Momlife is probably keeping you busier than you’d ever imagined. Between school, sports, dance classes, and recitals, you already have more than enough on your plate. It can make it challenging to plan a weekend away with your spouse. But these mini-retreats are essential on occasion. They can help disconnected couples reconnect, help you recharge, and give you the opportunity to do fun things without worrying about the kids. Call up the grandparents and have them watch your kiddos and head off to somewhere fun. Packing for a weekend getaway for two is much different than preparing for a family trip. Here’s how to pack for your romantic weekend away.
How to Pack for a Romantic Weekend Away
Limit Your Clothing Options
You’ll only be gone for a few days. You don’t need to pack your entire closet. Pick your favorite items that you wear frequently, plus maybe one or two special outfits. Your clothing choices will also depend on where you’re going and what you’re planning to do. If you’re going to the beach, you’ll need your swimsuit, a cute summer dress, and even an outfit for the evenings. Don’t forget at least one set of special lingerie. Packing light means you can bring your clothes on the plane more easily and that you won’t need to worry about lost luggage.
Body Care Items
While your hotel might have the basics of soap and shampoo, your weekend away might require some additional bath items. Bring along some bath salts, bubble bath, massage lotion, and even a dab of your Sweet Like Candy perfume. As moms, sometimes we forget to do these special things regularly, so make sure they come along on your romantic weekend away.
You may not be able to wear these when the kids are running around, but they are perfect for a romantic getaway. If you don’t have any new ones, it’s the perfect time to go and get some. You can even surprise your man by keeping them a secret until you get to your destination. You can even encourage him to grab something silky and sexy as well.
A Camera and Tripod
When you’re taking a romantic walk on a secluded beach or up to a remote waterfall, you probably won’t find too many people around. Bring your own tripod so you can set up some photos to help remember the weekend. Life gets busy and it’s these times away that you can look back on and look forward to using photographs.
Bring a Small Gift
When is the last time you and your spouse exchanged gifts? Going away for the weekend is a good time to get back in the habit. Choose a little something that he’ll love. But make sure he knows you’re planning to bring something so that he can prepare as well. It would be disappointing for you and maybe embarrassing for him if he didn’t think to find you a gift as well.
When you arrive at the hotel, you probably won’t feel like going out shopping right away. Packing some snacks ensures that you have something to nibble on while you’re in your room. This can be especially helpful for people with dietary needs that are difficult to accommodate.
Music gets everyone in the mood. Whether you create a playlist of your favorite songs on Spotify or bring your smartphone with your playlist. You can set the tone for a fun and romantic evening, and for extra relaxing when you use music. Songs have a way of touching our hearts and souls. Whether you plan to dance together late into the evening, or you want to reminisce about the summer when that song was the only one on the radio, bring music on your weekend away.
Pack Something for You
While you’ll be spending most of your time together, it’s okay to bring a book or plan to watch the big game on your weekend away. Bring a travel case with a few art supplies or your camera to take stunning photographs. Taking a break to enjoy one of your hobbies is the perfect way for both of you to refresh yourselves and rejuvenate your relationship. Bond over cheering for your favorite team and win or lose, you’ll still have each other!
I hope this post ‘How to Pack for a Romantic Weekend Away‘ helps you prepare for your next getaway with your sweetheart! Do you have anything you want to add to this list? Let me know in the comments below!
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