Originally posted on April 4, 2012
We all have one. It defines us from the moment we take our first breath, and it stays with us until we breathe our last.
Yes, we all have a hometown. I was born in Orlando, and I still live here, but this is really quite unusual. Most people move away from the place where they were born. This makes the idea for this date night a real fun challenge.
Your spouse has a hometown. Why not plan a night to celebrate the origin of your spouse? It could be a fun way to get to know your spouse from a different perspective.
Here are some ideas on how to make it work:
- Call your mother-in-law if possible, and find out all you can about the place where your spouse was born. You might ask what the weather was like when they were born? How long was her labor? What time of day was he/she born? All this information can be used to determine the little touches to your evening. If they were born in the morning, then plan a breakfast menu. If they were born in the middle of the afternoon, then plan a full course of snack foods–you get the idea. Make the evening all about their place of origin.
- In what city were they born? Plan the menu around local favorites.
- Is there a movie which takes place in or near their hometown? Then, rent it for the fun of learning more about this special place.
- Decorate with the colors of the city. Discover the local sports teams and use these as a spring board of ideas as well.
The purpose of this date night is to celebrate the origin of the person God created especially for you. End it by serving their favorite dessert. There really are no limits to the fun a date night like this could provide.
Tom was born in Buffalo, NY. I’m thinking we’re going to enjoy some wings in the near future. He may draw the line when I suggest us riding a mechanical bull though. You can only take a theme so far. But it sure is fun thinking and planning for it.
Where was your spouse born? How could celebrate the origin of your spouse? We’d love to hear about it.
This is my 18th post in the Ultimate Blog Challenge to post everyday in April.