It’s simple. You still do the same things you’d do if you’d planned ahead.
Still have time instead of making last minute Valentine’s Day plans? Check out last week’s article Getting Ahead: Planning the Perfect Valentine’s Day Date.
#1-Make the Day about her.
Aim to keep her at the center. Aim to make her feel special. That’s really what the whole day is about, right? So whatever you do, focus in on that, and you’ll be able to say, “Mission Accomplished.”
#2-Write her notes. Several.
The night before, write out at least 3-4 notes to give her. You can hide them places, or just give them to her at the beginning of the day with times written on them when she is allowed to open them.
OR, per my lady friend, you can write her a letter. Women love letters. Write “10 Things I Love About You.” Start it sweet, write about the 10 things about her that drive you wild, then end it with another sweet note. Boom. You’re awesome.
#3-Send, or make, her an invite for a date
While you’re in the writing mode, make up an invite to a date. Even if you haven’t planned it yet. Set a day and start time (it might be Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or whenever you can both make it).
If you’re like me, people can’t read your handwriting. I’d never in my life make a hand-written invite. Unless I was dating a Kindergarten teacher and she was grand at reading incomprehensible, childish scribblings. Or a person who loves horror films. Because, otherwise, they’d think a murderous spirit wrote them some bizarre love invite.
Ahem. As I was saying, make her an invite. Online, on your computer, buy a card and fill it out, whatever. Just make asking her out special and unique. Here’s how.
#4-What do I do for dinner? All the good restaurants are booked.
Make her dinner. Can’t cook? Well, if she’s your wife there’s no hiding that. But you can still fake it-whether you’re married or single.
The Lame Man’s Guide To Fake Cooking
A. Go buy a pre-mixed salad. Throw it in a big salad bowl. Pretend you made it yourself.
B. Go buy a dinner that’ll look awesome on a platter. Bake it. Put it on a platter. Pretend you made it yourself.
C. Go buy a bottle of wine. Pour it in a glass. Pretend you stomped the grapes yourself.
Disclaimer: I’ve never actually tried the above because I can cook. You can still go the above route, but you may be found out to be a phony. A sweet, caring, hard-working phony.
#5 If all else fails
Here’s what my lady friend advises for the simple man: Go get her flowers, a card, and chocolates. That’s the base stuff that’s easy. And she won’t know the difference had you planned those things a month in advance.
I heard one man trying to make last minute Valentine’s Day plans did this:
He took newspaper and cut up a ton of hearts. He wrote a nice little note on each one.
Then he took two coffee mugs—one for him, one for her—and tied the handles together with string. He filled the coffee mugs with the hearts.
Viola. A last minute Valentine’s Day gift! I’d never thought of doing it myself. But someone sitting next to me just told me about it. And she swears it’s awesome.
Last Minute Valentine’s Day Plans
Remember, V-Day is all about her. Make it your #1 priority to make her feel special. Aim for that, even if you’re making last minute Valentine’s Day plans, and I’m sure you’ll still hit the mark.
Still got time instead of making last minute Valentine’s Day plans? Check out last week’s article Getting Ahead: Planning the Perfect Valentine’s Day Date.
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