Apple of My Eye Date Night
October is National Apple Month! Who doesn’t like apples? Their yummy goodness… mmm… mmm… I’ve officially come up with an apple-themed date night for you.
Send your husband to work in the morning (or the night before) with a fresh apple – preferably one that’s juicy and succulent like a Golden Delicious or sweet and crisp like a Fuji or Gala. Attach a little note-card with a red or green ribbon. You can make it super easy by using a single whole punch on an index card and then thread the ribbon through the hole. Paste on or color a fun border. You can find loads of them on Microsoft Office Images or clip art. Insert a photo of your husband or be silly and draw a stick art version of him. Write these words on the card:
Mirror, mirror, on the wall
Who’s the handsomest of them all?
Why you, of CORE-se, the APPLE of my eye!
Meet me tonight at 8 for our date.
Everything will be in APPLE-pie order.
Pull out the board and card games – a few of your favorites. Pick up a jug of hot apple cider and a bag of popcorn, kettle corn, or caramel corn (or make your own). Straighten up the house and light a few apple-cinnamon scented candles. Everything in apple pie order includes you: comb your hair, touch-up your make-up, and dress nicely for your husband (perhaps in fall apple colors?). Start your apple iTunes (or other music service) playlist in the background – something light, instrumental, and romantic. I recommend Stevie Wonder’s You Are the Sunshine of My Life song.
Move to the bedroom. Lay out some comfy blankets and pillows on the floor. Light more of those apple-scented candles and lower the lights. Have some pre-sliced apples on a pretty plate and some caramel, chocolate, or candy apple dipping sauce. Take turns feeding one another the dipped slices and steal a kiss or two in between – so your breath is like the fragrance of apples. Enjoy exploring one another’s bodies. Perhaps even use an apple-scented body lotion or body rub. Remind him that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away…” so this is a great time to “examine” each other’s bodies – but I’m sure he’s a perfect apple, right? *wink, wink*
Enjoy your apple-y evening!
Share with Us: In what other ways can you incorporate apples into date night? What other foodie date nights have you tried?