Well, I've been wracking my brain to come up with something new and exciting to plan as a Valentine date for me and my hubby. Here's my conclusion: we have tried everything there is to try in our 18 Valentine's Days together! I've Googled date ideas, I pulled out the old "Simply Romantic Nights" date ideas from Family Life Together that we got a few years ago... But nothing seemed to grab me. Then, out of no where, it came to me...a theme...perfect for my guy AND the freezing cold weather.
The theme is: HOT.
Yep, that's what it's going to be here tonight: I'm cranking up the heat a bit, lighting some fire (a.k.a. candles), trying to find an appropriate themed movie (something to do w/hot or fire, but is still decent enough to watch...this is proving to be the biggest challenge...)ordering in some hot wings (Todd's ALL-TIME favorite), and of course, serving it in something hot (another favorite ;o)), with some hot (salsa?) music!
My natural tendency is to plan dates based on what I would want or enjoy. But this time, going all out means doing stuff that wouldn't necessarily be my idea of a dream date, but may cause Todd to think he died and went to heaven...though, hot and fire aren't usually associated with heaven, huh? Anyway, I venture to say, it's going to go over well, and I'm really excited about it.
I'll post later about the big plans we have for a fun-filled Valentine's party for the kids...
So what are you doing to celebrate those you love?