As time goes by, do couples just suddenly find each other unattractive? In the book Fighting for Your Marriage experts observed differently. Rather, “the biggest reason attraction dies down is that couples neglect the very things that built and maintained it in the first place, friendship and fun.”
We love this date-your-spouse idea of combining food, friends, and some creative cooking. You could organize this as a once a month dinner club, or it would be fun to invite different couples each time – some from work, church, old college friends, new neighbors, etc.
Here’s how it works: Invite a group of couples to your themed dinner party. Each pair brings a dish that goes along with the theme. Here are some favorite themes: Memorable Childhood Foods, Warm Foods for Winter, Off the Grill in the Summer, Finger Foods, Italian, Chinese, Under the Sea, Mexican, Breakfast for Dinner, Takeout foods (but it has to be homemade), Fondue or Raclette, and Meatless. The host couple also provides a yummy dessert to go with the theme. Having everyone contribute to the meal makes it easy and fun – who know what will show up for dinner?!