How are you doing in your marriage? I remember when we began homeschooling. For the first time in my life, I had finally found the fulfillment that God had planned for me from the foundations of the earth. The only problem was that I found myself either entirely too child-centered, talking about the children and homeschooling with every breath OR simply too exhausted from the pull on my time and energy as I balanced homeschooling, homemaking, and motherhood! I found myself in awe of this good-looking man I had forgotten along the way. How are your home-fires? Are you finding that good-looking love-bug to be a stranger and you don’t know where to begin romancing him? Want some fun ideas??? Here are 101+ ideas that are SURE to make your (AND HIS) heart patter with that same passion from your honeymoon days! Have fun!
Plan a daily Pow-wow time! Whether it is coffee in the morning…coke over a mid-morning break…afternoon tea (coffee!)…or bedtime cuddles, set aside a time for the two of you to keep up with one another! Share your plans, dreams, vision, struggles, concerns, ideas. Get to REALLY know one another! Be sure that your children learn to respect this time. They will LOVE to watch their Mommy and Daddy as they deepen the romantic love for one another!
Make him a “CD” of “your” love songs from your dating years! Download songs from the Internet. Compile and burn onto a CD. You will BOTH love this!
Pull out your Wedding Album! Snuggle up! Listen to the audio of your wedding (or your CD of love songs!) or watch your wedding video. Celebrate!
Make homemade candies for him! Try your hand at making Millionaires, Peanut Butter Cups, Peppermint Patties!
Plan a Midnight Picnic In Bed (or outside under the stars)! Pack up your favorite foods, your “love song” CD, Sparkling Cider or Hot Chocolate with Mugs, flowers, candles (Vanilla!!), games, dessert, and a sexy gift! Light candles around your room and turn down the lights. Sprinkle rose petals around the room or in a trail to your bedroom for them to follow. Float helium balloons around the bedroom. Greet him in your robe! Share a sweet picnic, play games, watch a movie, or…..
Read the SONG OF SOLOMON together! Privately!
Turn OFF the phone! Have a quiet day together!
Go for a walk in a stream! Play in a waterfall…mud puddle…so on!
Make homemade cookies together!
Set Up a Treasure Hunt! Put riddles and notes that give him keys for how to find the next treasure…and the next…and the next…and ultimately YOU!
Write Out a Love Note! Let the theme be, “How I Love Thee! Let Me Count The Ways…”
Send a Romantic Postcard to Him Everyday for a Week (or a Month) Leading up to a Special Date (Birthday, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Anniversary of When You Met!
Fax him a love letter to his office.
Go for a ride together! Any of you Harley babes out there? Yes! We have a Harley! It was bought JUST for our love-life! It is the one thing that we do that means that we take time JUST for one another! What about you?? Is your RIDE a Harley? Sail-boat? Car? Convertible? Get out there for that TIME together!
Make a ROMANCE Calendar for the Two of You. Buy a calendar of your choice or make one on your computer. Put it somewhere private for you and your sweetheart ONLY. Pencil in romantic notes or special dates with each other. Keep it updated with surprises for each other!
Write or copy a love poem for him! Frame or add to their journal!
Go watch a ballgame with him!
Pick a bouquet of Wild Flowers for your bedside or dinner table.
Go skating! Old fashioned roller skating…ice skating…or roller blading! If you have a church skating rink, request to go late at night JUST THE TWO OF YOU. Turn down the lights. Put on a CD of “YOUR” love songs. Skate hand-in-hand!
Plan a Day of Pampering Him! HIS FAVORITE WAY! Whatever HE wants!
Let the children prepare “tea” goodies for Daddy! Let them serve the two of you as you cuddle together!
Plan a Movie Night! Feed the kids and put them to bed. Stay up watching movies and munching on popcorn, chocolate, and giant cokes!
Build a snowman! And…and Mrs. Snowman. Ahh…have a snow fight!
Write out love notes for your sweetie! Leave them all around the house…in his lunch box…in his brief case…in the car…send by mail to his office!
Plan a campfire! Roast weiners…marshmallows…LAUGH! Back Rub??? How about a surprise of a bag full of massage crème and goodies from Bath and Body Works? Give him a LONG back rub while he soaks up your attention!
