The Disney princess version of spending an evening with your sweetheart calls for majestic banquets, tramping through New England forests or magic carpet rides.
In the real world, there's that mushy celebration of Valentine's Day. If you're single, there's nothing more irritating than watching couples having their fun. If you have a hot date, there's always the stress of figuring out what to get your plus-one.
Inevitably, plans for the holiday involve sweets and a night out, for which beer makers Crooked Fence Brewing have concocted an evening filled with entertainment for those stuck with cupid's arrows: The One-Stop Valentine Shop.
The one-day event fills Crooked Fence from 4-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, when local purveyors offer treats and gifts for sale at the Garden City brewery.
That includes wares from Sweetly Sinful Candy Co., Cake Ballers, Eye Candy and the Chocolate Bar, Bricolage and Edwards Greenhouse.
If beer is more your style, Crooked Fence is offering a full complement of drafts during the evening, or growlers to-go.
Starting at 6 p.m., Boise band Ophelia--musicians Lindsey Terrell, Kayleigh Jack and Jason Griesa--provide live jams and ambiance for couples and singles.
If your significant other can't join you at the brewery, then grab a buddy to help pick out the perfect gift.
And if easy shopping and getting your fill of Rusty Nail Pale Ale isn't enough, food truck fare is available from Burgerlicious from 5:30-9 p.m.
Whether you're single, married or out on a first date, Valentine's Day goes better with beer.