Valentine’s Day celebrations don’t necessarily mean flowers, chocolates, massages, and all that. I’ve explored out there for you and here are some fun takes on what you can do with or for your loved ones this upcoming season of hearts.
Mobsters & Pornstars with the Famiglia!
If you’re a fun loving Chicago couple with a really good sense of humor, you’d have to check out Johnny Boys Graduation at Boni Vino’s Restaurant from the makers of Tony & Tina’s Wedding. I checked this out myself (thanks to @JenChicago) and enjoyed the expected interactive show much like Tony & Tina’s Wedding, but I didn’t expect the fun dancing. Everybody joined in like we were truly part of that mobster family. Just like Al Capone’s very own. We are Chicagoans after all, aren’t we?! You have to let loose and just enjoy everything that comes with it. The food was very good too. Check out JenChicago’s video to see more and use “JenChicago” to book your show for a $5 discount.
Sexy & Spicy for your Sweetheart
Windy City Pin-Up is “dedicated in transforming everyday women into timeless beauties”! I would seriously be scared to do this myself, but I know I’m in good hands with the creator, Ashlee. Ashlee is an easygoing creative mom behind the camera lens. Her pictures are so beautiful that although these kind of pictures are meant to stay in your boudoir, you may want to start a collection and satisfy your inner wanna-be calendar girl. Well, for your sweetheart at least.
Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, or maybe Swing? Oh come on, live a little! Make things even spicier by learning the right moves together. I’ve searched around in Chicagoland on places where to take dance classes with my husband. Chicago Dance came highly recommended and I love that there’s no dance experience required to join their classes. If you can convince your partners to go I can bet that the lesson learned from the class will go beyond Valentines Day celebration.
Not to leave the kiddies
Valentines are for our little ones too. How about ice skating with the family? You must check out and try ice skating up high above more than 1,000 feet at John Hancock Observatory’s Skating in The Sky. From there you can enjoy a couple of hours of skiing, eating (yes, Lavazza cafe is up there too!), and just simply enjoying the most beautiful view of the city.
The Chicago Park District’s Outdoor Ice Rinks also provides inexpensive and great places like Grant Park, McKinley Park and beyond.
And by the way, Chicago Dance also offer dance classes for the kids.