DIY Free Printable Valentine's Day Banner

DIY Printable Valentine’s Day Banner

Free DIY Printable Valentine's Day Banner

Free DIY Printable Valentine’s Day Banner

As part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series, we’re giving you a FREE DIY printable  Valentine’s Day banner. Just print and hang this adorable pendant banner for a fun Valentine’s touch. Will only cost you paper and string!

DIY Free Printable Valentine's Day Banner

DIY Free Printable Valentine’s Day Banner

DIY Guide:



  1. Download + print the banner (print on 8.5 x 11 paper in color)
  2. Cut out each triangle
  3. Hole punch two holes at the top corners of each triangle
  4. Measure + cut string so that it goes through all 13 triangles with enough extra room on either side to hang
  5. Run string through each hole and hang banner
DIY Free Printable Valentine's Day Banner

DIY Free Printable Valentine’s Day Banner

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Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Chef Roger Waysok of South Water Kitchen will be preparing a special Red Velvet Twinkie for guests on their Five-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner Pre-Fixe Menu. For those not in Chicago, South Water Kitchen has kindly shared the recipe below, which is easy enough for at-home chefs to replicate!

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Valentine’s Day – Holiday + Party Kit (eBook download)

Valentine's Day eBook Holiday + Party Kit

Valentine’s Day eBook Holiday + Party Kit

Part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series – we’re giving you everything you need for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day eBook Holiday + Party Kit

Valentine’s Day eBook Holiday + Party Kit

Included in the eBook:

  • Printable ‘Valentine’s Day’ Banner (just print, cut and hang!)
  • D.I.Y Valentine Card Instructions
  • Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe
  • Red Velvet Cookie Recipe
  • Valentine Themed Cocktails

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Valentine’s Day Menu at Ani Sushi + Japanese Kitchen 2.14

Chef Shin Prepares Three Courses Per Couple

Saturday, February 14
5-11 p.m.

$100 per couple

Ani Sushi + Japanese Kitchen will offer a special three course menu for two this Valentine’s Day. On Saturday, February 14 from 5-11 p.m., Chef Shin Matsuda will prepare a couples’ prix fixe menu (seared madai; rack of lamb; togarashi-spiced chocolate mousse). Priced at $100 per duo, each course is designed to share. Pair the prix fixe with a seasonal cocktail, interesting sake or Japanese beer.

For reservations, please call 872-206-8553 or visit

Valentine’s Day Couples’ Menu
serves two, $100

Course One
Seared Madai with frisee salad, pork belly, pickled beets, red onion, hearts of palm persimmon vinaigrette

Course Two
Rack of Lamb with kabocha squash, pickled lotus root, chestnuts, kongee and red wine tare sauce
Course Three
Togarashi-spiced Chocolate Mousse
3056 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

Valentine’s Day Prix-Fixe at Commonwealth Tavern 2.14

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Valentine’s Day Prix-Fixe at Commonwealth Tavern

Saturday, February 14
$40 per person
Commonwealth Tavern invites guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a decadent four-course menu created by Chef Donny Farrell. The prix-fixe menu will feature Bay Scallops, Braised Short Ribs, Sauteed Shrimp and more (complete menu below). Drink specials include half-price bottles of wine and $6 craft cocktails. The regular menu will also be available. Guests can make reservations by calling 773.697.7965.

FIRST COURSE (choice of):
Cauliflower Soup with chili oil, pickled shishito, mint, smoked almonds
Endive Salad with currant, hazelnut, Gravity Hill cheese, tarragon goddess

SECOND COURSE (choice of):
Bay Scallops with sunchoke puree, maitake, preserved lemon, spiced walnut
Celery Root Risotto with brown butter, vinaigrette, pickled grape

THIRD COURSE (choice of):
Sautéed Shrimp with Burmese rice, winter citrus, smoked almond, harissa aioli
Braised Short Rib with cranberry mostarda, smoked potato, shishito pepper, mustard jus

Chocolate Budino with basil, candied orange, hazelnut

Valentine’s Day Weekend Hotel Packages


Hotel Palomar

Hotel Palomar

Check out this round-up of Valentine’s Day weekend hotel packages!

Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco:  I’m Too Booty-Luscious For Your Anyway (Chicago, IL)

Who says single ladies can’t enjoy Valentine’s Day? Embrace Queen Bey’s girl power mantra with your girlfriends at the Monaco this month. Our Booty-Luscious package will firm your “jelly” for a night on the town of hip swaying and female bonding. Trust us, your vibe is too vibealacious for him anyway! Continue reading