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Eater Egg Date

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Why do kids get to have all the fun when it comes to Easter egg activities? Grown-ups can enjoy a basket of eggs, too! In fact, why not incorporate a basket of eggs for date night? Here’s three ideas on how to do so.

Pop Quiz
Have a basket of eggs, filled with special treats. Make a list of questions about yourself, such as “What is my favorite vegetable?”, or “What year did I graduate high school”, or “What was my favorite childhood TV show?” Write your answers next to the question and hide your paper. Take turns asking your sweetheart questions about yourself. The right answer equals an egg of goodies. The person with the least amount of eggs at the end loses!

Scavenger Hunt
Decide on a date night activity, gift, or message you want to give your sweetheart. Scatter eggs around the house with hints on where to find the gift or what the date night will be. If you’re doing a message, do one word in each egg and let your sweetheart arrange the words.

Truth or Dare
Divide eggs in half and have each person fill their eggs with a truth or a dare. Mix up the eggs in a basket and take turns picking one. Whoever answers the most questions and does the most dares wins!

Bonus Idea: Fill It Up
Fill up their car with Easter eggs. If you can fill up the entire car, you’re my hero. But you can make smaller goals too, like filling the glove compartment, the backseat, or the trunk. Put a reason why you love them in each egg. It’s a great way to boost their morning commute!

What are some other fun things to do with Easter eggs? Comment below!

Make Movie Night Magical

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Ah, the cinema. The collaboration of hundreds of talents, ranging from filmography to acting, from costume to set design, from production to directing. Cast and crew spend months of long hours fulfilling their visions, hoping to tell the stories from their hearts. And now it has become a lifeless, effortless date night option. The shame!

Although dinner and a movie isn’t considered the most impressive of date night choices, it has a lot of creative possibilities. If you want to make movie night magical, you have to create the magic yourself!

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25 Sites You Should Have Bookmarked

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The internet is more than cat videos and Facebook. It is an amazing resource that can and should be used to enrich every day life. Here are 25 websites we think you should browse on a regular basis.

 

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Write This Down

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Never under-estimate the power of a journal. A journal can help you organize your weeks, it can enrich your life, or it can help you discover yourself. Everyone should have a journal this year, and here are some ideas of what kind of journals you can keep.

Date Night Journal 

Write down any fun date ideas you run into. Write down date ideas for staying in, going out, and going all out. Write down theaters, parks, attractions, and events in your area. Write down day trip ideas, weekend adventures, and getaways you’d like to plan for.

You can also use your date night journal as a record, keeping track of all the dates you’ve been on. Include the date, what you did, and rate how much you enjoyed the venue. Looking at your record, you may realize that you’ve planned too many nights in and it’s time for a night out. Or you may realize based on your sweetheart’s ratings that they really enjoyed going to scenic areas, so you can plan a special date around their preference.

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Romantic Stocking Stuffers

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Getting your sweetheart the perfect gift (or at least, one that passes as thoughtful) is normally the main focus of the holiday season, but much romantic opportunity is missed when overlooking one of the most exciting elements of gift giving in December: the stocking. Little trinkets and gadgets are the best way to send a message to your sweetheart about your feelings. In fact, here are some gift ideas that will speak your mind perfectly.

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Halloween Ideas for Couples

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What is the Most Romantic Holiday?

heartorn2We are fast approaching that whirlwind holiday season. It won’t be long before we’re scrambling through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day; wondering when we will be able to walk into a store without being harassed by the next holiday decor.

Despite the over-whelming amount of holidays that are ahead, I am actually an avid fan of holidays. I enjoy any reason to celebrate life. And not only are holidays a great time to celebrate life, but they are also a chance to celebrate romance.

So this week’s question is, what do you think is the most romantic holiday? Do you think romance blooms in the midst of Winter around Christmas or New Year’s? Do you prefer the traditional romantic holidays such as Valentine’s or Sweetest Day? Or do you find romance in the the lesser celebrated holidays such as Labor Day or April Fool’s? Leave your comments below!

Although Valentine’s Day gets a lot of flack for being a “commercial holiday”, it is a reminder that romance should be celebrated. Every holiday – every day, even – is an opportunity to celebrate your relationship with your sweetheart. Relationships are not easy, and take a lot of hard work. Take the time to enjoy and celebrate your relationship every once in awhile.

Date Idea: Mid-Autumn Festival

midautumfestival1When the moon is full in the midst of Autumn, Asia celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is a great opportunity to go and play under the full moon with your sweetheart. After all, what is more romantic than moonlight and a sky full of stars? With inspiration from Asia’s Mid-Autumn Festival traditions, plan your own evening activities for the harvest celebration.

Midnight BBQ
Barbeques are the modern celebration for the Mid-Autumn Festival. With the bright beams of the full moon, why not throw a midnight BBQ for two? Or, if you’d rather not start a fire in your backyard in the middle of the night, plan a midnight picnic for two.

Design your meal to symbolize the harvest moon with round foods such as hamburgers, pizza, quesadillas, or quiches. There are also plenty of fruits that are round shaped, and even if they aren’t, you can use a melon baller to create mini-moon shaped treats.

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Mooncakes are the traditional treat prepared for the Mid-Autumn Festival, usually given as gifts. Their round shape represents the moon, and they are usually filled with nuts, fruit, jelly, and even egg yolk.

Cakes are a great way to show appreciation and affection to your sweetheart, friends, and family. Make little cakes for the people you appreciate, such as parents, in-laws, couples that have mentored you, or people who have served you or encouraged you in your time of need. Make traditional mooncakes (Christie’s Recipes has a pretty good recipe), or use a box mix to make multiple mini-cakes.

Moonlit Activities
The full moon provides the perfect opportunity to go on late night dates. With the extra light, you can participate in activities that you normally do during the day time. Go for a bike ride, look for seashells on the beach, or even go white water rafting. The moon should shed enough light for any activity of your choosing!

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Lanterns are a beautiful tradition during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Make your own paper lanterns to add to the fun of the holiday! Grab decorative paper and write things you love about your sweetheart, great memories you two share, or little love notes and create your own paper lantern. The web blog Oh Happy Day has good tutorials for homemade lanterns, along with Artsy Fartsy Mama and Festival. For the hardcore lantern makers, check out wikiHow’s sky lantern tutorial.

Romantic Reflection
The Mid-Autumn Festival is known for its food and fun, but it’s also known for its romantic influences. As you enjoy the harvest of the season, take time to enjoy the harvest of your relationship.

Discuss the seeds of your relationship (the first time you met, the expectations you had, etc) and discuss the growth of your relationship (how you’ve changed as a person, how the hard work of your relationship was worth it.) Then discuss what future seeds you like to plant, such as how you would like to see the relationship grow and how you would like to celebrate your relationship throughout the year. Write these things down in a journal and review it every full moon throughout the year to check your progress.

If you’re single, write to your future spouse by moonlight. Write about the seeds you are planting now that you hope to reap in the future. Write your future spouse every full moon until your wedding day, and then present them with your letters on your honeymoon.

Dates for the Mid-Autumn Festival
2013 – September 19th
2014 – September 8th
2015 – September 27th
2016 – September 15th
2017 – October 4th
2018 – September 24th
The Mid-Autumn Festival is also called Chuseok in Korea and Tsukimi in Japan.

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