Top 10 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas
If you aren’t into the intricate Valentine’s Day dates that involve a lot of planning, fancy dinners, elaborate scavenger hunts, chocolates and roses, then look no further. We have some last-minute date ideas that will still show you care without being too time consuming and cliché.
- Date-Night In
You don’t need to fight the crowds to celebrate your love. Instead, enjoy the much cheaper option awaiting you at home. Cook your own meal together, or order take-out if you’re not the cooking type, browse Netflix, and relax in your own home.
- Group Date
Gather a bunch of your friends for a stay-at-home double date or group date. You can split the duties and the costs. The men can handle dinner and flowers, and the women can be in charge of games, movies, and decorations.
- Quality Time
Simply doing an activity you both enjoy is sure to be a win-win. If you’re into outdoor activities, then go hiking, bike riding, or camping. Make sure to pack a backpack full of snacks, and consider bringing some champagne and fruit to make it more romantic and out-of-the-ordinary.
- Create Something Together
This could prove to be a really great bonding experience. You both can share this romantic moment and take pride in creating something together. Some ideas include creating a scrapbook, a playlist for your relationship, a new recipe, or a time capsule to open up in the future.
- Act Like Tourists
Just because you have lived in the city your whole life doesn’t mean you have seen everything. Take the day to explore the place you live or maybe go back to explore the place you first met.
- Take a Late Lunch
If you’re searching for last minute Valentine’s Day date ideas, odds are you do not have a reservation at any restaurants. Instead of trying to find availability, enjoy a late lunch when it will be less crowded and cheaper than dinner.
- Drink and Paint
Recreate the popular date night trend at your own home. Buy some art supplies and a couple bottles of wine and paint the night away together. Not only will you have fun together, but you will have souvenirs of your date to hang on the wall or maybe hide in the closet, depending on the amount of wine involved.
- Pamper Them at Home
Couples massages can be expensive. Pamper each other at home instead. Not only is it cheaper, but it will be more intimate. Light some candles, warm some oil, put on some soft music, and stay in your robes all day.
- Take Them to the Arcade
Spend the day together playing Pac-Man, DDR, and House of the Dead. There is nothing better than bonding over a friendly skee ball competition.
- Laugh Together
A little comic relief is always a good idea. Visit a comedy club and share some laughs together.
What are you planning this Valentine’s Day?
– By Stephen Reynolds, Editor @sreynoldswrites