Instead of buying the premixed packets at the store make your own from scratch just the way you like it! It’s a great way to spend time together and a fun way to learn new skills and recipes. Build a gingerbread house with only things you already have in your home. Heat up some chocolate in your own house and start dipping away. Play the board games you have that are collecting dust in the house. The winner should get to pick something for the other person to do for the night, or a week, to spice things up a bit. Hold hands and laugh at (and with) each other as you almost fall over a couple times. They’re seriously so cool and if you haven’t seen them before you need to. Hockey games are a fun way to get out and do something without breaking the bank. Dedicate a night to working on a project with your partner. There are usually great deals on paint and sip nights so do some searching first for coupons then book your seats! Most craft stores have canvas sets for pretty cheap. Stay in and bake together, and if you don’t want all the cookies in your house bring them over to friends, family or to your office.
Sometimes it’s so cold you don’t even want to go outside for dessert, so don’t. Find out when open skate is and hit the ice with your partner. It doesn’t have to be an NHL game but a local hockey team, college team or maybe even a semi-pro team in your area. There is always some project that you have in your mind that you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t made the time.
It’s a great way to have a competition with your partner. Just think about what she enjoys, like dolls or princesses, and find a birthday location that makes sense.