Instead of spending your next date night inside a noisy restaurant or crowed movie theater, plan a romantic night for two at home. Light some candles, pour two glasses of wine and turn on soft music as you prepare for an evening in with your spouse. As an added treat, spice up the night with romantic games that help you celebrate your love and reignite the passion in your relationship.
Create a Love Story
Spend the evening crafting a love story with your spouse. Begin the story with a romantic setting to get the story started, then take turns adding different twists to the love tale. Be vivid; provide details that appeal to the five senses. Keep going until you and your spouse have a story with a beginning, middle and ending. Once you have a complete story, attempt acting it out together.
Romantic Word Games
Board games, although seemingly unromantic, can help you add some spark to an evening with your spouse if you change the rules a little. See who can score the most points crafting words that involve love and romance by playing board games like Scrabble or Scrabble Upwords.
Blindfold your spouse and tempt his taste buds with tantalizing treats. Arrange a tasting table filled with fruits, such as strawberries, grapes and mangoes, as well as chocolate syrup, whipped cream, marshmallows, caramel and other favorite treats your spouse enjoys. While he’s blindfolded, place a combination of goodies in your spouse’s mouth and ask him to guess what you’re feeding him. Switch places and become the blindfolded taster.
Body of Art
Visit an adult novelty store and purchase edible body paint. Spend a romantic evening with your partner painting pictures and words on each other. While the painter is at work, the “canvas” should lie still with her eyes closed and try to guess what’s getting painted on her body before the masterpiece is completed. For a more artistic experience, find glow-in-the-dark paint.
Romantic Scavenger Hunt
Hide a present or two in your home and send your spouse on a romantic scavenger hunt that leads him to his gifts. Come up with clues that involve your first date, first kiss, the day you got married, the first time you said, “I love you” or your song. Leave clues throughout the house, with the last clue ending in the bedroom, for a massage, or in the dining room, for a romantic dinner.
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