balloons & Backdrops & Other Fun Ideas

Balloon Hype (Macomb)

Balloon Blast someone’s house! I think this would be such a fun surprise! (Free delivery in Macomb too!)

Leah (the creator and owner) has also joined the “adopt a grandparent” movement.

For $10, you can send a balloon buddy to a local nursing home to bring some joy to our seniors who have especially suffered over the past year. Make sure you check out her Instagram page for all the details + more Valentines offerings!


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Peace Love Party Company

She does balloons, but also does all kinds of party set up including bar carts, backdrops, the whole 9 yards. If you’re looking for something fun for Valentine’s, be sure to check her out!


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A “Fresh” Take On Flowers

Wish that bouquet of Valentine’s roses could last a year?

Well, now they can!

Why not give preserved roses a try?

Preserved roses last for a year (if not longer). It’ll be the gift that keeps giving πŸ™‚ It also makes for beautiful home decor too!


The Rose Maven

A Small Business Operating out of Boston

I have this exact bouquet here, and I love it!


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Maison Farola (Detroit)

Use coupon code Forever10 for 10% discount until February 7th!


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Other Thoughtful Gifts

Maverly Designs Clay Earrings

Shelby runs this little Etsy shop! She is a local mom & teacher!

Her earrings are GORGEOUS!


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Baby Yoda (The Child, Grogu, Whatever) Hot Cocoa Bombs – Rule 62 Cafe (Washington Twp)

She also has lots of other Valentine’s themed goodies at her shop! I love her positive attitude and posts on her Facebook page as well.


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Honey Trivia Game (Rail & Anchor, Royal Oak)

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Intimacy Deck & Date Deck (Best Self Co)*

Buy them as a bundle or you can purchase each one individually.

The Intimacy Deck: Reignite the intimate spark and fall in love again.

“Take your conversations to the next level and feel closer with this deck of 150 question cards. Guided by the prompts, you’ll open up more, share different parts of yourself, and feel more connected than ever.”

The Date Deck: Spice up quality time and make dates memorable

“The more you reveal to your partner, the closer you feel to your partner. It’s easier to talk about the things that matter with this 50-card pocket-sized deck. Pick a card at random or play the Date Deck game.”

*This is an affiliate link, which means I may make a small commission on the purchase at no additional cost to you. I only recommend brands that I use and love myself.


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Capture This Moment In Time with Boudoir Photos!


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Fancy Carry Out For Dining at Home

Vince & Joe’s (Shelby)

“Since going out ain’t easy this year, we thought we’d bring the Valentine’s Dinner to you. Enjoy an all-inclusive Dinner for Two! Only $75 per couple (Add bottle of wine for $25 per bottle).”

$75 Dinner for Two (Add on $25 for a bottle of wine)

Comes with a choice of soup (Crab & Corn Bisque or the Vegetarian Option of Butternut Squash Bisque with Corn & Fennel) and main entreé (Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Scampi, Braised Short Ribs with Wild Mushroom Risotto & Frenched Green Beans, or the Vegetarian Option of Wild Mushroom Risotto with Peas, Roasted Zucchini and Grilled Balsamic Portabella).

You also get dessert (Seven layer torte with chocolate hazelnut mousse, chocolate cake, crispy chocolate filling, topped with chocolate glaze), which sounds amazing too!

You can even add a Viviano Flower Bouquet to your order too!


Chef G’s (Lapeer)


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Dining Out (I will continue to update this section as more restaurants finalize their Valentine’s offerings.)

Bar Verona (Washington Twp)

Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Special: February 12-14!

Reservations Online!

Dinner Options Include:

Appetizer: Oysters (Rockefeller or Verona Style)

Entree Choices: Blacked Swordfish or Espresso Glazed Wagyu

Dessert: Choose from Strawberries and Cream Cake or Chocolate Mousse Cake

& A Varity of Featured Wines!


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Grey Ghost (Detroit)

Sat. Feb 13th


Five Courses

Email: to reserve!


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Cucina Lab Torino (Troy)

Special Valentine’s Menu

Feb 12 – 14th

Call to Book: 248-525-9098


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Looking For Something More Low Key?

On a recent Instagram survery I did on @ThingsToDoMacomb, 72% of respondents choose tacos over chocolate for Valentine’s Day so…

Pizza, wings, tacos…

Grab some take out from and support local family owned businesses:

Romero’s Tacos (Shelby) – They have an expanded menu including vegetarian & gluten free options as well!

Buffalo Pizza & Wings (Macomb) – Buffalo NY Style Pizza & Wings!

Joe’s Italian Take Out (Shelby) – The muffuletta is amazing!

Carter’s Cantina (Shelby & New Haven) – Authentic Mexican!

Mavrix’s (Shelby) – They are known for their wings!

You could also get a Burger Kit from Grey Ghost and cook something up together!


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I also hear that Costco has heart shaped ravioli, but I haven’t been able to confirm that at any local Costco locations yet! πŸ˜‰


Stay tuned for the Galentine’s Post!

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