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Finding The Right Wedding Hashtag

Posted by Live Love Mom on August 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (7)

By: Rev Dr. Stephanie McEndree




Wedding hashtags are rising in popularity. With the social media generation, it makes finding your wedding-specific posts easier.


 

Hashtags were created to find specific things you are looking for. Since the hashtag #wedding has millions of posts, it would be hard to dig through those for hours just to find your photos. Professional photographers, venues and family members can use a custom hashtag created by the couple so it’s easier to find their posts. Are you ready to find yours?


 

For those who have tough last names, such as Asian or Russian names, we suggest a hashtag in your own language. Or, use the woman’s last name in a hashtag such as this: #RomanovNoMore for those who will take their husband’s surname. You can also use generics, such as #MrAndMrsGusenov and such.


 

Here are some ideas for popular last names.


 

Combs: #HereCombsTheBride

Murray: #WillYouMurrayMe #GettingMurrayed #WeAreGettingMurrayed

Smith: #SmithenByYou #ForeverSmithen #AlwaysSmithen

Heele: #HeadOverHeeles

Vincent: #WeddingOfTheVincentury

Jones: #JonesingToBeWed

Hall: #HallwaysAndForever #DeckTheHalls

Reede: #ReedeingOurVows

Redd: #YouReddMyMind

Moore: #ILoveYouMoore #MineForeverMoore 

Brown: #BrownWedding

White: #AllDressedInWhite #WhiteDressWedding 

Greene: #GreeneWeddingDay

Day: #ItsOurWeddingDay #DayTimeWedding #DayWeddingTime

Wyatt: #WyattDontWeGetMarried

Parker: #ParkerRightAtTheChapel

Endree: #EndreeIntoMarriage

Bell: #RingTheWeddingBells

Lyons: #ImNotLyons

Dore: #DoreMiWedding

Moss: #MossBeTrueLove

Lachapelle: #GettingMarriedAtLachapelle #HitchedAtLachapelle

Gates: #GatesToMatrimony #GatesToHeaven

Baker: #BakerAWeddingCake

Rider: #RiderOffIntoTheSunset #RiderIntoTheSunset 

Trump: #LoveTrumpsAll

Obama: #ObamaSelfNoMore

Sherman: #ShermanAndWife

Herman: #HerManForever #HermanAndWife

King: #KingAndHisQueen

Morrison: #MorrisonToGetMarried

Paynter: #MarryAPaynter

Lloyd: #PraiseTheLloyd

Lord: #MarriedBeforeTheLord

Dalton: #DalTonsOfLove

Carlton: #CarlTonsOfHappiness

Tobe: #MeantToBe

Tremblay: #ImTremblayingWedding #ImTremblaying

Ramos: #VamosRamos

Miller: #MillerWeddingDay

Love: #LoveIsInTheAir

Black: #BlackTieWedding #BlackSuitWedding

Farmer: #FarmerFreshWedding

Ruiz: #JeezRuizWedding

Gonzales: #GonzaLesGetMarried 

Flores: #SmellTheWeddingFlores

Rodriguez: #RodriguezWhatImGettingMarried

Williams: #WilliamsYouMarryMe

Johnson: #JohnsonNoMore #JohnsonNotLonesome

Anderson: #AndersonTheyLivedHappilyEverAfter

Gahm: #2CanPlayAtThatGahm #GahmOn

Schucks: #AwwSchucks #SchucksToBeSingle

Spratt: #HolySprattrimony

Hines: #HinesByMe

Coppola: #ACoppolaNewlyWeds

Petti: #SammyGetsPetti

Watts: #TurnDownForWatts

Barretter: #ForBarretterOrWorse

Hesstory: #TheRestIsHesstory

Schulte: #ThouSchulteMarry

Perez: #ForThePerezOfOurDays

Sumanny: #SumannyReasonsToMarryYou

Wright: #FoundMrWright #FoundMissWright #FeelsSoWright

M(a)cPherson: #YoureMyMcPherson #YoureMyFavoriteMacPherson

Richards: #ForRichardsOrPoorer #RagsToRichards

Schwartz: #DontThwartTheSchwartz

Jones: #JonesingToBeA(husband's last name) #JonesingToBeHitched


For first names:

