Sweet ‘Palentine’s’ Day Dates for every type of BFF couple

Lauryn Bolz

For many people, Valentine’s Day with a significant other is the best way to spend the chocolate-filled, candle-lit holiday. For those who don’t have a special person in their lives, the holiday doesn’t have to be a total lonely hearts club. 

Here is a list of Valentine’s themed events for the squad to check out. 


For the film-loving BFF’s with a travel bug: Amélie at the Lyric

The outside of the Lyric Theater
For those who love to travel but don’t have the funds for a flight to Paris this 14th, they can still have a romantic European adventure at the Lyric Cinema, which is offering certain movie tickets for $7.50 with a valid student ID. (Josh Schroeder | Collegian)

When: Thursday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Lyric Cinema

Price: $7.50 (with student ID)

For those who love to travel but don’t have the funds for a flight to Paris this 14th, they can still have a romantic European adventure at the Lyric Cinema. The independent movie theatre will be showing Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s whimsical French comedy, “Amélie.” The film follows the life of the quirky Parisian woman, Amélie, and her attempts to bring happiness to those around her. Get the gang together and experience this visual masterpiece, which is sure to inspire its viewers to see the beauty in the simplistic. Berets not necessary, but welcome.

For the BFF’s with a major sweet tooth: Get a dozen donuts delivered from the Fort Collins Donut Company

When: Thursday, Feb. 14

Where: Delivery available anywhere in the Fort Collins area

Price: $18 for a dozen donuts and delivery

Nothing can make Fort Collins Valentine’s Day dates better than a dozen donuts, so this holiday, FoCoDoCo will be delivering orders of 12+ anywhere in the Fort Collins area. Get any combination of the Donut Company’s unique (and healthy) flavors delivered right to the front door to make a Galentine’s night in infinitely more warm and fuzzy. Be sure to check out the Strawberry Rosé donut, which features rosé wine from The Infinite Monkey Theorem, which will be opening their Fort Collins location Feb. 16.   

For the BFF’s that wish they were in a John Hughes movie: Have a ‘Totally Cheesy Valentine’s Day’ at Totally 80’s Pizza

When: Thursday, Feb. 14

Where: Totally 80’s Pizza


Price: varies

Looking for a little less upscale dinner for Valentine’s dinner? Grab the gang and head to the funky, retro pizza joint for the most cheesy Valentine’s Dinner that can be achieved in the 21st century. Munch on a romantic heart-shaped pizza surrounded by wonderfully gaudy Valentine’s decor, or indulge in free delivery from Totally 80’s and spend the night in watching “The Breakfast Club.”

For the BFF’s that love local goods: Love is Magic Makers’ Market at Wolverine Farm

When: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Where: Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House

Price: free entrance

Show some love for local Fort Collins artists this weekend by attending Wolverine Farm’s third annual Valentines-themed makers market. Featured creatives will include candlemaker Beldamia, clothing designer Melina Be Creations, painter Kaley Alie and 17 other popular FoCo makers. Also joining in on the Valentine’s Day fun will be Ashley Noake of Manna Apotheke, who will be giving individual or couple’s tarot card readings and revealing secrets on self-love, self-care and personal relationships. This market is perfect for picking up Valentine’s gifts for loved ones before the 14th rolls around.

For the BFF Foodies: Valentine’s Day Happy Hour at Rare

When: daily from 4 – 6 p.m.

Where: Rare Italian

Price: Varies

Celebrate the day of love with locally sourced meats and homemade cheeses at happy hour prices. Rare, Old Town’s upscale Italian restaurant, makes a perfect venue for a BFF couple who wants to put their high heels to use this Valentine’s Day, and with house-made antipastas and cocktails at lower prices, it is possible to have a fancy girl’s date on a college student’s budget. Stop in for the gelato affogato for a tasty, Italian-style dessert, or try one of Rare’s several Valentine’s Day specials on the regular priced menu.

Lauryn Bolz can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com or on Twitter @LaurynBolz.