Romantic, Grown-Up Fort Ideas for a Nostalgic Date Night

There's no age limit for enjoying a good fort...especially if you're looking to enjoy a cozy night in with your significant other. From childhood memories to modern day inspiration, the possibilities for a magical fort are endless.

For this kind of date, growing up doesn't exist, and all rules go out the window. Here is some inspiration to get you started in creating the date night of your fantasies. 

 

1. Getting started: Drape sheets and blankets around living and bedroom furniture such as a couch, tabletop, bed, dresser, T.V etc. and build around them. Hang the sheets from the ceiling teepee style.

This can be done by clipping safety pins to the sheets and blankets. The top, two corners of the drapery can be hung from screw-eye hooks in the ceiling, which would be the only installation required, and worth keeping up for future fort-night dates with friends, lovers and family. 

2. Lights: Lighting is everything. Using candles and string lights is the best way to create a warm ambience worthy of a romantic evening. Depending on the height of the fort, it may be smart to use battery-powered candles to avoid any safety hazards. 

3. Outdoors: Forts don't just exist inside. Between treehouse inspiration and the use of tents, trampolines, teepees and trees, outdoor forts are perfect for a cozy-spring or summer evening, or for those brave lovers ready to bundle up in the chilly weather together. There is, in fact, such a thing as a double-sized, 15-degree sleeping bag.

Get creative, get romantic, put on that perfect playlist or movie, have that kid-inspired snack, but most of all, get silly! This is a play fort after all :)

Ideas For Keeping Your Bridesmaids Looking Funky Fresh on Your Wedding Day

We love classic. But even better than classic is classy with a twist. Here are some ideas for your bridesmaids to keep those bridal party photos looking funky fresh and oh so girly. 

1. Temporary Tattoos (The ink isn't permanent, but the memories are)

2. Personalized Bridesmaid Robes (Because...they're sure to be used again and again)

3. Bridesmaid Badge of Honor (Through stressful times and the good, they were there for you. Give 'em this gold star, will you?)

4. Personalized Water Bottles for Necessary Hydration (For an extra touch, fill it with a special note for each girl)

5. Special Socks (To keep their feet warm while they get their makeup done and hang out with you on your special day!)

 

 

 

 

Three New Christmas Traditions to Start with your Significant Other

        It's never too late to start new traditions, especially you newlywed couples or those looking to spice up the holidays this year with more than just cinnamon. 

Here are some ways for you and your partner to take advantage of the holiday magic: 

1. Write a letter to each other to have ready by Christmas morning.

Just like Santa is greeted with cookies and milk, put the letter on a plate with your SO's favorite sweet treat. Hide the letter and the treat in the house somewhere and have your partner look for it. They have to read your letter (which can contain anything you'd like, such as memories of the past year, why you are grateful for them, a funny joke, etc.) before they can eat! Store these letters in a Christmas traditions box and watch as they stack up over the years. 

2. Get a pair of matching holiday socks to wear on Christmas day.

Pick the socks out together, and wear them on Christmas day. Be sure to take a yearly picture. Before you know it, you'll have a whole collection! And who doesn't love Christmas socks?

3. Spend Christmas Eve driving around to look at Christmas lights. 

Find THAT neighborhood...the one where all the houses are glowing. Pack some hot cocoa in a thermos and make a mixed tape of your favorite holiday/cheesy love/anytime music. Label the CD and add it to your Christmas traditions box when the night is through. If you live in a city, share a pair of split headphones and walk around all bundled up. Drive or walk until the CD finishes, at least! 

 

May your Christmas be full of love and new traditions.