The Naughty Prude
CCE CONTRIBUTOR

The Naughty Prude believes Valentines Day should not be an exclusive holiday. Feb. 14 should represent togetherness, friendship and love. Sadness and loneliness are emotions that are not welcomed this year. Instead of pouting or entirely rejecting the holiday, enjoy it. Helping you get creative this Valentine’s Day, The Naughty Prude suggests activities to do around the K-W area, whether you are spending it with your significant other, not-so-significant other or your friends.
Tucked away on Princess Street, The Jane Bond’s small size provides an ideal ambiance for a romantic and intimate dinner. Their vegetarian menu offers vegan and gluten free options, as well as arguably the best sangria in town. After dinner, enjoy and dance alongside The Jane Bond’s DJ Phoenix, starting at 10 p.m. (Must be 19+, 5 Princess St. W., Waterloo)

Enjoy and indulge in your artistic abilities at Waterloo Region Museum’s Valentine Wreath Workshop on Feb. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Presenting your loved one with a homemade gift is always thoughtful. This right-brained activity will enhance your expressivity, which your partner will appreciative. (10 Huron Rd., Kitchener)
There is nothing wrong with enjoying a sappy romantic movie on Valentine’s Day, especially if you are spending the night with a dear friend. The Original Princess Cinema is playing the quintessential romantic, sap-filled, and heart-warming movies Sleepless in Seattle (7:00 p.m.) and When Harry Met Sally (9:10 p.m.). Spend your night alongside Meg Ryan as she navigates her tumultuous love life. (46 King St. N., Waterloo)

For couples who prefer to have an intimate, homemade meal on Valentine’s Day, The Naughty Prude suggests Vincenzo’s, located at the Bauer Building in Waterloo. For 46 years, Vincenzo’s has built up a loyal customer base with their quality food and culinary knowledge. Vincenzo’s provides some of the freshest seafood in the K-W area. Try indulging in a dozen oysters. The known aphrodisiac will pair well with a bottle of champagne and Vincenzo’s fresh-baked treats, so your night will be both salty and sweet. If you and your partner are impartial to seafood, Vincenzo’s also offers incredible homemade raviolis, pastas and sauces! (150 Caroline St. S., Waterloo)
St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market also offers amazing, fresh and locally sourced ingredients for a lovely homemade dinner, open on Valentine’s Day from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (878 Weber St. N.).

Group dates are a great way to spend time with your significant other while alleviating the pressure of Valentine’s Day. Round up a group of couples and spend an afternoon or evening tubing at Chicopee Ski Resort in Kitchener. The Sunset Special offered Tuesday to Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. is a bargain at $12 per person. (1600 River Rd. E., Kitchener). 

This Valentine’s Day, spend the day without any technology and get outside. Try cross-country skiing at Laurel Creek Conservation Area, or take a romantic stroll through Victoria Park, which offers more than 125 km of community trails. If being out in the blistering cold is not particularly appealing, bowling is another option for a group date. Located in Kitchener, Brunswick Bowling is open from noon to midnight, only $4.29 per game. (385 Frederick Plaza, Kitchener).