There are plenty of "love"ly Valentine's events to attend this weekend with your kids. Some are even already sold out! I made a note of those so you don't waste your time. But, maybe if you really want to go you can call and see if you can sweet talk them into some tickets. This is sure to be a feel-good weekend–just what we need since everyone is feeling grumpy because of all the snow!
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY
Disney's Cinderella. This musical, based on the timeless story will enchant your little princess. This is performed by the youth company. Adult $15/Student $12. Porch Light Theatre, Glen Rock. Link here. (This event is SOLD OUT)
Super Pet Expo. Fri: 4-9pm; Sat: 10am-7pm; Sun: 10am-5pm. Everything for the pet owner! NJ Expo Center, Edison. Adults $13, Child, $6. Free child's ticket if purchased online. Link here.
Valentine's 50's Dance Party with JoJo. 7pm to 9pm. Enjoy wholesome 50's tunes with the whole family! Ages 4+. Saddle River Valley Cultural Center, Upper Saddle River. $12 nonmember; $15 at door. Link here.
Sweetheart Princess Ball. 5:30 to 9pm. Dine and dance with your favorite princesses: Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Snow White, Jasmine and Sleeping Beauty. NJ Children's Museum, Paramus. Link here.
Rail Jam. Registration: 8am to 9:30am. Contest starts at 10am. 15 & under; 16 & over. Competition for snowboarders and skiers. Campgaw, Mahwah. Link here.
3rd Annual Chocolate Festival. 11am to 4pm. Chocolate making demos, tastings and samples, crafts, & more! Morris Museum, Morristown. $10 adults; $7 children. (under 3 free). Link here.
STOMP. Fri: 8pm; Sat: 3pm and 8pm. This 8 member troupe uses everything BUT the traditional instruments. $32-67. State Theatre, New Brunswick. Link here.
Baby Safety Day. 12pm to 1pm. Learn about car seat safety and home safety. Babies R' Us, Paramus.
(SOLD OUT!) 1940's Valentine's Day Dance. 7:30pm to 11:30pm. Live music, free swing dance lessons, buffet, open bar, 50/50 raffle & more. $20. American Legion Hall, Leonia. Link here.
Valentine's Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon. 11am to 1:30pm. SS will show you how to create Valentine's cards! Stories, lunch, dancing and more! $25/child. RSVP required. Stories in Motion, Maplewood. Link here.
Kimmy Schwimmy Concert. 10:30am. You've heard me rave about her before, come see her in concert and get hooked on Kimmy! JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly. Link here.
Valentine's Day: Naturally Sweet. 10am to 1:30pm. Hike a total of 2+ miles (round trip) to the Greenbrook Sanctuary and learn how to make maple syrup. For adults and kids 8+ yrs. Preregistration required. Tenafly Nature Center. Link here.
Sweetheart Party. 3:30pm to 5pm (Paramus); 2:30pm to 4pm (Waldwick). A parade, sing songs, make crafts and enjoy a snack. For kids under 5yrs. $20/child. Call: 201-262-4485 to reserve.
Kidz Cabaret: Audra Rox Live! 1pm to 3pm. This band is seen daily on TV's Noggin channel. BergenPac, Englewood. Link here.
Valentines Around the World. 12pm to 3pm. Make a valentine and some treats for yourself while learning about traditions from around the world. Discovery Museum, Cherry Hill. Link here.
Valentine's Day Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show. 12pm to 3pm. After you enjoy tea and lunch you will learn the history and traditions of Valentine's Day. Also, historic couples fashion show. $55/couple. Reservations required. Liberty Hall Museum, Union. Link here.
Special Needs Symposium. 12pm to 5pm. Speakers, experts, musical performance, expo and documentary screening. Child care available for add'l fee. $25-37. JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains. Link here. (preregistration deadline has passed, but call to find out more info!)
Thursday, Feb. 17th
Cat's Pajamas Concert & Pizza. 12pm pizza/12:30pm concert. An interactive concert for the kids where they are invited into a world of stories, dance, puppets, props and great music. Free w/open play admission. $20 playpass. Link here.