The Dating Divas http://www.thedatingdivas.com Strengthening Marriages, One Date and Anniversary Idea At A Time Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:44:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 MECCA: Making Every Cent Come Alive http://www.thedatingdivas.com/tara/mecca-conference/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/tara/mecca-conference/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:00:34 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=61179 DIVAS_ I'm speaking at MECCA

SAVING MONEY PLUS THRIFTY IDEAS FOR DATE NIGHT????

Are ya IN?!

Our darling friends, Fun, Cheap, or Free {Jordan} AND Freebies2Deals {Melea} have joined forces to put together a FABULOUS one-day event for our Utah peeps! It's the ultimate money-saving conference called MECCA: Making Every Cent Come Alive!

You'll get to hear all sorts of money-saving tips, tricks, & ideas!  Including.... a class ALL about romancing your spouse ON a budget, taught by US!!! 

Mecca Conference

Just WAIT until you hear all of the deets!! Here is a blurb from MECCA's site:

Held in Sandy, Utah on January 10, 2015 (Can’t make it in-person? Keep reading!), this full-day conference is the ultimate resource for all things finance, frugal living, and fun. MECCA is an inspiring space for women of all ages (and supportive husbands) to come learn to live the life they always dreamed of. Attendees can expect to learn more about budgeting, debt, finance basics, frugal fashion, meal planning, budget beauty, couponing, grocery shopping tips, DIY on a dime, family and parenting life savers, and more… helping them learn how to live the ultimate life for less. 

Here’s what you can expect from MECCA:

  • A high-energy, full-day conference that will motivate and inspire you, as well as teach you all the tips and tricks for stretching your dollar to be able to afford and live the life you’ve always dreamed of
  • Keynotes and classes taught by Jordan and Melea
  • A full day of breakout sessions taught by your favorite bloggers and the best money-saving experts around!
  • A delicious lunch, included in your ticket price
  • An opportunity to make new friends, or strengthen existing relationships (make it a girl’s day!)
  • Giveaways, swag bag, and fun freebies and discounts from our great sponsors
  • Live out of town or can’t make it that day? Have no fear, they are working on bringing the conference to you virtually so you can enjoy the conference, in full, from anywhere in the world! In-person attendees will also have virtual access to the conference so they can relive their favorite classes, or watch the ones they missed, over and over.

Want to have a blast at MECCA this year? Register while you can – seats are limited!

...and it's ALL going down January 10, 2015 in the fabulous state of UTAH!! 

THE DETAILS:

When & Where: January 10th, 2015 in Sandy, Utah 

Admission: Tickets are about $50 for the day BUT we have a discount code for you to use!! Use the promotional code DIVAS to get $13 off your purchase! One ticket includes a full lunch, access to ALL classes live, AND online access to all the classes. A steal of a deal! Discount code only available through November 5th - so grab yours today!! 

Register: Click here to register and don't forget to use the discount code {see above}! 

CLICK HERE TO HEAD OVER TO REGISTER NOW!!

**More details on their official website!

Please make sure to come say "Hi!!" I can't WAIT to meet you!

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DIVAS_ I'm speaking at MECCA

SAVING MONEY PLUS THRIFTY IDEAS FOR DATE NIGHT????

Are ya IN?!

Our darling friends, Fun, Cheap, or Free {Jordan} AND Freebies2Deals {Melea} have joined forces to put together a FABULOUS one-day event for our Utah peeps! It's the ultimate money-saving conference called MECCA: Making Every Cent Come Alive!

You'll get to hear all sorts of money-saving tips, tricks, & ideas!  Including.... a class ALL about romancing your spouse ON a budget, taught by US!!! 

Mecca Conference

Just WAIT until you hear all of the deets!! Here is a blurb from MECCA's site:

Held in Sandy, Utah on January 10, 2015 (Can’t make it in-person? Keep reading!), this full-day conference is the ultimate resource for all things finance, frugal living, and fun. MECCA is an inspiring space for women of all ages (and supportive husbands) to come learn to live the life they always dreamed of. Attendees can expect to learn more about budgeting, debt, finance basics, frugal fashion, meal planning, budget beauty, couponing, grocery shopping tips, DIY on a dime, family and parenting life savers, and more… helping them learn how to live the ultimate life for less. 

