Easy, Last-Minute Ways To Make Valentine’s Day Special


Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, so you’re running out of time to make a plan. These easy ideas can be implemented last minute and, for the most part, don’t require an additional trip to the store.

Need some great ideas for your sweetheart right now? Try one or all of these and make the day extra special for the loved ones in your life.

1. Heart-Shaped Pancakes

Start the day with a special love-inspired breakfast. Nothing says “I love you” quite like pancakes, especially when they are heart-shaped. Use a cookie cutter, or test your own skills drizzling batter in a heart shape right on the pan.  Serve with strawberries and whipped cream to really up the wow factor.


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2. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Two ingredients and 30 minutes is all it takes to turn fruit into fabulous. Martha Stewart’s recipe for chocolate-covered strawberries is a can’t-fail fix for this last-minute romantic treat.


3. Red And Pink Libations

Think: Shirley Temple, cherry bomb, pink lemonade or cranberry juice and champagne. There are all kinds of Valentine-inspired drinks to add a little extra festive fun to your celebration.

4. Heart-Shaped Marshmallows

Hot chocolate can be a fun after school snack, or a great warm up for your partner after dinner. Make it extra-special on Valentine’s Day by adding heart-shaped marshmallows. You can cut these yourself using a cookie cutter or knife if you don’t have time to buy them.

5. Set The Table

Use leftover little Valentines or doilies as the base on the table, and add a vase of pink flowers or a bouquet of red and pink balloons. Write a handwritten place card, and include what you love about your main squeeze (and your kids if they are invited). Top it off with festive napkins, or decorate your own, and light some candles. Sometimes just having a pretty table can set the mood for a more festive and special meal.

6. Overnight A Gift

If all the touches we’ve mentioned just won’t do it, and you want a gift besides chocolate and flowers for your main squeeze, there are a number of items you can overnight from Amazon without breaking the bank. And did you know Zappos has free expedited shipping for members of their VIP program? Both options will help you get something unique without paying a fortune for a quick delivery.


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What are your last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas?

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Kate Desmond
Kate is a freelance writer, mommy blogger, safe sleep crusader, and wannabe inventor in search of her next great idea. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and two little girls. They are the loves of her life, but also drive her to insanity. She writes about living on that brink on her blog, The Tiny Fashionista.

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