Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love in the Gardens

I am so so so excited. I get to go out for a date night on Saturday for Valentine's Day - and I just had to share it with you ahead of time in case you are still looking for a fun (and budget-friendly) date night in the city, whether its with your significant other, your bff, or your mom!

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens is debuting their Orchid Daze exhibit this month, which will run through April 11. One of the events they are hosting around the Daze is "Valentines in the Garden" - an evening complete with dancing, a dessert bar, and live music! Since I am "... on a Budget," I am a gal always on the hunt for a good deal. I hate that Valentine's Day on the town typically means prix fixe menus for $100.

With the $30 admission to the event (cheaper if you are a member, which I totally recommend doing because it pays for itself after 2 visits and you get in free for all sorts of other events), you get full range of the Gardens, including the Orchid Exhibit. Plus you can try all the elegant desserts including white chocolate covered cheesecakes, ganache brownies, red velvet cakes, passion fruit tarts, whoopie pies, and gelato (I know what I am saving my WW points for this week!!). Everyone also gets a glass of pink champagne as you enter the event, too. Adorable. They will have a cash bar for other drinks, if you so desire.

I can't wait to wear my new party dress and hit the town for a cute date night. What are your V-day plans?