Posted on by Osa Hale

Baby, it’s cold outside... Well, even if it isn’t, you can still cuddle close together and celebrate your love! Break out the mistletoe, stir up some cocoa, and get ready for a romantic holiday season. Here’s a few fun ideas for you and your sweetie.

 1. Christmas Crafts

Ornaments can be made from pretty much anything these days (check out Pinterest if you don’t believe us). From lightbulbs turned to snow globes to wine corks made into reindeer heads, the possibilities are nearly endless! By combining common household items with a quick trip to the craft store, you and your honey can create a unique collection of ornaments for your tree.

 2. Baked Goodies and Delicious Drinks

What’s the holiday season without the sweets? Everyone has their favorite guilty pleasure, whether it’s gingerbread, tea cakes, cookies or pie. Bake each others’ favorite recipes, or find a new one to try together!

Of course, baking is always more fun with an adult beverage or two. We love this list of holiday-themed cocktails that you can make at home, so the giggles will be flowing and the baked goods will taste extra sweet! Via Real Simple: http://bit.ly/1yfQ3QN

 3. All of the Lights

Most cities have a neighborhood where the residents work together to create a winter wonderland of holiday lights. Find that neighborhood on your city, bring a thermos full of cider or cocoa, and enjoy! This is an excellent chance to explore part of your city that you’ve never seen before, or to see a familiar neighborhood in a new light. For extra fun, sing your favorite carols and holiday tunes together as you walk through the neighborhood.

 4. Run like the Reindeer!

With all the sweets, drinks, and tasty treats surrounding you, it can be easy to start feeling a little bit like a bear that’s ready to hibernate. But there’s an alternative! You can be active and try to work off some of those extra carbs and sugars. Holiday runs, 5-k’s, and half-marathons are super common. Signing up, training, and running with your main squeeze can help you both stay fit, energetic, and in-sync through the holiday season.

 5. Frosty’s Favorite Films

When you’re done crafting, baking, exploring, eating, drinking, and running... It’s time to relax. Curl up in the blankets with a snack or a drink (or both!), cuddle close together and pop in your favorite holiday movie. Whether you’re singing along with the Whos down in Whoville, laughing at Ralphie’s antics in A Christmas Story, or trying not to tear up during It’s a Wonderful Life, this is a wonderful way to get cozy with your sugar plum.