Go for a long, relaxed walk on a walking trail. Hold hands. Take your time. Talk, really talk!
Watch a movie… Put the little ones to bed a little early and stay up to watch a movie (and SNUGGLE!) that he wants to see. Don’t forget to light some candles…turn out the lights…and make a tray of HIS favorite goodies!
Make a list of 50 compliments for them! Let him know how great he is and how thankful you are to be his wife!
Watch the sunset together. Don’t talk!
Go to the races with him! Share a comfy blanket!
What’s His Favorite Candy? Give him 20…50 pounds of it! FOR REAL! He will love it!
Go for a picnic… Yes! Pack a basket full of great food…grab a nice, thick quilt…and go to your favorite spot for a picnic. One of our favorite spots is on the Natchez Trace right by a gorgeous, bubbling spring. Where do you like to go? A waterfall? Park? Lakeside?
Make him a batch of heart-shaped cookies!
Plan a candlelight bath! Put on your “love song” CD playing in the background. Set out candles. Turn off the lights. Run a hot Bubble bath with rose petals sprinkled lightly in the bath and in a trail to the bath tub. Set out warm towels/robe/lotion. Bathe your sweetie. Dry off with warm towels. Rub down with warm lotion. Then…….
Take a Midnight, Moonlight Walk! Just by yourselves! Talk about how you are really doing..what God is teaching you…what God is doing in your life…how much your sweetheart means to you…etc! ENJOY!
Write him a love letter! Praise him for his manhood…acknowledge his protection…make a list of things you LOVE about him! Tuck it into his lunch…suitcase…or pillow!
Cuddle up and just KISS!
Go out for a Latte. AND a Latte Talk!
Drop Rose Petals Along a “Path” to a Romantic Surprise. Dinner by candlelight? Dessert on the deck? A gift? Picnic in bed? YOU?
Go horseback riding!
Take a Ride in the Country. Enjoy the Fall foliage…Spring flowers. Take the ride in a convertible or on a motorcycle. Blast your Praise and Worship Music…or your LOVE SONG CD!
Bring him Breakfast in bed.
Tour a Chocolate Factory! Hershey…Nestle…York Peppermint Patty…oh, and if you are in England, Cadbury!
Go Camping Together! Share a sleeping bag! Talk all night! Or….
Make Romance Idea Jars. Take an evening to make one jar for each of you. Fill it with IDEAS of what YOU would like–your wishes for romance! You can even use some of OUR ideas to get going! Commit to use one idea a week…or a month. Keep adding new wishes to your jar on a regular basis. If you like something, add it to the jar several times!
Plan a Dinner Cruise.
Cuddle-Up and give him a “Good-Ole-Head-Scratchin!”
Begin a “I LOVE YOU” Journal! Make lists to continue through the years: “Things I Love About You…” “I Want To Grow Old With YOU Because…” “Things You Do That Turn Me On…” “You Bless Me When You…” “I LOVE That You…” “Character qualities I most admire…” Etc. Add entries with “How Much I Appreciate You…” “Sweet Memories” and even Bible verses to encourage his heart!
Sit close as you ride down the road!
Pray for him! Pray God’s Word for him. Don’t forget to ask him for areas he NEEDS prayer!
Play footsies! Make it steamy!
Make a sandcastle! Watch it as the sunsets…tide comes in! Talk about your favorite memories!
Make a List of 101 Reasons You Love Your Sweetie! Email it to him! Write it in your journal!
Send HIM Flowers or a Bouquet of Balloons. Don’t forget to add a sweet note!
Send Him a Funny Card! Either send a card by regular mail or send one by email!
Ride Dirt Bikes! Go mud-riding!
Go for a Walk in the Fall Leaves! Have a leaf war!
Nibble on his ear! Drive him crazy!
Write a long, mushy love letter!
Get a bag of your favorite candies and go to the spillway, local waterfall, or the river. Talk. Share your dreams. Remember funny stories! We have always loved Skittles!
Make a Valentine’s Day Card with Those Scrapbooking Supplies!
Try Your Hand Writing a Poem for Him! Frame it!
Go ride 3-wheelers/4-wheelers for the day! Ride in MUD! Ride in the country!
