June 10, 2010

A "Recap" of The Dates

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I recently did a guest post on Simply Modern Mom in which I shared a “list” of SIX different types of dates you can do with your spouse (…or significant other…).  I thought I would also post it on OUR blog as a “recap” of our creative dates for all those readers who have recently joined us.   I guess you could call it, “What Kind Of Mood Are You In?” {WINK} Since we are such a diverse group of “divas” we all come up with completely different dates!  The list below “highlights” different ones that could possibly fit the MOOD you are currently in…and hopefully make planning your next date a little easier!

Travel
(We have traveled to a few of these places…can you guess which ones?)

Do you love to travel but it’s just not quite in the budget right now?? (…or you only have 1 free night…)  Why not bring the feel of an exotic place into your very own home?  You could travel to India with Kari’s “A Taste of India” and believe me, you definitely get to taste!  She has a list of Indian recipes you can print off that are delicious!  If that’s not really your style, you could take a trip to Italy with Erika’s “Bella Notte“.  Your Italian Stallion would love the Italian cuisine, renaissance culture, and “foreign film”.  If you are craving the urge to go to the ocean and jump on a cruise ship, check out Bridget’s “Cruisin’ To The Caribbean In Our Love Boat” date!  She brought the sea to her sweetie in a very fun way!

Surprises
(A sweet surprise that my husband left for me!)

I absolutely LOVE surprises….as long as they are good ones!  Here are three ways you could surprise your spouse.  If he has had a rough week, try Cami’s “Spa Night“.  I just did this last week with my own husband and he loved it!  If you just don’t have a night free but the morning are open, Charlene came up with a great date called, “A Morning Just For Him“.  She created adorable cards telling him all the reasons WHY she loved him….accompanied by breakfast, of course!  :)  I absolutely love this last one!  For the ultimate surprise, try Kiirsten’s “Kidnap & Hi’jack” date!  Her download-able “warning” note is pretty cute!

Memory Lane
(Our Wedding)

It’s always nice to take a step back and reflect on the past.  Take a little stroll down “Memory Lane”.  Where did you meet each other?  How far have you come as a couple since then? What were your first impressions of each other?  Lisa P. put together a date of “Firsts“.  A walk down memory lane of all the “first” things you did together.  Then, Corie recently recreated her actual First Date“!  Check out her ideas on how she put hers together….she even tried to wear a similar outfit!  :)

Adventurous
(We have done half of these things!)

If you are more of an adventurous type of person….which is SO up my alley…..then this is the section for you!  Remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books??  I used to read them all the time when I was a kid thus inspiring the “ Choose Your Own Adventure” Date!!  Plenty of downloads included in this one!  If you love to laugh then try the “Funky Town” Date.  We laughed SO hard the entire night!  Both of these are great group dates – in fact, I would probably only try the “Funky Town” date WITH a group…safety in numbers!  If you are a little more conservative, but still adventurous – Kristen came up with a great date called, “Discover A New Town Together“, a great way to enjoy the areas that are close to your current city!

Playful/Active
(My adorable niece and nephew!)

Everyone needs to bring out the “kid” in them once in a while.  Corie came up with the perfect way to do that with her “All I Really Need To Know About Love…I Learned In Kindergarten” date!  She even includes the cookie monster as a treat! MmmMMMmmm!!  If you and your spouse are into comedy, Kiirsten totally brings out the laughter in her “Just For Da Funnavit!” date.  She gives a little background info which makes her little pranks even better!  With the Winter Olympics not too far behind us, Wendy decided to work it into her theme and surprised her husband with a “Spring Olympics” date!  She included a download with all of her creative ideas in how to try out different sports in a fun way.  Kristen posted her “Let’s Get Physical” date for those of you who are into fitness and health.  (Any Glee fans out there?  Every time I see that phrase….the song starts playing in my head and I see a flashback of the music video they showed in a recent episode!) Erika recently lived out her dream of being on a game show by organizing a “Couples Minute To Win It“.  She included the invite, lots of pics, and a list of all of the events.  This was a HUGE hit with our readers and perfect for those of you on a budget (especially if you are a struggling student)!  A lots of the items used can be found around your house!

Traditional Twist
(. . .notice the “fine print”. . .lol)

Last, but not least – the traditional date – dinner and a movie!  Lisa M. spiced up their “dinner & a movie” date with her spin on “Date Night“.  If you haven’t already seen that movie, check out her ideas on how you can change things up a little!

Hopefully this will give you a BUNCH of ideas for future date nights!
Happy Dating! P.S. Thank you to my sweetie for being my inspiration!
I LOVE YOU!!

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3 Responses to “A "Recap" of The Dates”

  1. Chrissy says:

    Thank you so much for doing this blog. Our 17th Anniversary is Saturday! We have had our share of hard times and through them all my husband is the strongest, most forgiving, loving man I know. After 17 years though we could use some new ideas and "spice". Looking forward to trying these out. Keep up the great work! Here's an idea! Do a contest on why your husband is the most romantic on Valentine's Day. Visit me at The Busy Beaver at cbeavers.blogspot.com.

  2. Scrappy Gifts says:

    Thanks for the recap! Beautiful wedding dress. I'd love me surprisde date right now.
    Just wanted to let you know I gave you the Trendy Blog award and Blog with Substance award on my site. http://myscrappygifts.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-favorites-16-and-awards.html

  3. Barbara says:

    Just wanted to comment on the value of being playful in your date planning: Saw a man in his 70s or 80s interviewed about timeless qualities in women that keep their men attracted. He said “I don’t care if a woman is 85 years old, if she is playful she is sexy.” When I shared that comment with my H he agreed whole heartedly. After 20+ years of marriage it’s good to know! ;)


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