45+ Last Minute Date Ideas to Please Your Partner

You go on dates when you want to spend time with your partner and forget about reality, at least for a while. So you need to make sure that the little time you spend with each other is worth all your worries, troubles, and time.

But before you can brainstorm all the ideas, it is important that you plan your date perfectly and make sure that your date will leave with a smile โ˜บ๏ธ.

So, if you are here for a few ideas to make your date go in the best way possible, then you are in the right place. So let’s go ahead and look at a few ideas for you, shall we?

last-minute date ideas just for you!

Damn, was your day, week, or maybe even the whole month jampacked that you didn’t have time to plan your date ๐Ÿ“…? Don’t worry, mate! That is exactly why I am here, and I will make it easy for you to plan your date in such a way that you can execute your plan in just a few minutes.

But before we go ahead and get into the groove, I suggest you read a book that has a hundred date ideas for you on a budget written by Arnold Chu, “100 date ideas for Couples on Budget“.

So, let’s dive into the list of last-minute date ideas that I have just for you. Shall we begin?

You Could Always Go for A Walk!

You Could Always Go For A Walk

Taking a stroll is not only one of the most romantic dates but also a last-minute date that both of you will enjoy. Hold hands ๐Ÿ‘ญ and enjoy your walk. You could walk in a park, at the beach or wherever you want to. You could also stop for an ice cream or a late-night snack if you’d like!

A Hike

Do you stay in a place that is surrounded by mountains? That is amazing! You could always go on a hike. Wake up in the morning, wear the most comfortable shoes ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ and begin your hike! If you are a morning person, go on a morning hike, or if you aren’t, then you could go on a small hike before it gets dark.

Bike Ride

Rent a bike ๐Ÿšฒ and go riding! This can be fun if both of you would like to put in your energy and get to the place you want to go. You could go on a morning ride or evening; you will have so much fun no matter what! So what are you doing here? Go for a ride!


Do you live near a lake? Then go kayaking ๐Ÿ›ถ, mate! Not only will you get to spend time with each other, but also you can vibe with nature! It will be relaxing, and both of you can have time to be present with each other and talk about all the things!


Go on a picnic! It is one of the most affordable and easiest date ideas if you are on a budget! Just pack a few snacks, books ๐Ÿ“š to read, and a blanket, and you are all good to go! You can listen to music, read books together, or even talk to each other.

“The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.” – Kendall Hailey.

Make Tea

Not a fan of coffee โ˜•? Then make your own tea and just vibe with each other! You can talk all you want, and you can do this by being at home! This is a wonderful indoor date idea you could do right now! I mean, if you have all the ingredients, that is!

Go out For Dinner

Go Out For Dinner

You must have been busy and wouldn’t have had time to plan a trip or book a table in a restaurant! That is no issue, and you can always go to a nearby walk-in restaurant where you need not book a table ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ! You get to enjoy all your favorite dishes with dessert!

Cook Your Own Meal

Don’t have time to go outside, or you don’t feel like dressing up? Don’t worry! You can always cook ๐Ÿš at home with your pajamas on! Make sure you decide on a means where you have all the ingredients with you so you don’t have to go out to shop for them again!


Getting ice cream also counts as a date, okay? You could always go out and get an ice cream! If they are a true keeper, then they wouldn’t fight over this! They will gladly get ice cream ๐Ÿจ with you! So just go out and buy dessert after dinner, or you could even order them at home.

Head out For a Drink

Dress up and head out for a drink ๐Ÿฅ‚! Whatever place it may be, make sure you feel comfortable, and if you are in desperate need of some liquid in your body, this will help!

Get lightheaded and have the maximum fun with your partner! All you need is your partner, after all!

Make Cocktails

You could google for some cocktail ๐Ÿธ recipes or watch a few tutorials on how to make one and start to make cocktails! Or you can even experiment with a few of your own recipes! Who knows? You might make an amazing one!

Bake a Cake

You must have had cakes ๐Ÿฅฎ or pastries bought in stores. But have you tried to bake a cake by yourself? Well, this is the perfect time for you to bake a cake with your partner!

Go ingredient shopping before and bake your own flavored cake! You will get to have fun and maybe even learn how to bake a cake!

