V-Day in Pullman: flowers, food and more

Things to do in and around Pullman on Feb. 14.



The Chocolate Decadence, another Valentine’s Day event, took place in downtown Pullman Feb. 3.

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor

Valentine’s Day is just around the bend, and everything you need can be found right here in Pullman.

Need flowers? The WSU Horticulture Club will be selling flowers on Feb. 13–14 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., according to WSU Events. A 6.5 inch pot of tulips will be sold for $10, a 10 inch combo planter consisting of three hyacinths and three primroses will be sold for $20 and 4.5” primroses will be sold for $2.50 each. The club only accepts cash or check.

You forgot dinner reservations? Don’t fear, Round Top Public House is teaming up with Merry Cellars for a romantic evening filled with a four-course meal and a wine for each course. The Wine and Dine Valentine’s Dinner will be on Feb. 14 from 4–8:30 p.m., so book your reservations now.

Need something spicy to wear the night of? Chérie Amour is hosting an exclusive shopping event for those 21 years old and older on Feb. 9 from 4–7 p.m.

By reserving a ticket, shoppers receive a “45-minute personal shopping event with stylist, a $50 gift certificate to be redeemed in-store, 20% off storewide + exclusive sale items up to 75% off, champagne & hors d’oeuvres, VIP gift bag, and free entry into [the] Valentine’s Day gift raffle,” according to allevents.in.

Plan on spending Valentine’s with your pets or gals? Terracotta Pullman has you covered. Terracotta is hosting a Paw-valentine’s Workshop Feb. 11–12 and 17–19, with time slots available on their website.

Although the workshop is $45, funds will be donated to rescue and humane societies of the attendee’s choice, owner Candace Baltz said. The workshop will teach basic sculpting techniques in the form of any animal your heart desires.

For all of you Galentine’s lovers, Terracotta will be doing a Galentine’s Day Fundraiser, making handmade clay jewelry, Baltz said. $10 of each $55 ticket will be donated to the attendee’s choice of local feminist causes.

“Yes, there’s Valentine’s Day, and yes, we can make mugs and charcuterie boards and your traditional kinds of romantic couples activities, but for a lot of us the real loves in our lives are our friends and our pets,” Baltz said. “So there’s opportunities to raise funds for causes that go directly to support the things that are really dear to our hearts too.”

If you are still not sure what to do the night of Valentine’s, Terracotta will also be doing a Valentine’s Day Mug Workshop. In the 90-minute class, participants can make up to two custom mugs using slap rollers and templates that are beginner friendly, according to Terracotta’s website.

Terracotta didn’t stop there, however! Couples or friends can save $11 when they buy two spots in the Valentine’s Day: Charcuterie Board/Cheese Platter workshop. According to Terracotta’s website, the platters are, “food-safe, dishwasher-safe, and will last longer than any of our previous relationships combined.”

“Terracotta’s mission is to sculpt a kinder world, so every opportunity we have to do that, we want to,” Baltz said. “It’s such a mushy season with Valentine’s Day, there’s so many different ways that we can honor and celebrate the things that bring love and joy into our lives.”

Still not satisfied? Wild at Art in Moscow is hosting a “Paint your Partner” event Tuesday at 7 p.m., with wine and snacks available, according to eventbrite.

Participants must buy tickets and submit a reference photo of their muse, whether that is their partner, pet or self. Then, Wild at Art will prepare a personalized canvas template based on the reference photo, and you will be provided paint and materials to fill in the canvas.

Love is in the air, so get out there and spread it. Happy Valentine’s, Cougs!