I am such a sucker for outdoor movies. There’s something about switching up your surroundings to make something familiar feel brand new, and ditching the theater or couch at home for a romantic picnic setting does the trick every time. Plus there’s snuggling on a blanket under the stars, which I think is scientifically proven to be a sort of defibrillator, jolting the heart and pumping up the romance in a relationship instantly.
I love this take on outdoor movies because it’s always fun to go explore new food trucks, and this Phoenix food truck festival combined with an outdoor movie is a two-for-one that brings good food to good, classic film. For the record, Asian Pork Tacos are now on my must-learn-to-make list thanks to this date.
I also really love sitting together in the park and talking sans kids while we watch the sun go down. That quality time isn’t something we get a traditional theater setting, and after a few weeks of traveling, I was extra grateful for time alone just the two of us to chat and relax.
If you’ve been a reader for a while you know we’re huge Back to the Future fans. I mean the day we met the Delorean on this really fun date? Or one of our most Pinned posts of all time when we revealed our couple’s Halloween costume as Marty and Doc for our annual couple’s Halloween party? So when we heard this was one of the summer movie options we were so excited to jump aboard this date! And it was pretty windy this night with some warnings, which actually made the movie even cooler. I swear the wind picked up on queue with every scene that had the car racing or the lightening striking. It was so fun!
But best of all, there was snuggling. Because mentioning that detail only one just isn’t enough. If you need more physical touch in your relationship, a blanket on a windy summer night watching a movie is at the top of my list of recommendations.
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