By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2009
Tahlia Roper and Emily Nixon serve up delicious treats at Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe. Make plans to attend the café’s first annual Valentine’s Day Sock Hop Party on Saturday, February 14.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive family activity this Valentine’s Day, Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe may be just the place for you. On Saturday, February 14, Lulu’s is hosting their first annual Valentine’s Day Sock Hop Party.
“This is a fun, affordable Valentine’s Day activity that’s great for the whole family,” says Lulu’s owner Preeti Waas. “It’s our first year doing this. It really fits our 50s theme, and we’re excited about it.”
The Valentine’s Day Sock Hop Party will feature a hula hoop contest, a dance contest, crafts, and more. A prize will be awarded for the best 50s outfit. Tickets for this event are $10 for adults and $5 for kids, and this includes beverages and snacks.
The highlight here is, of course, the dancing. The term “sock hop” refers to informal dances held in high school gymnasiums, where dancers had to take off their shoes to protect the floor (don’t worry; Lulu’s will let you keep your shoes on). Before your time? Not a dancer? That’s all right. Instructors will be on hand to teach you vintage moves like the Lindy Hop, the Twist and the Mashed Potato.
If you haven’t been to Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe yet, you’re missing out. Located at 81st and Sheridan, Lulu’s is a home-style bakery and café with a warm and friendly 50s-style décor. Lulu’s does soups, salads, sandwiches, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries and more. They make everything from scratch with high-quality, all-natural ingredients – even their salad dressing and soup stock. That means no trans fats, no shortening, no high fructose corn syrup, and no margarine – just real, delicious butter. You really can taste the difference.
Lulu’s first annual Valentine’s Day Sock Hop Party is Saturday, February 14 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. “The Sock Hop Party is a great opportunity for people to dress up, bring the whole family, come out and have a lot of fun on Valentine’s Day,” says Waas.
Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe is open for business Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. They are closed on Sundays. For more information, including full dessert and café menus, visit www.lulussweetshoppe.com.