This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KYTrySomethingNew #CollectiveBias
This summer, my husband and I celebrated twelve years of being together as a couple. In January, we will celebrate our wedding anniversary – of ten years! It’s incredible to think of how far our relationship has come, what we’ve overcome, and to know that those that doubted us were awfully wrong. This man has given me so much over the years, and has been there for every up and down, twist and turn.
But now that we have kids, finding time to be alone and reconnect can be tough. Cranky kids, sick kids, busy schedules, and just being tired easily cut into our “couple time”. I think every couple, with or without kids, finds themselves wondering what happened to all of the date nights and nights of fun!
One of the easiest ways for us to enjoy time together is to schedule and plan a date night IN. No reason to get a sitter, no reason to even leave the house if you plan it right. When I saw the display for K-Y® LOVE Passion Pleasure Gel at Walmart, I was instantly inspired to put together a basket just for two.
This basket was easily pulled together in just one store, so I was able to save myself time and money. Here’s how I put together our basket, plus some tips for putting together your own!
You’ll need some K-Y® LOVE Passion Pleasure Gel or K-Y® LOVE Sensuality Pleasure Gel, which you can find in the personal care section of the pharmacy section inside Walmart. I found both there or on an endcap display just an aisle away.
A basket of some kind. I have these simple wooden crates I picked up at a yard sale, so I didn’t need to purchase something new. Think about what you can repurpose from home!
A cozy blanket big enough for two. Again, think about what you have at home first! I knew I had a chocolatey brown blanket that’s soft, but I really wanted to find a deep red blanket, it just screams sensual and romantic to me.
Your choice of movie. Now, depending on your tastes, you could make this just about anything. A comedy, an action, a chick-flick, romantic comedy, new or old. I love the $5 movies that are at Walmart and found the PERFECT one for us to watch!
Delicious treats. Here’s where you can have a little fun. You can go traditional with popcorn and candy, or you can add strawberries and chocolates like I did. Choose your favorites – you could even pack an indoor picnic or pick up carryout from a nice restaurant!
Something to sip and two glasses. Again, this is your choice. Alcoholic or non, favorite caffeinated beverages, whatever. I went with something we’ve never tried before, but I totally based my decision on the look of the bottle – dark, red, and bubbly.
A candle and any other goodies you’d enjoy. Depending on the size of your basket, you could also add a little visual surprise for him, or a bit of whipped cream… get creative and have fun! This basket is meant to be fun and help you enjoy the closeness of your relationship!
Armed with this basket, you will find that spending time together as a couple is easier than you thought! It’s so important to a relationship to be intimate with each other, so if you’re finding yourself feeling distant from one another, or constantly blaming busy schedules, reconnect. Be playful with each other and have fun together. Plan a date night in and see what happens!
Tell me, how do you plan to bring back some romance this fall?