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thehottublady: ”Romantic “Hot Tub” Date Night Ideas. Valentines…

thehottublady:

”Romantic “Hot Tub” Date Night Ideas.

Valentines Day (or any other lets spice things up date) is just around the corner and you are stumped on how to make it a “special” day for your main squeeze.  Why not let your hot tub be the setting for a romantic evening?  Here are a few tips to make the hot tub a romantic setting.

A.  Set the mood.

There is no better way to get excited about any event then to get an invitation.  It also gets you excited to put some time aside for your loved one.  It is a way to make it very special.  You can be funny, corny, romantic or formal, just a way to make sure to reserve some time together.  Here are a couple of examples…

The candles are lit, the theme is set

Let’s have a hot tub party we will never forget.

Or 

Please join me for an a romantic night together, one to delight all five seses:

Hear:  Some romantic music

Taste:  Delightful drink and appetizer

Touch: Massage

Smell: Aromatherapy

See:  A dazzling display of lights from the hot tub and stars from above

Location:  Our Hot Tub

Attire:  Robe, Birthday suit and a grin

B.  Food  

I suggest a very light and easy appetizer.  Something such as fresh fruit, grape or strawberries maybe some cheese cubes.  Something very easy that you can eat with a toothpick.

Here is a quick recipe.

Recipe Type: fruit, appetizer, honeydew melon, mint, grapes

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 10 min

Ingredients:

  • Honeydew melon
  • fresh mint leaves
  • Green grapes
  • toothpicks

Instruction:

Cut melon into ½-inch pieces, thread on toothpicks with mint leaves and grapes, serve on a platter.

C. Drinks

This is where you can have a lot of fun. Alcoholic or virgin all will be good.  Keep it light and refreshing.  You can always use your favorite drink but here is a couple of ideas.

Mojito

Ingredients

  • 8 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  • ½ ounce chilled club soda

Instructions

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves. Add ice and the rum, lime juice and Simple Syrup and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass, stir in the club soda and garnish with the mint sprig.

Rum Punch

Ingredients

  • 80 mint leaves, torn or thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces light rum
  • 8 ounces aged rum
  • 8 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 8 ounces mango nectar or juice
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • 8 pineapple wedges

Instructions

In a pitcher, combine all of the ingredients except the ice and pineapple wedges and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Stir well and serve over ice in red wine glasses. Garnish each drink with a pineapple wedge.

D. Music

Music sets the tone for any romantic evening.  Imagine the warm water swirling around you a refreshing drink in your hand and your favorite love song playing in the background.  With everything just perfect your night will end on the right note guaranteed.   

Here is a list of great songs to download for the evening.

  • XO by Beyonce 

E. Smells


Essential oils can enhance our mood or emotional outlook as well as our physical well being. The aroma of the essential oil can stimulate the human brain to trigger a reaction supplying therapeutic benefits.Chamomile: relaxing, meditation. Use for insomnia, arthritis, and stress.Eucalyptus: stimulating. Use for arthritis, bronchitis, and sinusitis.Grapefruit: energizing, uplifting.Lavender: balancing, relaxing. Use for anxiety, stress, insomnia, and burns.Lemon: balancing, relaxing.Orange: balancing, relaxing. Use for stress.Rosemary: balancing, relaxing. Use for aching muscles.Rose: balancing, relaxing. Use for depression, mature skin, and eczema.Caution: Essential oils are highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Essential oils should not be used undiluted directly on the skin, or used on broken skin. Avoid getting in eyes. A good rule of thumb is to add 10 drops to the water. Use only essential oils without carrier oil added, so as not to clog filter. Avoid citrus oils if you are exposed to the sunlight during your soak.

F.  Final Preparation

Hot Tub Temperature: If you are going to soak together in the tub for a half hour or more, consider keeping the temperature about 100 degrees, depending on outside air temp. Any hotter than this may cause overheating and cut the date night short!

Candles: Candles or low lighting can help set the mood.

Towels: Have them handy nearby.

Talking and Listening: Some of us unwind by talking. If that is the case with your partner, give them the gift of your undivided listening. Some of us unwind with quiet, just holding each other and listening to the tranquil silence of the star filled sky.

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