The Time I Turned Our House Into Europe :)

Hey Teacups,

Well it looks as if Covid-19 is not going anywhere anytime soon. If you’re as adventurous as me, I know how depressing this can be. I’ve found a way to be optimistic about all of this. The shutdowns around the world are challenging my creative abilities to keep my love life interesting. So I’ve decided to add a few inserts over the next few days to give you all some date ideas. So I’m going to share with you all a date I planned for our anniversary last year.

I’m heavy on the intimate. I like private dates with no one else around. So the best date idea for me was a stay at home date. I couldn’t quite figure out what I could do that wouldn’t just be the basic cook dinner at home date. We’re really big on traveling, so I decided to take my husband on a trip AT HOME.

WE TOOK A TOUR OF EUROPE AT HOME!!!

Yes, I said Europe. I took him 4,000+ miles without ever leaving the house. I transformed my living room, dining room, and bonus room into three different European countries. In each room, I hung a clock(displaying European time), that country’s flag, and a picture of that county. I printed out a “Passport of Love”. I even printed out flight tickets to each country we would be visiting. I even printed out facts about each country and put them on the walls.

To make this easier to explain, I’ll break it down by rooms.

Paris, France (Living Room)

First stop, Paris, France. The city of love. This was a great room to start the evening. Our first Valentine’s day, we made our own sip and strokes. We painted a picture of an anchor. This was the perfect room our artwork. I prepare us a tray of cheese, crackers, and grapes. I also chose 5 different types of wines so that we could have our own wine tasting. You can simply just play love music in the background, but I chose to put on a love movie. Behind the picture of the Effiel tower that I printed and framed, was a flight ticket to ROME, ITALY. Let’s jump to the next room, but don’t forget to granb your fav bottle of wine from Paris 🙂

Wine tasting in Paris, France.

Rome, Italy (Dinning Room)

So this is the not so boring dinner date at home part. Because of the limited time I had to prepare for this, I decided to order carryout. Since I chose to do make this room Italy, it’s only right that we include food from Italy. I chose to get Olive Garden’s entree Tout of Italy. It was so fitting for the occasion. The tour of Italy includes Chicken Parmigiana, Lasangna Classico, and Fetticcune Alfredo. We winded and dined while reading over facts about Italy. Under his dinner plate was another flight ticket. Next stop Amsterdamn, Germany.

Amsterdam, Germany (Bonus Room)

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam? Marijuana? Red light district? Yes, everything that you think about, I brought it to this room. This room was simple. I draped red Christmas lights all over the room to give it the Red Light District effect. I left a cubbie box on a stool with all of the wildest things you can think of in it. I can guarantee you that Amsterdam was his favorite room.

Back to Boringham 😦

Our in house tour lasted about 4 hours. It was so fun though and he enjoyed every little detail I incorporated. Cost wise with decorations and all, I don’t think I spent over $250. This could be something cool to do for an anniversary or just a date night for the weekend. Try it out with different countries. If you need any help, feel free to reach out to me. I got you!!!

Until next time Teacups.

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