We put together these awesome tips for a date night in conjunction with G.H. Cretors. All opinions expressed are our own!
Two littles and a crazy schedule means that my hubby and I don’t often get time to just connect and hang out – let alone actual date nights where we escape for a while! With the warmer weather coming, our kids are more worn out and they crash at bedtime quickly WHICH MEANS we have time to connect once they start to snooze!
Here’s us enjoying some fun in sun when we were able to snag a quick adult getaway last fall!
In preparation for those “date nights,” here are some tips for making a FANTASTIC date night in and making the most of those hours once bedtime hits!
1. Select movies for YOU & take a little break from all things animated.
If you’re like me, it’s ALL CARTOONS, all the time when the kids have their way with the television, so this is an opportunity to make selections that are PERFECT for a date night! Up for us? The Arrival and the Oscar-nominated Moonlight (LITERALLY cannot even WAIT until we are able to watch this on our next date night!)
2. Grab a blanket or twelve.
Warm spring days usually still mean a little chill in air after dark. We open up ALL of our windows, get the ceiling fan going, and it’s perfect snuggle weather (Cue the awww….)
3. Hide the snacks!
I’m not going to lie – I hide MINE ONLY snacks from the kids because I KNEW that they would try to snag some from us. Snag your favorite snack the next time you shop, then hide them away in your kitchen! It will ENSURE that you are able to actually have something for your date night in!
4. Mix and match snacks!
These bags of popcorn were secretly hidden away from the kids, BUT this G. H. Cretors popped corn is LEGIT. With a variety of flavors, you can grab them a bag, keep one for yourself, or build a new creation! With a bag of Just the Cheese Corn and The Mix, you can create the iconic Chicago Mix popped corn that combines salty, sweet, AND cheesy. The Mix is ALREADY that combination, BUT I am a huge fan of the cheese portion and never think there is enough – SOOOOO combine that bag with The Mix and you have Chicago Mix to the cheesy level!
(If we just have the Mix, it’s perfect for us because my hubby loves the caramel and I love the cheese, so we don’t REALLY have to share – even on date night!)
5. Snack, watch, sleep?
Whether you have babies, big kids, or your life is just frantic, sometimes, this is invaluable time to…sleep! Don’t be afraid to pop the movie in, snuggle up, snack on some popcorn, and then SNOOZE! It’s the perfect time to take a break from the craziness of life, just enjoy being together, and not sharing – your time OR THE SNACKS!
Date night doesn’t have to be overly complicated! It’s as simple as a blanket, a movie, and some delicious snacks (popped corn, anyone?)
What are your favorite tips for making the most of a date night in?
A bit more about G. H. Cretors
G.H. Cretors history dates back to 1893 with Charles Cretors, confectioner and inventor, who unveiled the first popcorn machine at the Chicago World’s Fair. Great-great granddaughter, Claire Cretors, popped the first batch of “obsessively delicious” flavors four decades later, to what we know today as G.H. Cretors Popped Corn. Popped in Waukegan, Illinois, G.H. Cretors uses non-GMO ingredients and popcorn and is 100% gluten-free (YAY FOR LOCAL!)
Obsessively Delicious flavors include:
o The Mix (cheddar cheese and caramel)
o Organic Chile Jalapeño White Cheddar
o Organic Dill Pickle
o Just the Cheese
o Just the Caramel
o Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
o NEW Organic White Cheddar
o NEW Organic Honey Butter Kettlecorn
o NEW Organic Salted Butter
Where to Find G.H. Cretors?
G.H. Cretors can be found nationwide in Walgreens, Target, Rite Aid, BJs and more. For full retail locations near you, check out the store locator here.
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