 

Chris & Mary: #MaryChrisMrs

Stephanie & Hugh: #StephanieReasonsToLoveHugh

Evan: #LoveYouEvanMore

Hugh: #HughTakeMyBreathAway #ILoveHugh #WillHughMarryMe

Lockhart: #LockedAndLoaded

Saul: #SaulIEverWantIsYou #SaulIEverWanted

Richard: #ForRichardOrForPoorer

Margaret: #IWillNotMargaretThis

William: #WillYouBeMyBride #WillYouMarryMe

Mei: #YouMeiKissTheBride #YouMaeKissTheBride

Mary: #WillYouMaryMe

Bart: #YoureAPieceOfBart #YoureAWorkOfBart #AlwaysPartOfMyBart #MyLoveMyBartMySoul

Cameron: #CamtWaitToMarryYou #CameronNeedsMaceroons

Zachary: #ZachsWhatImTalkingAbout #ZachsAllFolks

Wanda: #IWandaBeWithYou #IWandaMarryYou

Eli: #EliEverWanted 

Ashley: #AshleyEverAfter #AshleighEverAfter #AshleeEverAfter #AshMeToBeYours #AshMeToMarryYou


The best hashtags for weddings are punny and make use of the words and names used. When common names are used, such as Smith, the wedding year, date or location can make yours more unique. For your own unique hashtag, be sure to email us at livelovemom1@gmail.com or comment below

How To Write Your Own Vows

Posted by Live Love Mom on July 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (5)

by: Rev Dr. Stephanie McEndree




In my experience, it’s always better to write your very own vows. I’ve said vows to my husband three times; once at our wedding where they were bits and pieces of vows I read online I felt I related to. The second, at our handfasting where my husband and I read the traditional celtic vows. And finally, just today where I wrote my very own vows that came from the heart. It’s only with the vows from today that I cried saying them, and that they felt truly 100% right. My husband wrote his very own with no pre-written guides at the wedding, and he cried, and never regretted them. I therefore stand strong in my opinion: always go with your very own vows, straight from the heart.

 

Now some people aren’t the best writers, and that’s okay. There are many tips that can be used to make your words into beautiful vows, or even just say them the way they are. Here are some tips to help you write vows from your own very heart.

 

Listen to other people’s vows. Choose the style you like the most, and what you love most about what was said. Was it when the bride reminisced about when they first met? Was it when she described their first I love you’s? Was it when she described the very essence and depth she feels her partner’s love?


Use your own words. This is very important to make them your very own. For example, my cousin’s vows to her wife were ”You are in my bones Heather Dawn.” and her wife’s words were ”You are in my bones, the tips of my toes to the tips of my fingers.” So I went with the parts of me that I felt my husband’s love…I said ”You are in my heart, my mind, my soul, and my womb where our child will grow, Bart Alan.” You see, I described where he was in my being, which turns out were very different places, and had very different meanings. You can do something similar in your vows.


Get fancy. If vocabulary isn’t your forte, look up the adjective you want to use on the thesaurus website and search for synonyms of the word you want to say. For example, if you want to say your husband is good to you but want a fancier word…you can use sweet, kind, generous, understanding, compassionate, etc. Go deeper than a general word if you can. Just exactly HOW is he good to you? What does he do that makes your heart sing?


Choose difining moments. When was the time you knew she was the one? When did you have your first adventure together? How did you feel when she proposed to you? These and many more you can use in your vows, and bringing you back to those magical moments on your wedding day, with your future spouse in front of you looking your best in front of all your friends and family, will make your heart burst with joy.


Include your culture. If you want, you can include aspects of yours and your fiancee’s cultures. You can speak about the times you first read the Torah together, or how special it was having your fiance at Temple with you. If your spouse converted to marry you, that is also something you can bring up to show how moved you were at their dedication. You can include your spiritual journey together, or quotes such as ”couples that pray together stay together.”


Following these tips, you are sure to create a masterpiece. Feel free to write many different drafts, even combine them and make something truly unique.

