Caroline Forbes may be having a bad week, but off-screen counterpart Candice Accola enjoyed a very happy birthday. How did the Vampire Diaries star celebrate the big day? Disclaimer: the answer will most likely delight you!

“Surprise dance lessons from @josekingseco #birthdaysurprises #nobodyputscandyinthecorner,” Candice tweeted, along with a link to the WhoSay photo of herself and fiance Joe King working on their moves. Adorable!

These two sure know how to live, and they’re making the best of Candice’s filming hiatus from TVD. Last month, they jetted off to Maui for a sun-filled vacation complete with kayaking, hand-holding, and surf lessons.  

And this isn’t their first time celebrating an important day in style. The celebrity couple has a habit of making a big deal of big days. For New Year’s, Candice shared a beautiful photo of she and Joe getting kissed on the cheeks by Joe’s two daughters. “Happy New Year! Hope everyone is lucky enough to spending the start of 2014 with those they love! I sure am :) #thankful #happy,” Candice captioned the family shot.

The couple got engaged in May of last year, and are set to tie the knot sometime in 2014. Candice had this to say about the planning process: “I thought I’d be more bridezilla,” Candice told Parade. “I thought I’d agonize over envelopes. But I’m really lucky to have a fiancé who’s really involved.” The couple has chosen New Orleans as the location of their wedding. Perhaps they haven’t yet heard about the supernatural war ripping apart the French Quarter?

Catch the Season 5 finale of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!