Online dating? How about a PICNIC?

NOTE: We received this Hershey’s S’mores Caddy in order to write about it. All opinions are strictly my own.

It’s a good start…but it’s missing something

As you know I have been dabbling in the world of online dating. I have to tell you that it’s NOT EASY once you hit your mid-60’s, then again…when was dating ever easy? One of the issues has been what to do and where to go. I am so tired of meeting for coffee, and the last time one of my online dates took me ice skating…well, let’s just say that I JUST had the cast removed.

Which got me to thinking that I’d LOVE it if someone thought enough to put together

A PICNIC

If you live in Utah like I do, a picnic is a wonderful idea for a date – we have trails, trails and more trails and mountain streams galore.   Also along many of the trails there are outdoor grills which makes for a wonderful hot dog day with S’mores as dessert! So here are some innovative ideas for YOUR great date!

LOCATION:  

Location, location, location!  Make sure you are at a public park or on trails that have grills so that all you have to bring is the cooler filled with STUFF you love to eat!  And I don’t mean P&J sandwiches!

 

FOOD: 

Hot dogs, finger sandwiches, flatbread, baguette and cheese, smoked salmon – go with food that is fun, easy, quirky and nostalgic.

CONVERSATION: 

Make it – fun, easy, quirky, nostalgic.  Listen, listen, listen.  Allow for the other person to set the pace, but be yourself and know that you are enjoying meeting another fun person, not matter the outcome.

BLANKET:  

You can even waterproof it with a shower curtain!

CONTAINERS:  

Make them easy them easy to open and hard to destroy!  I especially love the Hershey S’mores Caddy (get it at BJ’s wholesale club) with compartments for all the ingredients needed for camping or glamping – or a first date!

DRINK: 

Champagne if on a date, water, lemonade, wine if you’ve got kids coming along.

TOOLS: 

Roasting sticks for hot dogs, marshmallows and S’mores (bought or made out of sticks), and don’t forget an oven mitt.

DESSERT: 

Hershey’s S’mores packed in their own container. I love this idea so much, that I can see just bringing champagne and the making of s’mores.

Have fun!

Do you have any suggestions for a first date? I’d love to drop a few hints to some of these guys.

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