7 Fiery Dates for Cold Nights

We know that the winter doldrums can leave you lacking the spirit and inspiration needed to come up with steamy Saturday night plans, so we did it for you. Happy (early) holidays! By Rosa Heyman, REDBOOK.

Wine and paint dateTake a sexy cooking class
You've finally passed dinner duty on to the babysitter, so the suggestion that you go out and turn on the stove may sound a little crazy. But ChefFed's Sex on the Table sessions don't feel the same as pulling together taco night. These classes focus on combining ingredients that seduce all five of your senses, not just your palate, meaning you'll leave with a newfound knowledge of aphrodisiacs, full from a delicious meal with effects that might just carry late into the night.

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Enroll in Beer 101
Wine tasting is fail-safe, but suggesting you and your husband hit a local beer school will make his eyes light up like a kid's on Christmas morning. You can choose from a variety of courses-from home-brewing classes to tastings of beers from assorted brewers, casks, and mallets-and participate in events such as regional ale festivals and themed bar crawls. Who said there was anything wrong with a belated D.I.Y. Oktoberfest?

Get your mojo delivered
A good date doesn't necessarily require leaving the house-just some quality alone time. Sweep your man off his feet for a change by surprising him with an assortment of sexy accessories delivered right to your doorstep. Order a LoveKit and receive items like massage oils, body fondues, and silk blindfolds for a memorable and intimate night that he'll be thinking about until spring.

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Discover your inner Picasso
You don't need to be an art enthusiast or an Expressionism expert to enjoy this relaxing date trend. Coffee & Canvas and Wine & Paint parties-depending on your libation of choice-have taken off across the country, and we can see why. Spend a stress-free afternoon sipping on specialty coffees or glasses of wine while creating a canvas inspired by the artwork of the masters.

Brush up on a romance language

Before you protest an educational activity, check out the workshops at Fluent City, an adult language school that promises to make learning French, Italian, and Spanish an experience that matches the romantic origins of the languages themselves. Forget traditional grammar lessons-instead you'll brush up on the slang that'll help you navigate the cobblestone streets of Paris and Rome. Time to start planning a vacation, don't you think?

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Join a secret society
College wasn't your only chance to be a part of an under-the-radar organization. Once you sign up for the Patron Social Club, sponsored by the popular tequila brand, you'll gain access to its Secret Dining Society, which hosts secluded events created by top chefs and master bartenders across the country, from Tampa, FL, to Santa Monica, CA, to St. Louis, to Baltimore.

Get artsy with your feelings
Jeremy Brown's wonky project "Love Is Art" encourages you and your man to, erm, express your love on canvas-we're talking about rolling around in paint-so that you can ultimately display the original work on your wall. Brown's been creating this kind of "intimate art" for years, claiming that, "Art takes patience, dedication, practice, creativity, open mind, and an open heart. So does love." We agree that this idea is definitely out there-but imagine the coy winks every time you tell admirers that you picked up that painting at a yard sale.


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