Fair   44.0F  |  Forecast »

Chelsea Chocolate Extravaganza

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the family a bit early, on Feb. 11, 2012, with crafts, treats and 'sweet' deals at this downtown Washtenaw County spot

Photo by Michelle Massey Barnes

Indulge your sweet tooth Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the Chocolate Extravaganza in downtown Chelsea!

Over 30 businesses will be getting into the Valentine's Day spirit with family friendly activities, samples of chocolate treats and discounts on chocolate-themed merchandise.

The day starts with a hearty, free breakfast (with chocolate muffins, of course) from 8 to 11 a.m. at Chelsea First United Methodist Church. Then, head downtown for oodles of chocolate-y treats.

Bumbles Dry Goods offers cookie samples with recipes, and a free cookie cutter with purchase. The Garden Mill hosts decorative chocolate molding demonstrations. Need new boots? Muleskinner Boot Shop will have "chocolate" colored ones on sale.

Grab a chocolate-covered cherry at Cherry Optometry; then, help yourself to hot chocolate at the back door of Common Grill. If Mexican is more your style, drop by Reimco Building Co. for samples of Mexican hot chocolate and treats. And don't forget to visit the Chelsea Center for the Arts between 1 and 4 p.m. for a Valentine-themed craft.

Children's book author Peggy Grigowski, creator of The Sock Stealer series, is signing books at Just Imagine from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids can pick up a coloring page for her contest (the winning picture will be featured in her next book!).

Look for event posters in the window of participating businesses, or print the full brochure (download it from our listing) and follow the chocolate trail.

If you love chocolate and a good deal, this is a can't-miss! Check out the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2012 Chocolate Extravaganza in Chelsea.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Upping the Prom Stakes: Teen Promposals Sweep High Schools

Upping the Prom Stakes: Teen Promposals Sweep High Schools

Prom? Kids are amping up the pitch with crazy creative presentations that rival wedding proposals – and, of course, posting the pix on social media.

Depression Risk is High for Young, First-Time Fathers

Depression Risk is High for Young, First-Time Fathers

It's common to hear talk about postpartum depression for moms. But, according to a new study, dads are feeling down, too, and suffering from paternal postpartum – or postnatal – depression.

Easter Treats Ideas – Recipes for the Kids

Easter Treats Ideas – Recipes for the Kids

Cupcakes, brownies, cake pops! These creative concoctions aren't just tasty – they're cute, too! Add some fun to your Easter celebrations with these sweets.

Make It Review: Rolli Stamps and Project Idea

Make It Review: Rolli Stamps and Project Idea

This cool new inked stamper product by Funnybone Muse is sure to be a family craft staple. Here's what it's about, and how to use it to jazz up a note card.

Craft Roundup: Muppets Most Wanted Inspired DIY Fun

Craft Roundup: Muppets Most Wanted Inspired DIY Fun

These cool DIY projects are a blast for kids and families to make, all celebrating Disney's latest movie spin on the classic Muppet gang.

Tax Tips for Parents: Deductions and Credits to Know About

Tax Tips for Parents: Deductions and Credits to Know About

April 15 is the IRS tax filing deadline, aka Tax Day. Whether you've got a baby or a college kid, here's how to get the most out of your income tax returns.

9 Month Bump Maternity Apparel Boutique in Trenton

9 Month Bump Maternity Apparel Boutique in Trenton

This downriver area consignment store is stocked with lots of trendy gently used options for new and expecting moms, plus handmade baby gifts and more.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement