You might be thinking, what is so romantic about a flea market?? Well a lot actually! When you think of antiques and the stories behind them, a flea market can be a very romantic place. If you are into thrift stores and flea markets then this will be the perfect date. If you are with someone you either are married to or live with, these are the perfect places for good finds!! You can practically furnish a home going to flea markets, or at the very least find some cool accents and knick knacks.
Get our your news paper or local guide and see what's in your area, what days and times they are open and plan a day of it. Most flea markets have places where you can get something to eat and drink too, if you'd rather just go and search for fun finds and then go and have a nice lunch or dinner that works good too. We have found a couple of places that actually have some great food though, so don't count it out before you try it
Since there are so many different places you can go, check out other towns too, you can have a weekend away in a new town and just go exploring the local shops and flea markets. This can be wonderfully romantic and fun! Don't forget the local farmers markets either, you can find some great deals on local produce that you could use in either a picnic or dinner later after shopping. So have fun, look for some great deals and enjoy!
I know, I know, there aren't many Drive-Ins around anymore, but if you happen to be lucky enough to have one in your town or at least within driving distance, this could be an great date night! The best thing about a Drive-In is that you can bring your own goodies!!! If you would rather not, they usually have a concession stand to buy popcorn and soda, but think about making your own, that way you don't have to get out and walk there and back.
If you can find a Drive-In that is playing a romantic movie all the better! Bring a blanket and some pillows and if you don't feel like sitting in the car then lay on the hood, or if you have a pickup set up a nice little spot in the bed and relax and enjoy. Between the closeness, the movie and the stars above what could be more romantic??
Not to mention, most Drive-Ins are cheaper than going to a theater!! So while this could be a cheap date, it can also be a very fun and romantic date. You can sit closer than you could in a theater, you could even cuddle if you wanted, and when you add the stars and the perfect partner, you couldn't ask for a better date
Let's see, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, Sweetest Day, Halloween…The list goes on! You have ample Holidays to plan wonderful and romantic dates!! You could even have theme dates on these holidays and have a ball with them. So let's start with the most romantic holiday ever!!! Valentines Day! If you have ever went on a date for Valentines Day you know how crazy it is, all the restaurants are packed,
So if you are planning a Valentines date make sure you plan ahead! If you have a certain restaurant you are set on call ahead and make reservations. Valentines Day can be very romantic if you make sure to have everything set, otherwise you will be waiting for a table for at least an hour or more, at the more popular restaurants. You can also, depending on where you live plan an outside date, this can be very romantic, take a lake cruise, some boats have wonderful dinner cruises.
Halloween, you can dress up as romantic icons, Romeo and Juliet, George and Martha Washington, Lady GaGa and…well, you get the picture Whichever holiday you choose, it can be an exciting and romantic time if you put your all into it. Just remember Holidays anywhere usually book up fast, so plan ahead and be ready for Romance!!
Stargazing can be wonderful and romantic. Imagine laying under the starts, looking up into the beautiful night sky and seeing all of those incredible stars. It's hard to imagine that with all the billions of stars and planets out there we are the only intelligent life. So many discussions can come from star gazing. You might even want to get a book on the constellations and talk about them, where they came from, what they mean…
Stars are wonderful, beautiful and mysterious. Whether you choose to set out a blanket on the lawn, on the hood of a car, in the bed of a pickup or on the beach, anywhere you choose to go to stargaze will be perfect. Just make sure you check the weather frequently so that your romantic evening isn't ruined by rain or clouds.
Have you ever noticed that in the dark of night, under the cloak of darkness people tend to be more open and honest with one another?? It seems that the dark is actually a comforting thing for some people and they are able to talk and be open because they aren't actually face to face with someone, and even if they are you can't see them. Stargazing can be a wonderful time to talk about the future, long term plans and ask questions or be open with things you don't feel like you can say in the daylight.
So enjoy your stargazing, but do a little talking too, you might be surprised by what you say or hear
Fires and romance go hand in hand, so a date centered around a BonFire would be incredible! Start with a nice, quiet out of the way place to have your bonfire, Then make sure you clear out a space and surround it with rocks or stones to contain your fire. Make sure you have plenty of firewood on hand and a few seats to sit on, whether you choose to use wood stumps to sit on or chairs, you can even get a double chair seat if you want to stay real close
Next make sure you check the weather, it wouldn't be any fun to have a bonfire going and then get poured on, so make sure you are going to have a nice clear night with as little wind as possible. You will also want to bring some things to cook on your fire, hot dogs and of course marshmallows are the most simple, just make sure you have sticks or something to cook them with.