How To Celebrate Your Anniversary During The Pandemic

Posted by Live Love Mom on June 19, 2020 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (5)
by: Stephanie McEndree




Here are ways to celebrate your wedding or relationship anniversary during the pandemic.

Turn up the music. Turn on the song to your first wedding dance and dance your wedding dance together. See if you can remember the steps off the top of your head, no practicing and no cheating! If you make some mistakes you can laugh about it together.

Cake time. If you saved the top of your wedding cake at the wedding, bust it out and eat it together. If not, ask the bakery to make one like your old wedding cake but in a smaller portion for two. 

Reminisce. Look through your wedding album and flip through your wedding photos. Pick out your favorite moments and memories and chat about them together. Watch your wedding video and honeymoon video if you have them, cuddle up under some blankets and hold hands. 

Break out the bubbly. Have a private toast together and drink champagne. Treat yourselves to mimosas in the morning. Pair your favorite wine with some savory dinner. Light some candles and eat by candle light, and play some soft music if you'd like. 

Order memories. Order some food from the caterer you used at your wedding, bonus if you choose the meal you had on your wedding day. You can have a picnic in your backyard, eat on your patio furniture or even indoors on the living room floor with a blanket. 

Make it fancy. Go out to dinner at your favorite fancy restaurant and order your favorite meal. Bonus if they have dim lighting. 

Write it out. Write a letter about your favorite moments of your first year of marriage. Trade each other's letters and read them.

Renew your vows. Have a small self-officiated ceremony in your backyard, or even in your home. Recite your wedding vows together and add in some new ones. You can even throw in some humorous vows in there such as, you promise to help him look for things that are right in front of him. Have a good laugh together and make it your own.

Make love. Bust out some massage oil, sprinkle rose petals on the bed and in the bath, have a bubble bath together, play some sensual music, light scented candles and make sweet love.

Stay the night at a hotel. Often, brides and grooms stay at a hotel the night of the wedding, or the night before. Go back to that hotel and stay there again to reminisce. If you didn't like that hotel, choose one in town and make it a staycation. Relax, let the staff clean your room for you, and order in some room service and have some spa services if they're available. If you have the cash to spend, splurge for a 5 star hotel with a jaccuzi, hot tub, pool, sauna, gym, fancy restaurant and massage therapy.

Got more ideas? Post them below!

Unique Gift Ideas For Your Husband

Posted by Live Love Mom on April 17, 2020 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

by: Stephanie McEndree



Is your husband hard to buy for? Does he have everything he could possibly want or need? Are you tired of getting him the same old gifts? Are you looking for something new and refreshing to gift him? Are you wanting to wow him and also impress him with the originality of his gift? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you've come to the right place! Here are some unique gift ideas that are sure to make your husband smile!


Land. Emerald Heritage sells real land in Northern Ireland and the title Squire or Squiress to go with it. Whether a tiny or large plot, it makes for a very unique gift especially if your husband is Irish. Highland Titles sells Scottish land and the Scottish title of Laird, Lord or Lady or Glencoe. If you get a 10 square foot plot or larger, you can make him Laird or Lord of Lochaber as well. There is also plenty of merch in their store you can buy to highlight the gift.


Title. Buy a title very cheaply, if you're fine with the certificate being in German. I would suggest Nobility Titles. The aforementionned also include a title with the land they sell. Titles are hereditary with children and can be passed down. Also, the buying of land contributes to nature conservation of native forests. You will also be helping to make a difference in the world!


Celebrity video. On an app and website called Cameo, you can order a personal video from a celebrity to your spouse! You can include keywords of what you would want it to say! Prices vary on how huge and well-known the celebrity is, and they have to be on Cameo to make the video. Celebrities range from sports players, musicians, bands, singers, actors and more.


Personalized song. Pay a musician and singer-songwriter to make a personal song for your husband. It can be a slow song or an upbeat tune. This is all made possible by Songfinch, and you provide details so you can get a truly unique song. You can also buy the song on a CD, record or even in a bear and some sheet music.


