As easy as it is to throw a bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates into your cart at Kroger, sometimes doing something out of the ordinary makes all the difference on Valentine's Day.
Whether saying "I love you" to your spouse, parents, kids or dogs, here are some ways you can do that–uniquely–in Dearborn.
What's better than a romantic mini-vacation? One that doesn't cost an arm and a leg to travel to.
Several Dearborn hotels offer romantic packages with special touches, Valentine's day or not.
For $169-319, the 's Fairy Tale Romance Package offers a one-night getaway that would make even Cinderella swoon. It includes a one night stay, champagne, chocolate tuxedo strawberries and a rose on your pillow. The next morning, enjoy a choice between breakfast in bed or at the hotel's restaurant.
The package is available through March 30 and requires advance reservations. Check out the Dearborn Inn's website to learn more.
Wow your sweetie with a special romantic dinner for two at , available Feb. 10, 11, 14, 17 and 18.
For $100, enjoy a three-course gourmet meal for two, including TRIA's signature homemade souffle and champage. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 313-441-2000, or online at opentable.com/TRIA.
And if you're planning on staying longer, the also offers a Special Occassion Package with a one night stay and buffet breakfast for two, plus tuxedoed strawberries, champage, roses and valet parking upon arrival.
Packages start at $199 and can be found on The Henry's website.
You know exactly what your special someone likes, so why waste time trying to find the perfect treat when you can make it yourself?
offers a make-your-own cupcake (or cookie or brownie) bar where they supply the deliciousness, but you pick the toppings.
So if your wife really enjoys the combination of Oreo crumbles and gummy bears, give her the dessert of her dreams. Have a dad who fantasizes about triple-chocolate brownies? You can make it happen.
Isn't love delicious?
Down With Love
Teenagers are fickle creatures. Drawing hearts around a name one week, swearing off boys or girls the next.
Luckily, the Dearborn Public Library has prepared for your dilemma by creating a Valentine's Day activity that's about, well, anything but.
Teen Ramen and Anime Anti-Valentine's Day happens at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 11 at the . Youth in grades six and above will spend the afternoon eating ramen noodles and watching anime movies. No dates!
Registration is required by calling 313-943-2345 or emailing email@example.com.
I Woof You!
The love of your life–it's your dog, right?
Show them they matter by taking them to the 's Valentine-themed Pooch Pawty.
A special installment of the shelter's monthly dog meet-ups, the event will take place Feb. 11 at the Friends Training Center next to . Dogs can take part in crafts, meet new friends and play themed games. The cost is $10, and participants can select from one of three paw-ty times: 11 a.m.-noon (Large Breed Dogs), 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Small Breed Dogs), or 2-3 p.m. (All Dogs).
Visit www.dearbornanimals.org for more information, and to sign up.