1. Hot chocolate experimentation
If you’re a chocolate lover, you’ve likely been unsatisfied by store-bought hot chocolate mixes. Finding them watery and lacking the deep chocolatiness that we crave, you’ve probably been guilty of mixing two or even three times the laughable suggested “serving size.” For a fun and truly indulgent date night at home, lay waste to your kitchen with pots of melting chocolate, open bottles of spirits, and obscene amounts of whipped cream. Kick the sad packets of cocoa mix to the curb and gather up your chocolates, truffles, peppermint candies, and liquor. Melt down those truffles from Trader Joe’s that everybody loves and mix it with a splash of vanilla extract and a generous pour of Bailey’s. Stir up a pot of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, some outrageously large scoops of Nutella, and some squares of Ghirardelli dark chocolate. There’s no bonding like the kind of bonding that comes with a night of asking for diabetes and death by chocolate.
2. Super snow fortress fight
That’s right. If you’re lucky enough to be in area that has flakes of crystalline ice coming down from the sky, it’s time to have yourself a good old-fashioned snowball fight. I’m not talking about the light-hearted, frou-frou handfuls of powder that lovers jokingly toss on each other’s peacoats during a romantic stroll outside. We’re talking about the snowball fights of yore that meant serious business, like determining who would get the last sugar cookie back at home. Construct proper fortresses as part of your snow warfare. See who can destroy the other person’s wall of defense first. Upgrade your game by borrowing the kids’ NERF guns and shooting each other through cracks in your snow walls. Get pumped and play hard. Return home with rosy cheeks and feel good about burning some of those holiday calories.
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