While the origination of Valentine’s Day is a bit murky, it has been said that during the third century, Roman Emperor Claudius came to the conclusion that single men made better soldiers so he proclaimed a law forbidding young men from marriage. Valentine felt this decree to be unnecessarily unjust, decided to perform marriages in secret for young lovers and when he was discovered, Claudius sentenced Valentine to death hence immortalizing his romanticism forever.
Regardless whether this legend is fact or folklore, Valentine’s Day is all about the romance so make your customers feel the love in honor of St. Valentine. There are plenty of ways to drive guests through your doors. However, we have provided a list of fun, love-inspired promotions that will spark some ideas to pack the house this Valentine’s Day.
Charley's LG in Los Gatos, CA will be hosting an Old Hollywood Glam Valentine's Day party on the 14th. Guests will come in their best Old Hollywood attire and jam to live music from 7PM-10PM. There will also be a DJ from 10PM-Close. Come experience an old fashioned romance at Charley's this V-Day.
Whiskey Blue in Atlanta will be hosting a Stop Light Party this V-Day. All guests will come dressed in their respective colors; people wearing green are single, people wearing red are taken and people wearing yellow are in a complicated relationship. This party is a fun way for singles to know who they can harmlessly flirt with without getting anyone into trouble! They are also offering special couple packages for the evening, so that is something to think about!
A Grape in the Fog in Pacifica, CA is keeping it simple this Valentine’s Day with their K.I.S.S. Your Sweetheart promotion. Guests will enjoy an evening of romance complete with Champagne, Cava and Prosecoo wine flights and delectable desserts all night long. The air will be filled with the sweet sounds of Brazil with internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist, Celia Malheiros from 8-10:30PM.
If you're not exactly feeling the love, here is a thought; throw an Anti-Valentine's Party like Howl at the Moon in Boston and their annual Love Sux Party. This night will feature an "Ex-Boyfriend" cocktail and will be a triumphant, cynical celebration with Anti-Valentine's games with $500 in cash and prizes.
Body English Nightclub in Las Vegas will be hosting a sexy Valentine's Day Party called Cupid's Revenge. The club is encouraging all attendees to put on their sexiest sleepwear for a night on the town. There will be live performances and sexy singles and couples swarming the dance floor.
Northworks Bar & Grill has come up with an entire Valentine's Day menu which will be served to guests Thursday February 13th through Saturday February 15th. There will be appetizers such as Twin Crabmeat, entrees such as Merlot and Mushroom Filet Mignon and delicious V-Day desserts. This is a great way to get customers in the door to try something new at your venue.
LIT Nightclub in New York is to host their first annual Valentine's Day celebration on February 12th. There will be a 5 hour premium open bar with the purchase of a ticket and if guests only want to pay for the regular cash bar they can simply sign up for the guest list. Having drink specials and options help to drive in a crowd.
The Colosseum Nightclub in Rhode Island will be hosting a pre-Valentine's Day bash called the Sexy Little Red Dress Party. If a young lady comes dressed in a little red dress, they will receive reduced admission! Sounds like a deal to me!