Valentine’s Day for kids
It’s famous for that spaghetti kiss—a legendary scene that Walt Disney almost cut out. But Lady and the Tramp has many other charming moments: the script evolved out of years of personal pet stories shared by the studio's animal-loving writers and executives. A true labor of love. See it at El Captian around Valentine’s Day and you'll be treated to a candlelit dinner before the movie, catered by Miceli’s (sold separately; call 818-845-3110).
Many people think of Valentine’s Day as a Hallmark holiday, but Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine is fighting against that at their Valentine's Day event. With the goal of helping children understand the meaning behind the holiday, the museum will educate children on the symbols related to the holiday and what they represent, as well as host story times, games and more.
The museum is taking its regularly scheduled programming and giving it a Valentine’s Day twist on February 14. Its Open Art activities program at 3pm will be love themed, and its 10:15am sing-a-long will include children’s songs with a love theme as well—in both English and Spanish!
What kid doesn’t have a sweet tooth? Indulge them with a surprise visit to the L.A. Cookie Con and Sweets Show which boasts hundreds of samples of cookies, candy, chocolate, coffee and ice cream. Expect two full days of pastry workshops, previews of new cooking tools and dessert competitions.