For years my husband has worked graveyards or night shift. For us to go on dates, Saturday has always been our only available night. Recently he started new hours that bring him home every night by 7:00 pm! We just realized that we can actually have a Friday Night Date! Whoot! Sooo......
At my daughter's Bridal Shower, one of the things we had her guests do was to write a date idea on a Popsicle stick with their name on the back. We pulled a couple out and gave out door prizes to those people. But, best of all, now Lindsey has a jar full of fun date ideas to do with her husband. Well, after realizing that Glen and I can go on more dates, I decided to read through them while they are still at my house. Lindsey is on her honeymoon, I don't think she will mind. Besides, Glen and I have been married almost 37 years, we need some fresh ideas. Guess what! After 37 years, we still love doing things together and having fun! We still make each other laugh and love to be with each other more than anyone else. So, I looked through the ideas, picked out the ones I thought we would enjoy, and put them into categories! Here goes:
Ideas That Involve Eating:
*Iron Chef or Cupcake wars (I think this sounds like fun, not so sure about my husband though, maybe just decorating a cupcake for him.) I read this to him, he says he would eat a cupcake.
*Rent-a-Car and go on a Progressive Dinner (We probably wouldn't rent a car, we are too cheap.)
*Have an Eating Contest (Who can drink down a glass of beverage the fastest, Who can stuff their mouth with crackers and then whistle first...you get the idea.)
*Go out to eat at the Costco Food Court (or mall, a progressive dinner there would be fun.)
*Take Sushi and go eat it while watching the sunset.
*Picnic at the Park (Not in the summer!)
*Set up a candlelit dinner with a chocolate dessert.
*Order in and eat in bed (I have a teenager at home, so this one will have to be on hold I think. Plus, my husband hates to eat in bed. But, I can see the possibilities.)
Ideas for Movie Watching:
*Soft Sofa Movie Date with popcorn and a movie, or make carmel popcorn first.
*What to watch?
-old movie (My husband loves westerns. Butch and Sundance comes to mind.)
-Lord of the Rings Marathon
-Harry Potter Marathon
-Hunger Games Marathon
-The First Movie You Went to see on a Date. (for us it was Monte Python and the Holy Grail.)
(The marathon idea would last us for weeks, there is no way we would watch more than 1 movie a night, 2 at the most, and we would probably be asleep before it was over.)
Dates Involving Creativity:
*Put together a puzzle.
*Pumpkin carving (roast the seeds)
*Paint portraits of each other.
*Splatter paint or do some other type of art or painting
(If you don't have paints, you can order them here or go buy them here, as well as things to paint. or canvas.)
Get out of the House Ideas:
*Take a bike ride
*Go to the temple or church together
*Library scavenger hunt (make each other a list)
*Plant something together (my youngest granddaughter suggests a pumpkin!)
I Love These Service Ideas:
*Bake cookies together and deliver them to friends and neighbors.
*Visit someone who could use a visit.
Finally, Some Ideas that will Lead to Other Ideas:
*Give each other manicures or pedicures.
*Give each other facials and massages.
*Fill a wading pool with hot water and have a spa night. (hmm!)
I left off the ideas you may have thought of on your own, such as movies, theater, symphony and museums. I think that the best idea of all came from my almost 8 year old granddaughter. She said, "Spend time together!" That is definitely what all of these ideas are all about.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!