They are affectionately known as “Valentine’s Day Loser Tents.”
I know you’ve seen them. They’re temporary white pop-up tents reserved for the last-minute shoppers and others who just plain forgot Valentine’s Day all together.
You’ll see them again around Mother’s Day. Same deal. Different holiday.
In order to stay out of the doghouse, these quick-service cupids can conveniently drive by and pick up a random bunch of roses, T-shirt-clad teddy bears, heart-shaped balloons, and other miscellaneous cellophane-wrapped chocolate covered concoctions.
But this year, thanks to the Dallas Arboretum you can step away from the tent.
Why not enjoy a relaxing night of fun and maybe a little romance at one of the most beautiful places in Dallas on Valentine’s? It’s a cheap date with admission at only $5 all day long and parking is even free after 5 p.m., plus they’re staying open until 9 p.m.
No date? No problem. Round up your girlfriends and celebrate “Galantine’s Day” at the Arboretum with a special musical performance in the afternoon while you tiptoe through the tulips. Corey Breedlove will be at the garden performing live from 12-3pm in case you and your mom squad can head out for a lunchtime date before carpool.
During the evening, families will enjoy a special screening of the 2017 version of Beauty and the Beast on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn at 6:30pm, and two food trucks will be on hand for dinner.
It’s a full package date-night and all are welcome. Even better, the Canopy Cafe will be selling champagne splits and tuxedo strawberries for $15 per couple (comes with two splits and four strawberries) to round out the romantic package!
Sharing a beautiful Valentine’s Day with someone you love just got a whole lot easier. Best of all, it doesn’t take a whole lot of pre-planning or moolah to impress your special someone with a lovely night out at the Arboretum.
I can tell you, it sure beats standing in long lines at 5 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Valentine’s Day Loser Tent.
I’m just saying.