Bring a blanket just in case it gets chilly, and bug spray in case it has rained recently, the mosquitoes will be out in force! Once you have it all set up you can sit back and relax, have a nice conversation and roast your marshmallows and hot dogs until you are too full to move. Above all have fun!! Romance isn't always serious, it's the fun times that are the best
They say, you are only as old as you think, well in this case, you're only as old as you ACT!! Think back to when you were a kid, how silly you were and how much fun you had! Why couldn't you do that now?? Go to a park and swing on the swings, play in the sand, have foot races, do summersaults, It doesn't matter what you do, or even that you may look silly, it's all about having fun!! What about going to the zoo and going in the petting zoo and petting the cute little critters.
You can also go to an arcade, go cart rides, or go to a place that is geared for kids like Chucke Cheese. Just use your imagination, take a trip down memory lane and see what you can come up with, it's all about being silly and having fun. It doesn't have to be all hugs and kisses and flowers and chocolates, some of the best and most memorable and fun times you will ever have will be when you are acting like a kid.
So plan your date accordingly, think like a kid, act like a kid and go for it! I bet you anything it will be the most fun you have had in a long time
Who doesn't love a scavenger hunt? What if you placed romantic gestures here and there and had your date or S.O. find them?? Depending on how long you have been dating, these items can go from very innocent like a little bag of chocolate kisses or 1 single rose to things much more provocative!
Think about your date or partner, what types of things do they like? What things can you find easily here and there that aren't super expensive but would be a lot of fun to hunt for?? Dollar stores have tons of items you can purchase cheaply and wouldn't bother you much if one or two items weren't found. Little knick knacks, candies, toys, bottles of liquor.
Use your imagination and see what you can come up with, then find a secluded spot where you won't be worried about others coming upon your goodies, your own home is just as good as anywhere else and each item can lead to a bigger and better one or to a room in your home where you have something very special set up!
Draw a map and clues as to where each item is and make sure you have landmarks (if outdoors) so you are able to locate items your partner misses once the scavenger hunt is over. This can be a wonderful date or a fun adventure, either way your bound to have a laugh or two along the way.
Where you have a picnic is just as important as when! You don't want to go in the heat of the day so make sure you plan your picnic outing mid afternoon or even a morning picnic can be romantic. Be careful when you pick your location too that it's away from heavy traffic and of course any garbage receptacle! There is nothing worse than people walking, running or playing around your picnic area and even worse when it smells like a garbage dump!
Figure out what you will bring on your picnic when it comes to your food and make sure that it is stored properly if it needs to be chilled or kept cold. Usually finger foods are best, cheese, crackers, fruit and so forth, it just makes it easier not only that you don't have to put things together, but much easier to feed each other
So remember, time and place are most important, and of course the picnic basket of goodies! Some flowers wouldn't hurt either With the right mood, any picnic can be romantic, it's all about how much effort you put into it and what kind of an imagination you have!
Sweets For Your Sweetie
Almost everyone loves sweets, and even if you have to watch what you eat, there are many alternatives out there today to satisfy your sweetie. From chocolates to fruits, there is something that is bound to tickle his or her fancy. Maybe you could try a variety of things? Chocolate covered strawberries seem to be a favorite, but there are many fruits that are delicious dipped in chocolate. Try bananas, kiwi, grapes, pineapple etc. Have a fondue night! Melt some chocolate and cut up some fruit, light some candles and feed each other. Now can you say that isn’t romantic? If you aren’t into chocolate, you can try fruit drizzled in honey. What about cookies, cupcakes, cake. etc. There are an endless array of options when it comes to showering your sweetheart with sweets! If you have a partner who has to watch their sugar, there are many alternatives out there that you can buy, or use in place of real sugar. What is your partners favorite dessert? If you don’t know, find out! This is very important. Especially if you are trying to woo them . If you can cook or bake, then do it yourself. Show them how much they mean to you by making their favorite dessert with your own hands. Remember, anything made with love always tastes better.
Romance Her World
Romance isn’t always about what you can give her, but it can also be very romantic to DO for her what you don’t normally do. Something that can give her more time for herself Something that maybe she really doesn’t like to do, but does it because it has to be done. What about doing the laundry or washing the dishes, or cleaning the bathroom? What if you sent the kids to a neighbor and ran a bath for her with all of the bells and whistles? Candles, a glass of wine, her favorite bath salts, sometimes the simplest ideas can be the most romantic. Massage her feet and give her a full body massage. If you don’t know how to give a massage, learn! With the web, there isn’t much of anything you can’t learn! Want to go bigger? Plan a romantic night or weekend away and make sure to read the reviews on the place you choose so their aren’t any disappointments to or surprises that might ruin things. Then, just do it! Either bring your own champagne or wine, or see if the facility has some available. Call ahead and have them set some out to be chilled when you get there. Some chocolate covered strawberries, candles, flowers, and you are on your way to perfecting your romantic side.