16 Reasons to Spend Valentine’s Day Weekend in Downtown Metuchen

16 Reasons to Spend Valentine’s Day Weekend in Downtown Metuchen

Valentine’s Day may be next week, but this weekend there’s plenty of love to go around in Downtown Metuchen. Starting Friday, February 9th, love will be in the air all weekend with sweetheart specials that will treat your sweetheart (and yourself!) From a dinner out that the entire family will love to sweets and treats, workshops, and even a chance to paint your own masterpiece, Downtown Metuchen is the place to spend your Valentine’s Day weekend – whether you’re single, dating, a family, or even a kid – there’s plenty to make our hearts beat a little faster (and not just from all the sugar!)

Valentine’s Day Weekend in Downtown Metuchen

downtown metuchenHailey’s Harp & Pub
All weekend long, Hailey’s Harp is hosting a Family Date Night. For just $35, you and your child-rearing partner can enjoy dinner for two, which includes one appetizer to share, two Irish fare entrees, one Irish custard, coffee, tea, or soft drink, and $5 of quarters to play in the Harp-Cade. To go along with that, all kids meals are just $5! 400 Main, Metuchen 732-321-0777

downtown metuchenWhat’s the Scoop
A Valentine’s Day without sweets is not just the same. At What’s the Scoop, you’ll scoop up ice cream heart cakes for just $5! Grab one for yourself, your mom, and maybe even your lovable neighbor. After all, spreading the love is always a sweet thing to do. Don’t forget to head there on Friday for a Parents Night Out hosted by Creative Twist Events where kids will stay busy while creating Valentine’s inspired artwork, eating pizza and of course… sundaes. ($25 for first child, $15 for each additional sibling.) Reservations are recommended. 410 Main, Metuchen (732) 548-5900

downtown metuchenLollipop Land
Not sure what to get for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Head over to Lollipop Land where they have an assortment of special Valentine’s Day gifts for just $10 or less. Who wouldn’t want one of these baskets packed with their favorite candies? Then on Saturday, join them for a $5 popcorn bar – popcorn and candy? It’s everyone’s childhood dream! Also on Friday, Lollipop Land will be host to Metuchen Gives Back from 5-6pm where kids can get in the spirit of giving back, crafting Valentine’s Day cards and bookmarks that will be given to local sick children. 19 New Street, Metuchen (732) 372-7628

downtown metuchen2 Chicks with Chocolate
Look no further than art inspired chocolates at 2 Chicks with Chocolate. Indulge in some of their delicious heart truffles (Love Potion #9, Cinnamon Red Hot, Chocolate Covered Strawberry) and then attempt to paint your own chocolate Valentine from 1-4pm all weekend long for just $15 each. Also on Friday, 2 Chicks with Chocolate will be host to Metuchen Gives Back from 5-6pm where kids can get in the spirit of giving back, crafting Valentine’s Day cards and bookmarks that will be given to local sick children. 19 New St, Metuchen (888) 896-2449

downtown metuchenThe Brass Lantern
Truly one-of-a-kind, you can guarantee that your Valentine will be impressed with your gift from The Brass Lantern. Not only have they crafted a unique selection of gifts, but all weekend long, they’ll be offering a number of heart day specials and offers. Stop by and see what you find. 418 Main St (732) 548-5442

Forum Theatre
Spend an afternoon with your family reliving the timeless tale of Charlotte’s Web at the Forum Theater. With a showing at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday, it’s the perfect date with your kids. 314 Main St, Metuchen 732) 548-5600

downtown metuchenGenus Boni
Give your littlest Valentine some love with a gift from Genus Boni where all weekend long with you’ll receive a special gift with purchases of select merchandise. With tons of options from Legos to board games and toys… lots and lots of toys, you’ll definitely find something that makes them give you a quick hug! 432 Main St. (732) 515-9257 

downtown metuchenArteVino Metuchen
Make a reservation with your family at New Jersey’s premier paint and sip studio where you and your family will become artists. From 10am – 12pm on Saturday, ArteVino invites the entire family to enjoy a special family date painting for just $25 per person. Registration is required. 416 Main Street (732) 844-8577

downtown metuchenPicture Perfect Studios
Snap a picture perfect Valentine photo thanks to Picture Perfect Studios. Order their Valentine photo package to receive 25 greeting cards, an 8×10 framed print, 5 printed sheets, and five free digital images for just $135 (regularly $210.). 507 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen (732) 318-6397

downtown metuchenEarth Studios
On Saturday, head to Earth Studio’s opening reception from 5-9pm featuring sweetART gifts, a collection of unique Valentine’s Day themed gifts created by a number of local artists. They’ll also be a Return to Love Art Exhibition beginning February 8th and running through February 25th. Browse, buy, and just enjoy a night out! 16 Pearl St. STE 101 (909) 500-3000

downtown metuchenA&J Jewelers
Jewelry and ice cream? How can one beat that deal? At A&J Jewelers they know that there are two ways to a woman (or a man’s) heart… ice for your fingers and ice cream for your sweet tooth, so they’ve become a one-stop-shop. With any purchase of $50 or more, you’ll get a free heart-shaped ice cream cake too. 412 Main St, Metuchen (732) 902-2148

downtown metuchenBlack Belt Institute
On Saturday at 1:30pm, Black Belt Institute invites you and your kids (ages 6 and up) to a Kids Social Empowerment workshop. Both parents and kids will learn how to handle bullying, endure social pressures, have a positive self-image, while being positive and understanding of others. After this workshop, attendees will become “upstanders, not bystanders.” 23 New St, Metuchen
(732) 205-9797 

downtown metuchenMetuchen Edison Taxi
Family owned and operated, Metuchen Edison Taxi is also getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit of Downtown Metuchen, offering $1 off each trip all weekend long! No more worrying about that extra drink or where you’re going to park, when you’ve got a friendly and local cab service to call. 5 Pennsylvania Ave, Metuchen (732) 549-7777 

downtown metuchenFriendly’s
All weekend long, visit Friendly’s in Downtown Metuchen where you’ll receive a coupon booklet featuring five coupons each good for a free single cone when you donate $1 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 550 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen (732) 549-4790

downtown metuchenWhole Foods Market
Bring your kids, ages 6 and up to Whole Foods Market on Saturday at 4pm for a special sushi class. $10 per child and registration is required at the front desk. 645 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen (732) 515-6180

downtown metuchenSherwin Williams
Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like paints and stains! We jest, but with Sherwin Williams 40% off sale on all paints and stains, think of it as a gift to your home. 67 Pearl St, Metuchen (732) 549-6200