10 Ways to Add Chocolate to Your Date Night, Part 1
My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’ ~Forrest Gump
A natural aphrodisiac, chocolate is one of the world’s favorite treats. Smooth, nutty, crunchy, dark, light, milky, fruity – all yummy in my opinion. Chocolate should definitely be included in pursuit of happiness. Valentine’s Day wasn’t all that long ago, but why let the romance stop there? Adding Chocolate to Your Date Night is here!
- Bake Some Love. Bake chocolate chip cookies or brownies together. Pick out your recipe ahead of time. Lay out all your ingredients before starting. Allow plenty of time to prepare the recipe. Play some romantic music in the background. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter for fun. While you’re waiting for your goodies to bake, play a card game such as Phase 10, Uno, or Go Fish. Adding a strip element is always fun.
- Iron Chef Chocolate Edition. Challenge your spouse to incorporate chocolate into each dish for your romantic dinner together. You can do this over the course of 2 nights, or split the recipes in half (appetizer, drink, soup/salad, main course, and dessert). I adapted this idea from Favorite Family Recipes. I wouldn’t recommend doing what Amelia Bedelia does in The Surprise Shower and “ice the fish” with chocolate. (**Sorry, couldn’t resist. I work with kids). Here are some great ideas to get you going.
- Fondue Fantasy. Melt chocolate using a fondue kit or place chocolate in a bowl and microwave. Put out a plate of fruit slices such as apples, kiwi, strawberries, grapes, and pineapple, a bowl of nuts, and marshmallows. Grab a package of skewers and start fondue-ing! I recommend pairing this with this creative game of love between the sheets from The Dating Divas.
- Progressive Chocolate Hop. Print out a map of your town or another local city. Pick up your sweetie’s favorite individually wrapped chocolate candies. Set a chocolate on each location you plan to visit for the evening and give the map to your spouse as an invitation. Head to a local coffee shop for hot cocoa or at a local bar that serves chocolate cocktails. Pack burgers and pineapple slices to grill at the park and pre-made chocolate-covered bacon. End the evening with a chocolate milkshake from Dairy Queen or another fast food place. Don’t forget to stop at a local candy/chocolate shop for a small sampler souvenir from the evening.
- Date Night on a Stick. Pick up a package of popsicle sticks at your local craft store. Use a third of them to make these delicious chocolate covered strawberry fudgesicles. Use the other 2/3’rds to brainstorm date night ideas for the date night jar.
- At-Home Hershey Spa. Take a visit to the Hershey spa without ever leaving your home. Create a chocolate bath for you and your lover to enjoy. Make it even more romantic and add champagne glasses, your favorite bubbly, alcoholic or nonalcoholic, chocolate-scented candles (here’s how to make your own), a plate of chilled fruit such as strawberries, mangos, pineapple, cherries, and pears and Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
- Chocolate Tasting Night. The Dating Divas have an awesome post on how to do this at home. You can also pair with wine for a wine-and-chocolate tasting. Try this article from Wikihow for advice on pairing wines and chocolates. You can also pair this date night idea with my At-Home Wine Tasting Date.
- I’ve Got Chocolate All Over My Skin. Want a sexy sweet treat in the bedroom? Consider purchasing chocolate body paint, or make your own using this Wiki recipe (scroll down) (**Warning: There’s no nudity in this article, but there is suggestive images). Pairs well with whipped cream and strawberries. You might consider jumping in for the chocolate bath after this also, or hop in the shower together for more steamy foreplay. You’ve been warned of stickiness! If you want super soft moisturized skin afterward, try this homemade chocolate coconut sugar scrub. Of course, your music playlist must consist of songs like I’ve Got You Under My Skin and How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You.
- Chocolate Kissing Sensation. Purchase a package of chocolate kisses for the ultimate kissing sensation. See how in this post. Culminate the treasure hunt with a romantic chocolate-candlelight dinner with a delicious chocolate dessert, or with you in the chocolate-candle-lit bedroom (in your chocolate-covered lingerie), or with the chocolate bubble bath idea in your bathroom, or with a private wine-and-chocolate tasting in the bedroom.
- Chocolate Dream Factory. Make your own golden ticket invite. Cover an index card with gold foil. Using a black permanent marker, write your invitation to sweetness. I adapted the wording from the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (which of course, you have to watch during this date night):
Adam’s Golden Ticket
Greetings to you the lucky finder of this golden ticket from Mrs. Adam Williams. Present this ticket on the living room sofa at eight o’clock in the evening on the twenty-first day of February and do not be late. You may bring with you a sense of playfulness and fun, and totally commit to this date night adventure. No grumpiness allowed.
In your wildest dreams you cannot imagine the marvelous surprises that await you!
I recommend pairing this date night with one of the other sensuous date ideas from above such as the chocolate bath. Set up a delectable feast of chocolate-ty snacks to enjoy like chocolate covered potato chips, chocolate dipped pretzels, chocolate squares, kettle corn drizzled with chocolate syrup, m&m’s, chocolate covered nuts or fruits, Wonka chocolate bars, etc.
Come back next Friday for Part 2, 10 More Ways to Add Chocolate to Your Date Night. See my For the Love of Chocolate Pinterest board for more inspiration.
Share with Us! Which date idea appeals to you the most? What’s your favorite chocolate?