Here’s what you can expect from MECCA:

  • A high-energy, full-day conference that will motivate and inspire you, as well as teach you all the tips and tricks for stretching your dollar to be able to afford and live the life you’ve always dreamed of
  • Keynotes and classes taught by Jordan and Melea
  • A full day of breakout sessions taught by your favorite bloggers and the best money-saving experts around!
  • A delicious lunch, included in your ticket price
  • An opportunity to make new friends, or strengthen existing relationships (make it a girl’s day!)
  • Giveaways, swag bag, and fun freebies and discounts from our great sponsors
  • Live out of town or can’t make it that day? Have no fear, they are working on bringing the conference to you virtually so you can enjoy the conference, in full, from anywhere in the world! In-person attendees will also have virtual access to the conference so they can relive their favorite classes, or watch the ones they missed, over and over.

Want to have a blast at MECCA this year? Register while you can – seats are limited!

...and it's ALL going down January 10, 2015 in the fabulous state of UTAH!! 

THE DETAILS:

When & Where: January 10th, 2015 in Sandy, Utah 

Admission: Tickets are about $50 for the day BUT we have a discount code for you to use!! Use the promotional code DIVAS to get $13 off your purchase! One ticket includes a full lunch, access to ALL classes live, AND online access to all the classes. A steal of a deal! Discount code only available through November 5th - so grab yours today!! 

Register: Click here to register and don't forget to use the discount code {see above}! 

CLICK HERE TO HEAD OVER TO REGISTER NOW!!

**More details on their official website!

Please make sure to come say "Hi!!" I can't WAIT to meet you!

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Free Printable November LOVE Calendar http://www.thedatingdivas.com/tips-from-the-divas/free-november-love-calendar/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/tips-from-the-divas/free-november-love-calendar/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:42 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=58595 30 Day Marriage Challenge

Your free printable November Love Calendar is here! 

And it's FULL of fun and flirty romance tips to help reconnect you with your spouse and strengthen your marriage this month!

Free November Love Calendar
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Yep, we promised it would be coming and here it is!  Are you ready for another month of intentionally loving your spouse?

Have any suggestions for future romance calendars?  We'd LOVE to hear in the comments!!  

And if you're new to our Love Calendars then...

Here's How It Works

Just download the darling calendar, designed by the lovely Erin at Strawberry Mommycakes.  {Isn't it fun?!  Erin can seriously create anything we envision.  Check out her work!}

Then simply check it every day for your little "love assignment."  It might be an small act of service to do for your spouse, a love note to write, or a quick activity to do together.  We've even included great date night ideas for each Friday night! {Don't worry, we've only scheduled one "Out on the town" date each month, so you only have to arrange for a babysitter once a month!  The rest of the dates are fun and creative at-home options.}  We've done all of the work for you, now you just have to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

**TIP:  I suggest that you print the calendar and stick it somewhere where you'll see it often.  That way you can check off the little "love assignments" as you complete them.  BUT make sure that you also save the digital file to your desktop.  Wanna know why?  The red text on the calendar are actually links!  If you click on them, it will take you to a post with more details and sometimes FREE Printables to go with your little love assignment.  So if you see a "red day" on the calendar, don't forget to check the link!

So, are you ready to join our Marriage Challenge?   

Just imagine what a whole month {or YEAR} of intentionally loving your spouse could do for your relationship!  

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLE NOVEMBER LOVE CALENDAR

And make sure to check in next month for your free printable December LOVE Calendar!

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30 Day Marriage Challenge

Your free printable November Love Calendar is here! 

And it's FULL of fun and flirty romance tips to help reconnect you with your spouse and strengthen your marriage this month!

Free November Love Calendar
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Yep, we promised it would be coming and here it is!  Are you ready for another month of intentionally loving your spouse?

Have any suggestions for future romance calendars?  We'd LOVE to hear in the comments!!  

