Mainly because I work such long hours that an amazing date for me involves staying home, not getting dressed and simply snuggling on the couch not doing much of anything. I know, I know…just lost major romantic points here. The great thing is Keith is very similar in his sensibilities. Sometimes he wants to go out. Most of the time he wants to stay in. We swapped off weekends and each week, one of us would be responsible for planning our next great adventure.
At the very top row of the auditorium. And I mean the absolute last row. Our date quickly went up in smoke…literally and figuratively…and we got out of there pretty quickly.
Some of these ideas are home grown, and many are as a result of scouring the web for some of the best inexpensive date nights out there. So without further ado, here are: Take a Free Fitness Class. Many of them even have 2 week free passes. Take them up on their offer!
And if you want to stay in, while still getting in a great workout, have fun with a little Sexercise. Make a cozy pallet for you and your spouse on the living room floor [with] lots of blankets, pillows, snacks, and movies.
He was at and was hitting the road this summer to travel to another 10 more. Make Love Under the Full Moon. But for those lucky enough to have a private backyard, pull the comforter off your bed, grab a bottle of wine and two glasses, and take your date outside. Gather memorabilia that symbolizes your love for one another. Do one of the other date ideas here and take pictures to remind you of this summer. Got a pickup truck? Make some good use out of it! Load it up with tons of hay if you have some available , sleeping bags, some snacks and a bottle of wine.
Lay down the tailgate and just enjoy looking up at the stars and talking. And if there is a concert series or sporting event nearby, why not pull your truck right up to that?
Create a DIY Photoshoot: At Home County Fair. When was the last time you attended the country fair? Have a breakfast picnic. Bet you never thought about this one! Fried catfish, hushpuppies, everything your heart desires. Drive to your local library and once inside, walk up and down the aisles looking for books that remind you of your school years. Bring as many back to the table and share with each other your various stories of why each book made an impression on you.
Books, like music, have a funny way of sending us down memory lane. And your spouse will love learning even more about you. Rediscover the Newlywed Game! See how well you really know one another. If you can, have homemade or really inexpensive prizes for every correct answer. Create a Homemade Spa. The simplest, most relaxing date ever. Pick up some lightly scented candles lavender is a good choice , a CD with tranquil music and a bit of oil for your couple massages.
Fill the bathtub with warm water and bubbles and treat one another to a nice soak followed by a relaxing massage. Write out the story of how you met and fell in love: Better yet- video tape it!
Your kids and future posterity will be so grateful and it is so fun to go back and read or watch years down the road. Who knew there were so many trilogies out there?! The Lord of the Rings. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Mission Impossible 1, 2, and 3. The Mighty Ducks not kidding, there really was three.
Even small acts of kindness performed side by side with your spouse can bring you closer together and help your marriage be more fulfilling. Take a Walk on the Beach, Lake or Riverwalk. Some of the greatest memories I have with my husband are holding hands walking along the water somewhere in the world.
Create Your Own National Holiday. Last night, we were at a Pan-Asian restaurant and they were promoting the upcoming National Noodle Day October 6th for all you noodle lovers. So why not create your own national holiday, mark it on your calendar and celebrate it each and every year? Exchange New Marriage Vows. And the many commitments between your first words and that final line are something worth celebrating. Sit across from each other and set the timer for 60 minutes.
My husband and I renewed our vows in front of friends and family for our 10th anniversary and it was simply the best. The rules are simple: The spouse who cannot score higher than the other must remove an article of clothing. Winner may make any one request of the losing spouse make it a good one.
Take a Nature Hike. My husband and I lived just a couple blocks away from one of the most picturesque hiking trails in California for years before we actually laced up our shoes and decided to ascend the rugged terrain. One of our best dates ever. We walked for hours. You can discover more than 50, trails here with some undoubtedly in your neck of the woods.
This date will get your spouse excited first thing in the morning and ensure you end the day that exact same way. Pre-pack a bag with your morning coffee or tea, bagels or whatever you and your spouse enjoy for breakfast and have it ready to go. Then when the alarm goes off, help him get dressed sleep still in the eyes and all , grab his hand and the pre-packed bag and head to your nearest park. Watch the sunrise together while enjoying your coffee and pastries.
Then do it again…this time that night…and fill the thermos with hot cocoa or red wine this time around. Game Night Circa What board games were you playing 24 years ago? We know those board games exist somewhere. In the attic, maybe the closet or basement.
Until tomorrow…make it a great day!