You are going to love this Pre-Holiday Date Night idea from Rebekah of TheTexMexMom.com. I think that Brian and I will have to plan one of these soon! -Brittany
The holidays are almost upon us! Thanksgiving is next week and the stores have already been full of Christmas stuff for the last month at least.
I love this time of year and always get so excited for all the fun things that are a part of the holiday season. But with Thanksgiving dinner to plan (or travel to, depending on your situation), extra time spent with extended family and friends, Christmas decorations to be done, baking, parties, gift shopping, etc. it can be a little difficult to find time to connect with your spouse. Sooo today I’m proposing that you take your spouse on a pre-holiday date! My husband and I did and it was a blast!
Here’s what’s on the agenda:
1. Get a babysitter (if you have kids)
Or, if you’re blessed to have family in town like we do, drop the kiddos off with the grandparents! 😉
2. Go out for coffee (or a meal, or dessert, whatever) and talk!
My husband Pablo and I opted for lattes … and a slice of cheesecake to share.
It’s a tradition of mine have a list of questions/conversation starters to work through on our dates… sometimes we may talk through a lot of questions; other times we may start with one, get into a great conversation and never go back to the list.
For this pre-holiday date, I had a few holiday questions for Pablo! Here are some examples:
Holiday date questions:
- What would a perfect Thanksgiving day look like to you?
- Which of the traditional Thanksgiving foods is your favorite? least favorite?
- What is your favorite Thanksgiving/Christmas memory?
- What was your favorite Christmas gift as a child?
- What holiday traditions did you love growing up?
- What holiday traditions would you like our family to have?
It’s a lot of fun to talk through these questions and to share fun memories together! Plus, it’s great to hear from your spouse what they loved about how their family did things growing up; sometimes it’s easy to think that the way our own family did things is the only way. 😉
3) Do a little planning together
While you’re finishing up your lattes (or your burgers), take a few minutes to talk through some of the details of the upcoming holidays: events, holiday guests, presents, etc. My husband brought a little notebook along on our date to jot some things down. Maybe pull up the calendar or a list app on your phone, whatever helps! Talking through what’s coming up and planning together helps the two of you to be on the same page.
4) Finish off your date with a little window shopping
Ok, so normally when we’re at the store together we have two kids in tow and I’m on a mission to get in, get the stuff on my list, and get out. Shopping just the two of us feels like a luxury. I always comment to my husband that I feel so young when it’s just us two! Haha.
So, go shopping just the two of you! I say window shopping because on our trip Pablo and I didn’t actually buy anything, we just had fun checking out what they had at several different stores, talking about what we could possibly get for the kids and pointing out to each other what we would love ourselves. 😉 It was a blast!
Anyway, that’s my idea for a fun pre-holiday date. Maybe you have an idea of something that would be more fun for you and your spouse; if so, go for it! The point is for you and your spouse to take some time to connect and enjoy each other’s company before the busyness of the holidays.
Rebekah is a stay at home mom living in the great state of Texas. She is married to a wonderful husband of four years and is mom to two precious kiddos. Blogging is her hobby and she loves to share easy recipes, book reviews, and thoughts about life as a mom.You can follow along at thetexmexmom.com