Most of the time, Beau and I are pretty casual. We spend many Friday nights eating pizza or wings while watching Star Trek. Romantic gestures happen when I make him a mug of hot chocolate alongside my tea or when he changes the oil in my car.
But we still sometimes like to woo each other, like we did last Saturday night. A few weeks ago, I treated myself to a relaxing evening with a facial and tasty treats. I wanted to share that experience with Beau last weekend. I planned a romantic evening for us that started with a simple dinner and ended with... well, I'll leave that to the imagination!
While Beau caught up on chores Saturday afternoon, I prepared dinner. I sliced up three different kinds of cheese--Extra Sharp Cheddar, Colby Jack, and Muenster--and some Summer Sausage. I don't exactly have a huge selection of fancy dishes, but I arranged them on my favorite plate. Putting the crackers in my one fancy margarita glass was a stroke of genius!
Beau doesn't really like veggies, but I cut up a red bell pepper for myself and arranged them on a matching plate with some carrots and Ranch dressing as well.
The strawberries were my dessert, and the Hershey's Kisses
were for Beau. I'm pretty sure I'm the only person in the world who doesn't like chocolate, but Beau was totally cool eating the Hershey's Kisses by himself. He doesn't like strawberries, so I enjoyed not sharing either!
Since it was a special occasion--date nights are always special!--we celebrated with a bottle of sparkling wine.
After dinner, we decided to enjoy dessert in the bath. Before dating Beau, I never really appreciated how amazing a hot bath can be in the middle of winter. We love taking baths together. I usually add some homemade lavender bath salts to the water, and Saturday night was no exception.
|It's not easy being green...|
|Sorry, we didn't pay attention to the softness of his hands.|
This mask can be used once a week, so I'm actually wearing it again tonight. I like how it feels nice and tight on my skin as it dries. My skin definitely felt softer last week after using it, and my face still looked good the next morning. Beau's skin also looked better immediately after using it, but his face was dry again in the morning. We used different moisturizers after the mask, though, which probably contributed to the differences.
|I use the CVS version of Olay's night cream.|
This weekend, we settled back into routine. Last night we ate boneless chicken wings while watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Tonight I blogged while he complained about our local Republicans trying to screw with the Libertarians. Not every weekend needs to involve an extra-special date night, but I'm so glad we devoted last Saturday night to romance and relaxation!
How do you celebrate Date Night?
*Post contains Amazon Affiliate links. Also, Influenster sent me the Hershey's Kisses and the Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask complimentary for testing purposes.