Autographed photo. Get an autographed photo of their favorite athlete, it can often be found on ebay or similar sites. You may also find an autographed baseball, football, jersey or similar item. Your husband is sure to cherish it forever!


Blanket. Who doesn't like staying warm? Order a blanket on Canva and put a photo of your choice on there. It can be your wedding photo, a family portrait, a quote, the winning goal in his favorite match, his favorite celebrity, or anything really!


Personalized wallet. You can order one on Wish if you don't mind waiting around a month. It's often in felt or leather and includes a warm message to your husband saying how much you love him.


Tie clip. On wish, you can also order an engraved tie clip that says husband, I love you, or anything similar. This is perfect for the husband that wears ties often whether because he is a businessman, or because he often goes to formal functions.


Got any more ideas? Comment below!

Ways To Show Your Husband You Care

Posted by Live Love Mom on April 16, 2020 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (5)

by: Melinda Humpherys



Lots of wives show they care every day. They might cook, clean, or simply tell their husband they love him. However, whether they are feeling particularly appreciative a certain day, some wives like to step it up and do something special for their husbands. Here are some ideas on ways to show your husband that you care. 


Give him a massage. Whether it's a foot rub or a back rub, a massage always feels good for anyone. Set a time where you can get alone time just the two of you. Turn off the lights, light some scented candles, and use some massage oil. Be sure to rub the oil between your hands to warm it up before you massage your husband. You can also put on some soothing music. Who knows, you might get to have some steamy love-making afterwards!


Write a love letter. Describe how you feel about your husband in a touching love letter. You can also write a poem or a song if you're better in a lyrical context. Bring up some happy memories such as when you first met, your first date, your engagement, your wedding day, your honeymoon or the birth of your children. You can list the reasons you love him, what you love about him and how he's shaped you. 


Surprise him. Whether it's tickets to his favorite game, doing the one chore he dreads or baking him a birthday cake, catch him off-guard with something he'll love. Put on that sundress he likes and let him show you off on a date you pay for of his choice. Watch his favorite sports with him. Play video games together. The possibilities are endless!


All in all, think about something he wants. If you aren't sure, think of something he would cherish or enjoy. 


How To Make Time For Your Spouse

Posted by Live Love Mom on April 4, 2020 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

by: Stephanie McEndree


 

Parenting is not for the weak. With mealtimes, cooking, cleaning, working, hygeine, activities and bedtime, it can be almost impossible to find time just for you and your spouse. Kids demand all of your attention, and parenting is wonderful. However, most of the time you were a couple before you were parents, and it's important to find time to maintain your relationship and your marriage. 


Spend time together. When the kids are in bed, whether it's naptime or bedtime, be sure to lay in bed and talk for a bit and cuddle. You will probably be exhausted after bedtime, so it's a good way to connect before drifting off to sleep. During naptime, you can cuddle on the couch and take advantage by watching an episode of your favorite TV show, a movie, or even play a game together. 


Splurge on a sitter. Whether it's a sitter, your parents, or even one of your older kids, have your kids watched so you can go out on a date night together once a month. If this isn't possible, there are some places that have childcare centers included, such as gyms, spas or restaurants with play areas.


Take a trip together. Whether it's a staycation or a getaway, having some time to unwind to yourselves and reconnect can be a real treat. Take some time to get away just the two of you.


Communicate. With the frustrations of parenting, tantrums and messes, things can get tense. It's very important to communicate effectively so you can get your needs met. Remember, you are a team and it's important to act like it. Together, you can accomplish anything. Brainstorm ideas on things to do together and when.


Listen. When your spouse talks to you, you need to pay attention. It's essential to any relationship, but it's especially important during parenthood. It's important to be on the same page now more than ever. You're parenting little humans together. Your spouse also might have ideas on how they'd like to spend time with you.


 

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Have A Wedding Contingency Plan

Posted by Live Love Mom on March 31, 2020 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (4)

by: Stephanie McEndree



Your wedding is planned and all set. You’re getting married in a few days, weeks or months. Then, something happens that throws off your plans! For many brides and grooms all over the world, their venues, officiants, caterers, DJs and more are all cancelling on them. Months and years of planning are going down the drain. So, what can you do? Here are ways you can have your dream wedding, or a wedding, during hard times.


