A Single's Guide to Valentine's Day


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Have a Valentine’s Tea Party

Why not treat yourself to a special Valentine’s tea or tea party?

Here are some great Tea Rooms/Valentine’s Day themed tea events happening around the GTA:

Gibson House Sweetheart Tea- Valentine’s Day Event Feb. 14, 2015: http://bit.ly/1orsyPH

White Lions Tea House (Orillia)- Valentine’s Day Event Feb. 15, 2015: http://www.whitelionsteahouse.ca/

Old Mill Toronto: http://bit.ly/Qc9h7T

Windsor Arms Hotel Tea Room (Toronto): http://www.windsorarmshotel.com/tearoom

English & Miller Gift Gallery and Tea Room (Barrie): http://shop.englishandmiller.com/

Campbell’s British Food and Tea Room (Barrie): http://www.campbellsbritishfood.com/

Victorian Tea Room (Thornhill): http://www.victoriantearoom.ca/

The Old Curiosity Tea Shop (Markham): http://www.cuppa.ca/


Check out these Valentine’s Day themed teas at David’s Tea and Teavana:

First Blush Tea Blend (Teavana): http://bit.ly/16Nnu2z

Strawberry Cream White Tea (Teavana): http://bit.ly/16PQzL3

Stawberry Blush Rosé Oolong Tea (Teavana): http://bit.ly/1DfvV3p

WonderBerry Chocolate Truffle Oolong Tea (Teavana): http://bit.ly/1CefNeB

The Earl’s Valentine Tea (David’s Tea): http://bit.ly/1vCK8GS

Love Tea #7 (David’s Tea): http://bit.ly/1DfvZ3a

Read My Lips Tea (David’s Tea): http://bit.ly/1KJxffy

Red Velvet Cake Tea (David’s Tea): http://bit.ly/196cL4X

Mint to Be Organic Tea (David’s Tea): http://bit.ly/1zTwqOb


Volunteering is not just great on Valentine’s Day but throughout the year as well. Share the love to someone who needs it. Check out your local listings or Volunteer Toronto (http://www.volunteertoronto.ca/) for ideas on where to lend a helping hand.

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Make a Date with Your Pet

We sometimes forget that our furry friends don’t just love us on Valentine’s Day but everyday! How about spending the day with them and making them a special Valentine’s Day treat. Here is a great dog treat recipe: http://bit.ly/1IN6JWW

Pawsway in Toronto is also hosting a special Valentine’s Day event from 12-5. Bring your furry friend and take a photo of you and your pet in the Valentine’s Day themed photo booth, catch a family friendly movie, and get creative at the arts and crafts table. Something for everyone and the event is FREE! For more information click here: http://www.pawsway.ca/valentines-day-2015/

If you don’t have a pet check out this cute gallery of 30 Pictures of Dogs Beating You at Valentine’s Day on Buzzfeed: http://bzfd.it/17b5IHD

Hang Out With Kids

Share the ‘day of love’ with the special kids in your life. Some great Valentine’s Day Events:

Petite and Posh Valentine’s Day Doll & Tea Party Woodbridge (Feb. 13-14, 2015): http://petiteandposh.ca/events

Daddy’s Valentween (A Father Daughter Valentine’s Day Event) at Glama Gal Tween Spa (Feb. 14, 2015): http://www.glamagalparty.com/father-daughter-valentines-day-event-kids

Learn about love between animals at the Valentine’s Day High Park Nature Centre Togetherness Nature Walk in Toronto (Feb. 14, 2015): http://www.highparknaturecentre.com/ai1ec_event/togetherness-family-nature-walk/?instance_id=5170

Pawsitively Pets Valentine’s Events: http://bit.ly/1vCL0v7

Check out these Awesome 30 Valentine’s Day Games for Kids: http://mylifeandkids.com/valentines-day-games-kids/#_a5y_p=3238427

Galentine's Day

Throw a Gal-entine’s Day Party and catch up with your girlfriends. Don’t forget to dress up in your favourite Valentine’s Day outfits! Or if you want to go out check out the Anti-Valentine’s Mixer at al la Carte Kitchen in Toronto (Feb. 13, 2015): http://bit.ly/1AUafKR



Check out the new titles at a local cinema/movie theatre or curl up at home and watch some of these Valentine’s Favourites: - Valentine’s Day (2010) - I Hate Valentine’s Day (2009) - The Vow (2012) - Date Night (2010) - My Bloody Valentine (1981) - The Notebook (2004) - 50 First Dates (2004) - Titanic (1997)

Groupon/Living Social Class or Activity

Search Groupon (http://www.groupon.com/) or Living Social (www.livingsocial.com) and try out a new class or treat yourself to a spa day.

Get Out and Do Something Fun!

Grab some friends and hit up a bowling alley or indoor mini putt. Playing a game of lazer tag is also a great option too. Here is the website for Lazer Quest with multiple locations in the GTA: http://www.laserquest.com/ For the Spin the Paddle Event at SPiN Toronto (Ping Pong): http://toronto.wearespin.com/happenings/spin-the-paddle/ Or hit up the DJ Skate Nights at the Harbourfront Centre: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/blog/category/dj-skate-nights-2015/

Board Games

Whip out Yahtzee, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, and your other favourites and challenge a friend/group of friends to a game night.

You Can Also Check Out These Board Game Cafe’s in Toronto/GTA:

Snakes and Lagers: http://www.snakesandlagers.com/#about

Snakes and Lattes: http://www.snakesandlattes.com/

Castle Board Game Cafe: http://castleboardgames.com/

Roll/Play Cafe: http://rollplaynow.com/

Chit-Chat-Play Board Game Cafe: http://chitchatplaycafe.com/

Buy Yourself Flowers or Something Special

Who says you need a partner to get flowers or chocolates on Valentine’s Day! Treat yourself to your favourites on the 14th (or even better on the 15th when everything goes on sale!). Have a rocking Valentine's Day no matter what your relationship status!

Written by Devon MacPherson from #TeamFrankie