Date Ideas

Best Spring Date Ideas (4/12/2019)

Hey everyone! I am super excited to share with you all some amazing spring date ideas that I’ve been coming up with recently. Going on dates is super important in a relationship which is why I love doing posts on it on my blog.

Sometimes being in a relationship for a long time makes it hard to come up with fresh date ideas. You’ve gone and done so much together that it feels like you have done it all. Repeating dates can get super boring for each person in the relationship! So of course I am here to help with a list of fresh date ideas to use for you and your significant other!

Here’s the Best Spring Date Ideas of 2019:

• Bike Ride in a new neighborhood

• Have a picnic in a park together

• Go to the farmers market and make dinner with the items you bought

• Do a backyard DIY together

• Buy some camping gear and camp in the backyard or go on a camping trip

• Watch movies on a makeshift projector screen outside

• Go on a fun scavenger hunt together

• Go on a double date with another couple you like to hangout with

• Do an at home wine/beer tasting event and invite friends

• Ride in some Go-carts and race each other

• Go to the library together and pick out books for each other to read

• Drive to go see the sunset at your favorite spot

• Go through old pictures with your families

• Do some gardening together and plant some veggies, fruits and flowers

• Go to a classic car show together

• Take a day trip and visit family from a different state/region

• (If you’re of age to drink) Go to the bar when they have a live music night/ a drink special — you can’t beat $1 margaritas

• Look up what’s going on in town, write all of the events on pieces of paper and toss them all around in a hat. Do a random drawing and go to the event you chose!

• Go to your local arcade and then go out for some pizza and ice cream afterwards

• Find a cause to volunteer for and do it together. There is nothing like giving back.

• Go to a lantern festival or order a lantern on Amazon/ online and release the lantern

• Lay under the stars and just talk about life as you stargaze

• Attend a local baseball game together and cheer on your favorite team! You can even make bets to each other on which team you think will win and the winner gets something of their choice!

• Wake up early on the weekend and find some cool stuff together at yard sales that are happening around you

• Visit a flower farm and take some really beautiful pictures together

I hope these date ideas help with figuring out what dates you wanna try and go on next. Make sure to comment down below what posts you’d like to see more of and subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content.

-Stay Chic,

Date Night At A Car Show (3/24/2019)

Car shows have always been a huge part of my life since I can remember. My father used to bring me to all of his car shows growing up and I always had fun at them. I grew up having a number of classic cars like a ’65 Oldsmobile, a ’75 Mustang Mach 1, a ’92 Mercedes and my own first car is an oldie– a ’98 BMW. I love classic cars and now Ryan also has a classic car a ’92 Lincoln Towncar.

Ryan and I recently went on a date night at a huge car show and I thought it would be a really cool date idea for others to go on with their significant others. Car shows are usually a lot of fun with vendors, prizes and trophies (if you enter your car– it doesn’t have to be classic either). Sometimes there’s even live music which is always a lot of fun.

Here’s some photos of us having fun at our car show date night:

This date night was a ton of fun as we ran around and looked at all of the amazing cars. We were lucky enough to be able to take a photo with the Batmobile as well. Not a lot of people are allowed to stand by that car because it is worth a lot of money. One of the managers allowed us to take a photo behind the ropes since we were one of the last people at the show.

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. If you ever use any of my date ideas make sure to @ me on social media! I love seeing photos from you all. Make sure to comment below what your favorite car is!

-Stay Chic,

My Valentine’s Day (2/15/2019)

Hey everyone! I wanted to share what I did this Valentine’s Day and to wish you a belated Valentine’s Day. I hope it was full of love, and maybe not just love for a partner but love for yourself and for those around you. Ryan and I had a great Valentine’s Day ourselves and I am honestly so thankful for him.

Ryan spoiled me this year and surprised me with a whole room decorated for Valentines Day. He got me all of my favorite candies and he even made me chocolate covered strawberries. When I walked in there was romantic music playing and on each of the lollipops on the bed there was a reason why he loved me written on the back. He also got me tickets to go to a local event that lets you play with cats in a cafe.