 

Throw out your guest list. If you want to get married on your date, you need to tell everyone not to come. If your country requires witnesses, you can bring two people, but it has to be people you are in close contact with regularly, such as parents, kids or roommates, to minimize the chance of passing on an illness (in the case of COVID19). Ask if the venue will consider still having the wedding if it’s just the couple, two witnesses and the officiant and maybe a photographer.


 

Online option. Ask if your officiant is willing to marry you both online, where he can sign the marriage certificate once you are married and send it to the both of you to sign it, then you can mail it in. I am not sure if this is possible or even legal, but it can’t hurt to ask.


 

Stay at home. You can scrap all of your plans and just get married at home. Tell the officiant to meet you at your domicile, or in your backyard for more safety. Get married just the three of you present, and sign the license and be on your way.


 

Go to the courthouse. If they are open, call and ask to schedule an appointment to get married by a justice of the peace. Remember you can always have your big wedding later. What’s important is to get married and make it official.


 

Reschedule. Tell your venue to postpone the date for 2021, or ask them when they have an open date available later this year. With the virus being unpredictable, no one quite knows how long countries will be shut down for, so ask for a date several months away.


 

Remember, the most important thing is that both you and your partner are safe and healthy. This whole thing really is unfortunate, it really is. Hopefully, in a few years you will be able to laugh about it with your friends. You will have a dramatic story to tell your grandkids someday.



 

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115 At-Home Date Ideas

Posted by Live Love Mom on March 23, 2020 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (1)
by: Stephanie McEndree



Not everyone has hundreds of dollars to spend on a fancy date. Sometimes we have to stay indoors, such as if a partner is disabled, immuno-compromised or if there is a pandemic. This can make it difficult to find a fun date night to do as a couple in our own home. We've scoured the internet and were able to find quite a few home date ideas for couples. Look through our list and choose which one or ones suits you best. 

  1. Play a board game. Go through your board game stash and pick out one to play. Whether it's monopoly, checkers, LIFE or chess, playing as a couple will be fun.

  2. Play a card game. You can play blackjack together, rummy, go fish, and many other games. You can even do card tricks, or learn some for free on YouTube and put on your own magic show.

  3. Have a candle light meal. Dim the lights, or shut them off altogether and light some candles and eat a nice meal together.

  4. Have a book club for two. Choose a book you have read, or read a book, or listen to an audiobook together. Then, discuss together what you thought of the book, your favorite parts, and what you would change.

  5. Eat take-out to some romantic music. Put on some Barry White or anything romantic and slow, and eat a savory meal together.

  6. Cook dinner together. You can work on the meal together or take turns making a home-cooked meal for one another.

  7. Have a homemade pizza night. Decide which type of pizza you want to make, and look up recipes and choose one. Work together to make a tasty pizza for you both to enjoy.

  8. Have breakfast in bed. You can have brunch foods after sleeping in and munch on some fruit, french toast, sausages, bacon, eggs, pancakes and muffins.

  9. Make dessert together. Whether you have an old favorite or want to try something new, make something sweet, salty or tasty.

  10. Try a new recipe together. There are millions of recipes online, or even on the back of cooking ingredients. Bond over cooking and make one together.

  11. Create a masterpiece and paint. Paint on a canvas, on paper, cardboard, or even your walls if you want a mural style. 

  12. Create an at-home bookstore. You can order books online that you'd like to add to your collection. Check out each other's books and pick the one you would like to read.

  13. Play 20 questions. Get to know your spouse more and ask them questions you'd like to know about them. It can be as simple as knowing their favorite color, or ask them about a childhood memory.

  14. Play indoor mini-golf together. Bust out the golf clubs and golf balls and have a mini-putt in your own home or backyard.

  15. Play indoor croquet together. Don't get too intense with the competition. You can also play in your yard.

  16. Put a puzzle together. You can pick a puzzle with a lot of pieces and see how fast you can finish it accurately.

  17. Make marshmallow guns and have a marshmallow war. This will surely be fun and make memories where you two remember laughing and channeling your inner child.

