I don’t know about you guys, but I love camping. There’s something about the smells and sounds of nature and the experience of being one with the elements that really enhances the senses. Everything just feels different out in the “wild.” T, on the other hand, is usually more of a hotel kind of gal, but that doesn’t stop me from bringing the comfort and luxury of a hotel out into the wilderness for a night of romance that we can both enjoy!
Depending on how “outdoorsy” your better half is, you can alter the specifics of this adventurous date night. You can also do it right in your own backyard, so all the amenities of home will be only a hop, skip and a jump away.
First step is to take stock of your resources. If you have a lawn in your backyard, great! If you have trees that would help support a canvass overlay, terrific!! If not, though, you can always use a tent (and a blow-up air mattress for extra comfort). Then just bring a table and chairs outside, set it up to look like a charming European street café (white Christmas lights add extra charm, and ambience and a sexy glow), and be sure not to forget the little things, like flowers and candles. It is the attention to detail that will make this outdoor experiment a bona fide “hot date.”
Because you are outside, there is no TV, internet, or kids to distract you. You will be one-on-one in the fresh air under the stars, able to simply enjoy each other’s company. If the weather is an issue, consider renting a heat lamp to put by the table. Have a bucket of ice and a nice bottle of bubbly nearby, and your wife will melt at your ingenuity.
A deck of cards or board game is another way to add to the fun while spending quality time outdoors together. Another big recommendation I have is a fire pit – you can pick one up at Target for under $60. That way you can roast pineapple wedges and dip them in marshmallow fluff, chocolate or caramel sauce too! And be sure to leave the tent up for a few days…guaranteed the kids will want to camp out as well.
Have you ever surprised your wife with an outdoor date?