Kansas City Kids' Valentine Fun Guide

2017 Edition

We have your guide to Valentine's Day events in Kansas City for the whole family! From Father Daughter Dances to Valentine Tea Parties, craft classes and cooking, there is something for everyone!

Note: This list was compiled by the staff of KC Parent Magazine with great tips from our KC Parent Facebook Fans! Email kristina@kcparent.com with additions or corrections. 

DIY: Crafts & Projects for Valentine's Day

Creative Storytime Ceramic Cafe, 9425 Mission Road, Leawood. 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Do you have a pre-schooler that just LOVES TO PAINT? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story and paint time every Tuesday and Friday. We read a book, then the kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. What a deal and a fun way to share a creative activity with a little one.  We start at 10:30 on Tuesdays and Fridays. No reservations needed unless you want to come with a large group.  $12 per child + tax.             

  • 1/31 & 2/3: Read the book Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane de Groat. Paint a heart bowl.
  • 2/7 & 2/10 (items from 2/10 story time may not be promised for 2/14 pick up). Read the book The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll. Paint a heart bud vase.
  • 2/14 (items will not be ready for same-day pick up). Read the book Happy Valentine's Day Little Critter by Mercer Mayer. Paint a Valentine's piece.

Valentine Photo Box Feb. 4 from 9am - Noon. At Home Depot Locations Across the Metro. Participate in hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a Valentine-themed photo box, perfect for keeping photos of loved ones front and center. Once the box is built, your child can decorate it with paint and The Home Depot stickers. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.

Winter Family Fun & Crafts Fair Feb. 4 from 10am-1pm at William Yates Elementary, 3600 S Davidson Ave, Independence, MO. FREE Admission. Bring the whole family and enjoy face painting, balloon animals and Valentine’s Day card making, at this free event! While you’re there, browse our vendor & crafts fair, where you’ll find jewelry, candles, handmade gifts, one-of-a-kind art, sweet treats, home décor, and more (you might just find the perfect, unique gift for your Valentine). Note: The crafts fair is open for shopping 9a-3p. The family activities will be held 10a-1p.

Valentine Factory @ Olathe Indian Creek Library Feb. 9 from 1-2pm & 10 from 10-11am at Olathe Indian Creek Library, 13511 S. Mur-Len Rd., Ste. 129, Next to Saver's, Olathe. For all ages. Come make a valentine at the Valentine Factory!  All supplies provided. Come and go as you please.

A Very Fairy Princess Party Feb. 11 from 9-10:30am at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf, Overland Park. Ages 2-12. $28.00, Siblings $25.00. Watch the magic unfold as your child goes on an adventure that includes painting a Heart Box, a story and games including a small gift for each child. The Very Fairy Princess will bring out your child’s inner sparkle on this special Valentine adventure while you take photos or join in on the fun! The event will start with painting and a small snack. The Very Fairy Princess will join us about 9:45 am. Activities will entertain girls and boys ages 2 - 12. Event 9:00 am - 10:45 am.  Ages 2 to 12 with adult. Cost per child is $28.00 with a $3.00 discount for additional siblings.  Register online. After registration is closed, please call the shop at 913.661.2529 to check availability.

Valentine Parties and Dances

Father/Daughter Dance "The Princess and Me" Feb. 3 from 6-7:30pm at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 3105 W. 135th Street, Leawood. $2 per person. 913-681-5167. Dads and Daughters, dress up for a fancy and magical night and create some amazing memories together! Dancing, snacks, drinks and fun will be provided! Invite another dad and daughter to join you. Contact office.lordlife@gmail.com with questions or to RSVP. See you there!

Royal Ball Feb. 4 from 6:30-9pm at Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Dr, , Shawnee, KS. Hear ye, hear ye, Princess Cinderella requests your presence at the Royal Ball! Gowns, Crowns, and Prince Charming too, nothing short of a royal celebration will do! Dads grab your girls, its daddy daughter date night! Travel to a land far, far (not too far) away at the Shawnee Civic Centre. No ball is complete without a castle, dancing, princess sightings, and of course you! Each $20 ticket includes a princess corsage, refreshments, a photo memento for each princess, dancing, and a party favor to remember the event for years to come. This event is recommended for princesses ages 5-13. Space is limited and tickets sell out quick! Grab yours today by calling 913-631-5200.

1920s Valentine's Dance Feb. 4 at Shawnee Town 1929 Museum, Town Hall building, 11600 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, KS.  $15/single, $25 couple, Friends of Shawnee Town, $10/single, $20/couple. (913) 248-2360. Get a wiggle on and grab your favorite Sheba or Sheik!  Don your best glad rags 'cause we're puttin' on the Ritz to celebrate Valentine's Day at Shawnee Town 1929!  Waltz or twirl the night away while benefiting Shawnee Town.  Proceeds go to the Friends of Shawnee Town in support of the Museum's education programs for children. Dancers from 627 Stomp will teach attendees the Charleston along with other popular moves of the day from 7:00-8:00 PM.  followed by 3 hours of music by the Grand Marquis Band.  There will be light 1920s style hors d'oeuvres catered by Ridgway Catering from 8:00-9:30 PM.  The Dessertery will showcase a unique Valentine dessert adapted from popular recipes of the day and a cash bar will serve a special Valentine Prohibition cocktail.  Cap off your evening by purchasing reproduction Valentines from the 20s and 30s featuring flappers, Prohibition, and, of course, Cupid himself! Reservations required  To purchase tickets and for more information, phone (913) 248-2360.