  18. Have a backyard picnic. You can also have one in your living room if the weather isn't permitting. Pack a picnic basket with yummy foods and go enjoy it on a large blanket.

  19. Snuggle and watch a movie with some popcorn. It's like going out to the movies without the large pricetag, and you get to cuddle.

  20. Cuddle and binge-watch a TV show together. Pick a popular one you haven't watched yet so you can talk about it with friends and family later, and understand the memes circulating the internet about it.

  21. Read a book together. You can read it aloud and take turns, or open it up and let the other know when you are done with the page before turning it. You can also listen to a podcast together or an audiobook.

  22. Do arts and crafts together. There are many gorgeous crafts you can make with household items, even toilet paper rolls can be made into beautiful floral decorations.

  23. Fireplace marshmallow roast. Whether you have an indoor fireplace or an outdoor firepit, roast marshmallows on sticks and eat them together. See how you like your marshmallows done the most.

  24. Camp in your backyard. Pitch a tent in your backyard with sleeping bags and pillows and a cooler and hang out like you're camping.

  25. Teach eachother something. Teach him how to sew and have him teach you how to change a tire, for example. Essential skills are a good thing to prioritize and are very useful.

  26. Have an intimate barbecue and grill your favorite meats. You can make some hamburgers, hot dogs, steak, a fish fry, or grilled brochettes and enjoy the results.

  27. Have a fondue night. Whether it's cheese or chocolate, have a fondue night with your significant other. Use veggies and meats for cheese fondue, and fruits for chocolate fondue.

  28. Have a vinyl listening party for two. You can also listen to old cassette tapes and CDs and relive the good old days.

  29. Take a bubble bath together. Even a shower, being there to wash the other's back reinforces your bond because you're working together and caring for one another.

  30. Create a bucket list together. List things you've always wanted to do, especially as a couple. Write them in the list and plan to do those things together someday.

  31. Listen to an old-time radio show. Whether it's sports or a scary story, it can feel like going back in time.

  32. Try to break a guinness world record. If you don't have the book, you can look it up online. You can each choose one, or pick one together to break together.

  33. Go through old photo albums and walk down memory lane. You can look at photos of when you were kids, wedding albums, your children's baby photos, yearbooks and more. Discuss the circumstances of childhood photos and learn more about each other.

  34. Make a music video to your favorite song. Even if it's just lip-syncing and jamming around being silly, it will make you laugh in the future and you will have fun doing it.

  35. Put on some slow jams and slow-dance in the living room. You can practice a dance routine you had together if you took dance lessons, or how you danced at your wedding. 

  36. Have a friendly cooking competition. Whip up dishes together and see who has the best-tasting one.

  37. Create a code or language to use to send each other coded messages. You can use something like pig latin.

  38. Learn a new language together. Duo Lingo is a good place to learn a new language and you can do it together. Pick a language that natives speak in a country you would like to visit, or where your ancestors came from.

  39. Take a personality test and compare the results. See if you agree with each other's results and how you both are compatible.

  40. Do a scavenger hunt. Choose some items you haven't seen in a while and don't know where they are, and look around the house to find them. You can also choose some items and hide them yourself, and watch your spouse look for them. Take turns and make it fun.

  41. Do a treasure hunt together. Hunt under the cushions and under the couch and beds to find spare change. The one that finds the most wins!

  42. Make a vlog or home video. Whether for personal viewing or for posting on YouTube, make it fun and interesting.

  43. Make a crossword puzzle for each other. You can also find some old newspapers and do those crossword puzzles.

  44. Play twister. Get tangles up with your spouse and laugh about how silly you look as you try to touch the colored dots!

  45. Make your family tree and see how far back you can trace your ancestors. You can probably figure out some surprising things about your family and your ethnicity. I would suggest Ancestry as a site to start out.

