Last Minute Ideas for Valentine’s Day

If you’re looking for an idea to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s not too late to do something sweet for your Valentine!

Married people should still date each other:) Date night jar made with color coded popsicle sticks. Red=$$$ and planning required Pink=minimal $ and spontaneous White=Stay at home date Cute ideas included!!!!! This is one of the best "date jars" I have seen

Date Jar idea posted by Life in a Green House

I found this Date Jar idea on Pinterest a few months ago and have been secretly plotting do my own version of this ever since.

You can see the original post Here. In this idea, the pinner was looking for a solution for when she and her husband couldn’t decide what they want to do and neither of them want to make the decision.

The popsicle sticks are color coded to signify different types of dates. I did something very similar, only I cheated by buying colored popsicle sticks at the craft store, rather than taking the time to spray paint them different colors.

I used Green for expensive dates and dates that require planning, Red for less expensive dates, Blue for cheap dates, and yellow for free or at-home dates.

If you don’t have time to put a date jar together, scroll down and see if you get a date idea from any that I used for our date jar!


Colored popsicle sticks I found at a craft store.

$$$ – Green

  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Dinner at a Fancy Restaurant
  • Overnight Getaway at a Hotel
  • Couples Massage
  • Night at the Theater

$$ – Red

  • Dinner (his choice) and a Movie (her choice) – and vice versa
  • Dessert Date at a Fancy Restaurant
  • Go to a Concert
  • Cooking Class
  • Go to a Comedy Show


    Date Jar. I added a bow as a finishing touch

  • Dinner Cruise

$ – Blue

  • Go out for Brunch
  • Pottery Painting
  • Go to the Zoo or Aquarium
  • Coffee Date
  • Go to a Book/Poetry Reading
  • Drive-in Movie
  • Visit a Museum or Art Gallery
  • Go out for Ice Cream
  • Wine/Brewery Tasting

Free/At Home – Yellow

  • Picnic Lunch
  • Breakfast In Bed
  • Puzzle and Pizza Night
  • Mexican Night with Margaritas
  • Fondue Night
  • Spa Night: Bubble Bath and Massages
  • Watch the Sunset
  • Go to the Park or Beach
  • Go for a Bike Ride/Walk
  • Volunteer
  • Cook a New Recipe Together
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Go Sledding/Ice Skating

My husband loved the date jar and we can’t wait to go on some of these dates! For more date ideas, and all things relationships, visit my Husband and Wife Board on Pinterest. Have fun and enjoy this Valentine’s Day!