5 Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas

January 29, 2021
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The month of love is here! As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be wondering how to plan a memorable yet safe date night with your special someone. Leave the drugstore chocolate boxes and supermarket flowers at the door and take the planning to new heart-filled heights this year with these five date night ideas in Irvine!


Get Creative with a Virtual Paint Night

Unleash your inner Picasso and get ready to have some fun! A virtual paint night allows the two of you to take out your palettes and create your own masterpieces, while being guided over Zoom! Pinot’s Palette in Tustin features a host of virtual paint nights for $35 each, where you can paint everything from sweetheart gnomes to beautiful still lifes that would make even Van Gogh proud. Just don’t forget the wine!


Enjoy a Fancy Meal at Home

Who’s ready for dinner? Enjoy a delicious, fancy dinner for a date night at home with takeout and curbside pickup options in Irvine! Some of the many mouth-watering options available this year include:

Valentine’s Day 3-Course Your Way at 
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: This special features their Prime Surf & Turf Menu for two and includes their 35oz. Prime Tomahawk with your choice of Lobster Tail Scampi or Crab-Stuffed Shrimp. You can even add a Wine-To-Go Box for $75 that includes one bottle of prosecco, one bottle of wine, wine glasses and housemade chocolate truffles. Available February 12-15 at Fleming’s Fashion Island.

Valentine’s Weekend Special at 
Del Frisco’s Grille at Irvine Spectrum Center: Their ultimate luxury dinner includes a filet duo, twin stuffed lobster tails, prime dry aged New York strip, red velvet cheesecake and his-and-hers cocktails. Available February 12-14.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at 
Pelican Hill: At Pelican Hill, love is definitely on the four course prix fixe menu, available for carryout. Enjoy Two Hearts As One salad, Maine lobster bisque, truffle braised short rib with diver scallops, and the “Queen of Hearts” dessert for $95 per person. There is also the option to add Petrossian royal ossetra caviar for an additional fee. Dinners are served refrigerated with reheating and serving instructions. Available on February 14.

With the spacious indoor and outdoor seating options available in your home at Villages of Irvine, you will have so many opportunities for a wonderful night in. Spread out and take advantage of the beautiful Orange County weather with a candlelit dinner in your private backyard or on the patio!


Go to a Drive-In Movie

Bring a mix of romance and nostalgia to date night with a drive-in movie! Now through February 14, you can head to Irvine Spectrum Center for a fun drive-in movie night. The movies they’re showing include Remember the Titans, Pretty Woman and The Notebook (perfect for Valentine’s Day date night). Admission is $60 per car and includes a $20 Irvine Spectrum Center gift card to use toward dinner or snacks from one of their restaurants before the movie.


Take a Virtual Cooking Class

Bring out your inner chef with a virtual cooking class. An interactive cooking experience can definitely take your chef skills to the next level while allowing you the opportunity to enjoy time together in your spacious gourmet kitchen. There are many different online classes offered including the innovative Hipcooks in Orange County. You can book one of their various virtual cooking classes, including three Valentine’s Day-themed experiences, or choose a private virtual class. Time to give your taste buds a treat!


Try Your Hand at a Virtual Mixology Class

Put your mixology skills to the test! Learn to make a delicious cocktail right at home with The Valentine’s Day Mixology Class from Liquid Lab. This hour-long class is $30 and includes three different cocktails — the Sweetheart Spritz, Sultry Strawberry and Jalapeño Heartbreaker. Each cocktail is also designed to utilize your favorite brands of different spirits. Drink up!


We hope you and your special someone enjoy Valentine’s Day in Irvine this year, no matter how you choose to celebrate. Find out even more about the Villages of Irvine and all it has to offer here.

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