I had given Ryan his favorite candies as well and tickets to see a comedy show. I also did a cheesy but adorable gift where I made date night popsicle sticks and put them in a heart shaped tin and I got him a bell that says “Ring for a Kiss”.

Later on in the night we had an at home candlelit dinner with steaks we had made and some mashed potatoes and broccoli. It was very romantic and after dinner we ended the night with ice cream sundaes and a movie. I couldn’t have wished for any more, this Valentine’s Day was perfect and Ryan is perfect.

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Make sure to comment down below what you did for Valentines Day this year!

-Stay Chic,

Ryan’s Birthday Planning (2/1/2019)

This year for Ryan’s birthday I am making big plans for his 21st. I am so happy he is finally 21 and we are going to have such a blast together when we go out! Since this is one of the biggest birthdays of our young adult lives I have some pretty extravagant plans. I wanted to share these with you all because I can’t keep them a secret any longer.

For Ryan’s birthday I am planning two weeks worth of activities. Yes, I said two weeks and yes, I am extra. We’ve been so busy between family events and work/school we haven’t had a moment to do anything for us. I figured doing a bunch of activities during my spring break will be perfect. Let me break the plans down for you all:

How I will execute the plans:

Each day for the whole two weeks Ryan will have a package to open and inside the package there will be a notecard for him to open. The note card will be decorated with drawings and themed stickers as well as information about what we are doing that day. Inside the notecard there will be any necessary gift cards/ certificates, money, or tickets we will need to do these activities.

Monday, March 4th:

Ryan and I will go on a Chipotle date. We are huge Chipotle fans if you didn’t know. The Chipotle will be pre-ordered and we will go to pick it up. Then we will have a cute dinner date at home together watching our current favorite show Parks and Recreation.

Tuesday, March 5th:

Ryan and I will be going on a Target date. Each of us have a preloaded $10 gift card and we have to find the perfect gift for each other. Whoever finds the best gift picks what we eat for dinner!

Wednesday, March 6th:

I will be taking Ryan to a shooting range. Ryan likes to go to the shooting range as a hobby so I figured I would take him to do something he would enjoy.

Thursday, March 7th:

This night we will be going to see Captain Marvel in an IMAX theatre. Ryan will love this because he loves Marvel and hero movies. Plus, he just caught up on the Marvel series and March 7th is the opening night for Captain Marvel.

Friday, March 8th:

I told Ryan that I was making plans for his birthday and I asked him what was one thing he wanted to do. He told me the one thing he wanted to do was have a DIY romantic dinner date with me. We will cook baked ziti (one of Ryan’s favorite dinners) and have a candlelit dinner together this day.

Saturday, March 9th (RYANS 21ST BDAY):

This is Ryan’s 21St birthday which just so happens to fall on our towns St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Ryan and I had planned on going to the parade and doing a bar crawl on his birthday since the beginning of this year. So we will be attending the St. Patties Day Parade and doing the bar crawl in our town!

Sunday, March 10th:

In the morning we will be going to one of Ryan’s favorite breakfast places and grabbing some food. We will then be going ice skating in the afternoon and once we finish we will be going straight to Ryan’s family birthday party/dinner.

Monday, March 11th:

Ryan and I will be going snow tubing this day after he gets out of work. Nearby there is a mountain that does galactic snow tubing which is nighttime snow tubing with a laser show. This should be really cool.

Tuesday, March 12th:

We will be going skiing on this day because it is our favorite hobby to do together. I figured we should going skiing one last time before the season is over!

Wednesday, March 13th:

On this day we will be going to a place near me that does axe/hatchet throwing. This will be a ton of fun for us to do together and it’s also BYOB which will give Ryan another reason to flash his new sideways ID!

Thursday, March 14th:

There is a famous bar near us that I’ve been going to for quite some time now that I’ve been 21 for a number of months. This bar gives you free pizza with every drink you purchase (you can even purchase a soda if you don’t drink alcohol). I will be bringing Ryan here on this day so he can experience this awesome bar and maybe we can play some ski-ball (yes, they also have arcade games and it’s amazing).