“Love is like a good cake; you never know when it’s coming, but you’d better eat it when it does!” – C. JoyBell C.

Watch a Movie

Watch A Movie

Another last-minute date idea for you is to watch a movie! Set up a little theatre at home and enjoy your movie! And you know what? You get to watch any movie ๐ŸŽž๏ธ! Make sure you have some popcorn and sip some wine while you watch the movie!


You must be bored going out or maybe lazy to get dressed, and that is one of the reasons, right? I knew it! Then, mate, you can order a takeaway! You can have your favorite dish ๐Ÿฅ˜ from your favorite restaurant right in your house! Order a takeaway and enjoy it with your partner.

Learn a New Skill

A relationship is all about growing with each other! So, pick a skill that is easy and short for you to learn. It doesn’t have to be boring; make sure you pick a skill that is fast and fun ๐Ÿฅณ! Not only will you have fun, but you also will have a new skill to show off.

Try Something New

There must be a few things on your bucket list that you want to try! Come on, everyone has their own stuff to try! So, pick ๐ŸคŒ one such activity that you want to try and do along with your partner! It could be anything, even the smallest of things.  

Go to The Cinema

The best date idea if you want to have fun and enjoy it is to go to the cinemas. Pick your favorite movie that is playing and buy the tickets ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ! Enjoy the movie with some popcorn, and make the money you paid for watching the movie worth it!

Go Bowling, Mate!

Bowling is another fun date idea! You could start a competition as to who gets the most points and make a small bet, like who washes the dishes for the week or who will do the laundry for a week. Bowling ๐ŸŽณ is a fun date idea if it is your first date as well!


Darts & Pool

Not everyone can be a pro at darts ๐ŸŽฏ or pool! You need practice to do so. But this is a fun activity to do if you want to have fun or even want to learn how to play! Make small bets on who gets the most fun; it will only make it even more fun!


Have you been to a casino ๐ŸŽฒ? No? Then you have to go there at least once in your lifetime. It is an amazing experience, and you will have so much fun, I bet! So get dressed all pretty and go to the casino right now!

“Love is like a deck of cards. At the start, all you need is two hearts and a diamond. By the end, you’re looking for a club and a spade.” – Unknown.

A Games Night

You can stay at home and have a date! Like game night ๐ŸŒƒ! You can play your own games or build something with Legos! Don’t think this is childish; we were all kids, okay? And we do want to become kids again! So it is not wrong to play games for a night.

A Quiz Night

Get a notebook ๐Ÿ““ and write down a few fun questions! Later, you can play a quiz and see who’s got most of the answers right! It is up to you as to what topics you want to frame questions on, and start off the game with a glass of wine! It is going to be a fun night whatsoever!

Visit a Zoo or An Aquarium

Do you happen to live near a zoo? Or an aquarium ๐ŸŸ? Lucky for you! You could go and visit a zoo or an aquarium and have fun with the animals.

Click a few pictures and post them on your socials. You will have fun no matter what as you will be with animals and more over with your partner. 


Do you love to paint? Well, there you go! Go and buy paints ๐ŸŽจ and canvas and start making your own art! It doesn’t have to be perfect, but you get to have so much fun!

Do you see all these painting trends going on online? You could try one of these and have so much fun!



DIY is another fun date idea! That, too, from the comfort of your home ๐Ÿ ! You could have fun while doing so! You could always go online to check what you can create with the items you already have. Like tie-dye or home decor, there are so many you can try!

Go Wine Tasting

Have you been to a vineyard? If not, then you have to go there! It is one of the best places to go on a date. Get lightheaded, and also you get to know how wine ๐Ÿท is made from scratch!

There are so many takeaways for you! You also get to taste wine, and maybe you could take one home.

A Romantic Date In

You could create a romantic vibe being at home ๐Ÿ ! You could set up a cute dinner and have fun talking about things that interest you. A candlelit dinner is a perfect romantic date idea for you! Enjoy a nice date with each other!


If you love peace and quiet, you can always listen to music ๐ŸŽถ at home! Make your own playlist according to your moods, and just start playing music! You could dance like there’s nobody and sing at the top of your lungs; nobody cares!

