Thursday, May 8, 2014

Date night in!

Date night in is one of my favorite things! Sure, going out to eat every so often is fun but with us it always ends up telling the other to decide where to go and then when one finally does make a decision it's not where the other want to go .... You know exactly what I mean! 
Cook at home and make it special! What's better than after having a great dinner, going over to your own couch to cuddle up with your hunny and watching that redbox! Let me tell you from personal experience setting a table makes your meal look 20 times better and if it looks better it taste better! I keep a closet free in my house with different candle holders, candles, placemats and other table toppers! Spend a few extra minutes to make that dinner table (or breakfast or lunch)  special! I love seeing Garrett's face smirk when I've made an effort to make a casual date night something special! I usually take a little time before I leave for work to set the table so I have something fun to walk into when I come home! 
Make a menu up before hand nd head to the market earlier in the week! You don't want to get off work, go to the market and then have to come home and make a cute date night have it at home and ready! Make it fun come in light those candles and put on the slow jams, well for us it's country but turn on those tunes not the tv... Ruins the mood! Make something different, make his favs, try a new recipe, or make a classic change it up, take a few chances it Will be worth it! 

This by far was my favorite date night! I set up a little picnic in the back of my truck and parked it so we could enjoy the sunset in our backyard.... So romantic! And I didn't even have to cook a meal a little cheese and crackers, salami, fresh grapes and some homemade bruschetta (stay tuned!)  it was so relaxing and different!
Dinner inside! I used my great grandmas table square which means so much to me and clothe napkins, yes I said clothe napkins people seem to stray away from clothe because it's not easy clean up but what's two more little things in the wash, add them to your table gives it a little more elegance! Oh and my beloved mason jars with tea lights they are so cheap but add so much! 
I should say while lighting these candles I may or May not have caught my hair on fire... Don't worry only added more fun to our night!
Okay I loooove picnic table! It can squeeze many or is perfect for two! Another thing I love is that it's so easy to move! This night was a sunset dinner, easy just move the table to see the view! A simple BBQ night added with a few chunky candles and the night is perfect!

This night was perfect for me, because that Amazing  man I told you about did it all for me! Yep, he did the flowers, mini pumpkins and all the food! I feel like if you take care of your man he'll take care of you ;)

Hope you got a few easy simple ideas to make those "boring" Friday nights in a little more fun and maybe even romantic ;)
Xoxo Ali

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