How To Plan the Perfect Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day can be a tricky holiday. While the love is there, planning the perfect day can be difficult. That's why the Utown app has decided to share their simple four-step plan to ensure success. Use this guide to plan a huge event or a casual evening out. Either way, your girl is sure to feel the love.


Have a Plan

The very first thing you should do is create a plan for your time together. Start with a timeline. Figure out exactly when you both are able to get together and how long you want the festivities to last. Section it all out with different time slots and fill them appropriately. Physically writing this down will help your mind get organized and allow you to get the creative juices flowing. As an extra tip, remember to always be confident about whatever plan you have. If you are feeling anxious, your girl will feed off that emotion and be uncertain of the date.

Plan a Surprise

If you two prefer to talk about your Valentine's Day, then, by all means, plan it together. But even if she's in on the action, make it a point to surprise her at least once during the evening. Whether you're bringing her a bouquet of flowers, gift her a new necklace, or take her to a new ice cream spot in town, surprises add a bit of adventure and mystery.


Try Something New

Perhaps that surprise is trying something new to the both of you. The unknown can be a bit intimidating and it's that suspense that ultimately leads to the reward. Taste a new dish, explore a new area, or try a new hobby. This can actually help bring you closer together as a couple as you are both relying on each other to help you through the experience. Foster feelings of trust and accomplishment by making time for something new this Valentine's Day.

Sweet Talk

Start the morning off with a heartfelt message. This could be a text if you live separate. Or, you could leave sticky notes throughout your shared home with expressions of love. Whatever method you choose, this sets the mood for the entire day. Continue to sweet talk your partner as much as you can and do your best to voice whatever positive thought comes to your mind.


With these four simple steps in mind, you can easily plan the perfect Valentine's Day. If you're looking for something to do or go around Tulsa, jump on the Utown app. Utown shows you real-time updates on local events and deals so you always know where to go next. Use it to plan your Valentine's Day or any day!

Make this day of love the best one yet.

Happy Valentine's Day!


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Christmas is one of the most eventful times of the year! However, with your budget focused on gifts, it can be difficult to find affordable things to do with your friends and family. That is why Utown has put together a list of free events in Tulsa, perfect for those looking for a bit of holiday cheer. Tulsa does an excellent job of providing entertainment for all ages. Whether you're looking for a fun Friday night or an outing with the kids, all events listed can be enjoyed by everyone.

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Christmas Parade

Many of us grow up watching the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on television each holiday season. This year, you can experience all the fun and festivity by attending local shows. The Tulsa Christmas Parade: A Storybook Christmas, will be marching in downtown Tulsa on December 9th, beginning at 2:00 P.M. Bleachers will be set up for those who need to sit. For premium seating, you are able to purchase VIP seats. However, this parade itself is free to attend and enjoy. The parade starts at 8th and Boston and will end at 8th and Boulder. Check their official website or the utown app this Saturday for additional details.

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The Castle of Muskogee Christmas

The Castle of Muskogee never fails to entertain during the holidays. This Christmas season, they are going all out with holiday lights, activities, and merchants. They've even hired Santa Claus himself to make an appearance! Those on a budget can drive through at no charge. This will allow you to see much of the décor, including over 2,000 holiday displays. Train rides through the village, pony rides, movie viewings, and even ornament making are available at a small additional cost. Be sure to check their calendar or the utown app before attending.


GLOW on the Green w/ the GLOW Express

Guthrie Green is known as a hotspot for downtown Tulsa happenings. This year marks the 5th annual holiday tradition, GLOW on the Green, a beautiful display of lights and scheduled activities. For your young ones, a free Christmas ride is available. Of course, your favorite food trucks will be there every Wednesday, as will occasional Christmas movie showings. Check utown or the Guthrie Green website for a full list of events.


Rhema Lights


Arguably Tulsa's biggest and most popular Christmas attraction, the Rhema Lights are back again this holiday season. A favorite amongst locals, this free event offers outstanding views of over two million lights. Since 1982, their display has grown larger every year. With an expected visitor count of more than 200,000, this well-known event is a must-do for all.

If you are looking for even more free things to do in Tulsa, simply open up the Utown app. Utown provides real-time updates on events and deals going on nearby. Available on both Apple and Android devices, you can always stay up to date on the best happenings in Tulsa. Download now or visit