“In music, I found a melody for every heartbeat, and in you, I found the love for every note.” – Unknown.

A Comedy Night

If there are no gigs happening nearby, you could make it available right where you live. By this, I don’t mean you to be the stand-up comedian ๐Ÿ˜‚, you can always go to YouTube and put on a comedy show and enjoy! This way, you have more options as to what you want to laugh at.

Self-Care Night

A relationship is also about taking care of each other, so I think it will be a great idea to just have a pamper self-care night!

Put on your masks and some cucumber ๐Ÿฅ’ and relax. You can put on some relaxing music and have a fun night with your partner.



You could always go out for pizza ๐Ÿ•, order it at home, or even make your pizza! You get to have more fun that way; it might be a long process, but is surely a fun one! Go ingredient shopping before so you will have everything for you to get started!

Do a Photoshoot

Are you addicted to clicking pictures? Is your social media filled with pictures of you both? Well then, you have it here, peeps!

Do a photoshoot! Go to different places and click pictures ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ with different poses! Maybe after a few years, you can look back and appreciate the good old times!


Working out together is also a great last-minute idea if you haven’t eaten till your stomach is filled! You can sign up for a couples workout ๐Ÿง˜ plan and start working out together! This way, both of you will be healthy and get fitter together.

Scavenger Hunt

You could do a scavenger hunt at home ๐Ÿ . Make sure there is an end prize, and leave a few clues here and there for your partner to find out! It will be a fun night if you make the game more real and exciting! So go ahead and start making the clues or planting them!

Go Swimming

Do you both know how to swim ๐ŸŠ? Good for you, mate! You could always go swimming! May it be at the beach or at the pool, you will have a good time when spent in the water. I mean, all water babies have fun in the pool! You could relax or swim, it is up to you!

Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Have you ever been a tourist in your own city ๐Ÿ™๏ธ? Well, be one and explore your city as if it is your first time. You could try all the things as if it is your first time and just enjoy it! You could have dinner, click pictures, and even make new friends!

Let’s take a short break and take a short quiz so you can get an idea as to how your date should go, okay?

  • The most important aspect of your date?
  1. Romantic
  2. Fun
  3. Good communication
  • A preferred location for your date?
  1. Restaurant
  2. Outdoor
  3. An art gallery
  • Your communication style with your date?
  1. Very open
  2. I’m a good listener
  3. Yes, a mix of both
  • How long do you want your date to go?
  1. A few hours
  2. A day
  3. A day and a night
  • How do you want your date to end?
  1. With a kiss.
  2. A friendly hug
  3. A goodbye

So, I hope I helped you in figuring out how your date should go. Keeping these points in mind, plan your date accordingly!

Star Gazing

Have you been stargazing? Well, if you are in a city, it might be a little hard for you, but you could always drive and start to gaze. It is so romantic, and you get to just vibe in the peace and quiet while you might have a chance to spot comets โ˜„๏ธ or meteors.

A Scenic Drive

Go on a drive, but not just any normal drive! Make it a scenic drive, yes! Make sure there are lakes, mountains, or the beach ๐Ÿ–๏ธ! This way, you will never get bored of the drive and appreciate nature as well! It would be great if both of you just lived in the moment!

Day Trip

If you have a little time to plan for a day trip, you have to plan one as soon as possible! Yes! Go on a day trip. Book a cabin in the woods or the mountains โ›ฐ๏ธ and spend your day there, or you could also go on small hikes where you stay!

Indoor Camping

You could always do indoor camping โ›บ! It is so easy and affordable; I mean, you only need to buy some snacks! And you can set up your tent using blankets and act like you are actually camping! Do some role-play to make it more fun and believable.

Telepathy Challenge

Have you seen all the telepathy challenges that are trending these days? You could try it too! You just have to think of a word in your mind ๐Ÿคฏ and on a count of three, you need to say it aloud at once with your partner.

So now that you know what word it is, both of you can say a word that matches the previous words. Fun game, it is! 

Couples Bucket List

You can create a couple of bucket lists where you can write down everything that you want to do. Like going to Paris, bungee jumping, skydiving ๐Ÿช‚ and many more such activities.

It doesn’t always have to be big, and you can even add things like going to couples therapy or something normal, too!

