14 things to do on Valentine's Day

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Whether you are in a relationship or single this Valentine's Day, use this list to help guide you to making this Thursday special. Make it a day to celebrate the people in your life and a day to eat lots of chocolate.


"Gallon-tines day" ice cream and movie

“On Valentine’s Day, me and a bunch of my sorority sisters are having a ‘Gallon-tine’s Day,’ which means we are eating gallons of ice cream and going to see the movie 'Safe Haven,'” Kaitie Czuchaj, sophomore finance and marketing double major, said.

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Dinner Party with Friends

Invite your friends over for a three-course meal. Allow everyone to bring his or her favorite appetizer, main course or dessert. Check out this website for ideas of what to bring.

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Shaquille O'Neal's All-Star Comedy Jam

If a comedy show sounds like the perfect Valentine’s Day, Grand Prairie, Texas, might be the place to visit. The show is at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.75-$55.00. For further information visit the official website.

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S'mores at the Tom Brown Pete Wright Fireplace

You won’t have to travel far. Bring your friends together to roast marshmallows at the Tom Brown Pete Wright fireplace. To make a reservation, email

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Poetry Slam

If you want to stay on campus, TCU’s V-Day Campaign is holding its “One Billion Rising” poetry slam competition. Enjoy the show and compete by singing, rapping, reciting poetry and more. Hot chocolate and pastries will be served. The top two winners will win prizes. The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on the patio outside the university’s 1873 Café and Sports Grill. The Crew will also provide “last-minute” Valentines to make from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Fondue Party

Invite your friends to eat lots of chocolate. Provide a big bowl of melted chocolate and have your friends bring over their favorite food to dip in the chocolate.

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Be a tourist to your own city

Spend the day exploring the city of Fort Worth. Check out restaurants in Sundance Square, West 7th, Historic Stockyards or Magnolia Street. Visit the Fort Worth Zoo or Botanic Gardens.

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Chocolate Tour

For all the chocolate lovers of the world, a tour of Dallas’ fine chocolatiers, bakeries and sweets shops might just suit you well. Dallas by Chocolate tours are about three hours long and you get to see the city of Dallas. Prices are $35-$40 each and include travel via private bus, samples and drinks. Check out Dallas by Chocolate to reserve your chocolate tour.

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Recreate your first date

Whether you have been dating for two months or 50 years, recreate your first date.

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Billy Bob's Dinner and Dancing

Country dancing with Sonny Burgess and a divine dinner by Executive Chef Mark Hitri might just be the perfect night for you and your love. Billy Bob's is offering a special Valentine’s Day dinner at their new 81 Club adjacent to Billy Bob’s Texas. The dinner is costs $95 per couple. Call 817-624-7117 for reservations.

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Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

If the weather is pleasant, plan a picnic at Fort Worth’s Botanic Gardens.

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Valentine's at BREWED

If a local's living room sounds like a way to spend your evening, BREWED might be the perfect place. BREWED is a coffee house, pub and eatery on Magnolia Street. It offers a special Valentine’s Day menu with a three-course dinner costing $38 per person and a four-course dinner costing $50 per person. Reservations can be made on their website It is a fun evening to get dressed up a little with table cloths and candles to set the romantic mood, manager Miranda Holland said.

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"Songs for Sweetie"

TCU charitable volunteer organization Chords for Kids will have a two-to-four piece band sing a song to your sweetheart in his or her class on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chords for Kids is selling song-grams for $5. Carnations are an additional $2 and roses are an additional $4. To register, email or click here.

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Dinner and Jazz Dancing

If jazz music and dancing is your ideal Valentine’s date, Scat Jazz Lounge has the perfect option for you. Tatiana Mayfield will perform at 8:30 p.m. To purchase tickets visit its website. You must be 21 years or older.

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