Fall time is such a cozy season to me. I can’t help but to think about romance or loving on our family members. I have a few date ideas that could easily turn into family activities. Check them out and let me know what you think.
Create your own movie theatre. This is a perfect idea for those with a back yard. To grab your favorite blankets, create your perfect movie snack pack and watch scary movies or if scary movies aren’t your thing, go ahead and skip to Christmas movies. Either way this activity is one that you and the family will be talking about for weeks.
My coworker created the cutest setup in her back yard. So, I was inspired to make it a date night. Create your own Oktoberfest. Stock up on your favorite adult beverages, make some of your favorite festival foods and you know I love a good competition, so crave or paint pumpkins. If you like you want, make this a group date! This is a perfect way to enjoy the cooler weather while having fun with the people you love the most.
What better way to enjoy Fall, then by booking a getaway house? There is one near Dallas, maybe a hour away. Enjoy some solitude, scenic views and time to reconnect with your spouse. I know I am looking forward to it!
Take a scenic walk. What better season than fall to take a nice walk or hike. Exploring nature reduces stress and enhances calmness, while walking and being present releases the happy and love hormones: serotonin and oxytocin. This promotes bonding and betters your shared mood. It’s a perfect date to relax and get to know one another. Here are a few in the DFW area : Katie Jackson Park, Cedar Ridge, Preston Ridge and Rowlett Nature Trail.
I love a haunted house date!How can walking through a haunted house possibly be romantic you ask? Your fear allows you to be vulnerable, which causes your emotional walls to drop, another way for you and your spouse to connect. I also recommend doing a ghost tour, if you are really interested in trying something different,rent a party bus and invite friends to make it even better.
Drive to see the fall foliage.Sometimes the simplest things are the best: to drive countryside to see the leaves changing is sure to be both romantic and memorable. Going on a date to see fall foliage creates space and time to talkand because some people are more comfortable talking shoulder to shoulder, driving can often be the best part of the date.
Bike Riding: Fall’s cooler days means the weather is perfect for cycling. Grab your bikes, explore a neighborhood you’ve never seen before, and release some endorphins guaranteed to boost your shared mood.
Go horseback riding it is another way to get out and enjoy the scenic views and the perfect weather. Plus creating new memories is always a way to bring couples closer together.
Listen to your favorite old songs around a fire. A night in by the fire, a glass of wine and sharing your favorite old school playlist: it’s the modern-day equivalent of making somebody a mix cd lol. The nostalgia can help trigger both dopamine and oxytocin the bonding hormone and the love hormone helping you create a deeper bond. This is the perfect date night for me.
Take a day trip.I think a change of scenery is the perfect way to reconnect. If we are being honest it is so easy to fall into a routine of things, so a spontaneous day trip may be the perfect thing you need to add some flavor to your relationship. Throw a few places in a jar and pick randomly and go there. Just let the day take you with no planning, just fun.
Picnic in the park. I’m a big advocate for people spending time in nature. Nature has been shown to reduce stress and contribute to overall well-being. I recommend especially now with the weather being so beautiful to grab your favorite glass of bubbly, your favorite snacks and a nice blanket and enjoy a picnic.
Navigate a corn maze.Get lost together, get found together! A corn maze date is a good way to bring out your partner’s sense of humor and how well yall can work together
Plan an Adult Field Day. It is something about teaming up and beating your competition that brings couples together! No seriously plan some old school field day games, go to your nearest park and enjoy some lighthearted fun. This activity will not only be a way where you can work as a team but getting physical is known to bring couples together romantically.
Go glamping. Before the weather turns too cold, take a camping trip together. Not only are there lots of opportunities for conversation plus cuddling under the stars at night makes it a little more special. The teamwork and having to rely on each other will help strengthen your bond. Taking trips that allow partners to get away from distractions of the modern world and focus on one another also allows you to deepen communication skills.
Finally take a carriage ride. One of the best parts of riding in a horse-drawn carriage is the unspoken sense that the world has slowed down. If you know me, then you know, I big on slowing down and enjoying the smallest moments with the people I love the most. These moments secrete the chemical oxytocin in our brain, which generates feelings of wellbeing and happiness. Cuddling is also a wonderful non-verbal way to let your partner know they are valued and loved and that you as their partner are invested in the relationship.
I hope you all enjoyed this blog. Let me know which idea you will be doing this Fall 2020 and as always happy dating!
Your Sista on the Sofa,