Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Homecoming to Remember

Note: this post is for adults only :-)

Today, your idea is just for you and your Valentine! He deserves a special evening in his honor every now and then, doesn't he? Let's dive into the plan:

The Pre-Plan:
Choose one evening when you don't have any other post-dinner commitments. If you have kids, arrange to send them to a friend's house for dinner and a movie (you could offer to trade with your friends and have their kids over for the same another time: win-win ~ you get "free" babysitting, and your friends will enjoy a kid-free night too). 

The Last Minute Prep:
Ok, so the fun starts before your hubby gets home: clean your bedroom, put on nice fresh sheets,  light candles, put on some relaxing music, draw the blinds, etc.

The Main Event:
When your hubby arrives home, don't greet him at the door - instead, place a trail of rose petals leading from the entrance he usually uses to your bedroom, OR, they could lead to the kitchen where you have a small snack and a note with further instructions on it. Get creative. Grab his attention and curiosity. Depending on the amount of time you have, you could plan a small snack (or dinner) and a romantic movie in bed, or a game you both like to compete at with special altered "rules". It's up to you! What would your hubby enjoy during some alone time? - Keep in mind: if your hubby likes surprises, and responds well to spontaneity, then go for it! If, however, he is usually bushed or stressed after work, maybe plan to have a bath or shower ready for him (complete with towel warmed in the dryer and maybe a quick massage) to give him a chance to debrief from his day and get ready for some fun. Or if he usually makes plans for his evenings, it's probably a good idea to let him know you have something on the schedule for just the two of you. You can still keep the details a surprise!

So I hope you enjoy planning this special homecoming, I'm sure your husband will be delightfully surprised to be the one being romanced instead of doing the romancing!