3 Valentine’s Day Dinner Deals for Families in Columbus

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Take the whole family out for one of these family-friendly Valentine’s Day Dinner Deals in Columbus!

Who can get a babysitter on Valentine’s Day? If you’re raising your hand, then feel free to scroll on past! “Stuck” with the kids on Valentine’s Day? Take the kids to one of these 3 Columbus restaurants who are offering you a little extra incentive for spending the day of love with your dependents.

3 Valentine’s Day Dinner Deals for Families in Columbus, Ohio:

1. Piada Italian Street Food

From 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Valentine’s Day, (Thursday, February 14th) all Piada restaurants in Columbus will be offering buy-one-get-one-free on all entrees. Check this link for your nearest Piada location! Piada offers a kid’s menu that includes a kids pasta, chicken fingers or a kids meatball. Meals come with your choice of chocolate milk or apple juice. Kids meals are for kids ages 12 and under and range from $4.99 – $5.99.

True story, my oldest son cries every time I say we’re going to Piada. “Why don’t you ever take me where I want to go?” he whines. And then legitimately says, “I love this place” every time he eats his food. I am not lying. I try to remind him of this each time but it’s futile. My kids love the pasta and the chicken fingers. 

Disclosure: I am a Piada partner.

2. Rusty Bucket

On February 14, Rusty Bucket is holding their Family Valentine’s Day event. Kids ages 12 and under can get a free meal off the kid’s menu, and they will also get a Cupid’s Cup Kiddie Beverage. For a full list of participating restaurants and to make a reservation, visit www.myrustybucket.com.

Can’t make it to Rusty Bucket on Valentine’s Day? Pick up the Bucketed Bookworm Bookmark Tracker and fill it out with 5 books your child has read. The next time you eat there, your child will earn a complimentary kid’s meal!

3. Chick-fil-A on Sawmill

Also a true story: my kids LOVE Chick-fil-A and would eat there every time we ate out if we let them choose. But who can blame them? They truly do  have the best chicken nuggets!

On Valetine’s Day at Chick-fil-A on Sawmill you can get your Nuggets or Chick-n-Minis in a heart-shaped pan! This fun twist is going on February 13-15, 2019 while supplies last! Chick-n-Minis are only available during breakfast hours (6:30 AM – 10:30 AM). Remember to request your heart shaped tin when ordering! 

Disclosure: I am a partner of Chick-fil-A on Sawmill

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What Should We Do This Weekend? February 10-14, 2017 Valentine’s Day Edition

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I’m extending this weekend’s post to include Valentine’s events going on around town! I hope you have a great weekend!

All Weekend

All week – All You Can Eat Pancakes at IHOP – Need brunch plans? Sunday is the last day for all you can eat pancakes at IHOP!

All weekend – Peter Pan presented by Ballet Met – several performances take place this weekend at Ohio Theatre!

Friday, February 10, 2017

12:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets Open Practice – head down to Winter Park (across from Nationwide Arena) to see the Blue Jackets practice for free!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

9:30 AM – $5 Saturdays at piccadilly – Open play is only $5 on Saturday mornings!

10:00 AM – Bracelet Making at Wild Sage Collective – kids 4 and up can make 2 bracelets and 2 gift boxes. Must register in advance.

10:00 AM – Be My Valentine Party at piccadilly – crafts and treats are included with regular admission!

10:00 AM – PBJ & Jazz at Lincoln Theatre – kids get a PB&J lunch while everyone enjoys a kid-oriented jazz concert!

10:00 AM – Make Valentines at Picassos – come make a valentine during Open Studio time!

11:00 AM – Circle of Love! Wreath at Lakeshore Learning – make a free heart wreath! Ages 3 and up.

11:00 AM – Heart Valentines and Cookies at Franklin Park Conservatory – make Valentines and decorate cookies! $1 per cookie.

11:00 AM – 2nd Anniversary at Diamond’s Ice Cream – everything will be buy one get one half off!

1:00 PM Snow Day Cbus 2017 at Genoa Park – have a snowball fight in the park (no snow required!), there will be food trucks, music and an art project! This event is for all ages and admission is free.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

12:00 PM – Spider-Man Roller Skate Glow Party at Skate Zone 71 – Spider Man will make a special appearance at Skate Zone 71! Wear Spider Man gear for a special discount!

1:00 PM – Valentine’s Princess Tea at Studio J: Sing Paint Play – several times are available for a princess tea! Make a jewelry box or treasure chest (boys are welcome too) and search for jewels!

1:30 PM – Make & Take Valentines at Naturally Curious Kids – drop in from 1:30 – 3:00 to make a free Valentine!

2:00 PM – Share the Love! Valentine Making at Bexley Public Library – drop in to make a Valentine in the Youth Services Department!

3:00 PM – Hubbard Lantern Festival at Hubbard Mastery School – the community is invited to this free festival which includes crafts, balloon art, wonton making, and more! Ajumama Food Truck will be on site!

3:30 PM – Birthday Kits for Broad Street Food Pantry with Seeds of Caring – help pack and decorate birthday kits to give out to local families through the Broad Street Food Pantry! There will be the opportunity to talk about hunger in our community with your kids.

3:30 PM – Family Clay Day: Ceramic Love Plaque at Art With Anna – the whole family can learn how to make a ceramic heart plaque! Ages 6 and up.

Tuesday, February, 14, 2017

All Day – Buy One Get One Valentine’s Day Sundaes at Graeter’s Ice Cream – buy one sundae get one at equal or lesser value for free all day!

3:00 PM Parent & Child Date Night at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – take your child on a “date” for ice cream sundaes and unlimited hot chocolate!

3:30 PM – Valentine’s Day Skate Party at Skate Zone 71 – special $2 entrance fee when you wear red!

5:00 PM – Kids Club Valentine’s Day Dinner at Chick-fil-A on Sawmill –  enjoy dinner and an Intentional Acts of Kindness activity! There will be live music and a valentine treat plus a special $25 meal deal for the family!

6:00 PM – Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides at Easton – $10 per adult, kids 15 and under are free with a paying adult!


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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*

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Valentine’s Weekend and President’s Day!

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I’ve been collecting a list of ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids this weekend!  Monday is President’s Day, so you might also be looking for something to do on Monday with kids who are off school!

Valentine’s Day Activities:

Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 10AM – Valentine’s Yoga for Parents and Kids, ages 3-4 at piccadilly

Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 10:30AM – 11AM – Celebrate Valentine’s Day at peapod play cafe – an all-ages cookie decorating party and craft.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 11AM-2PM – Woodland Valentines & Heart Cookies at the Franklin Park Conservatory  – create a craft and decorate a Valentine’s Day cookie.  $1 per cookie.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 2PM-3PM – Valentine’s Day Fun at Shepard Library – stories, crafts and treats!

Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 6PM-9PM, Special Valentine’s Day Parent PlayDate at piccadilly


President’s Day Activities:

Monday, February 15, 2016 – Free Day at the Columbus Zoo!

Monday, February 15, 2016 – 11AM-2PM – Maple Syrup Madness at the Franklin Park Conservatory – Sample and learn about one of nature’s sweetest foods with Dawes Arboretum

Monday, February 15, 2016 – 10AM-5PM – special hours at the Ohio History Center

Monday, February 15, 2016 – 10AM-1PM – NW Columbus Macaroni Kid President’s Day Party

Monday, February 15, 2016 – 10AM-5PM – special hours at COSI.


*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*

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