Valentine's Day dates on a dime


No matter how you celebrate Valentine's Day, chances are it costs a pretty penny.

The normal "go-to's" seem to be dinner, a movie, a gift and maybe a box of your sweetheart's finest chocolate.

This year, why not consider a different kind of night out?


Park Street Cantina

At Park Street Cantina on Tuesday, Feb. 14, you and your sweetie can try your hand at couple's art.

"No matter what skill level you are painting at, you're going to be painting a masterpiece of your own," Tyler Verhoff said.

All it costs is $35 per couple. More information can be found at


Our Cupcakery

For $10 more, head to Dublin and get in the kitchen where Linda Kick specializes in baked goods.

Our Cupcakery is also offering couples the chance to create on Valentine's Day.

"It's a learning experience," Kick said. "It's an experience."

Bake and decorate Valentine's Day cupcakes and cookies. Work as a team and have fun while doing so. Kick says it constantly is a surprise for couples to realize how much fun it can be.

"And, also, it's like 'Wow!'," Kick said. "This was more fun that I thought it would be."

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Bolton Field Airport

Another fun party on Valentine's Day is out at Bolton Field Airport.

"It's the best bang for your buck in town," John Keller said.

Keller has attended 16 of the 18 years it's been available. For $90, you and your date can enjoy an appetizer, dinner, desserts, music, dancing and prize giveaways.

"It's a full night of fun and enjoyment," Organizer, Carol McElroy, said.

She says the get-together is aimed at people who need a night to relax.

"Life comes at you," she said. "And, sometimes, we forget as adults to have a good time."

If you really want a good time, you and your Valentine's sweetheart can experience Columbus from about 1,300 feet up during a private 25-minute air tour, for an extra $80.

Information on this event can be found at


White Castle

If you're looking for something a little different, you and your valentine can head to White Castle. The fast food restaurant is accepting reservations. Visit for more information.