The best date night starts well before the candles are lit. The anticipation builds throughout the day, and by the time you and your partner are finally together, you’re both ready for romance and a deeper-than-usual connection. To make your date night special, consider a romantic soak in your hot tub together. The following tips and ideas are designed to help you plan a uniquely romantic experience.
PREPARE YOUR ROMANTIC HOT TUB ENCOUNTER
You can plan your date night on your own or in collaboration with your loved one. Either way, small details go a long way toward making your night special and memorable. Using your hot tub as the evening’s central attraction makes planning the evening a breeze, especially when you focus on inspiring all the senses.
SET THE INTENTION
Build up the intention and anticipation for your night. It can be fun to let your partner know early in the day that they should look forward to a relaxing and romantic evening. You could slip them a note asking them to meet you out in the yard once work is done. Or you could send a few texts throughout the day with hints about what’s to come. Or maybe you’d rather keep your date a secret until the time comes, simply letting the anticipation build inside yourself.
CREATE A COZY, INTIMATE SPACE
Think about all the things that would make a romantic hot tub experience more cozy and comfortable. Plan on having plush robes ready, along with slippers for walking to and from the tub. For an added touch of romance, you could even sprinkle rose petals along the path leading to your spa. Keep extra towels on hand, too. Most important of all, plan to leave all phones far away and in silent mode during your date night. Work can wait; this night is about you. Give yourselves every opportunity to be present in the moment and devote your attention solely to each other.
PLAN FOR SIGHTS
Appeal to the sense of sight by thinking about the after-hours lighting that would best set the mood. You could time your soak to watch the sunset, enjoying its vibrant colors together. Or you could plan for your evening to begin after dark, lit by moonlight or by candles placed on nearby tables. Many hot tubs have customizable lighting features that allow you to adjust the lighting in and around your spa; you can even choose the color of light that you feel best enhances a romantic mood. For a romantic and charming activity, you and your partner can stargaze together from the warmth and protection of your hot tub. Familiarize yourself in advance with the constellations and the stories that go along with them.
PLAN FOR SCENTS
Appeal to the sense of smell with some easy hot tub aromatherapy. While it’s never a good idea to drop essential oils or other scents directly into the tub water, this guide to hot tub aromatherapy will direct you toward fragranced products that are specifically designed to be safely used in your spa. Flowers can also delight the olfactory system, so choose some fragrant varieties to place nearby.
PLAN FOR SOUNDS
Maybe you want to be surrounded by silence during your date night to easily allow for soft conversation, or maybe you’d rather have music playing to set a romantic mood. One great way to build anticipation before your evening is to create a playlist of romantic favorites, making sure to include any songs with special meaning for you and your partner. If your home spa features an advanced entertainment system with wireless speakers, you’ll be able to stream music live or play songs from your collection from any Bluetooth®-enabled device.
PLAN FOR TASTES
Plan for light bites before and during your soak and save your bigger meal for later. Fruits with a high water content such as strawberries, grapes, and melons are refreshing to eat while relaxing in hot water. Easy-to-nibble appetizers and miniature desserts can also be good options. While the idea of sipping champagne in a hot tub might seem romantic, it’s smart to save it until after your soak—hot tubs increase the dehydrating effects of alcohol. Sparkling water or juice is a better choice. Just be sure to leave the fancy stemware outside your tub: To avoid the risk of broken glass, only use glasses made of an unbreakable material like plastic or acrylic inside your hot tub.
LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PERFECT DATE
Make this a night to remember by activating all your senses and indulging your capacity for relaxation. Let the hot tub melt away your stress and tension. With a little planning, these romantic moments you and your partner spend together, away from all the stresses and cares of daily existence, can create memories that will last a lifetime.
Your local hot tub dealer can help you find the hot tub that best suits your lifestyle. If you’re still considering whether to introduce a hot tub into your home, you can request a price quote and download a brochure here.