Friday, March 15th:

Ryan loves lighthouses and this is one of our hobbies we do together. We visit lighthouses a lot! So I figured I’d bring him to a lighthouse nearby that we haven’t been to yet. Then later on I wanted to bring him to a club a couple of towns over that I’ve been going to almost every weekend. It’s a lot of fun if you like to dance.

Saturday, March 16th:

On this day I will be bringing Ryan on a trip to Atlantic City. Here we will be going out to eat at our favorite restaurant, Ryan will gamble for the first time, and we will be going to a club to go dancing!

Sunday, March 17th:

If you have been reading my blog for a long time then you know I am 55% Irish. Ryan is also Irish so this day we will be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day with my family. Every year we eat a traditional Irish dinner and watch the movie The Quiet Man. We will also be celebrating Ryan’s birthday with my family on this day as well.

This is the last of Ryan’s birthday plans and I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Make sure to comment down below what your thoughts are on these huge plans and if you have any suggestions.

Stay Chic,

Follow Along On Our Fall Dates So Far (11/7/2018)

Hey everyone! Since we are well into the fall season I wanted to show you guys all of the dates that Ryan and I have been in thus far. We have already done a lot but we still aren’t finished with going on fall themed dates just yet! I’m hoping that this post gives you some inspiration on what dates to go on with your significant other.

We babysat our niece which is always something we enjoy!

We saw a lighthouse which is something we love doing together!

We learned about historic battle forts, we enjoyed nature walks and another lighthouse!

We went on the last boat ride for the year because the season is coming to an end!

We enjoyed drinks and lunch with his amazing family!

We drove a boat together (Ryan was very scared that I was driving)!

We attended a local fall festival which was so much fun and we ate a lot of food!

We had a romantic dinner date at Olive Garden aka one of my favorite restaurants ever and it is also where we had our first date.

We went to a winery and drank some wine, ate at food trucks and also enjoyed the bonfires.

We attended a family costume party dressed as Ray and old Luke Skywalker from Star Wars.

We spent some time with the kids trick or treating on Halloween!

We bought a classic car to fix up and cruise around in!

These dates were a ton of fun and it was so amazing to share these experiences with each other. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what fall dates you’d like to experience!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

25 Girls Night Ideas (11/1/2018)

Hey everyone! I wanted to come on here and talk about girls night ideas. I do a ton of date ideas but what about those date nights with your besties. This also doesn’t have to limit to just girls, it can be for anyone but I just chose this as the title because I usually host girls night at my house! So let’s start listing some friends night activities.

• Wine and paint night at home

• Go to the club

• Get some appetizers at the bar

• Have a pizza party night

• Spa night

• DIY ice cream sundaes

• Night at the movies

• Shopping spree

• Closet Purge

• DIY night

• Give each other makeovers

• If you or your friends want to do something different to their hair and don’t want to go to a salon Dye each other’s hair (please be smart about doing this, know the risks and take the proper precautions).

• Game night

• Go get massages

• Get your nails done or do your nails together

• Have a heart to heart

• Host a dinner party

• Bake together

• Go out for drinks

• Karaoke night

• Drink wine and watch a tv show you all like

• Visit a local coffee shop

• Scary movie night at home

• Go bowling

• Go to your local winery

I hope you enjoyed these ideas and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below what your thoughts are on these friends night ideas.

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Best Fall Double Date or Group Date Ideas (10/7/2018)

Hey everyone! I’m here to share the best fall double date or group date ideas (obviously depending on your group size)! So, I am here to share the fun with you all. These dates can also be turned into friend group days!

Here’s the list:

1) Weekend Long Camping Trip

2) Local Festival

3) Boat Ride

4) Couples Spa Trip

5) Winery

6) Laser Tag

7) Hay Ride

8) Haunted House

9) Out For Fall Cocktails

10) Drive In Movie

11) Fire Pit

12) Dinner At Someone’s House

13) Trivia Night

14) Escape Room

15) Hatchet Throwing

16) Kayaking

17) Football Game

18) Wine And Painting

19) Amusement Park

20) Roller Skating

21) Go To A Club

22) Aquarium

23) Go On A Fall Hike

24) Bowling

25) Corn Maze

26) Have A Halloween Party

27) Have A Murder Mystery Party

28) Go To The Local Brewery

29) Pumpkin Carving

30) Karaoke Night

31) Cooking Class

32) Watch A Theatre Performance

33) Scary Movie Night

34) Bar Crawl

35) Support Small Businesses (Small Business Day Is November 24th)!

