I've never been a big Valentine's Day person and my husband and I never really focused too much on this (totally made up, commercial, cheesy) holiday much before we had kids. But ironically, now that we have little ones, the day has become a bigger deal for us.
Valentine's Day is mostly fun for kids really, isn't it? At least at our house, that is how we celebrate it. We make our own Valentine's for school parties. I've been known to make heart-shaped pancakes for a special Valentine's Day breakfast. I'll even admit to buying heart-shaped ice cube trays at Target yesterday (damn that dollar aisle).
When the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum reached out to me about their new Family Valentine's Day Dance, I loved the idea. Get dressed up and celebrate Valentine's Day together at one of our favorite spots in the city? What's not to like?
Event highlights include:
- Dance the night away to music from a family-friendly DJ
- Enjoy dinner and featured “mocktails” courtesy of Berghoff Catering
- Create Valentine’s Day cards from recycled materials, decorate cookies and discover fun facts about the love lives of your favorite animals at the Museum
- Exclusive evening access to the Museum including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven
This event takes place on Saturday, February 9th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 North Cannon Drive, just off Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton in Lincoln Park).The cost is: $40/adult member, $45 adult/non-member; $15/child, $5 child 3 and under. Price includes dinner, mocktails, all activities, child’s swag bag and two raffle tickets.
Register at: naturemuseum.org.