With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I hope that some of you are making plans for a romantic get-away with your spouse. My husband and I are planning a simple but special at-home date with a meal of Chicken Cordon Bleu, Italian Sodas and Tiramisu for dessert. We were blessed by being able to have our romantic get-away in December around our 4th wedding anniversary. Although that trip didn’t go as planned, it was still special.
Ahead of our anniversary trip I started to make myself a packing list. We were going to the lovely town of Seward (about 3 hours from our home) and I didn’t want to get there and realize that I’d forgotten something critical. Since we were going to be staying in our friends’ house with a full kitchen, we brought most of our own food. It was an enjoyable time cooking together (well, fun until I got sick!).
If you are going to a hotel or bed & breakfast, you won’t need to bring the food like we did. But there are certain must-haves for every romantic get-away trip. I hope this list is helpful to you as you pack and prepare for your special time together.
Romantic Get-Away Packing List
- Romantic Music Playlist or CD
- Decorative Dishes (if you’ll be preparing your own food)
- Games (our favorites are Catan and Dutch Blitz)
- Plenty of paper (my husband and I used our time away to set goals for the coming year and dream about our future)
- Love letter or thoughtful card for your spouse
- Massage Oil
- Bubble Bath
- Swimming clothes (if going to a warm location)
- Comfortable Lounging Clothes
- Ibuprofen (for those pesky headaches!)
- Popcorn (or other movie snack)
- Road trip or airport snacks
- If you’ll be making your own food, try this amazing steak marinade recipe for a truly unforgettable meal.
Make sure to make this list your own by adding the things necessary to make your special time together the best that it can be. I believe that it is critically important to spend time together as couples and to invest in our marriages. Your romantic get-away doesn’t have to be extravagant or expensive. What’s truly important is to get that one-on-one time that is so often difficult to come by amidst the busyness of our daily lives (especially when there are young children around!).
Tell me what items you’d add to this list! Leave me a comment below!