I hope you enjoyed these date ideas and remember to subscribe for email notifications to never miss a post!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Girls Night Ideas (10/3/2018)

I have some really fun ideas for you guys that are different than the normal date nights I share. I wanted to share some inspiration with y’all for the nights you have with your friends. I did name this girls night only because all of my friends I normally hangout with are girls but of course this can be for any gender!

So here are some fun Girls Nights Ideas:

• Ice Cream Night

• Wine And Painting Night At Home

• Out For Drinks

• Out To A Dancing Club

• Fuzzy Sock And Movie Night

• Baking Night

• HGTV Night

• Shopping Spree

• Trip To The City

• Brunch And Mimosas

• Beach/Lake Day

• Facial Day

• Outdoors Instagram Photoshoot

• Plan A Trip Abroad

• Hot Yoga

• Boat Ride

• Concert

• Sleep Over

• Dipping Strawberries In Chocolate With Wine

• Go For A Group Hike

• Wine Tasting

• Team Up For Trivia Night

• Go Get Makeovers At MAC or Sephora

• Spa Day

• DIY Together

• Go Get Massages (GroupOn)

• Shoe Shopping

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and comment down below what other friend night ideas you have!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Last Minute Dinner Date Idea (9/14/2018)

Hey y’all! I’ve recently had little to no time to go on dates with Ryan and it can definitely get frustrating. We both don’t get home until really late and most restaurants are closed so there’s not much we can do for going on a dinner date after work/school. So we came up with a few last minute dinner date ideas to help those with the same problem!

Cook From Home

Run to the store really quick and have your significant other pick out a meal and cook it for you or vice versa.

Get Takeout

• Have A DIY Romantic Dinner

Ryan and I have done these a ton of times, so whip out your string lights and tapered candles!

• Get The Leftovers Out And Have A Potluck

Have a DIY dinner, drinks and movie night! Feel free to invite over your night owl friends or family.

Make frozen meals (frozen pizza) and do homework/work together

Have dessert for dinner

The great thing about being an adult is your parents telling you that brownies are not a meal! So indulge in sweets because you can.

I hope you enjoyed these last minute dinner date ideas. Remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and comment down below posts you’d like to see!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

A Week Of Date Ideas (8/13/2018)

Hey everyone! I’ve been on a date idea craze lately and wanted to do a post that gives you all date ideas that you can do for a whole entire week. You and your significant other should definitely and try complete this list at least once! A whole week of dates is so much fun!

Sunday-

To really brighten up your Sunday together you can both go on a shopping spree together! Make it even more fun by getting each other surprise gifts (with a set money limit) at the end of the shopping spree!

Monday-

Re-decorate a room! Whether you live together or not you can re-decorate a room in your house/apartment or either of your bedrooms!

Tuesday-

Do a DIY wine/beer/whiskey/cheese tasting at home! You can either do it alone or invite some friends over. You can pair this with a painting night with some Bob Ross videos. Whoever paints the best picture gets to pick the theme of the next couples date night!

Wednesday-

Go to a park together! You can even do a picnic at the park you visit. Just make sure you are allowed to picnic before you get there!

Thursday-

Visit your family’s house for dinner and bring some homemade dessert with you that you both prepared earlier.

Friday-

Hit the bar or a club and if you are not old enough to do this then make your own dance floor in your house! You can use colored lights from a store like five below or Wal-Mart and use a speaker for music. Dance the night away!

Saturday-

Go to an open house together! You can both dress up and visit an open house and pretend like you are looking for a home together! This can even help you both figure out what you are looking for in a house and how you would like to decorate it.

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content! I hope you use these Date ideas to your advantage and comment down below what your thoughts are on them!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell