Fall Date Ideas
Collin and I have a big anniversary coming up (I'll share more tomorrow!!), which got me thinking of ways we could celebrate. We try to keep date nights in a steady rotation, but it doesn't always happen. However, when we do plan them and do something fun, there's really nothing more refreshing for my tired, weary sole. I get to eat a hot meal, indulge in a diet coke, and have an uninterrupted conversation ... mom luxuries.
Based on the fact that I pride myself on being festive as ... well you know..., I decided to come up with some seasonal date ideas that will change things up and break up our date routine (there's nothing wrong with having your favorite spots, but mixing it up is so good.
1. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME: We love football around here, and live in a small town where football games are a very big deal. In fact, the neighbors around the high school actually tailgate on Friday nights. It's pretty amazing. Go grab a burger & fries at a local spot, grab some warm coats & a post dinner coffee and find yourself a seat on the bleachers! It's nostalgic, cozy and if nothing else, fantastic people watching (on a side note: why do highschool girls look like 24 yr old victoria secret models now?!?)
2. PUMPKIN PATCH: Grab some warm cider and go find the best corn maze you can (because LORD knows i'm not brave enough to do that with the kids) Our local patch has food trucks most days, and a slew of delicious treats to indulge in - so festive and easy!!
3. NIGHT AT THE LODGE: We live nearby some mountain towns that host some amazing lodges - even if you're not up for a night away from the kids, head there in the evening for a cozy fireside dinner, and finish up the night around the bonfire roasting smores or just taking in the crisp air. Some hotels & lodges have live music on weekend nights ... BONUS!
4. CIDER TASTING: Find a brewery that also makes/serves hard cider and bonus if you can also pick apples. We've done this before and it's SO fun. Hard cider is one of my favorite drinks, and what better way to find your favorite one than to taste them all :)
5. HOME SWEET HOME: Put the kids down early (or send them to Nana's for the night) and have a night in. Maybe tackle a festive new recipe together, play some board games by the fire, carve pumpkins (surprisingly fun without kids), or just make-out on the couch without worrying about traumatizing a bed escapee (haha kidding... #4kidslater)
Date nights are crucial to our success in marriage, and it's important to us that our kids see us taking time for each other! What are your favorite festive dates? I'm already thinking ahead to Christmas time and can't wait to share our holiday favorites!