December 27, 2010

Serendipity Date


Have you ever seen the movie Serendipity with Kate Beckinsale and John Cusak? Well, talk about romance and destiny! It is such a great romantic movie (if you are into those).  So I decided to base my date loosely on the movie.


/ˌsɛrənˈdɪpɪti/ Spelled[ser-uhn-dip-i-tee] IPA

–noun aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.

Don’t you think that is usually how most of us met our spouses?  Looking for something else and then BAM you meet your husband so unexpectedly! It is a fun word and I think if we are striving to keep the sparks alive with our spouses, you never know what surprises you will find along the way. So with that being said here is my SERENDIPITY DATE!
In the movie Kate Beckinsale’s Character writes her name and number in a book and tells John Cusak’s character that if he finds that book someday then it was meant to be. So I pulled out the great book, How to Date Your Spouse and left him a little message.

It says, What is Wintry and White? You will find out tonight! Then I left him an extra note that says, PS. You get to plan our date next time! HA! It never hurts to leave a not so subtle hint! I even put it in the book that will help him plan a date! I am pretty sneaky RIGHT!

I left him another little note on his gloves and scarf that says, you will need these. I like to keep him guessing!

I also painted my toes with a little snowflake. What can I say I like to be festive, and my hubby thinks my feet are cute!

Back to the movie! When Kate and John’s characters meet they are Christmas shopping. Perfect! Justin and I had some Christmas shopping to finish up. You will see this date after Christmas, but who doesn’t have to at least grocery shop once a week? When you get to the store (I am suggesting Wal-Mart or Target) play a little game where you have to each sneak a treat into the cart for each other without the other one seeing at least until you check out!  Keep it under $5. This is a pretty fun game, and BONUS you each leave with a surprise! I came up with this trying to sneak Christmas gifts into the cart for my 3 yr old while she was right there! I have to say I am pretty sneaky, BUT so was my husband! Can you guess our surprises?

Yep, that is right, popcorn for him and a magazine for me! We know each other too well. Once again back to the movie. After meeting Christmas Shopping they go and have a treat at a Cafe called SERENDIPITY 3 (It’s a real cafe in NYC, maybe some of you have been there). He leaves his scarf and they both end up back there and decide from there to go ice skating. SOOOOOO Ice Skating it is! Have you ever been ice skating with your spouse? We went to the Olympic Skating Center, but if you could find a skating rink outside somewhere in your town, I think that would be CRAZY romantic.  It was still pretty fun in the indoor arena ( even if I am not the most graceful skater). Just holding hands again like when you were dating can be pretty romantic.

We did things a little backward because I wanted to come home and have a special treat waiting. In the movie when they go to Serendipity cafe they have Frozen Hot Chocolate! WHAT! YUM! You HAVE to try this! Here is the exact recipe they use at Serendipity 3!
Frrrozen Hot Chocolate
  • 6 pieces (1/2-ounce) chocolate , a variety of your favorites
  • 2 teaspoons store-bought hot chocolate mix
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups ice
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings

Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix and sugar. Stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and slowly add ½ cup of milk until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

In a blender, place the remaining cup of milk, the room-temperature chocolate mixture and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri. Pour into a giant goblet and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

The link is HERE!

This is such a yummy treat and so easy to make! Anytime you do something out of the ordinary you run into a little Serendipity of your own. Maybe you learn something new or unexpected about your spouse or you have a whole new adventure that you never knew you would have. Take the plunge and have fun on your SERENDIPITY DATE!

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6 Responses to “Serendipity Date”

  1. Karen H says:

    I do love that movie. I’m excited to try this recipe. It sounds delicious.

  2. Emily Langston says:

    I am SOOO trying this. When my husband and I were dating this movie was one of our favorites!!!!!!

  3. Vanessa says:

    I’ve been there to the Serendipity Cafe! I can’t wait to try this recipe and date :)

  4. Nancy W says:

    This is SO me and my husband. It was sweet serendipity when we met. We had watched this movie one night before we were married and we swore we would go to Serendipity 3, it was on our bucket list. On our 5th anniversary, we went to Las Vegas and had frozen hot chocolate-the best thing ever!! Thanks for sharing this idea! I need to do this for a date night to remember our trip!

  5. Meisha says:

    LOVE this movie! It’s seriously one of my favorites! This sounds like such a CUTE idea!!

  6. Megan Jones says:

    This is such a cute idea. My boyfriend and I’s favorite thing to do together is hiking, but the winter in the Northwest refuses to quit! We have fallen into quite the routine of watching Mad Men and making dinner for each other. While I love snuggling on the couch with a home cooked meal, some variety would be nice. I’ll have to watch some of my favorite romantic comedies and see if I can find some fun date ideas too!

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