And if you're new to our Love Calendars then...

Here's How It Works

Just download the darling calendar, designed by the lovely Erin at Strawberry Mommycakes.  {Isn't it fun?!  Erin can seriously create anything we envision.  Check out her work!}

Then simply check it every day for your little "love assignment."  It might be an small act of service to do for your spouse, a love note to write, or a quick activity to do together.  We've even included great date night ideas for each Friday night! {Don't worry, we've only scheduled one "Out on the town" date each month, so you only have to arrange for a babysitter once a month!  The rest of the dates are fun and creative at-home options.}  We've done all of the work for you, now you just have to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

**TIP:  I suggest that you print the calendar and stick it somewhere where you'll see it often.  That way you can check off the little "love assignments" as you complete them.  BUT make sure that you also save the digital file to your desktop.  Wanna know why?  The red text on the calendar are actually links!  If you click on them, it will take you to a post with more details and sometimes FREE Printables to go with your little love assignment.  So if you see a "red day" on the calendar, don't forget to check the link!

So, are you ready to join our Marriage Challenge?   

Just imagine what a whole month {or YEAR} of intentionally loving your spouse could do for your relationship!  

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLE NOVEMBER LOVE CALENDAR

And make sure to check in next month for your free printable December LOVE Calendar!

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The Ultimate Crafter’s Dream Giveaway! http://www.thedatingdivas.com/giveaways/the-ultimate-crafters-dream-giveaway/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/giveaways/the-ultimate-crafters-dream-giveaway/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:00:32 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=61266 The Ultimate Craft Giveaway

ATTENTION ALL CRAFTERS!

Are you sitting down?? Because today we're opening up...

The Ultimate Crafter's Dream Giveaway!

The holiday season is fast approaching and we want the celebrations (and DIY gifting) to start TODAY!!!!  So we’ve partnered with 11 of our favorite blogging friends on Google+ to bring you an AMAZING giveaway!! 

Just take a look at this...

The Ultimate Crafter's Giveaway- Prize List

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One LUCKY Reader Will Win the ULTIMATE creative package of craft goodies!

If you don't have your hands on the new Cricut Explore, you are missing out! This machine is a design-and-cut system that makes amazing DIY and craft projects.

Our friends at Cricut are going to give one lucky person a Cricut Explore AND the accessories, tools, mats, and materials you need to get started!

And if that weren't enough, the winner will also receive a HUGE a selection of Plaid products including: Mod Podge formulas, Mod Podge tools and accessories, decoupage papers, Mod Molds and Melts, Collage Clay, FolkArt paints, FolkArt stencils, FolkArt tools, Martha Stewart paints, Martha Stewart glass paints, Martha Stewart stencils and adhesive stencils, Martha Stewart adhesive silkscreens, Martha Stewart gold leafing tools and accessories, AND much more!

OH, annnnnd we decided we're also going to throw in a $200 gift card to Michaels! You know, 'cause we're cool like that.

**That's just about $1,400 in Prizes**

CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT?!

Before you enter, check out all our favorite blogger friends...

The Ultimate Crafter's Dream Giveaway!

Click on the name of each site to check 'em out...

