Monday, February 1, 2010.....
Saturday, while hubby and I were out and about picking up a Starbucks, buying Powerball lottery tickets (didn't win) and recharging the battery on my car (extreme cold temperatures + undriven car = jumpstart), hubby came up with another BRILLIANT romantic date suggestion.
As before, very little money is necessary for this date and he was so proud of himself that I feel I have to share with others.
The Brunch Date:
1. Tell your date you want to take her to Sunday brunch. Inform her to wear her Sunday best as the sky's the limit with her.
2. Pick up a local paper in an affluent town on the day the real estate listings are posted.
3. Map out all the open houses.
4. If you live in Connecticut, stop at the liquor store the night before and pick up some Mad Dog. Every brunch needs some bubbly.
5. When dressing that morning for your brunch date, make sure you have shoved enough plastic sandwich bags in your coat pockets. This is key.
6. Pick up date, who is beautifully dressed, open the car door and, if planned properly, turn to her and give her the option of 3 different towns to choose from to go for brunch.
7. Drive to the first Open House and ensure that you give your date her own baggie (she may be opposed to having you paw her food) and tell her to dig in at the free food platters [Note: You should always check to see if your local realtors put out food for their Open Houses. Otherwise, you might have to actually take your date to an actual restaurant].
8. Assuming there is food and you have each have filled up your Ziplocs, go to several more Open Houses before sitting back in a random parking lot sipping your cold Mad Dog 22 and enjoying the fine food scored at one of these events.
Hubby did mention you could eat at the Open House, but you really couldn't relax and enjoy one another's company.
I asked why not bubbly or Boone's Farm wine and he just said no. He was adamant about having MD22 (never had, so I can't even comment on this).
After he laid out his plan for the perfect Brunch Date, he smiled because he realized this would cost him less than the $25 dinner & movie date he spelled out for me a couple of months ago.
Gee, aren't a lucky girl?