Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and I have to say my fur-babies really outdid themselves with their presents this year. They woke me up at 6 a.m. by taking turns throwing up on the carpet. Just the most thoughtful kids on the planet, I don’t know how I got so lucky.
I did have a great Valentine’s Day with Stephen. He brought me beautiful yellow roses and Diet Coke and made 95% lean hamburgers for dinner so we didn’t break the 21-Day fix. I have missed cheeseburgers and Diet Coke. It was very sweet that he found a way for me to eat one on Valentine’s Day…and I totally drank the Diet Coke because calories don’t count on holidays.
Last week, I posted about how I don’t really love Valentine’s Day, but this year it really was perfect and simple. Just how I like it- well minus the vomit twins.
I gave him a “date night jar.” We live in Atlanta and it’s an awesome place to do cool things. However, we often play the “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” game. So I filled a jar with fun (and cheap) date night ideas. Here are some of the ones I came up with.
1. Go to the drive-in (or make your own if you don’t have one in your town).
2. Make a fort and watch your favorite childhood movies.
3. Drive out of the city so you can see the stars.
4. Plan your next vacation.
5. Go to a new restaurant.
6. Visit your favorite restaurant.
7. Have a dance party.
8. Get matching stick-on tattoos
9. Go to a shooting range (I hate this, but he loves it so truly an act of love.)
10. Make s’mores on your stove.
11. Hike (insert mountain closest to you here).
12. Do a project together.
13. Take up a new hobby.
14. Go camping or plan a camping trip if it’s freezing.
15. Bake cookies.
16. Go to (insert restaurant you really want to try and haven’t yet.)
17. Try a new brand/flavor of wine/beer.
18. Have a chopped cooking competition.
19. Do a local touristy thing (For us it’s the Ferris wheel in Atlanta.)
20. Go to a brewery.
21. Take a day trip to (or insert your college town/town where you met here) and go to your favorite restaurants.
22. Have a progressive dinner- drinks and appetizers at one restaurant, dinner at another and dessert at another.
23. Have a board game night.
24. Have a Chrome cast game night.
25. Have a late night living room fondue picnic. (Not advisable if you have fur-babies, but we’re going to make it work.)
What are some of your favorite date night ideas? Check out my date night playlist to set the mood for your next date night.