It seems like every year we try to plan ahead and then Valentine’s Day totally sneaks up on us. Of course, this year is no different. If you’re like us, you probably haven’t made plans and need to think of some last-minute activities to do on Tuesday night. At this point, it might be hard to get restaurant reservations, so if you’re looking for some creative, out-of-the-box activities for a festive celebration, we’ve got you covered.
With just about a week until Valentine’s Day, we put together our favorite last-minute activities regardless of who you’re planning to celebrate with.
You and your beau
Mix it up and skip the fancy dinner. Instead, book tickets to a murder mystery dinner and surprise your guy with tickets on the morning of. Or, go indoor skydiving, try salsa dancing, sign up for a paint and sip class or go to a museum. Instead of focusing on a meal, focus on the activity and spending quality time doing something fun you wouldn’t normally do.
Celebrate the day of love with a little bit of self love, and splurge on an awesome workout. Sweat it out with your bestie, or besties, while cycling, trying a flying trapeze class or a twerking class (yes, it’s a thing.) Try a new workout that you haven’t done before and get out of your comfort zone a bit. Not only will you leave with a rush of adrenaline, but you’ll get a workout in, too. Stop by a local Thai restaurant on your way home and end the night with takeout and a bottle of wine.
If you are getting setup on a first date, or the relationship is still really new, opt for drinks and dessert instead of dinner. In Seattle, there’s a pie bar in Ballard (literally called Ballard Pie Bar) that would be a festive, but low key spot for Valentine’s Day.
The anti Valentine’s Day celebration
Who says Valentine’s Day has to be so segmented? Mix it up this year by hosting a party at your house with fun cocktails, appetizers and even throw in a cake to finish up the celebration. Invite your single friends, the couples in your life, and use it as an excuse to see all of your favorite people.