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Romantic Game Night In

Duration: 3-4 hours
Budget: $40-$60

An intimate evening at home where your shared love places for games and drawing turn into a catalyst for romance. From your favorite music playing softly in the background to rousing rounds of various games, this is the perfect scenario for couples to spend a cozy November night together.

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  • The evening begins with you both preparing your living room for game night, setting up a comfortable space to play games, complete with cushions and soft lighting. Turn on your favorite music to set the mood, whether it's romantic, pop, or classic. Start the evening off with some light-hearted board games, let the friendly competition stoke the fires of your romance.
  • As the evening unfolds, introduce a drawing game. One partner poses while the other sketches mesmerizing portraits immersing you in a blend of creativity and romance. Remember, it's not about the final product, but the experience of seeing your partner through artistic and loving eyes.
  • Close the evening by sharing your thoughts about the portraits, what you discovered and felt while drawing or posing. This intimate exchange will bring you even closer, as you end your night with some quiet music and a slow dance. Embrace and hold each other, swaying to the music and enjoy the lively yet tender feelings of the night.

Preparation steps:

  • You'll need to make sure you have a range of games to play, both board and card games. If you don’t have an art kit at home, consider buying a basic one for your drawing game. Choose an appropriate playlist or build a new one together filled with your favorite tunes to accompany your evening. Setting the mood with lighting is important, so consider candles or fairy lights for a cozy ambience.
  • Be sure to have a comfortable sitting arrangement, deck it with cushions and throws. Set up your gaming and drawing space somewhere quiet and cozy in your home, where you both can be comfortable.
  • Dress comfortably but try to look extra nice for your partner. Consider cooking their favorite meal or ordering in, adding a romantic touch, like a candlelit dinner before starting the game night.

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Some tips:

  • Remember, the key aim of this date is not to win games but to have fun and spend quality time together. Keep the competition friendly and focus on enjoying each other's company.
  • While drawing, focus on how you perceive your partner, their features, and their expressions. It is not necessary to create a masterpiece but to express your perception in the sketches.
  • You may want to prepare a surprise music playlist with songs that have special meaning for both of you. Sharing why a particular song is special can add another level of intimacy.

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