5 Creative Ideas For a Romantic Date in Tacoma

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We know that Tacoma is full of talent and quirky places where you can have fun with friends. However, there are also many sweet spots where you can get creative with a special someone.

We’ve compiled a list of 5 businesses in Tacoma that can offer a new way of connecting with each other. These Spaceworks participants all have a creative spin on activities from card making, to pottery, to the classic gift of chocolate candy.

1. Make Your Valentines Workshop

Ms. Darcy’s Billet-Doux at Tinkertopia

Ms Darcy's Sunday Tinkerschool Valentine

Sunday, February 12th ,2017, 2-4pm: Design a personal Valentine for a special someone in your life. Create customized cards and envelopes using the die-cut system and trim with all the fun goodies found in the Tinkerspace. Space is limited to 15. Register with Ms. Darcy- Darcy@tinkertopia.com

  • $10.00/participant (pay the day of) Mixed ages!

Ms. Darcy offers regular creative workshops at Sunday Tinkerschool. You can also join other events or even rent the Tinkerspace for a private party. Check out the calendar on the Tinkertopia website for more interesting and unusual activities.

(253) 778-6539
1914 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402

2. Have a “Ghost” Movie Moment

SPUN Pottery Wheel Offers Intimate Experience

Pottery and ceramic dishes at SPUN Clay Arts Studio
Pottery and ceramic dishes at SPUN Clay Arts Studio. Photo by Patrick Hagerty
  • Make a thing at Sit ‘n’ Spin ($30/person)
    Want to make something but don’t want to take multiple classes? Come in for about an hour and the instructors will show you how to throw that bowl, stein, or whatever you want!
  • Take your date for a Free Spin ($10/hr/person)
    If you don’t require anyone to assist for $10 per person per hour, plus the cost of clay (if you need some), you can use the studio as much as you like for glazing or creating new pieces!
  • Pro Tip: Carve your initials into your creation

More group and class options available See website and calendar for information: www.spuntacoma.com

(253) 347-3457
1307 M.L.K. Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405

3. Learn to Sew and Craft Together

Love in Every Stitch at Productivity Parlour

Productivity Parlour offers sewing classes in Tacoma

Productivity Parlour invites you to learn how to sew and repair regular clothing, build costumes and cosplays, create accessories, repurpose old clothing and costumes, and more. See their calendar of events and find one to take your date to.

This creative business is located inside of Revisioned Boutique which is a great source of Tacoma-made gifts like soaps, jewelry, and home decor crafted with care.

(253) 271-9174
741 St. Helens Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402

4. Get Painting Lessons for Two and Champagne

Paint Together at The Blue Octopus

The Blue Octopus painting party with Kerry Cole. Photography by Patrick Hagerty.
The Blue Octopus painting party with Kerry Cole. Photo by Patrick Hagerty.

This unique business is an Art Gallery and Champagne Bar giving you a well-rounded bouquet of experiences at Point Ruston. You can enjoy a vast selection of wine, champagne, and European-style beer. But you can also get creative and book a private painting class with all supplies, and a free glass, included.

  • You can book a private art class for two for $90 or join group sessions for more social fun at $35/person. You’ll get a 12×12 or 16×20 canvas, paint brushes to use, a 2-hour interactive painting class, paint and inspirational images.
  • Find more options on the website www.theblueoctopus.com

5111 Grand Loop Suite 1A
Tacoma, WA 98407

5. Treat Your Sweetie

Tease Chocolates Offers Unusual Flavors (Great Last Minute Save)

Photo By Michelle Robinson Courtesy of South Sound Talk
Photo by Michelle Robinson courtesy of South Sound Talk

The chocolatiers at Tease Chocolates haven’t lost time preparing for the big day. In their Tacoma chocolate kitchen they made specialty sweets, themed chocolates and packaging that will make special, artisan gifts your partner will love.

They also partnered with The Red Hot, on 6th Ave.  Don’t leave it to the last minute to make a reservation at this popular joint. And make sure to leave room for dessert after their scrumptious hot dogs as Tease crafted milk and dark chocolate truffles that will pair with specific beers on Valentine’s Day only.

However, if you just want to have a quiet time together with your sweetie you can purchase confections at Tease Chocolates in Stadium District or one of the following locations:

  • Whole Foods Market
  • Thriftway
  • Tacoma Boys Market
  • Hotel Murano
  • Vashon Island Movie Theater

(253) 327-1860
610 N 1st St
Tacoma, WA 98403

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