Surprise Your Sweetie With A Romantic Camping Trip

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Valentine’s Day is coming up.  Flowers and candy are so played.  Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable. Surprise your sweetie with a romantic camping trip.

How To Make A Camping Trip Romantic

  1. Get a babysitter.

And there you have it!  That’s pretty much the list.

How To Make Your Romantic Camping Trip Memorable

  1. String white Christmas or camping lights around your campsite.  Make sure you put up plenty.
  2. Build a fire.  Add some lavender stems to the fire for a nice aroma.
  3. Play your favorite slow songs, quietly.
  4. Upgrade your red checkered tablecloth.  Find a prettier tablecloth and coordinating napkins.
  5. Use stemware.
  6. Make a fabulously romantic dinner over the campfire.  Consider grilling lobster or shrimp.  Wrap potatoes and corn in foil and bake in the coals of the campfire. Warm french bread or your favorite bakery bread in foil by the campfire.  Prepare a salad ahead of time and bring it with you.
  7. Wear the slinkiest winter coat you can find and your nicest base layer.
  8.  Decorate table with a single rose.
  9. Serve dinner by the light of a propane lantern dialed down for optimum ambiance.
  10. For dessert, consider chocolate fondue heated over the campfire, stirring constantly until melted. Bring wooden skewers and dippables that you have cut into 1 inch squares prior to coming to the campsite. Possible dippables include strawberries, pound cake, pretzels, marshmallows, graham crackers and biscotti.

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Chocolate Fondue can be a very romantic dessert. It's also lots of fun for kids.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
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  • 16 oz milk chocolate chips
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • strawberries
  • pound cake
  • pretzels
  • marshmallows
  • graham crackers
  • biscotti
  1. Before heading to the campsite, cut the dippables into 1 inch squares.
  2. At the campsite, melt the chocolate chips and butter in a saucepan over the campfire or on your camping stove. Stir frequently until chocolate is melted.
  3. Transfer the chocolate fondue into a serving bowl or a candle fondue pot or a gel fueled fondue pot.
  4. Provide skewers (wooden or the skewers that come with the fondue pot) for each person.
  5. Get to dipping and enjoy!
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  1. Love this idea. Implementation might be tricky. :D
    Suzi recently posted..Preschool DilemmasMy Profile

    • If you live in an area of extreme cold and snow, consider a cabin camping trip. You can still build a fire and add the lavendar stems to it. You may want to bring lots of candles to place throughout the room (instead of the camping lights). You can bake the lobster or shrimp in the oven with the potatoes and corn. In the case of cabin camping, you may even consider wearing something slinkier than your winter coat ;)

  2. Such a good idea. I would rather do this then get flowers!
    Traci recently posted..Beach Walk: The RewardMy Profile

  3. What an awesome plan!!!!
    I love the cabin idea if you live in a climate where February brings cold and snow. My husband and I have had a number of romantic get-aways to cabins…plush rug in front of the roaring fire, red wine and your Valentine sweetheart. :)

    If money is tight…get a friend or relative to take the kids for the night…spread out a plush blanket on the floor in front of the fireplace (if you have one), put on some soft music…red wine and your Valentine sweetheart…because, after all, it is not where you are that counts, but who you are with. :)
    Vivian Kirkfield recently posted..Valentine’s Day ContestMy Profile

  4. 1. Get a babysitter.

    You made me laugh on this one. I agree with you, nothing spoils an otherwise romantic getaway than to be distracted by the needs of the baby.
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  5. My wife and I spent a fair portion of our honeymoon camping. It was fun sitting by the fire, drinking champagne and eating ribs. :) Good times, good times.
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    • Campy Mom says:

      Wow, that has to be a great memory! Champayne, ribs, a campfire and a new wife– now that is a great combination! ;)


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