Simple Date Ideas that You’ll Remember

Are you trying to plan the perfect date?  One way you can tell that a date was incredibly successful is if she remembers it years later.  Of course, the problem is that you have no idea what she will remember!  However, here are a few simple date ideas that will stick out and be memorable years later. 1)    Take her to one of the most posh restaurants in town, especially if you know she’s never eaten there. 2)    Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. 3)    Go on a dinner cruise. 4)    Pull out all the stops for a romantic meal at your place.  Have candles lit, put on soft music, cook her favorite foods, and have her favorite wine on hand.  If the date will end in the bedroom, spread rose petals on the bed and light more candles.  Few men go all the way like this for a date these days, so it will definitely stick out. 5)    Take her on a mystery date—don’t tell her where you’re going or what you’ll be doing. 6)    Surprise her with a bouquet of flowers at the beginning of the date.  Again, it’s something not all guys do nowadays. 7)    Recreate your first date as closely as you can. 8)    Plan a theme date.  For example, if she loves a specific movie, you could watch it together, eat a meal that characters in the show eat, and, if possible, even do an activity or visit a place mentioned in the film. 9)    Surprise her with something, like a small gift or flowers during dinner (instead of at the beginning of the date) or change plans at the last minute. Just remember one thing: while great dates are remembered, so are horrible ones, so be on time, dress nicely, and don’t be a...

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Birthday Party Themes for Summer

Are you planning a birthday party?  If you’re working on a party theme, there are a number of different ideas that incorporate the warm weather, fresh flowers, and outdoor fun that come with summer.  No matter if it’s your own or if you’re planning it for someone else, whether it’s for an adult or a child, there are a number of great ideas for summer parties. If it’s not too hot outdoors, have a garden birthday party.  There’s no real need to decorate—let your flowerbeds and natural outdoor setting do all the work!  You may have concerns about bugs, of course.  Be sure to take that into account when setting out food, and keep anything frozen, like ice cream, indoors until you’re ready to serve it. Have a park birthday.  Like the garden party, a birthday at the park requires little decoration or setup.  If it’s a kid’s party, pick a park with a playground and let all the kids run wild for the afternoon!  The kids get to have fun, and you don’t have to worry about cleaning up or guests getting too rambunctious indoors. Summer parties don’t have to be outside, of course.  In fact, in some parts of the country, an outside party in July is torture!  Instead, you can bring some flowers indoors to capture the sights and smells of summer, but crank up the air conditioner to keep cool. As far as party themes go, you’ve got many options.  A luau or Hawaiian theme is often popular.  You can use tiki torches outdoors to keep away the bugs, and if you’re skilled at cooking, you can even roast a pig.  Other tasty treats for this type of party include fresh fruits like pineapple and cool, fruity drinks. Another good summer theme is nature.  Butterflies, tropical birds, or big, colorful flower decorations all make great summer themes.  You can find decorations that fit these themes at many different stores. Looking for activities for a summer kid’s party?  You can buy...

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