The holiday of love is a fun time for giving gifts. Thanks to I-Power Gymnastics for sponsoring this guide. I-Power offers a Parent’s Night Out so you can have date night on this special weekend.
The Valentine’s Parents’ Night Out is Feb. 13 from 7-10 p.m. Kids 6 and older who would like to sleep over can be picked up by 9 a.m. the next morning. Parents’ Night Out events are fun filled with games, open gym time, pizza and dessert, and a craft. Register online at www.ipowergymnastics.com or by calling the gym at 217-359-3547. Enjoy an evening or an entire night out while your kids have a blast at I-Power!
Whether you are buying gifts for your sweetie or kiddo, here are some gifts that are sure to put a smile on their face.
Candy (and yummy treats)
Who doesn’t love candy? Valentine’s Day has a long tradition of being a holiday filled with chocolates and conversation hearts. Boys and girls can enjoy the yummy treats from these local stores:
Art Mart: Fine chocolates, novelty candies, and much more. New location (on South Prospect in Champaign) opening first week of February!
Black & White Confections: Hand-dipped, handmade chocolate confections made in small batches so it is always fresh for you. Located at 118 E. 8th St., Gibson City.
Fannie May: Traditional treats, offers delivery. Located at Neil and Springfield, Champaign.
Edible Arrangements: Send a chocolate-dipped fruit “bouquet.” Located near Barnes and Noble in Champaign.
Cream & Flutter: Cupcakes, chocolate-covered strawberries and more. Located in downtown Champaign.
Movie night is a great way to cuddle up with the kids and have a good time. Grab a pizza, pop some popcorn and enjoy one of these classic Valentine’s Day family friendly movies:
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown: The gang celebrates Valentine’s Day while Charlie Brown hopes for at least one valentine for a change. 30 min., Not rated.
Enchanted: A princess, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. 107 min., Rated G
The Lorax: A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. 86 minutes, Rated PG
Beauty and the Beast: Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince. 84 min., Rated G.
Or you could always watch Star Wars … again.
Girls love getting all dolled up. Moms and daughters can enjoy an afternoon out getting pampered at one of these nail salons recommended by our readers. You could also create a spa atmosphere at your home by soaking in a bubble bath and painting each other’s nails.
There’s no question that families in Champaign-Urbana like to eat out. Valentine’s Day lands on a weekend this year and it would be a great time to take your kids out to eat. Check out our Kids Eat Free in Champaign-Urbana Guide and enjoy!