One of the things we’re always after on Rockin’ Marriage is great new ideas and tips for planning some romantic date nights. Huffington Post’s Michele Velasquez plans date nights (as well as wedding proposals and other romantic events) for a living and she has some tips to share about planning a romantic date night that’ll knock both your socks off. Here are her top three go-to ideas.
Visualize Your Future Together
Never stop dreaming with your partner. Forever is a long time, and you and your partner should dream big. Use your dreams and your future as inspiration for a date idea.”
Two of the ideas Michele suggests are drawing up plans for your dream house together and making and burying a time capsule of your relationship.
Preserve Your Past
No relationship would be complete without paying homage to your past. Use the great aspects of your past for date inspiration.”
Some of Michele’s ideas for using the past to romance your present are:
- Write a story together of how you met. For an extra twist, you both write your own versions and take them to an author to put together in book form.
- Create a scrapbook together. It will be fun to go through old photos and create something new and fresh out of it.
Try New Things
Trying new things is a great way to keep a relationship exciting. Use your imagination to really get creative so that the spark may never die.”
Michele suggests taking a couples massage class. (We didn’t know there were couples classes!) This is a great date idea and those skills you learn can be used for many more date nights to come. You could also attend a couples cooking class. Find one of the classes that specialize in couples cooking and have fun learning new dishes you can eat by candlelight later.
You can check out Michele’s post at Huffington Post to get some more great ideas, but we think these tips are great for getting the imagination going!