Sexy Summer Fun: Great Ideas to Revamp Date Night

Posted on: June 23, 2011

I love summer. You get to trade in those dreary winter clothes for bright and light festive frocks. Plus, you can spend more time outside because you don’t have to worry about freezing your buns off. I love summer because I get to be more active outside. The only problem is, when I have date night with my boyfriend, he only wants to stay inside. He is not what you would consider an outdoorsy person. But neither am I. I don’t do camping or hiking, but I still enjoy being outside.

Also, the added problem with staying inside all the time for date night is it is pretty limiting and repetitive. We don’t live in a big city so the only options we have to us are going out to eat, go to the bar, and go to the movies. These are all fine, but when I am trying to watch my portion control and caloric intake, these can be tough mentally. I love eating out, but to order your food to somewhat match your nutritional needs; you have to create a laundry list of don’ts. Sauce on the side please, no butter, can I have it grilled instead of fried? When you bake it, does it have to have the cream sauce on it? Where is the fun in that? Yes I know a lot of restaurants offer the lower calorie options, but some just don’t taste that good, or, the portion is so small, your left hungry. I’m sorry but 5 cocktail shrimp, half a cup of rice, and a cup of broccoli is not gonna satisfy my hunger pangs for very long. Plus you see all the servers walking pass with the sizzling skillets smelling oh so good, and you look at your plate and turn into “Bitter Bitch” for the evening.

If you spend an evening at a bar, there is nothing to do but drink. That is nothing but empty calories. It’s not a nightclub so you can’t fill your time with dancing; only drinking. You can end you consuming more alcohol than you planned to without even knowing it because you are filling the time, and let’s face it, trying to get tipsy.

And don’t get me started on the deliciousness that is known as the movie theatre butter popcorn. Doesn’t having that just making your moving watching experience complete?
Well, since it is summer, and I want to be more active outside, I am flipping date night upside down. Here are a few ideas to revamp your date, and maybe ignite some passion that you can finish later. (wink, wink)

1- Picnic in the park

This is a classic idea. Pack up your picnic basket with goodies like chicken salad sandwiches or roast beef, pretzels, sodas, and a Frisbee and head out to the green. If you have a trail there, walk the trail. Hold hands and talk about anything and everything. It’s a nice chance to silence the world around you and reconnect.

Great recipe for chicken salad sandwiches:

Shredded or cubed cooked chicken (8oz should be enough for two)
2-3 table spoons light mayo
Black pepper
Curry powder
½ cup chopped celery
½ slice grapes
½ chopped apples
Romaine lettuce leaf or Arugula
Tomato Slice
Whole Wheat Bread or 6’ baguette

Combine chicken, celery, grapes, apples, and mayo in a bowl. Spread on bread and top with lettuce and tomato.

Caprese Salad

8oz fresh mozzarella (sliced)
1 red tomato sliced
Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic vinegar

Alternate cheese and tomato slices on a plate. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar for taste.

2- Bahamas staycation

Since you can’t afford to get to the islands with this economy, why don’t you turn your local beach into an island getaway? Wear a sexy bathing suit, something you know will catch your partner’s eye. No matter what your shape and size, we all have something that fits us light a glove, and make us catch our reflection in the mirror and say, “Damn!” Wear a colorful sarong to walk around in. Pack a lunch. Something you think you would have in the Bahamas’. Grilled salmon, tuna, or mahi mahi are good ideas with grilled pineapple. Fresh strawberries to feed each other, and since there are no outlets to blend the perfect tropical drink, buy one that is premade from your local liquor store and place in the freezer before you leave to make sure it is nice and chilled. Friday’s makes great ones like Bahama Mama, Hurricane, and Rum Runner. To make extra festive, place little umbrellas and an orange slice on the rim of your cup. If you want to watch your calories in your cocktail choice, try these quick recipes:

1 part orange juice (Try Tropicana 50 to save even more)
1 part pineapple juice
1 shot light rum (Malibu coconut rum is great)
Drizzle of cherry juice

Or something with more fizz:

2 parts brut champagne
1 shot vodka
1 part mango or peach juice

Now just enjoy laying out in the sun, sipping your cocktail, and splash around in the water.

3- Amusement park fun

This is the best for summer. Walking around a theme park is great exercise. You will probably log five or more miles during your day. Make your goal to see who can ride the most rides without throwing up. (Laughing) Let him / her win you a giant teddy bear. Grab snow cones as the perfect hot summer day treat. A lunch of a hot dog, small bag of chips, and an apple is a healthy alternative to funnel cake. If you want cotton candy or a candy apple, share with your sweetie. Don’t forget to end your day with a water ride to cool you off. Extra bonus for guys, if your girl gets wet, free wet t-shirt!

4- Adventures boot camp style

What I mean by this one is that there are family fun parks that feature obstacle type course for you to play on. For one, the rock climbing wall. This is fun, but tough. It will be a great bonding activity to do with that special someone. If there is a maze, run the maze. The goal is to find your mate and win a big kiss. Go karts are great for the uber competitive couple. Harness your inner Rick Bobby and put the pedal to the metal!

5- Midnight rendezvous at the playground
Now this is my favorite to do on a hot summer night. Meet up like strangers in the night at your local playground when it’s nice and dark. Around 10 or 11p is good. Even later, even sexier. Swing on the swing set stealing kisses whenever you meet in the middle. Duplicate that scene from Spider the Movie on the monkey bars. One of you hangs upside down and engages in a sexy upside down kiss. Fool around on the picnic table. All this kissing and horsing around in the dark, waiting to see if you get caught, is great foreplay.

7- Love and Basketball
Now who doesn’t love this movie? So romantic. Now make it your own. Lace up your Nike’s and challenge your boo to a game of one on one.


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