30 last minute Valentine’s Day ideas

Happy Monday everyone! I can’t believe tomorrow is Valentine’s Day already. It totally snuck up on me! I know that there’s quite a few people who would disagree with me, but I think that Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday. It gives you a reason to celebrate the love you have not just for your significant other but for your children, family, and friends, too! There are so many fun ideas out there in Pinterest land for Valentine’s Day. Heart-shaped food, handmade cards, chocolatey desserts, crafts for kids, gift ideas, and on and on it goes. If you’re anything like me, however, you didn’t plan ahead and here you are on the day before Valentine’s Day searching for some last minute ideas. Look no further! I’ve created a round-up of some last minute ideas for you from crafts to food to gift ideas. You can still make the day special, it’s not too late! All of these ideas are super easy, very low cost, and won’t take too much time. Enjoy!


Root Beer Float Kit – Super easy to put together! Add a DVD to the basket and you have a fun stay-at-home date night!

5 Guys Gift Card – For the husband who loves a good burger!

Movies and Milkduds  – Gift your movie-loving husband a free Red Box movie with this cute idea.

Valentine Snack Notes – Pack your husband a lunch on Valentine’s Day and add a few of these fun notes to some special treats.

Top 5 Things – Not giving gifts this year? Take some time to write down 5 things you really appreciate about your husband (or wife). They’ll love it, trust me!

Valentine’s Search and Find for him – I love this unique idea from The Dating Divas! He’ll love this one!

12 months of pre-planned dates – Plan out date nights for the rest of the year. Be creative. You could even include gift cards. You’ll both enjoy date nights more without the “where should we eat” or “what should we do” question every time! (or is that just me and my husband?!)

Quite the Catch – An inexpensive but cute idea. For the guy (or girl) who loves Swedish Fish.

Candy Bar Bouquet – Perfect for any candy-loving husband! He’ll appreciate this as much as you appreciate the bouquet of flowers he gets you (or maybe you’d rather have candy bouquet than a floral one, too!)

52 things I love about you – Take the time to tell your husband why you love him. An inexpensive but very meaningful idea!


Valentine’s Day Jenga – A fun game to play with your kids on Valentine’s Day.

A-Doh-Able Valentines  – A great idea if you need something quick for your kid’s friends and even something you can give your own kids!

Bubblegum Valentines – Another fun idea for kids to make for their friends or for you to give to them.

Valentine’s Day Lunch Box Printables – Add a little love to your kid’s school lunches on Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Slime – A fun project for Valentine’s Day! What kid doesn’t love slime?!

Secret Messages – Leave your kids some secret messages on these sweet valentines. Put one in their school lunch, under the bedroom door, or on their plate at dinnertime.

Valentine’s Search and Find for kids – I love this idea! Hide a few gifts (candy, trinkets, whatever!) around your child’s room or the house while they’re sleeping or at school and then send them on a scavenger hunt.

Valentine’s Day Yahtzee – another fun game to play with your kids on Valentine’s Day.

Printable Bookmark to color – print out these fun bookmarks for your kids to color. They can give them way to grandparents, aunts and uncles, and friends!

Heart Attack – This is such a sweet idea! Write down what you love about your child(ren) on hearts and attach to their bedroom door. What a fun way for them to wake up on Valentine’s Day morning!


Easy Heart Cinnamon Rolls – SO easy yet sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Valentine’s Day Pancake Kabobs – An easy to way to turn breakfast into something special.

Valentine’s Day Snack Mix – A perfect after-school snack or little gift for your nieces and nephews, students, or grandkids!

Heart-shaped Rice Krispie treats – For any Rice Krispie lover that you know!

Heart Pretzels – Super cute snack that’s also quick and easy.

Strawberry Brownie Kabobs – Need a fast dessert for Valentine’s Day? This one looks very impressive but yet takes very little time and effort!

Brownie Trifles  – Again, this dessert looks quite fancy without the work most fancy desserts require! I think warm brownie sundaes served this way would be delicious, too!

Easy Valentine’s Day Cookies – This is a fun snack for you to make for or with your kids!

Heart-shaped Fruit Kabobs – Who says Valentine’s Day treats can’t be healthy?

Mini Heart Pizzas – A fun way to add a bit of Valentine’s Day fun to dinnertime. It’s easy and your kids will love it. You can even turn it into a “make your own pizza night” complete with a fun movie and some popcorn.


Enjoy your last minute planning! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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