Treats and Sweets for Valentine’s Weekend

Valentine’s Day is only 14 days away. Don’t worry, last minute planners, we’ve got you covered. We’ve come up with a few ways to make sure this Valentine’s Day is one you (and your sweetheart) will never forget. 

A Romantic Weekend Getaway

Looking to spend a weekend with your honey? Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park has you covered with their relaxing Valentine’s Getaway special! $174.95 (plus tax + tip) will land you one night’s lodging in one of their cozy lodge rooms Saturday evening, a prime rib dinner buffet for two, a dance and live entertainment by Instant Zeal, and a breakfast buffet for two. What wonderful weekend plans!

The Dixie Swim Club Dinner Theater

Treat your Valentine to dinner and a show at the Glema Mahr Center for the ArtsThe Dixie Swim Club is the touching and hilarious story of five very different women who meet every August at a beach house to rekindle their relationship. Free from husbands, careers, and kids, their long weekends bring love, challenges, and support, strengthening the connections they made those many years ago. Fans of Steel Magnolias and The Golden Girls will adore this endearing comedy about friendships that last forever. Tickets for this fun-filled evening are $28. Call the Glema at (270) 821-2787 to grab yours before they’re gone! 

Dance to the Sounds of Johnny Keyz

If you’re wanting a night out on the town for Valentine’s Day, head to The Crowded House for delicious drinks, craft beer, and dancing to the tunes of Johnny Keyz. Music begins at 6:30pm. We recommend wearing clothes and shoes you can move in, as you won’t be able to sit still while Johnny Keyz plays the piano! 

Walk through Mahr Park Arboretum 

Mahr Park Arboretum is full of stunning paved paths and whimsical off-trail walks, making it the perfect place to take a romantic stroll. Keep your eyes peeled, as you might see deer, fish, and even bald eagles along the way! 

Buy your Sweetheart Something Special 

We are always looking for reasons to shop our local stores, and Valentine’s Day is a pretty great reason to pick up a gift! We’re extra excited to visit two special stores celebrating some pretty big anniversaries this month. First is The Gift Horse, which celebrates 20 years in business this week! Next is Clements Jewelers, who are celebrating 85 years selling stunning jewelry all year long – including some awesome Valentine’s Day deals! Between these two stores, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. 

Blade’s Salon and Day Spa is offering pampering packages in case you want to treat your sweetie (or yourself). There are 4 packages to choose from. The “Express” package includes a 30-minute massage and classic manicure for $50. Their “Date Night” is a 60-minute massage, shampoo, and style for $80. “R & R” is a 60-minute massage and mini-facial for $100. Finally, the “Head to Toe” includes a 60-minute massage, spa pedicure, shampoo, and style for $115. Sign. Us. Up! 

Enjoy a Sweet Treat

Downtown Madisonville is full of wonderful eateries boasting sweets, and they’re featuring some extra special treats for Valentine’s Day! Head to Big City Market + Coffee Bar for delectable “Love Letter” cookies from their bakery, which come with a sweet surprise inside for $9 in a bag with a bow – you can even customize them with your sweetie’s name! They’ll also have delicious Strawberry Cheesecake Pop Tarts and oversized Heart Crispy Treats, both $5 each wrapped up in a bag with a bow. 

Gather is known for their “over-the-top” milkshakes, and they have a special one planned for February! They’re calling it a “Strawberry Sweetheart” and includes strawberries (duh), candy hearts, pink cookies, whipped-cream, and all sorts of sprinkles. We can’t wait to experience the sugar rush! 

Dempsey Street Baking Co. is THE place to go in town for cupcakes! With flavors like wedding cake, German chocolate, and strawberry cupcakes, there’s something sweet your sweetheart will love you more for picking up. They even have some scrumptious gluten-free and sugar-free options. All of their goodies will be dressed up with Valentines-themed sprinkles and more. What are you waiting for, stop in today! 

No matter how you spend Valentine’s Day, it’s sure to be special when you spend it in Madisonville – Hopkins County.