Date Night: Pottery Class!
It's a total cliche but as new parents, we really don't do much one on one anymore. We know we should but we've had lots of time to spend alone before baby came along so it just hasn't been a top priority. Even if we set aside some time, sometimes just going to a movie or out to dinner doesn't feel special enough to warrant getting a sitter. So when HowAboutWe, a dating site that expanded to include a service that offers fun experience dates for us old married couples, asked if I would be interested in giving it a try, I couldn't say yes fast enough!
Headquartered in Brooklyn but serving the entire NYC area (and SF, Chicago & Seattle) they've lined up so many great date night experiences, it wasn't easy to pick one. Would we take an archery class? See a movie in Bed Stuy while sipping champagne? Take a Brooklyn Oyster Eating Tour? It was a tough call but we decided to try our hands at an introduction pottery class. What better way to spend quality time together than learning something totally new to both of us? Plus getting messy seemed like a good way to get out of our comfort zones. Booking was easy - just pick the date on the site and HowAboutWe took care of all the details for us.
On the big day, off we went to Mud, Sweat & Tears with a bottle of wine and an open mind. I wasn't sure what to expect but let me tell you, we had THE BEST TIME! It felt a little sinful doing something just for us but oh so fun. The evening started off with some instruction from the class leaders. It seemed easy enough. We had seen Ghost, we could do this! Just plop the mud down, get the wheel spinning and dive in. Then we got to our own wheels and they let us work. Let's just say its not as easy at looks. Thankfully our classmates and instructors were all there to have a good time so they helped us where we needed it (a lot!) and didnt take anything too seriously. We laughed (at our own ineptness!), we cried (I spilled my wine!), we made bowls. Many unchained melody jokes and memories were made that night.
It was just a great time all around and I can not wait to book another HowAboutWe date night! The only trouble will be narrowing down our choices.
I've been holding off on this post with the hopes I could show you our finished pieces but its takes a few weeks to fire our mudsdterpieces. In the meantime, get your own date night cooking with HowAboutWe by signing up here and getting $50 off your first date (expires 12/31/13).
Disclosure: Although this post is sponsored, all opinions expressed are my own.
All the great candid photos above were taken by the very talented Liz Clayman