We think these Valentine's Day ideas will blow your traditional heart-shaped, chocolate-covered plans right out of the water.  Better yet, maybe you haven't made plans, so we've caught you (and kept you out of the dog house) just in the nick of time!

An exclusive, gourmet dinner obviously has Valentine's written all over it. Chef Ben Coffin is preparing a four-course meal at Backstage as part of their dinner series. You can still make reservations, check out the menu, and pay online. The cost includes the meal, tax and gratuity. 

Maybe your Valentine's date isn't old enough to appreciate fine dining and prefers a plate load of fun! Take your little ones and even your older ones to the Roller Dome Valentine's Dance. Celebrate the evening on eight wheels and show off your mad rollerskating skills with your favorite people from 6-8pm.

Live music at Zannotti's Wine Bar sounds like just the ticket, especially paired with their Valentine Special, a 3-glass wine flight and a dessert pretzel with chocolate, strawberry and vanilla icing for $18.00.  

Gatsby is sweetening the deal too. Bring your date in for two glasses of champagne and dessert for $10.00. In fact, celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetie whenever in February because their special lasts all month.  

P.S. By no means are we suggesting skirt the chocolate. That would be plain silly. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Downtown Stillwater IS your first local stop.  In fact, call ahead and place your order now at (405) 533-2977!