There’s two days until Valentine’s Day. Is panic setting in? Do you need some creative ideas? Whether you’re spending the day with a loved one, friends, or having a “treat yourself” day, members of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce have you covered! Try some of these “Chamber approved” unique and affordable ideas.
Get out and Get Moving
It’s the time of year where cabin fever is setting in! If the weather permits, get out and do something!
5 Wits Buffalo is a live-action, immersive adventure experience within a realistic, hands-on setting. We've done it, and it's awesome. Nestled, within the Walden Galleria Mall, they'll be plenty to do before or after.
Hang out in the Galleria and visit, RPM Raceway. A great way to satisfy your need for speed! This indoor go-kart track is a favorite among chamber board and staff members.
Stop by the Cheektowaga Public Library! Reading for pleasure doesn't always make the top of our to-do list. Grab a friend or a significant other and head to the library! Stroll through the aisles and talk about your favorite books. Then, pick out books for each other to read, or grab the same book, and head home with some take-out for a relaxing night-in.
Spread the Love
The holidays have passed and giving and donating isn't always on our minds. Here are some ways to spread the love in the community.
Schedule an appointment to donate blood to the American Red Cross together. Maybe it's not a typical evening out, but you'll feel great doing it, especially with someone you love.
Sign up to be volunteers for the Resurrection Life Food Pantry. Another great community organization that can always use help. Just like donating blood, volunteering with someone you're close to is a great, shared experience. Feeling extra generous? Use the money you would have spent on a night out, and stop by a grocery store to buy canned goods together to donate to the food pantry!
Looking to do some early spring cleaning? Pick up a bottle of champagne and get working! Go through your closest and pick out some old clothes to donate to Goodwill. A general rule of thumb? If you haven't worn it in a year, you aren't going to! You can even make a game out of it: the person who donates the most gets to pick dinner, and the one who donates the least has to pay!
Maybe the day is just too busy to celebrate. You always have time for a quick sweet-treat with a loved one to unwind and show your appreciation.
Mazurek's is a great spot for unique and delicious baked goods. Stop in and grab some donuts or pastries for an after-dinner treat.
It's never too cold for ice cream! Anderson's is a great spot for ice cream, and there's something there that everyone loves.
It's never a good idea to go to the Sweetworks store when you're hungry! Step into this chocolate heaven to find unique and delicious treats.
For ideas on things to buy to show your appreciation for someone in your life, check out a breakdown of our membership by category!
Try a New Restaurant
The chamber is supported by so many local and great restaurants. Step out of your comfort zone and try something new! Take a peek at our online directory of restaurants to pick one!
Check out our list of member hotels and enjoy a mini-vacation in the comfort of your own city! Sometimes a night away is just what you need to refresh and rejuvenate.
Hopefully some of these ideas spark your creativity and make an awesome Valentine's Day! Let us know what you choose to do. I'll be spending the evening with my family at one of our awesome member company restaurants!