Learn Dance

Learn Dance

Both of you can learn a new dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ together. It is a fun workout, and you will have to show off your dancing skills next time you attend a wedding! This can be done at home with the help of YouTube videos or many such!

Strip Poker

It is time that you spice up your relationship and play strip poker! Strip poker is similar to any other poker, but here, the one who gets the worst card in the end has to strip each time! Sounds hot ๐Ÿฅต, doesn’t it? Well, then, begin your game.

Would You Rather?

You could play a game with your partner! Frame up a few questions โ“ before and start your game! This way, not only will it be fun, but also both of you will get a chance to get to know each other. You could play this game as you sip some wine or munch on a few snacks.

Make Ice Cream

You could make ice cream instead of going out and buying it! It can be comparatively easy to go out and buy ice cream ๐Ÿจ but when you make it, you will know how ice cream is made as well. And for some reason, making ice cream together sounds romantic, at least for me!

Breakfast in Bed

Didn’t have time to plan a proper date the previous night ๐ŸŒƒ? Don’t fret; you can always make breakfast in bed for your partner. Surprise your partner with pancakes or anything that they like, and I am sure it will make their day! Breakfast in bed is a way to show you care about your person.

Couples Karaoke

Do a couple’s karaoke ๐ŸŽค once in a while. You can pick songs beforehand or do one right at the moment and have fun. Nobody is going to judge you for your voice, as it is just the two of you! Sing however you want, and just live in the moment!

Visit the Library

If you love reading books ๐Ÿ“š then it is a good idea to head to the library. You could do some book hunting and read them! Both of you will enjoy being in each other’s presence, and you will also get to read many books or the one book you have always wanted to read.

Head to Museum

Is there a museum ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ near your place? That’s amazing if it is there! You could always head there, and who knows, any piece of art has the ability to inspire you. All of it will be fun, and I know that both of you will get inspired to do something of your own as well.

Go Golfing!

You could go golfing ๐ŸŒ๏ธ! It is totally fine if you don’t know golfing, but it will be fun no matter what! At least you get to dress cute, right? You could always go golfing and make your day ten times better by just being with each other.  

A Spontaneous Trip

Plan on a spontaneous trip and go away! Or just drive randomly and see where you reach! Pack a few dresses and go where you want to go for a long time! You can call in ‘sick’ ๐Ÿค’ and just get away for a few days away from work and reality.

A Drive-In Movie

Catch a drive-in movie ๐ŸŽž๏ธ and enjoy! Buy some popcorn and watch a movie that is playing! Make sure you reach before the time the movie starts so you won’t miss it! This way, you can even watch the movie in your pajamas, right? Haha.

Visit the Botanical Gardens

Visit The Botanical Gardens

Visit a nearby botanical garden ๐Ÿก and walk around! There might be chances the exhibitors might exhibit bonsai plants! But the greenery around you will definitely have a way of calming your heart. You can spend time with each other and also with nature.

Head to The Graveyard

It might be spooky but also thrilling to head to the graveyard ๐Ÿชฆ. So, head over to the nearby graveyard and just sit in the quiet. Do you believe in ghosts? If yes, it will be scary. If not, it will just meh. But you will never find the peace and quiet that the graveyard offers.

Binge-Watch a Series

From your home, you can spend time in the most amazing way! For example, you can binge-watch a series. Pick your favorite series, and with some snacks ๐Ÿฟ you can enjoy your marathon! Turn off the lights to make it more like a theatre, and voila, you will have a good time!

Make Cheese

You could learn how to make cheese ๐Ÿง€! The local farmers host online classes on how to make cheese, so you can follow those steps and make your own cheese! I mean, you need a little cheese in your life. Make your own cheese, and you will love the process!


Buy a few coloring books and pencils or crayons ๐Ÿ–๏ธ and start to color! This might be childish, but it is therapeutic in its own way! Buy any kind of coloring book that you like, and make sure both of you work together on how to color; it will be a fun activity for both of you!

Do Some People Watching

You could do people-watching! You don’t have to be creepy while doing so, but you sit on a bench where people are busy running errands or doing their own jobs. You might appreciate people’s fashion sense when you come across a cute couple or even pet a dog ๐Ÿฆฎ!

