KC's Valentine's Guide for Families

2018 Edition



We have your guide to Valentine's Day events in Kansas City for the whole family! 

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.

Valentine Dances for Kids and Parents:

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Kiss & Tail
Kansas City Zoo (6800 Zoo Dr. Kansas City, MO) Feb. 9 from 6:30-9:30pm. It may be cold outside but we are turning up the heat at Kiss & Tail. Join us Saturday, February 9 as we explore love in the animal kingdom. How do animals attract a mate and what happens when it’s time to get romantic? See their courtship rituals hilariously played out through actors from The Living Room Theatre. You may blush, you will definitely laugh and you might never look at some animals the same way again! Kiss & Tail begins at 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and live music from A la Mode. Then get ready for an eye opening comedic presentation on jungle love. This adult only Valentine’s event is sure to heat things up! Tickets are $40 for FOTZ members and $50 for Non-FOTZ.

 

Valentine Events Across the Metro

Lanesfield School Valentine's Day Lanesfield School (18745 S. Dillie Rd, Edgerton, KS). Fridays and Saturdays thru Feb. 15 from 1-5pm: Experience a traditional 1904 Valentine’s Day! Use pen and ink as you make a valentine. Shop for your sweetheart in our gift shop!

Creative Storytime at Ceramic Cafe, 9425 Mission Road, Leawood. Tuesdays & Friday 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. 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. No reservations needed unless you want to come with a large group.  $12 per child + tax. On 2/5 & 2/8 read, “Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink” by Diane de  Groat and paint a heart shaped dish.

Valentine Projects at Paint Glaze & Fire, 12683 Metcalf, Overland Park. Visit their calendar for Valentine handprint craft projects, I Love You projects and special events.

Home Depot Heart Candy Box Workshop Home Depot Locations across the Metro. Feb. 2 from 9am-Noon. Celebrate love and kindness with a personalized candy heart box. In this workshop, you and your child can build a heart-shaped box for Valentine's Day perfect as a gift for someone you love or to stash all your super sweet Valentine's Day goodies and keepsakes. Once the heart is built, your child can customize it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Valentine Factory Choose: Olathe Indian Creek Library (13511 S. Mur-Len Rd. Ste. 129 Olathe, KS) Feb. 7 from 2-3pm, and Olathe Downtown Library (201 E Park St Ste. 129 Olathe, KS) Feb. 8 from 10-11am. Make a valentine for someone special! Kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Kids Valentine's Party Arbor Vitae Wellness Center (7235 Central Street Kansas City, MO) Feb. 8 from 5:30-8:30pm. Children are welcome to bring in their own cards that they need to address and envelope or make their own cards! We will help fill or decorate cards and have a fun time making yummy treat bags! Cost: $30

Valentines for Groundhogs George Owens Nature Park (1601 S. Speck Rd. Independence, MO) Feb. 9 from 11am-Noon. Listen to stories around a cozy fire with hot chocolate. Make valentines and give our groundhog in the backyard a special Valentine’s Day present. We’ll go outside to give Groundhog his Valentine, so dress warmly.

Fabulous Family Fun: Valentine's Day Crafts MCPL Woodneath Library Center (8900 N Flintlock Road Kansas City, MO) Feb. 9 from 2-4pm. Creatively celebrate love this Valentine's Day at the library! Come make some family friendly crafts and activities that will help you to enjoy your time together, and to gift some beautiful handmade valentines and decorations.

Vintage Victorian Valentine Puzzles Blue Springs North Branch Mid-Continent Public Library (850 NW Hunter Dr Blue Springs, MO) Feb. 12 from 4:30-5:30pm. Fold, flip, and tuck this origami-style valentine to conceal a secret message inside.  Study vintage valentines and learn some Valentine's Day history, including the story behind both vinegar and sweet cards. For ages 6 and up.  Registration is required.

 

Also see our Top Picks for February, guide to 500+ Attractions in Kansas CityKC Kids Eat Free Guide, and 25 Ways to Say, "I Love You" Kansas City-Style.

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