Do you like to cook? I do, and I love trying new recipes. Have you ever injected an ordinary chicken with something to make it stand out from the usual? Doing so takes what’s expected and gives it a completely unexpected flavor.
In the same way I love to take holidays and infuse them with romance. Taking something ordinary like St. Patrick’s Day and infusing it with your own flavor to create a romantic memory is by far the best kind of date. It’s personal. It’s unique. And it’s all yours!
My Top Four Ideas to infuse your St. Patrick’s Day with romantic flavor-Sláinte
Go Green Dinner Date–Prepare a romantic dinner using all locally grown vegetables. Use real plates instead of paper. Go green with your beverage selections too–organic wines, or locally brewed beers, or try making your own sangria. After dinner go for a bike ride or long walk. For more ideas check out this site.
Clover Love–Go to your local party store and buy a pack of shamrocks. With a black magic marker, write one word on each that your love about your spouse. Hide them all over the house on St. Patrick’s Day. Be creative–put one on the dash of the car, mail one to the office, have a co-worker place it on their chair to find when they get to work, put it inside their bath towel, you get the idea. Place them in unexpected places to bless them. But tell them there’s a pot of gold to be discovered at the end of their clover search. Place a cut out of a pot of gold on your bed for them to find that night. They’ll know they’re really lucky by the end of the day.
Rainbow’s End Date–This post on The Romantic Vineyard has had more hits than any other date night idea. Check it out and see what you think. 🙂
Irish Pub Date–Going to an Irish Pub can be fun, but not so romantic on St. Paddy’s Day. We know because we’ve tried it. It’s way too crowded, but what if you were to bring the Pub home for a cozy date for two? Pubs are known for their dim lighting, great food, and lively entertainment. Light every candle you own in the house. Serve Irish Stew and Soda Bread. Drink green beer, if you like it, and then watch a good Irish movie or concert like Far and Away or Celtic Women.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure your spouse knows how much you love them and how lucky you feel to have them to share your life with.
Tom and Debi Walter have been cultivating their romantic vineyard for most of their 36 years of marriage. It has been their conviction from the start. Now they are passionate about helping other couples discover the rich harvest of romance available to them no matter the current season. Through their marriage blog, The Romantic Vineyard established in 2008, they provide regular posts about growing your marriage for God's glory.