  46. Play sudoku. This is especially a good idea for those good with patterns and math. 

  47. Bake something together. Especially something you've never done before. Try to make bread from scratch, for example.

  48. Make ice cream sundaes. Decorate them with chocolate syrup, some sprinkles and cherries and whatever else you like.

  49. Bake a cake or cupcakes. Decorate them together and see how it turns out. 

  50. Have a water balloon fight. This is best done in the backyard to avoid mess, but you can also do it in the garage and rinse your car at the same time if you hit it accidentally.

  51. Have a water gun fight. Fill up those water guns and spray each other! I would stay away from the super-soakers if you are inside however.

  52. Make long-term goals; saving for a house, saving for retirement, plan a vacation. You can make it fun, such as adding yarn to connect steps to make it a reality.

  53. Have the other put together silly outfits and model them for each other. The sillier the better! Pick shoes, a hat, a top, a bottom, a scarf and sunglasses and a coat to make a whole ensemble.

  54. Give each other massages. Grab some lotion or massage oil and relax the tension in your muscles. If you don't know how, there are youtube tutorials that can show you some basic techniques.

  55. Go stargazing outside. You can lay on a blanket outside and look up at the stars. Bonus for watching in August, when there are shooting stars.

  56. If you have more than one wine in the home, create your own little wine-tasting station. Bring out shot glasses and pretend they are those little plastic cups for the wine tasting. Rate them from a 0 to 10 scale and choose your favorite.

  57. Create fancy appetizers such as pigs in a blanket, cheeses, crackers, grapes and cold meats.

  58. Make smores at the fire pit. They can be messy, but they are a delicious snack. You can also tell scary stories by the campfire.

  59. Write the story of how you met and how your relationship evolved from your POV and read your partner's. You can also write each other a love letter.

  60. Make a date night jar together. Grab old popsicle sticks or thumb depressers and write date ideas on it for dates outside of the home.

  61. Make bath bombs. You can make essential oil bath bombs or regular bath bombs. Make them together, and use them together too.

  62. Make soap together. If you are already crafty, you can make soap, shaving cream, lotion, sugar scrubs, salt scrubs and even lip balm. 

  63. Play survivalist. Look up which plants are edible, how to make a fire from scratch, and make a shelter. 

  64. Look up a paint by number canvas and print it out, and create a watercolor painting. 

  65. Scrapbook together. Grab some extra photos and make a great memory book with scraps of cloth, construction paper, glitter, whatever you can find.

  66. Shadowbox important items such as the wedding garter, your first love letters, valentines, etc.

  67. Finger paint together. Get silly! Make a mess! You only live once.

  68. Have kareoke night together. You don't even need the kareoke machine, look up an instrumental version of a song you know on YouTube and play it, and sing. Have fun!

  69. Draw or paint each other. See if you have hidden talents and if not, it will be silly and make each other laugh.

  70. Ask your spouse to answer questions about you, and take turns. See how well you know each other.

  71. Play darts. Be careful not to hurt the wall however, so this would probably be better done outside in your yard.

  72. Play lawn games. You can also play field hockey, soccer, flag football, football or anything you want in your yard.

  73. Have a dance party! Blast some fast-paced music and show off your dance moves. Grab some flashlights and dance with them, turn it into a rave. You can also dress in your halloween costumes and double it as a costume party.

  74. Build a snowman together. This of course works best during the winter. Gather hats, scarves, buttons, carrots and branches to make the faces and arms. You can even make one of each other.

  75. Build an igloo outside. Try to make a snow cave big enough for you to crawl into. 

  76. Make snow angels together. Cover your yard with snow-angels and try to minimize footprints.

  77. Have a snowball fight. Find places to hide ot build a trench and have an all-out war!

  78. Make candles. You can make a candle from melted wax of another candle. You can buy wicks ahead of time before your date happens.

  79. Get some chunky yarn and hand-knit a blanket. You will end up with two large, cozy blankets to snuggle under!

  80. Play a trivia game. Flex your brains and challenge eachother with a trivia game.

  81. Play charades and see how good your silent acting skills are.

  82. Grab some clean snow and make slushies. Mix the clean snow with some fruit juice and have a tasty treat.

  83. Play video games together. If one of you is a gamer, you can introduce your spouse to your game and play together. If you have old gaming systems, play games you used to play as a child and bond.