Mountain Biking

Have you tried mountain biking ๐Ÿšต? If not, it is something that you have to do! It is not as exciting as sky diving or bungee jumping and is totally not dangerous! So rent bikes, head to the mountains, and start your journey! Make sure you dress lightly and wear comfortable shoes!

Head to The Beach

You could always head to the beach ๐Ÿ–๏ธ! You are so lucky if you stay near a beach so you can head over to the beach and chill. You could go swimming or just bask in the sun. It is so relaxing to just sit and hear the sound of the waves washing the shore.

Street Food

Last minute dates, huh? Do you know what’s the first thing that comes to my head? Street food ๐Ÿฅ˜! Yes! Street food always hits the spot that no other restaurant can ever. If you love street food, then you have to go and enjoy it!

Backyard Fire

If you have a backyard, then it is time to light up the wood! Enjoy the warmth of the fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ and just chill! You don’t have to do anything extravagant to make it even more special. It is special to just be in the presence of your partner!

A Mini Road Trip

Pack and head to a mini road ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ trip! You should be taking frequent breaks when you feel life is too much! So it’s okay if you take a break from reality and head over to a mini road trip! It can even be to the next city or any hill station!

Dog Cafe

How nice it feels to cuddle with furry animals? Amazing, right? Then head to a dog ๐Ÿ• cafe and cuddle with dogs and puppies and spend some relaxing time with your partner. You can turn off your phones for a while and just be present at the moment!

Make Your Own Smoothie

Make Your Own Smoothie

You must be bored of trying smoothies ๐Ÿต outside always, so for a change, you can make your own smoothie. Make sure you put all the healthy vegetables and make a smoothie out of it! You can aim to be healthy and also enjoy making it together. 


If you have nothing to do, you might as well create a scrapbook ๐Ÿ“•! You can paste all your pictures into the book. You can look back at your pictures once you are old and grey and talk about all the good times when you were young and stupid!

A Trivia Night

You can have a trivia night! At home! Take a book ๐Ÿ“š and write down all the questions you want to ask your partner, or even take online quizzes to make it more fair! This way, not only will you be able to know about a lot but also have fun while doing so.

Ice Skating

If it is winter and there’s snow ๐ŸŽฟ all around you, then I think it is a nice idea for you to go ice skating! I mean, how fun is it going to be if you go with your man/woman? Right! So go ice skating with your partner. This also doesn’t require you to pre-book or anything!

Make Chocolate Fondue

Before making chocolate fondue, you need to check off your ingredient list! You can use any kind of chocolate depending on what your taste buds crave. You can use semi-sweet chocolate ๐Ÿซ, milk chocolate, dark chocolates or anything! With strawberries, it tastes amazing!

Visit the Bookstore

Are you both bookworms? That is good for you! You should visit a nearby bookstore and shop for the books you have been wanting to read! Going book shopping ๐Ÿ›๏ธ is more fun than going grocery shopping, right? Or maybe it is just me.

Build a Fort

You can build your own kind of fort right in your living room ๐Ÿก! Yes, you heard me right. With the blankets, you create a fort and live in it for a day! It is going to be fun. You can become a kid again, even if it is for a while!

Learn Knitting

Learn Knitting

Learning knitting ๐Ÿงถ is one of the easiest side hobbies you can develop! Start learning together, and maybe one day you can knit a sweater for your partner and give it to them! What is more special than giving your partner a handmade gift? They will love it for sure.

Make S’mores

You can make s’mores or roast marshmallows too! This is a fun activity for you to try and even eat! Enjoy it with a glass of wine ๐Ÿท and you are good to go! You get so much time to be with each other and talk about everything and anything!


Go go-karting ๐ŸŽ๏ธ and have fun! You might not need speed or fast and furious drivers, but you will have so much fun nonetheless. It is going to be so much fun to drive around, or even a little race won’t hurt, right? Well then, go ahead and have fun!

Visit a Tarot Card Reader

Have you visited a tarot card ๐Ÿƒ reader? Then you should definitely visit one. But keep in mind that what they say is not always true, or it might be; nobody knows. However, it is going to be a fun experience for both of you!