Supersaurus Valentine's Bash at T-REX Cafe Feb. 8 from 5-9pm, T-Rex Cafe at Legends Outlets, Kansas City, KS. Discounted Kid's Meals ($2.99)  |  Games, Crafts & Activities  |  Free Goodie Bags for Kids  |  Special Valentine's Cupcake  |  Exclusive Retail Discount For Reservations:  913.334.8888

Ties & Tiaras Feb. 10 or 11 at Providence Community Church. You and your fair maiden are invited to dance and dine at the Ties & Tiaras Winter Ball this Valentine's season.  Jack Stack's famous BBQ and Chick-fil-A's tender chicken will satisfy your appetites before you twirl and whirl with your princess. At this memorable Winter Ball, we'll be featuring our special guest, Olaf. Enjoy capturing the evening with Candid KC Photo Booth as well as a professional photo which are both included in the ticket price. 

Daddy Daughter Dance: Gladstone Feb. 10 or 11 at Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes Street, Gladstone. A night of fun for Dad and his little princess. Space is very limited and for the past several years this has been a sold out event, so don’t wait! Registration includes dinner, party favor for daughters, a memorable photograph and all the dancing you care to do! Sorry Moms, you are prohibited from this event. Cost is $49/couple and $20 for each additional princess. You can register now by calling the community center at 816.423.4200. Registration includes dinner, party favor, professional picture and all the dancing you care to do! This is an awesome event! Sorry Moms, you are prohibited from entering the center this evening. Two Dates to choose from: Friday, February 10th or Saturday, February 11th 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM. For Young Ladies 3-12 Years of Age, Cost: $49/couple and $20 for each additional princess. (Registration after January 23rd - $59/couple and $20 for each additional princess). Registration must be done at Gladstone Community Center or can be done by phone 816-423-4200.

Daddy Daughter Candyland Dance Feb. 11 at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701  Merriam Drive, Merriam. 4-12 years. 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. $45 couple/ Early bird until February 6 (Additional daughter $10) $50. Enter the make believe world of the Candy Cane Forest where there is a castle made of sweets, complete with an ice cream sea and a forest of rainbow lollipops. See all your friends; King Kandy, Princess Frostine and Princess Lolly. This special evening is for dads, daughters, granddaughters and nieces. Come and dance with DJ Kirby, dine on “Papa Murphy pizza” and scoop up dessert at the  ice cream bar. Each couple receives a limo ride and a keepsake photo.  Pre-registered couples will be entered into a drawing to win a limo ride from their home to the party.

"Love You Too" Picture Book Story Time with Alastair Heim Feb. 11 at 11am at Barnes and Noble - Zona Rosa, 8625 Northwest Prairie View Rd , Kansas City. FREE. Join us for a reading and signing of Alastair Heim's book Love You Too! Perfectly timed for Valentine's Day, we'll be celebrating Alastair's debut children's book as well as creating a craft to take home. See you at 11 am.

Vintage Valentine Affair Feb. 11 from 5-7pm at Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US HWY 50, Kingsville. 21+. $75/individual, $60/individual member, or $125/couple, $100/member couple. . 816-697-2600 x209. Treat your honey to something sweet! Join us in the Grand Hall of the Visitor Center for a fun evening of wine and food pairings and a little bit of romantic history! Sommelier Hillary McCoy will lead a tasting of 5 wines paired with delicious, chocolate-infused foods prepared by our own culinary wizardess, Barb the Gardener. Throughout the evening you'll be regaled with a fun look at the intertwined history of romance and gardens. Each attendee will leave with their very own keepsake love potion, handcrafted by Barb using enticing ingredients from the Heartland Harvest Garden. Call 816-697-2600 x209 to register, and visit our website for more information.

Daddy Daughter Dance: Grandview Feb. 11 from 6:30-9pm at The View, 13500 Byars Road, Grandview. It’s the sweetest thing any Dad can do for his daughter on Valentine’s Day-- take her to the annual Father/Daughter Dance at The View. The dance has become a Valentine’s Day tradition in some families. The dance includes dinner, sweet treats, dancing, and the opportunity to create some picture-perfect memories that will last a lifetime. Because no matter her age, you know she’ll always be your little girl.

Sweetheart Skate Feb. 14 at Line Creek Community Center and Ice Arena, 5940 NW Waukomis Drive, Kansas City. All. 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. $6 for admission, skate rental is an additional $2.. 8165130760. Bring your Valentine out to Line Creek Community Center for our Sweetheart Skate! Enjoy a romantic evening as you glide around the rink with that special someone. 2 for 1 admission and skate rental. Enter to win a date night prize.

Rays and Roses Feb. 14 Sea Life Aquarium, 2500 Grand, Kansas City. Valentine’s Day at SEA LIFE Kansas City. Love is in the air and the water! On Tuesday, February 14th, please join SEA LIFE Kansas City for a Valentine’s Day under the sea! Before heading off to a romantic dinner for the evening, begin your night at the aquarium for our one-night-only Rays & Roses event. From 6pm-9pm, couples are invited to enjoy refreshments while being whisked away under the waves. Meander between the tanks with a refreshment in hand and a rose in the other with a special someone. The Rays & Roses Valentine’s Package guarantees entry for two into SEA LIFE Aquarium on Valentine’s Day from 6pm-9pm with last entry at 8pm. This event is open to individuals ages 16 years of age and older. For the entry price of $25+tax guests will receive: Admission for two into SEA LIFE Aquarium on Tuesday, February 14th. Refreshments and complimentary beverage (non-alcoholic). Complimentary roses per couple. Tickets may be purchased at walk-up on Tuesday, February 14th.

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