A Guide to Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Acadiana

A Guide to Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Acadiana

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and there are tons to do in Acadiana. So, grab your loved one or your tribe and celebrate Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or Palentine’s. Heck! Celebrate all three!

Magnolia Green House

Wow, your honey by taking them to a beautiful greenhouse for a paint and sip. Dinner, drinks, canvases, and paint are included with the cost. There is also a photographer on site, that will snap pictures of this beautiful day, you will receive 5-7 images of you and your loved one, this is also included in the cost. There are several dates and times to choose from.

Piece of Cake Bakery

What’s better than sweets for your sweet? Making sweets with your sweet! On February 11th, Piece of Cake Bakery is offering three Valentine’s baking classes. Kids are welcome! Call to book a time.

Bijou Bella

On February 10th, Bijou Bella and Made by Wade are hosting ‘Made With Wade’. Guests will enjoy an evening of learning the basic fundamentals of making their very own fresh floral arrangements. The cost includes flowers, a vase, and supplies.

Esprit de Couer

Dinner, wine, love, and murder…sounds like a plan! Esprit de Couer will host a murder mystery night entitled “Who Killed My Valentine?’ Guests will enjoy a three-course meal while solving a crime. A prize will be given to the top sleuths of the evening. Visit Eventbrite for tickets.

Louisiana Cajun Mansion

Enjoy a romantic evening with an elegant three-course meal prepared by Chef Sean Little from Bon Temps Grill and wine pairings by Master Sommelier, Glenn LeBlanc. There will be a professional photographer on site to capture the memories. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Cross That River

If you and your loved one are a fan of the arts, this one is for you. Cross That River is the story of a runaway slave who becomes a Black Cowboy. This play has received rave reviews and will be at the Heymann Performing  Arts Center on February 13th. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online.

Rebirth Brass Band

Enjoy an evening of jazz and dancing. Acadiana Center for the Arts will host the legendary Rebirth Brass Band on February 9th. Tickets can be purchased online.

And if all else fails…

Acadiana is full of great restaurants to fit any budget, so a nice dinner out is always an easy go to. You can also heat things up with your boo by having an in-home date night. Local grocery stores offer meal kits that have all the fixins for a candlelight meal for a very reasonable price. Let’s not forget that it is also Carnival time. Check out our guide to all things Mardi Gras. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one or friends by catching a parade or two!

I hope this guide helps you have a great Valentine’s day with the one you love!

Torilyn Williams
Torilyn Williams is a Louisiana native, born and raised in New Orleans. She moved to Lafayette to attend UL Lafayette, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Applied Life Sciences. Tori is blessed to be the wife of her ambitious and hardworking husband, Damian. The devoted mom of Tatum Marie (6) and Aubrey Malia (5) and bonus mom to Damian Jr. (20). Tori has been working in the banking industry for over fifteen years. She is a member of Junior League Lafayette. Tori has a heart for volunteerism, she loves to give back to the community and mentor the youth. Tori is a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan. She is also a self-proclaimed foodie that loves to chronicle her food adventures on Instagram (@Dashofwilliams). Outside of work you can find Tori spending time with family and friends, traveling, trying new recipes, and working out. Tori is always down for a good meal with family or a shopping trip!


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