How to Prepare for the Perfect Date Night | Enduring All Things

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How to Prepare for the Perfect Date Night

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If you've been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that my husband works about 70 hours per week. After a 12 hour work day (including Saturdays) he usually just wants to hang out at home and watch Netflix (unless he just goes straight to bed) and I don't blame him. So we don't get to have "date nights" very often.Therefore, when we do get a chance to go out, I like to make sure I am completely prepared so I can enjoy every minute of date night without any worries.

Today I'm sharing with you some ways to prepare before date night and my essentials to take with you on date night.

First, some ways to prepare before date night.

ways to Prepare before Date Night #BeHealthyForEveryPartOfLife

  • Health

A perfect date night starts with preparation. And preparation starts with your health. I remember back in March, Pearson and I made plans to go see a movie on a Friday night. We went ahead and bought tickets online early in the week. On Friday, Pearson came home from work early because he was sick. He was in no state to go see a movie. So I had to call and beg the theater to let us change the tickets.

Anyway, all this to say that I like to try to stay healthy for many reasons but one is so I'll feel well enough to go on a date whenever we find time. One way to help keep from getting sick is to take vitamins like Emergen-C. I love how you can get the drink mix in a powder and mix it into a glass of water. Or you could even take it on the go and drink some on your date night! With over 20 varieties of vitamin supplement drink mixes, Emergen-C offers the formula, flavor, fix, and FUN you’re looking for!
Emergen-C Drink Mix #BeHealthyForEveryPartOfLife

  • Beauty

While you're getting ready for date night, of course you're going to shower, brush your teeth and hair and put on deodorant. Or at least I hope so. But why not go the extra mile? Shave your legs, paint your nails, put on a little extra makeup, and spray some perfume.

I'm sure your man doesn't care all that much about your looks. He loves you just the way you are. But putting a little extra effort in for date night shows him you care enough to look good for him and it will boost your confidence at the same time!
Beauty tips

  • Fashion

I always try to wear or bring a cardigan on date night. I'm always cold wherever I go. Except when I'm not... hence the cardigan. I can take it off if I ever get hot (cue laughs from my husband as he reads this - I'm never hot). You will hardly ever catch me out somewhere (even in the summer) without a cardigan or sweater of some sort, especially on date night. Being too cold can ruin my mood and being uncomfortable makes it hard to concentrate, neither of which I want on that special date!

Speaking of comfort, I always wear comfortable shoes. Sometimes our dates unexpectedly include walking around a mall or another active endeavor. But even if we're not walking a lot, comfort is more important than style any day in my book. I am so glad that combat boots are so popular right now. Can I get an amen?

And lastly, the handbag! I love a good cross-body bag because I just put it across my shoulders and forget about it! I gotta make sure it's big enough to fit all my date night essentials though... Which I'm sharing below!
Date night fashion
Date night fashion

Now for my essentials to take with you on date night.

Date Night Essentials #BeHealthyForEveryPartOfLife

  • Lotion

I have to have lotion on me all the time. Especially when it's cool and dry outside. I put lotion on my dry, winter skin at least four or five times per day, I kid you not! So I always have a little travel size bottle in my purse. Especially for date night. Plus, it helps that lotions usually have a slight scent.

  • ChapStick

Another must have for date night (or any occasion) is lip balm. Especially in the winter. My lips get so chapped these days that I sometimes put ChapStick on every 15 minutes. Again, I'm not exaggerating. ChapStick Total Hydration is 100% natural and age defying. It instantly smoothes and moisturizes for clinically proven healthier looking lips.
ChapStick Total Hydration #BeHealthyForEveryPartOfLife

  • Mints

This probably goes without saying, but mints are definitely a must on date night! You don't want dinner to linger on your breath all night when snuggling or smooching with you hubby, do you?

  • Floss Picks

Speaking of dinner, I also always have some floss picks in my purse. You know, just in case your teeth want to hold on to some of the delicious food as well as your breath. And if you do get something stuck in your teeth, hopefully your date will be kind enough to tell you!

  • Emergen-C

As I said before, I love that you can get Emergen-C Drink Mixes in powder packets to take anywhere. I always have a packet in my purse in case I start to feel a cold coming on, which happens so often as we head into the cooler months!
Emergen-C Drink Mix #BeHealthyForEveryPartOfLife

  • Comb

I always keep a brush or comb in my purse. You never know when the wind might be crazy. Or maybe you're going to an amusement park for you date. I love roller coasters! Anyway, my hair is now short enough to use a simple comb, but when it was longer, I tried to keep a small brush in my purse all the time.

  • Advil

I also never leave the house without pain medicine. I get headaches practically every day and nobody wants to cut a date night short because of one. An Advil Tablet Vial fits perfectly in my purse and it contains the original round tablets providing safe, effective pain relief for over 25 years. You can use Advil tablets for headaches, minor arthritis and other joint pain, muscle aches and pains of the common cold.
Advil Tablet Vial #BeHealthyForEveryPartOfLife

  • Nail File

There's not much in this world more annoying or distracting than a broken nail, am I right? Keep a nail file in your bag and avoid ruining date night with a jagged tip!

  • Stain Remover Pen

And my last date night essential to help you be prepared for anything is a stain remover pen. I honestly can't seem to get through a meal without spilling something on myself. It's been a running joke in our relationship for a long time. So I carry a stain remover pen with my all the time. Especially on date night when I want to stay looking my best all night.

So the bottom line is...

Be prepared for anything on your date night so you can enjoy your time with your spouse.

You can find most of my date night essentials at your local Walmart. I mean, what can't you find at Walmart? I found the Emergen-C Drink Mix and ChapStick Total Hydration next to the pharmacy. The Advil Vials were at the front checkout lanes. And most of the other stuff can be found in the beauty or travel section.
In store picture #BeHealthyForEveryPartOfLife
What are your date night essentials? Did I leave any out? Do you do anything special in preparation for date night? Let me know in the comments!

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