Check into a Bed and Breakfast! Stay in bed!
Go to a local Malt Shop! Share a Chocolate Malt and just talk… Yep! It is OK to get a second to share! Just one at a time with TWO straws!
Share verses God gives you for him! NOT in an argument! Instead, write him a note or a pretty card with the verse that God gives you for him. ENCOURAGE your man!
Make up Love Coupons! Make them for romantic treats
Clean out your room and make it a special place for the two of you! Candles…Kenny G CD playing in the background…new quilts…fluffy warm covers…ice-water…fruit..chocolate dip!
Plan a weekend (or a day!) away with your husband! Do something HE loves to do!
Have breakfast on the deck! OR just a cup of coffee! JUST listen to him!
Make a scrapbook JUST for him! Try…a scrapbook about his job (“I love ME book”), a scrapbook about his life (include stories and letters from his loved ones!).
Make a special meal JUST for him. Feed the children early. Let them watch a video while you two have a candle-light dinner!
Call your husband at work JUST to say, “I Love You!”
Plan a date just for the two of you!
Give him a good, hot bath!! He does not have to be DEAD or OLD to be bathed!!!! Don’t forget to dry him off AND dress him! (IF you can!)
Play Strip Scrabble! I bet he will LOVE spelling as never before!
Go for a walk (or jog) together!
Make a book of certificates “Good For _________” Think of things that your husband would LOVE! Have fun!
Stop what you are doing (cancel a week of your plans) to spend time with your husband. Just do what HE likes…sailing, ride the motorcycle, camp, get a hotel!
Change the sheets and put on the bed WARM right before bed!
Seafood by Candlelight!! Boil up a huge batch of shrimp…crawfish…boiled new potatoes…corn-on-the-cob…boiled mushrooms…enjoy!
Go play goofy golf or basketball!
Feed him grapes! Invent creative, new ways to eat them!
Take a nap so you can stay up late with your sweetheart.
Go for a midnight walk!
Go parking!! (In your own yard to be SURE you have privacy!!)
Make ice-cream! His favorite flavor!
Get dressed (EACH DAY!) nicely before he comes in from work! Let him KNOW you love our calling as a wife! Add a touch of his favorite perfume…his favorite hairstyle…and don’t forget his favorite SMILE!
Give him a great big hug! Pat him on the bottom as he walks off!
Go to a local park and SWING!
Make Banana Splits!! Pick up all of the “fixins” and plan an evening to make your own Banana Splits JUST LIKE YOU like them!
Blow-Pops! Get a Blow-Pop, attach a sweet love-note, and give to your sweetie!
Have a coke together. See who can tell the silliest joke!
Send a sexy ”page” to him. If he does not have a pager, leave a sexy message on his answering machine on his cell-phone! OR send him a sexy email!
Schedule lunch together. Talk about LIFE goals… problems… struggles… vision… delights!
Get a big basket or treasure chest FULL of their favorite candy or candy bars! Don’t forget! The guys LOVE the KING-SIZE Candy Bars! Indulge them!
Walk through the mall holding hands!
Play a game of raquetball! EVEN if you don’t know HOW!
Make hot chocolate and cuddle up together! Don’t forget the classical music and cuddles. Maybe a cute nighty!
Take a family bike ride!
Take a shower together!
Enjoy the Fall (…or Winter! …or Spring! …or Summer!) together. Ride the motorcycle and have a picnic along the way!
Send your husband a package to work. Include a love note…edible undies… OHHHH! Be sure to note on the box CONFIDENTIAL: OPEN PRIVATELY! Imagine that smile on his face!
Stay in bed and TALK instead of getting up and busy as usual!
Serve him breakfast in bed. Complete with flowers, a special note, and of course, a smile on your face!
Go sailing OR riding at sunset.
Play a game of tennis together!
Take your ugliest nighty (you KNOW…the one he hates the WORST!) or sweatshirt to the altar! Cut it off right below the arms…crawl into bed JUST under the covers with the top showing…watch his expression as he comes to bed and pulls back the covers for HIS surprise!!!!!!!!!!!
REALLY enjoy your husband! Always remember that he is your best friend! He needs friendship as much as you do! Treasure each fleeting moment with him! AND have fun!