Myth #2 – Themed at-home dates are expensive.
This couldn’t be further from the truth! It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money to pull off a great themed date night. Especially if you plan your date around one of the annual holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day which is coming up next month.
The library is a great resource for travel DVDs and books to give you ideas for your date. Some libraries even offer a home delivery service, so you don’t have to drive there.
The internet is another great resource to come up with ideas by doing a Google search of your theme, which I did to get the St. Patrick’s Day ideas below. It took me 5 minutes.
Below are some ways you can plan an at-home themed date around some not so common holidays on the calendar.
St. Patrick’s Day: Make Irish Stew and Soda Bread for dinner. Or Corned Beef and Cabbage based on what your spouse likes. Serve Guinness, if you like, and play a traditional Irish game like croquet or darts, if you have them. If you don’t have either of these games we’ve found a fun table-top version of croquet you can play using domino tiles or even pocket change as your wickets. You could listen to an Irish comedian share some Irish folklore. “I love it, write it down!”
The most important aspect of planning a themed date is to taylor-make it for your spouse.
Don’t do what someone else has done if your spouse wouldn’t enjoy it. Do something they will love, no matter how simple it may seem.
Myths in review:
- Themed dates at home are hokey.
- Themed dates at home are expensive.
- Stay-tuned for the next one tomorrow.
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