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7 Valentine’s Day Events to Enjoy With Friends in Delaware

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No Valentine? No problem! These events around Delaware are all about celebrating Valentine’s Day with friends—no romance necessary!

February is the season for love! For many people, it’s a time to celebrate with romantic getaways, extravagant date nights and exchanging thoughtful gifts with their significant other. For others, the love in the air can be a bit too much. If you want to celebrate the season—sans romance—these Valentine’s events for friends around the First State offer unique ways to enjoy all the fun of Valentine’s Day.

Saturday, February 4: Iris Folding Valentine’s Card Workshop at the Buzz Ware Village Center

Feeling artsy? Celebrate Valentine’s Day with friends by learning this surprisingly simple paper arts technique that yields beautiful and intricate-looking results. This popular folding technique uses strips of folded paper arranged in pattern that resembles the iris of a camera. Learn the technique and make a couple of fun Valentine’s Day-themed cards. Registration is $35 and includes all tools and materials needed to learn and create your own unique piece.

Thursday, February 9: Galentine’s Day at Platinum Dining Restaurants

Thursday is for the girls at Platinum restaurants in Wilmington! The Platinum Dining group owns restaurants throughout the greater Wilmington region including Eclipse Bistro, Taverna Rustic Italian, El Camino Mexican Kitchen, REDfire Grill and more. Grab your girl gang and head to any of these restaurants to enjoy some “Galentine’s Day” specials including fun pink cocktails and food specials.

Friday, February 10: Galentine’s Day Pours + Plants with Kent County Candles

Join Kent County Candles & Orchard Hill DIY Plant Co. at Petit Social Studio in Delaware City for an evening of candle-making and succulent planting. Enjoy handmade goods from The Wooden Wildflower and complimentary wine as you round out this fun Galentine’s Day event with plenty of opportunity to create, sip and shop with your friends. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased here.

Saturday, February 11: Valentine’s Weekend Afternoon Tipsy Tea at Hotel Du Pont

Enjoy a boozy twist on a traditional afternoon tea at the classy Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington. Tickets are $65 and grant you access to this all-inclusive afternoon tea service complete with Valentine’s Day cocktails, scones, tea sandwiches and petite pastries. Plus, if you want to make it an overnight staycation with your girl gang, Hotel Du Pont offers a Dine + Stay package that gets you 20% off the best available room rate after attending a special event.

Monday, February 13: Paint & Sip + DIY Candle Making at Painting With a Twist

Grab a couple of friends and go to a fun Galentine’s Day paint and sip event at Painting With a Twist in Newark. Enjoy a night of art and drinks, and leave with your own homemade candle and hand-painted canvas. It’s $45 to book a spot, and the reservation includes complimentary drinks, plus all the materials you need to make your own fun artwork. Candle-making is a $20 upgrade when you register at the event and begins at 6:30 p.m. Painting begins at 7 p.m.

Monday, February 13: Valentine’s Bingo at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen

Enjoy a Monday evening with friends over Valentine’s Day cocktails and desserts, Grain’s delicious food and a fun game of Bingo. Win fun Valentine’s Day-themed prizes along with beer and other novelty items. This event is at the Newark location on Main Street. Bingo starts at 6 p.m., but feel free to show up early to guarantee a seat.

Thursday, February 16: Galentine’s Candle Class at Good Earth Market

Another Kent County Candles Galentine’s Day event will take place a couple days after Valentine’s Day at Good Earth Market in Ocean View. Make a candle and fire starter and enjoy complimentary charcuterie, with other selections from Good Earth Market available for purchase. Reserve your spot online for $65 per person.


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