Pottery Class

Sign up for a pottery ๐Ÿฏ class! It is an amazing way to destress, for sure. You get to make pots of various shapes or make cute little keyholders. You can make anything, and it is all up to you! Or you can make one for each other and give them after decorating or painting it.

Start Vlogging

Start Vlogging

You could always open a YouTube channel. You must have come across a lot of couples’ YouTube channels and must have thought of creating one. So take this time to start one! So bring out your camera and start vlogging ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ.

Take a Shower Together

Do you want to take your relationship to another level? Then, you need to take a bath together. I don’t have to tell you what you should do in the shower ๐Ÿšฟ; I am just here to give you ideas! So take your bath scrubber and enjoy your shower together.

Plan Your Dream Vacation

Planning a dream vacation with your partner is a must. Now you have the chance! So get your suitcases out and go on your dream vacation. Travel wherever you want with your partner and enjoy! Make sure you click pictures ๐Ÿ“ธ and post them on your socials!

Watch Sunset

Watching the sunset ๐ŸŒ† with your partner is a very romantic thing. You can end the day with a beautiful sunset and finish it off with dinner! So make sure you catch the sunset and watch the sunset with your partner. Nothing makes it more beautiful. 

Go Skinny Dipping

Up for skinny dipping? Woah, then, good! Find a nearby lake and go skinny dipping. This way, you can overcome the heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ and also have a good time with your partner. Nothing is more exciting than to get naked and the thrill of being spotted! Have a nice night, mate!

Late Night Yoga

If you love working out, then you need to do some late-night yoga. Wait for at least two hours after dinner and start your yoga ๐Ÿง˜. You don’t have to know yoga; you can go to YouTube and find a tutorial and follow how they are doing!

Tell Ghost Stories

Another fun and spooky way to spend your night with each other is by telling ghost ๐Ÿ‘ป stories. You can make it more fun by making it feel more real. With a glass of wine, you can enjoy the night telling ghost stories or watching a few haunted movies!

Late Night Walk

Nothing ever beats down late-night walks ๐Ÿšถ, like ever! So go ahead and go for a walk. The cool breeze and quiet will be amazing for you to feel each other’s presence. Hold hands for warmth and talk all you want. Make sure you leave your phones aside.

Go Shopping

Go shopping

You could always go shopping! Yes, shopping ๐Ÿ›๏ธ also counts as a date since both of you are going to be with each other all the time anyway! You could buy it for your partner and surprise them or just have fun shopping! 

Body Painting

Paint ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ your bodies with luminescent paints, and you need black light to do so. But make sure you make the art pop, or you have a little competition as to who is the best! It is fun to dance around while just your paint glows and your faces aren’t seen.

Slow Dance

Pick a slow romantic song you could play and slow dance ๐Ÿ•บ to. There is nothing so romantic as dancing with your partner. It is like two souls becoming one, you know? So pick a song and dance the night away, and make sure you enjoy it!

Amusement Park

Go to the amusement park and enjoy. Go on every ride there is and just forget about reality for a while. Just remember to have fun and enjoy it all. Don’t forget to get on the Ferris wheel ๐ŸŽก and make sure both of you vibe together.

Go to The Arcade

If you are in the mood to go and have fun, head to the arcade ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ. There are so many games you can play and have fun. At the end of the day, it is just you both. So always remember to go all out and have the maximum fun.

Dress Each Other

Another fun activity that the both of you can do is to dress each other. Nothing is more fun than dressing each other and clicking pictures ๐Ÿ“ธ. You can dress them in your own way or even go shopping and buy them.

Go on A Late-Night Drive

Go On A Late Night Drive

Since during the night, it is going to be so peaceful, you can take your partner on a drive! So you could take your car ๐Ÿš— and go for a late-night ride. Play some music and have fun, mate! You can even talk to each other as well.


So there you go! These are all the last-minute dates I have for you! Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of ideas or are dejected because you cannot always be too extravagant.

You can go on dates that cost nothing, but both of you will have so much fun ๐Ÿฅณ. What matters is that both of you are spending time together.

Drop a few comments below if you want more of such ideas. I would appreciate it if you also let me know if there are any queries!

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