XOXO, mon ami. We’re currently counting down the hours to Valentine’s Day (and also the post-holiday chocolate sales if we’re being honest). If you’ve had your V-day plans locked down for weeks, then seriously, props to you. But for some of us stragglers, it feels like Feb 14 came out of nowhere! So today we thought we’d share 9 last minute date nights that you can look up tonight and do after work tomorrow. Let’s dive in!
Photo by Jana & Simon Photography
1. Cook a meal together
Swap the stilettos for the yoga pants, and have a sexy date night in your own kitchen. Make homemade pizza, whip up some kebabs or perhaps a try meal you’ve been dying to make for a while now. Either way, we love the idea of a laid-back, no pressure date night that’s all about comfort.
2. Take a yoga class
We’re only kicking ourselves that we didn’t think of this sooner! Nothing says balance of mind and body like yoga, and you can both leave feeling totally renewed and refreshed. We’re kind of obsessed with this unconventional date night idea.
3. Be a tourist in your town
There’s something taboo about ending up in a tourist joint if you’re a local, but we think it would be totally fun to embrace the label. After all, these places are famous for a reason and there’s often a neat story to go along with it. See your “normal” through a different lens!
Photo by No Talent
4. Go on a dessert crawl across your city
Ice cream. Macarons, Petit fours. Eclairs. We don’t really have authority on the matter, but we’d say sampling your favorite sweets across a 30 mile radius is living your best life.
5. Design an album together
Time to pull out the embarrassing (yet endearing) photos for some side by side comparisons. Or just your absolute favorite pictures together as a couple! Whichever theme you choose, pictures hold a treasure trove of memories to reminisce on.
Photo by Peyton Rainey Photography
6. Plan your next trip together
Now this is one of our favorites. It’s so easy for life to get in the way, but take some time in a date night to talk about your wanderlust bucket lists and how you can take actual steps to making it happen in real life. Wanna go to Italy? Go crazy. Order pizza… It’s all a part of the theme ya see!
Photo by Mikuta
7. After Hour Bike Ride
If you’re more of an outdoorsy couple, just throw yourselves into nature! This is a free, heart rate pumping activities and as Elle Woods famously once said, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy!” Find the national park closest to you here for some location scouting!
8. Pamper yourselves
The beauty here is in the versatility. You can go all out with a Parks & Rec level of treat yoself – the couple’s massage, steam room, infinity pool, etc. Or you can keep it casual with an in-home spa night. We’re relaxed just thinking about taking a breather like this!
Photo by Ashton Teriece
9. Start a new hobby together
What better time to just have fun and accomplish some of your goals along the way? It always tickles our fancy when SO’s share each other’s passions, and ain’t no better way to understand it than to try it yourself!
Photo by Jaci Marie
Well that’s a wrap, ladies and gents. If you have more ideas for a last-minute date night, we’d love to hear in the comments below. Enjoy the candy hearts and cringe-worthy puns we all secretly love, and we’ll catch you on the flip side!