Monday, February 22, 2010

Cheap but fun dates:)

keep it hot and fun between you and your man. You don’t have to spend allot of money. Here some ideas to spice it up keep it interesting. Pretend you are on the Bachelor show.

What follows are just some ideas — the key is to use your imagination, and you’ll be able to come up with a bunch of your own.

Picnic. I like to pack a basket with home-made sandwiches (really hearty, good ones with good bread), fruits, cheese, desserts, candies, wine, snacks and all the utensils and napkins. Find a great spot for the picnic — sunset is probably the most romantic time.

Home-cooked meal with candles. A specialty of mine. Even if you can only cook one thing well, you’ve got it made. Pasta or steaks are easy and sure bets. A good dessert tops it off well. The candles are a nice touch.

Massage. Get some scented massage oil. Do the entire body, starting with the head, down to the neck, the back, legs and feet. Skip the tempting areas (or at least save them for last) or the massage might not last long.

The beach. If you don’t have a beach, any other nice natural setting, like lake or river or mountain, will also work. You can pack a picnic, or just get some bathing suits and some beer and have a great time.

Festivals. Look in your local paper … you might find all kinds of festivals, from movies to dance to desserts and more. They cost very little, and they are a blast. Walk around, make jokes, sample everything.

Old movie marathon or any movie you like. Nothing’s more romantic than great old movies. Rent a bunch of them on DVD, pop some popcorn, get some candy, and watch them in your living room wrapped in blankets.

Window shopping. Walk around and look at stuff at some of your favorite stores — antique stores, used bookstores, unique clothing. Try stuff on. Make fun of stuff. Make it fun.

Watch meteors. Get a blanket and look up at the stars. It’s best if there’s a meteor shower — shooting stars are magical.

Play in the snow or water. If you’ve got snow, you’ve got magic. Otherwise, a pool or ocean or lake are also great ways to play. Playful is good. So is a little innocent physical contact. Roll around!

Museum.  Zoos are fun too. Also carnivals. Buy cotton candy.

Family barbecues a family gathering. Going to a wedding is also fun. Barbecues are great because there’s good food and it’s free! Also, if your family is a lot of fun, you’ve got free entertainment!

Sundaes. Delicious and fun. Share toppings.

Poetry reading. These can be a lot of fun, especially if you have a poem you can go up and read.  Then have some beers and watch the others. Poetry can be very romantic (unless it’s the angry kind, in which case it’s a lot of fun).

Again, you can probably come up with a million more of your own ideas. I hope these spark some good ones! And if you use any of these, you don’t have to give me credit, but do write to me to thank me if you get lucky.


Ashley Stone said...

cute ideas!

Kristin said...

love them!

2busy said...

Great ideas! Always running dry on those after 20 years of marriage.


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