It is so easy in a relationship (dating, married, etc.) to sit in the house and snuggle up during the winter months. Date nights become slim to none, and most people like to keep warm with their significant other or just be. Well, life is too short to be scared of the cold! Here are some winter date night ideas that will ignite “Love” and “Fun” into your life during the cold months!
Holiday Movie Marathon, Pajama and Junk Food Group Date
To have a get-together is one thing, but to have a group date night can be totally “hot”! Pick a house out of your friends and plan a night of Holiday movies from your childhood or teenage years; come dressed in your pajamas (matching or not) and bring on the junk food! A Lot of times in a relationship, it is healthy to be amongst other couples (no matter what stage in the relationship they are in). Being together as a couple allows for the ice to be broken in new relationships and for the fun to come back into older relationships that may need a boost of energy!
A Cozy Night by the Fire
So, this is one of my favorite ideas for the wintertime. If you have a fireplace, light it up and bring out the cozy blankets and pillows. If you do not have a fireplace, simply turn on your smart television and YouTube a nice fire from a fireplace! The great thing about this option is that the visual of the fireplace comes with really nice background music. Light some candles around and make sure the room is toasty, not hot, but toasty! Break out the fondue pots and recipe book and have a hot dinner, feeding each other romantically. Don’t forget dessert! Fondue for dessert or even smores is a nice touch! Have a conversation. Dance. Enjoy each other’s company!
Holiday Light Show Planning
Nowadays, it is all about the Holiday Lights! National Parks, Local Parks, Theme Parks, and even residential neighborhoods have Holiday Light Shows that you can either walk through or drive through. The drive-through shows are really something special. Many will encourage you to tune into a specific Holiday channel on your radio or set your own mood! Grab something hot to drink like coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, and don’t forget your throw blankets or sweaters. End the evening at home or continue the night on the town!
Romantic Walk and Hot Beverage Date
So this is an idea you can do after that nice “Holiday Light Show” ride! If you know where to go in your city that is safe and nice, like a waterfront or even just around downtown, why not take a nice stroll! Don’t forget to bundle up and have your hot beverage handy!
Holiday Small Plates and Cocktail Tasting Group Date
So often when people think about a “get together”, a lot of food is always in order. With the abundance of food comes the long hours of work, before and after! Instead of planning a huge get-together, think intimate. A group date is the perfect way to do something different, where depending on the couples involved, you can rotate homes for a change of ambiance! I love the ideas of tapas – “small plates” and cocktail tastings. It can be affordable, fun, and even romantic.
Your small plates can be foods from off a charcuterie board, or 4-5 appetizers plated lovely or buffet style. Since it is winter, think about comforting soups accompanied by Parisian toasts. For your cocktail tasting, pick your favorites. From Wines, Champagnes, or even seasonal cocktails such as hard Apple Cider, Peppermint Patty Chocolate Martinis, or even traditional drinks such as Puerto Rican Coquito.
All in all, enjoy each and every season with the one you’re with. Don’t allow for the cold to freeze your feelings and opportunities to show each other you care. Be intentional and do things to bring a sense of excitement but, most important, belonging.
Article Written by: Sabrina Espere Carrington @sabrinaespere| Born and raised in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., Sabrina Espere Carrington has always been around creatives, writers, artists and powerful women in business. As a little girl, Sabrina enjoyed writing poetry and even short stories. Little did she know that she would grow to love writing and have the desire to become a columnist/magazine writer. In addition to her writing, Sabrina is also a motivational speaker and Women’s Empowerment Coach. She has been featured on numerous podcasts, live talk shows, and radio broadcasts. Since the Pandemic, Sabrina has been a sought after expert- giving advice and encouragement to listeners around the world. She has been interviewed by some of the best hosts in the media.