Mini Valentine’s Day Guide


Tis the season for everyone’s favorite “Hallmark Holiday”! The month of hearts, love, and lots of sweets. In an effort to keep you festive (and busy) in February, I’ve put together a “Mini Valentine’s Day Guide” of small and large events in the St. Louis area.

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 Adult/Child Valentine’s Cookie Decorating Class

Saturday, February 2nd from 1pm-2pm

Hobby Lobby, 14650 Manchester Rd., Ballwin 63021

Enjoy some time with your kiddo(s) and learn to beautifully decorate sugar cookies! Each student takes home 3 cookies that they decorated themselves. All supplies are included, even cookies to snack on! Class is limited to 16 students, recommended ages 7 and up.

You must register as an adult and child(ren) combo with a 2 ticket minimum at $25 each student.


Valentine Workshops for Grades K-5th Grade

Saturday, February 2nd, Sunday, February 3rd, Friday, February 8th, Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th (times vary per class)

Yucandu Art Studio,20 Allen Ave Ste 110, Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

An open-ended experience of creating 30 handmade valentines with an assortment of amazing supplies.

Price is $38.


 The Orchid Show 

Saturday, February 2nd through Sunday, March 24th

Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

Missouri Botanical Garden invites guests to immerse themselves in a “tropical oasis of vibrant orchids”. Take a stroll with your loved ones!


Valentine’s Day Story Hour at Whole Foods

Monday, February 4th and Tuesday, February 5th from 10am-10:45am

 Whole Foods Market Town and Country, 1160 Town and Country Crossing Dr, Town and Country, MO 63017

Listen to the story “Love Monster” by Rachel Bright. Kids will make their very own love monster and play Valentine’s Day Bingo!


Mommy & Me Cooking Class: Love You More!

Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th at 9:30am

Eckert’s Family Store and Farms, 951 S Green Mount Rd, Belleville, Illinois 62220

Nothing says Love You More than sweet treats made by sweet little chefs! Kids will create treats that are sweet and delicious, and best of all – made with LOVE! Each child will create Love You Lots Popcorn snack, So Sweet Chocolate Shortcake, and homemade cocoa mix to take home to their sweetheart. Recommended for children ages 2 to 5.

Only children need a ticket. $18/child. Reservations Required.


V-Day Card Writing Party

Saturday, February 9th from 10am-12pm

Take a morning to write a note to friends and family and deliver some smiles for Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day! Enjoy comradery and coffee while penning a hand-written letter to those you love most!


Run for Chocolate 5k

Saturday, February 9th at 9am

Bissinger’s Chocolate Factory, 1600 N Broadway, St Louis, MO 63102

The perfect pairing for all runners and walkers is set for February 9th…Run for the Chocolate! This fun 5K  run/walk returns to the the historic streets of  St. Louis to spice up Valentine’s weekend for couples and singles alike. The race will be a chocolate extravanganza complete with customized chocolate finisher medals, chocolate goody bags and water stops and over 125 gallons of hot cocoa from St. Louis’ premier chocolatier, Bissingers. This race is its own little Valentine’s Day getaway for runners and walkers!


Sip and Shop Valentine’s Pop Up

Saturday, February 9th from 2pm-6pm

The Vino Gallery, 4701 McPherson Ave, St. Louis 63108

Enjoy an afternoon of live music, free wine tasting, and shopping small, handmade goods!


 Galentine’s Day Pop Up

Saturday, February 9th from 12pm-5pm

Restoration Alley DIY Studio & Handmade Market, 15626 Manchester Road, Ellisville, Missouri 63011

Grab your girlfriends and come do some early Galentine’s Day shopping! Crafters will have extra products on hand. Drinks and snacks will be served.

Make a candy heart craft any time during the event, $8 each (limited quantities available)


Like You Lots: A Handmade Market at St. Louis Art Supply

Saturday, February 9th from 10am-5pm

St. Louis Art Supply, 4532 Olive St., St. Louis 63108

St. Louis Art Supply presents “Like you LOTS”, a handmade market featuring local artists’ creations for all your gifting needs for those special someones in your life. Hallmark may have made up Valentine’s Day to sell more cards, but why not treat your special people with something a little more unique and from a local artist? Whether you need something for your galentine’s brunchmates, a close friend, a significant other, or just to treat yourself (because you deserve it!) come out and find that perfect something from these amazing artists!


The Valentine’s Pop Up at Paisley Boutique 

Saturday, February 9th from 11pm-3pm

Paisley Boutique, 233 W Lockwood Rd., Webster Groves, MO 63119

Enjoy Cocktails and Lite Bites from Half and Half while you shop local vendors including Collections by Joya and Rudy’s Flower Truck!

Kid Friendly Celebrity Story Time

Saturday, February 9th at 10:30

Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid Ave.. Saint LouisMO 63108

Left Bank Books is hosting a kid-friendly Celebrity Story Time with author and illustrator, Jessie Sima! Jessie will read copies of her new book Love, Z, a story of a young robot trying to find the meaning of “love.”


Sunday Funday Valentine Unicorn Cake Workshop

Sunday, February 10th at 2:30pm

Sweetology, 1232 Town and Country Crossing Dr, Town and Country, MO 63017

Love is in the air for our Valentine Unicorn Sunday Funday Workshop when we’re decorating enchanted Unicorn Cakes. Each participant will make and take home their own two-layer Unicorn cake. All supplies and instruction included.

Register now! Our Unicorn Cake classes fill quickly. $39.99 per person, all ages welcome. Children 8 and under will need an adult to stay with them to lend a hand.


Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village-Valentine’s Brunch

Sunday, February 10th from 10am-2pm

Cardinals Nation, 601 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with brunch on Sunday, February 10th at Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar! Make your reservation at


Love is Love Market

Sunday, February 10th from 1pm-5pm

2nd Shift Brewery, 1601 Sublette Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Come shop with STL’s best handmade markers and find something special for that special someone!


All You Need is Love

Sunday, February 10th from 11am-4pm

Wild Carrot, 3901 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

A l l Y o u N e e d I s L o v e for this event – from the 30+ STL women owned small businesses participating, to the DIY craft station from Perennial, to the food from a local female chef to the hand crafted cocktails provided by the Wild Carrot bartenders… and so much more!


 Galentine’s Day Brunch + Parks and Rec Trivia

Sunday, February 10th and Saturday February 16th from 10am-2pm

Hawken House, 1155 S Rock Hill Rd, St. Louis, MO 63119

Grab your poetic, noble land-mermaid of a friend and head to this fun event for a Galentine’s Day Brunch…Featuring Parks & Rec Trivia and Entertainment!


Donuts with Librarians

Thursday, February 14th from 10am-12pm

Brentwood Public Library, 8765 Eulalie Ave, St. Louis, MO 63144

Stop by on Valentine’s Day for coffee and donuts with your neighbors and librarians! 


Valentine’s Bouquet Bar

Thursday, February 14th from 10am-5pm

Bowood Farms, 4605 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63108

Come make a fresh flower bouquet for your sweetheart!


Balanchine’s Rubies and other Love Stories 

Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th

Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63121

The Saint Louis Ballet presents Balanchine’s Rubies and other Love Stories with ruby red costumes and performances by major companies throughout the world – this romantic ballet is well suited for Valentine’s weekend.


Cheers to a busy February full of lots of love…and chocolate!