  84. Try a workout session together. There are workouts on YouTube that are free. Start out small if you're a beginner, and challenge yourself if you're advanced.

  85. Learn something new together. Learn how to knit, how to crochet, new vocabulary, anything you want! Look it up and read about it together or watch videos.

  86. Complete a guided meditation session together. They have lots of videos like this on youtube playing relaxing music where someone guides your meditation. So get comfortable, close your eyes and enjoy.

  87. Do yoga together. It's good for stretching as well as strength-building and toning. Look good and do it together!

  88. If you have a truck, have a tailgate party. Put pillows in the bed, throw blankets in there and watch the clouds. Try to find shapes in them and tell each other who or what clouds look like.

  89. Grab a pair of binoculars and bird-watch from your backyard. For a silly element, you can make some out of empty toilet paper rolls.

  90. Make a birdhouse together. Paint a pre-made wooden one or make one in woodshop if you have one. Fill with bird seed

  91. Garden together. Get some flowers, fruit, veggies or herbs and plant them together. If you already have some, take their seeds and plant them elsewhere.

  92. Make a pillow fort in the living room and go all out. Use regular pillows, throw pillows, even the couch cushions. Turn it into a real castle!

  93. Make a new drink together! You can mix alcohol with mixers, or put some fruit juice and soda together.

  94. Play strip jenga. This should be fun for couples who also like to get frisky.

  95. Play strip poker. This is another good ice-breaker to get a couple in the mood.

  96. Play would you rather. If you need ideas, there are plenty online.

  97. Have a nerf gun fight. Chase each other around the house and find some unique hiding spots.

  98. Have your spouse do your makeup. The result will probably be hilarious! You can also do each other's hair. If your spouse wants to shave their beard or head, do it yourself and buzz in some funny designs before shaving all of it off.

  99. Grab a camera and take portraits of each other. Not only will your spouse see themselves through your eyes, you also get some cool shots you can show off on your LinkedIn profile.

  100. Wash your car in your bathing suit. Have fun with it, have a water fight or suds fight!

  101. Dance in the rain. You can get in your bathing suits, rubber boots and umbrellas and jump in puddles too.

  102. Turn your bedroom into a fancy hotel room. Make oregami towels, put a chocolate on your pillows, make your beds with your best sheets and put a buch of pillows, light scented candles and make the room nice and tidy.

  103. Have an at-home spa date. Do face masks, diffuse some essential oils and sit in a massage chair.

  104. Have an ethnic food night. Cook italian, french, cajun, mexican, whatever you want!

  105. Play interior designer. See if moving your furniture or hanging up some photos can make the house look better.

  106. Pretend you're at a drive-in movie. Use a projector and watch a movie outside.

  107. Have a pillow fight. Grab some soft pillows and have a pillow fight on your bed. Have fun with it!

  108. Have a food fight. You can make it sexy and use dessert foods such as chocolate syrup and whipped cream and lick it off each other afterwards.

  109. If you have a large tub, do some jello or mud wrestling. It'll be easy to clean up afterwards since it's in the bath. You can make bubbles and have a foam party afterwards!

  110. Visit a museum online together. These museums have online tours: The British Museum in London, The Vatican Museum in Vatican City, the Dali Theatre and Museum in Spain, and the Louvre in France.

  111. Decorate ceramic mugs together. If you have the materials, look up how to do it. Paint the mugs and heat them to dry the paint.

  112. Recreate your first or favorite date at home. It may be a challenge but it will be sentimental and sweet.

  113. Take some online dance lessons. YouTube has a lot of free tutorials where you can learn some new dance moves.

  114. Make milkshakes or floats. They are nice treats to enjoy indoors.

  115. Sip hot chocolate, tea or coffee on your patio, balcony or porch. Bonus if you watch the sunrise or sunset together, or if you have a time of year where there is a lot of kite-flying, hot-air balloons or fireworks you can watch at the same time.
That's all folks! Be sure to comment below and let us know if these ideas worked for you, which ones you did, and if you have any other stay-at-home date ideas for couples.

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