It's 2013 and we are all probably feeling the after-holiday crash! For us in the northern/western states, the weather is also pretty cold. What can you do with the hubby during this time? Here are a few ideas:
1. Fire it up If you’re going to stay in on Saturday night, do it right. Open a bottle of wine, and whip up a warm, hearty meal together. Need some ideas? Check out our collections of recipes for just about
everything, including plenty of comfort food.
2. Act like kids Get your blood pumping by squishing together on a sled designed for someone half your size and zooming down a hill. Bonus points if you can manage to crash into your neighbor’s snowman.
3. Ice dance Remember the good old days of gliding around the rink, holding hands with your crush? No? Well, then it’s time to experience it! Head to your local skating rink (and do your best not to fall). Some
relationship experts say that fun is one of the best aphrodisiacs (not to mention that rubbing each other’s sore butts afterward could be kinda hot).
4. Catch a show For a nice break from the old dinner-and-a-movie winter standby, head to the theater to check out a play. If you live in a major city, you can look for discounted tickets at LastMinute.com or
TheaterMania.com. If you don’t mind taking your chances and waiting a bit, many theaters sell seriously reduced tickets for empty seats on the day of the show. Or, screw Broadway (or the overpriced equivalent) altogether and support your local community
theater. You might be surprised by how good it actually is.
5. Make over movie night Make a standard movie night a little more interesting by adding a theme to the mix: favorite movie couple, favorite movie that’s so bad it’s good, scariest flicks ever made...you get
the idea. Each of you picks your top contender, and then you can flip for whose flick goes first. Bonus: You might learn something new (good or bad!) about your partner.
6. Go for the gold A little competition can be a big turn-on. The good news is you don’t even have to leave your warm and cozy home: Hook up the Wii (or PlayStation) and challenge your partner to a game of Rock
Band, Grand Slam Tennis or Flight Control. Grab a controller and go at it. (Hey, we’re talking about the game here -- dirty mind!) Loser has to warm up the car in the morning -- for a week!
7. Get nostalgic Learn a bit more about each other by playing the songs you loved throughout your life. Take turns sharing stories about what memories they bring up -- like the eighth grade dance or your first concert.
You’ll learn more about each other and revisit some favorite (or perhaps some "What was I thinking?") tunes.
Do you have any winter date ideas that you want to share with us? : )
I live in New Hampshire, so these are readily available . . .
Toasting sm'ores in the fireplace and drinking hot cocoa with left-over candy canes!
Go for a winter snow-shoe hike, or just a walk in the snowy woods. Bring cell phone Just-in-case, but keep it turned off. Try and find animal tracks and see where they lead. This is one of mine and my hubbies favorite things to do. BTW porcupine
tracks look like mini bear prints.
Go ice fishing - All you need is a Large Ice cork screw and if you happen to be near other Ice fishing people MOST will let you borrow to make 1 hole. You can use a regular pole just change out the lure and the and drop the line.
Feed the birds/squirrels and chipmunks together. . . Make a handmade bird feeder and take pictures of the birds that visit. Click Here for the link for recipe!