Monday, December 7, 2009

Blog Swap- Cocktail Night In by Cher at Love, Actually blog

I'm excited to welcome back Cher to my blog for this blog swap. She has wonderful date ideas for you and that very special person in your life.
Hello, again! It's been a few weeks since I was here last...and I'm glad to be back! I hope you've taken the time to stop by my little blog, Love Actually. If not, come on over. You're welcome anytime! Okay, on to today's idea...

Did any of you happen to watch "Four Christmases"? If not, allow me to explain why it's pertinent to this post. The opening scene of the movie shows a guy and girl meeting at a bar for the first time. He's apparently hitting on her and she's not interested... Soon after, however, sparks begin to fly and a make-out session goes into high-gear! What's funny is that we later find out that these two strangers are actually a couple! They came to the bar that night with alternate personalities to "meet" again for the first time....what a way to spice things up! It was a hoot to watch...I'm sure it'd be even better in real life!
So, in lieu of this brilliant roleplay, I've created a late-night date idea that allows you and your spouse to kick back and enjoy a drink...notice that I said nothing about a bar!
Invite your spouse "in" for cocktails....or "mocktails" in my case. (alcohol-free).

-Have your kitchen cleaned up and use your table or countertop as your bar. (or if it's nice outside, use your patio or deck)
-Prepare some drinks (great recipes below..or Sparkling Cider is easier, faster, and probably cheaper!) (the drinks look really convincing with grapes or olives on a toothpick, or limes on the side of the glass)
-Get some cheap martini or wine glasses ($ store)
-Put some cut cheese and crackers on a little tray
-Dress up just a little...throw on some lipstick, ladies!
Get your act together... (pretend you don't know him/her, and they'll soon catch on and play along)
- "Do you come here often?"
- "Have I met you before? You look so familiar."
- Use some cheesy pickup lines (if it gets you both laughing, I'd be one happy blogger!)
- Make up interesting things about your "other" self (again, the movie provides excellent examples--I recommend watching it first!)

I designed these fun invites that you could give them that morning, when they get home from work/school, or just an hour before! Whatever works best.

Download Blue/White Invite HERE
Download Brown/Green Invite HERE

If you don't want to do the whole "alter ego" thing, then use this as a break from work, school, or the kids. Promise to only talk about each other, your love, but not all the stresses that have you down!

Here are some recipes (with my personal stamp of taste approval!) if you choose to make your own drinks:


Elaine said...

This is SUCH a fun idea!!! Totally something my husband and I would do....hahahah! said...

OMG! I have visited like 30 blogs today and yours is by far THE BEST! It is so easy to tell that you put time, effort, and HEART into your blog!!

I found you on the swap-bot blog swap. I am nelliebugsdotcom and I'm now following you! If you'd like to be pals on any other network (Twitter, FB, Myspace), just let me know!

MIchelle said...

Hello. I am also from swap-bot and these recipes are awesome. You are such a planner and that rocks!! These cookie exchanges are so cute! I am also a SAHM to only 2 kids, and im not sure where you get this energy from!! CONGRATS! if you have a facebook, looke me up :) michellekincaide

Michele said...

Hi! Michele360 from swap-bot here. What a cute idea!

LittleRed said...

The invites are so cute! (LittleRed from Swap-Bot)

Beck, At Her Best said...

I love this blog idea - my bf and I regularly have people over for dinner, but we never think to put things to a them. These are some great ideas!

ps. this is BeckR from swap-bot, now following for the "be my blog follower" swap

nattyj said...

What a fantastic idea! So well thought out! I am now following you from the blogger swap on swap bot.

Anonymous said...

Hi this is homekeepingheather from swap-bot. I've been following for several days now and Love your Blog!