Spend Valentine’s Day at the Lodge in Baldwin

How well do you know your sweetie? 

Find out at a fun Valentine’s Day event at the Lodge in Baldwin City!

Peach, founder of the Sandbar and owner of the Lodge, and our friend Marcia, who owns Rejuvene Spa across the street from us, are hosting an interactive game show, dinner and dance on February 14.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

All-you-can-eat menu includes:
Choice of Caesar or house salad
Creamy fettuccini alfredo with chicken
Thin sliced savory brisket
Steamed fresh vegetables
Fresh-baked sweet bread
Beverage of choice- includes one beverage from the bar
Chocolate fountain with fruit

If weather permits, Peach will also offer free horse-drawn carriage tours of downtown Baldwin City.

Dance to your favorite Sandbar songs, and participate in an interactive game show!

And, there will also be giveaways throughout the night of massages, movie tickets and weekend getaways.

The cost is just $50 per couple. And, if you want to spend then night, you can stay in a cozy room at the Lodge for another $50—the whole package for just $100!

Got kids? No problem. Peach can arrange for babysitters to keep the kids entertained in one of the motel rooms while you dine, dance and drink. Contact The Lodge for more information or reservations at 785-594-3900.

Reservations are required for this special event, and space is limited!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Sandbar crew

We LOVE JibJab. Well, maybe the staff doesn't, but I have a lot of fun casting them in silly videos for every holiday.

Happy Valentine's Day from the Sandbar crew!

First up: the dynamic weekend duo of Blair and Tegan.

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Next, Hayley and Danny do the Brazilian samba:

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

And finally, a Valentine's Day fro-mance.

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Meet our Valentine’s Day Glass Designer, Alison

Sandbar friend Alison created our fantastic pint glass design for Valentine's Day. We asked her a few questions about her Sandbar experiences through the years. You can find Alison online in a variety of places: at her personal blog, her professional design site and on Twitter.

What's your favorite jukebox song? Everytime I go to Sandbar, my friends always overload the jukebox with Disney and Grease soundtracks. So I'm going to say "You're the One That I Want" has to be a favorite, since it's inevitably played every time I'm there, but there's few things I love more than hearing "Sweet Caroline" or "Friends in Low Places" getting belted out by everyone in the bar.

Sandbar1 Tell us about the first time you came to the Sandbar. I'm not sure I actually remember the first time I went to the Sandbar, as it was shortly after my 21st birthday (to be fair, that whole year is pretty blurry). But I do remember one of the first times we ever went we played upstairs in the sand most of the night. The cutouts are so funny, they should start making more apperances downstairs! I also remember scouring the fish tanks and giving names to our favorites, and obviously doing the car wash after dirty banana shots.

Favorite drink? I can usually only do one or two tropical drinks before hitting a sugar high, but I always have to have at least one shark attack every time I go. Also, dirty banana shots are the greatest shots known to man.

What's the longest you've waited in line? The only time I remember having to stand in line for a really long time was the first time I brought my mom and her friend. They had never 'partied' in Lawrence with me before, and I knew they would have a total blast at The Sandbar. We thankfully only had to wait about 30 minutes or so, and it was well worth it.

Sandbar2…which leads to my funniest memory of The Sandbar. I had promised my mother a legendary hurricane, and once again, it did not disappoint. I think the best time I ever had at The Sandbar was doing a hurricane and singing "Car Wash" with my mom standing on the benches, Bahama Mamas in hand. We laughed so hard, she had the best time.

Favorite memories at The Sandbar? My favorite memories of The Sandbar HAVE to be the birthday parties. My friends and I have been for the past two years, and they are legendary! We took about a gazillion pictures in the photobooth, they're still hanging up in all of our apartments. And last year we got a picture with Coach Self! It's also a lot of fun with the live bands and shutting down the whole block, it's like Sandbar just takes over all of downtown for one night a year! 

Favorite drink trinket? I think my favorite drink toys are the Shark Attack sharks, I have more than my fair share of them. I really want to figure out a way to display them properly. Brenna suggested making lights out of them by stringing them on a strand of christmas lights, I think that would be so much fun!

Sandbar3 Jukebox song you never want to hear again? Again, with all of the sing-a-long jams my friends pick EVERY TIME we're at the bar, there's more than a handful I'd be fine with never hearing again. Abba's "Dancing Queen" and "Hakuna Matata" from The Lion King are definitely at the top of the list. (Editor's note: Aren't those a couple of Brenna's favorites?!)

Where can you be found when you're not at The Sandbar? When I'm not dressing up as a mermaid for the 11th time (seriously, Erin and I have a contest going to see who can be a mermaid more times than the other. Is there a Guiness World's Record entry for that yet?), I am a Graphic Designer for the Lawrence Journal-World. In my free time I enjoy traveling as much as possible, cheering on the Jayhawks to assured victory (while biting my nails and yelling at the TV), and fighting the effects of my late nights at Sandbar with pilates, soccer, dodgeball, and kickball.

Valentine’s Day Pint Glass

We have a new pint glass for Valentine's Day!

Last fall we decided to ask our friends and fans to help us come up with designs for our popular pint glasses, and we've had a great response. Susan gave us fantastic ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas glasses, and now thanks to Alison, we have a great new glass for Valentine's Day.

Check it out:

Picture 2 We'll be looking for new ideas for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and eventually, Graduation- so if you have ideas, send them to us! Even if you can't draw, send us your idea and Dave can put it together. You'll be rewarded with a pack of pint glasses, a feature on our blog and our undying gratitude.

Check back tomorrow for a profile on our Valentine's Day designer Alison.

Valentine’s Day Pint Glass

We're not trying to rush through the holidays like the retail sector, we promise. But since our Thanksgiving pint glasses weren't available for purchase until the week of Thanksgiving, we thought maybe we should prepare a little sooner for Valentine's Day.

Our friend Susan gave us some fantastic designs for both Thanksgiving and Christmas glasses, and they were very popular. The last Valentine's glass I remember had two cartoon fish kissing each other.

So, if you've got a great idea for a Valentine's Day glass, we'd love to hear it. You can send us an actual drawing or design, or if you're not artistically inclined, just leave a comment or send us an email and describe your idea. Dave's pretty handy, as you may know, and he actually has a degree in graphic design, so he can create almost anything.

Our goal is to have the glasses in stock by early February, in plenty of time for Valentine's Day gifts for your favorite Sandbar friend. They'd be cute filled with Hershey's kisses and some Bahama Mama toys!