Relationships

Ten Last Minute Valentine's Date Ideas

Eileen Bailey Feb 13th, 2013 (updated Jan 8th, 2014)
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It’s Valentine’s Day - a day to show your sweetheart how much you care. You may only have a few days left but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it a special night. The following are 10 ideas to help get you started on making this Valentine’s Day special.

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Create a personalized puzzle
Create a personalized puzzle

Find a picture of the two of you (you can customize it with a photo software with a loving message) and have it printed on heavy stock paper. Cut it into puzzle pieces.  Without letting your partner know what the puzzle is supposed to look like, work together to put it together.

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Go on a hot air balloon ride
Go on a hot air balloon ride

Check your area to find out the companies that offer hot air balloon rides (and yes, they are sometimes available during colder weather, too, so don’t assume that just because you have cold winter temperatures that this is not an option). Check with local companies to find out whether they are available on Valentine’s Day.

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Sign up for salsa lessons
Sign up for salsa lessons

Better yet, ask about a private dance lesson for just the two of you. Salsa dancing is sexy and fun.

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Hire a photographer to meet you where you had your first date
Hire a photographer to meet you where you had your first date

Have a professional portrait taken of the two of you in the spot where your relationship began.

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Create an at-home spa
Create an at-home spa

Be prepared with aromatherapy candles, different scented lotions, and soft music. Take turns giving each other a complete spa treatment.

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Create a treasure hunt throughout your house
Create a treasure hunt throughout your house

Leave small tokens and hints on where to go next. At the end, you can have a surprise waiting, or you can be the prize.

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Decorate your home
Decorate your home

Decorate your house or apartment to look like Paris, Rome, Venice, or some other city you would like to visit (or have visited together). Cook themed food to go with your decorations and have a night away, right in your own home.

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Head to the mall together with $10.00 each
Head to the mall together with $10.00 each

Your mission is to search the mall for something the other person will love, for less than $10.00. Meet back up in an hour, have a quiet dinner together and exchange “gifts.”

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Play “bedroom games”
Play “bedroom games”

Play “bedroom games” like strip poker, truth or dare, writing a secret desire list or create your own intimate game. Have fun enjoying each other’s company and body.