  • Mod Podge Rocks- Mod Podge Rocks is a collection of tutorials and how-tos featuring the world's greatest decoupage medium. Come visit Amy for tons of inspiration.
  • Somewhat Simple- Somewhat Simple is THE PLACE for creative inspiration. Get inspired by thousands of simple projects, recipes, crafts, and more!
  • Living Well, Spending Less- Living Well, Spending Less is all about the adventure of finding the Good Life on a budget... because a life well lived is not so much about what we have as who we are.
  • Kids Activities Blog- Kids Activities Blog is overflowing with fun crafts, art projects, games and activities for kids- most with contents from your kitchen junk drawer!
  • The Dating Divas- That's Us!  Each Monday, the Divas offer a fabulous date idea already completely planned out for your upcoming weekend. Throughout the rest of the week, they offer FREE flirty tips, tricks, tutorials, & darling printables to keep the romance alive and the sparks flying’.
  • The 36th Avenue- The 36th Avenue is your number one destination for easy DIY projects, free printables, adorable handmade gifts and holiday ideas, delicious recipes and everything EXTRAORDINARY!
  • Kara's Party Ideas -Kara Allen is the party designer, author, dessert stylist & creator behind THE place for ALL things PARTY- KarasPartyIdeas.com. Kara's Party Ideas holds millions of party ideas you can search, party recipes, a party supply shop, a fab party book, fun worldwide party workshops, an app & more!
  • One Good Thing by Jillee- One Good Thing by Jillee is dedicated to sharing one good thing a day that makes life a little more simple, affordable, wholesome, and joyful! Millions of people look to "Jillee" each month for tips on living a more frugal and healthy life. Learn how to enrich your life while conserving time, money, and resources.
  • Remodelaholic - If your goal is to make your house a home, then come to Remodelaholic.com. They will teach you the best ways to update your house and design and decorate your home on a budget. Go from builder grade to beautiful with their help.
  • Lil' Luna - Lil' Luna is the one-stop to find all things creative! Come on over to find inexpensive & unique crafts, DIY projects, recipes, gift ideas, and more for any occasion.

What are you WAITING for?

HURRY AND ENTER USING THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET BELOW:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

GOOD LUCK!!!!

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The Ultimate Craft Giveaway

ATTENTION ALL CRAFTERS!

Are you sitting down?? Because today we're opening up...

The Ultimate Crafter's Dream Giveaway!

The holiday season is fast approaching and we want the celebrations (and DIY gifting) to start TODAY!!!!  So we’ve partnered with 11 of our favorite blogging friends on Google+ to bring you an AMAZING giveaway!! 

Just take a look at this...

The Ultimate Crafter's Giveaway- Prize List

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One LUCKY Reader Will Win the ULTIMATE creative package of craft goodies!

If you don't have your hands on the new Cricut Explore, you are missing out! This machine is a design-and-cut system that makes amazing DIY and craft projects.

Our friends at Cricut are going to give one lucky person a Cricut Explore AND the accessories, tools, mats, and materials you need to get started!

And if that weren't enough, the winner will also receive a HUGE a selection of Plaid products including: Mod Podge formulas, Mod Podge tools and accessories, decoupage papers, Mod Molds and Melts, Collage Clay, FolkArt paints, FolkArt stencils, FolkArt tools, Martha Stewart paints, Martha Stewart glass paints, Martha Stewart stencils and adhesive stencils, Martha Stewart adhesive silkscreens, Martha Stewart gold leafing tools and accessories, AND much more!

OH, annnnnd we decided we're also going to throw in a $200 gift card to Michaels! You know, 'cause we're cool like that.

**That's just about $1,400 in Prizes**

CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT?!

Before you enter, check out all our favorite blogger friends...

The Ultimate Crafter's Dream Giveaway!

Click on the name of each site to check 'em out...

  • Mod Podge Rocks- Mod Podge Rocks is a collection of tutorials and how-tos featuring the world's greatest decoupage medium. Come visit Amy for tons of inspiration.
  • Somewhat Simple- Somewhat Simple is THE PLACE for creative inspiration. Get inspired by thousands of simple projects, recipes, crafts, and more!
  • Living Well, Spending Less- Living Well, Spending Less is all about the adventure of finding the Good Life on a budget... because a life well lived is not so much about what we have as who we are.
  • Kids Activities Blog- Kids Activities Blog is overflowing with fun crafts, art projects, games and activities for kids- most with contents from your kitchen junk drawer!
  • The Dating Divas- That's Us!  Each Monday, the Divas offer a fabulous date idea already completely planned out for your upcoming weekend. Throughout the rest of the week, they offer FREE flirty tips, tricks, tutorials, & darling printables to keep the romance alive and the sparks flying’.
  • The 36th Avenue- The 36th Avenue is your number one destination for easy DIY projects, free printables, adorable handmade gifts and holiday ideas, delicious recipes and everything EXTRAORDINARY!
  • Kara's Party Ideas -Kara Allen is the party designer, author, dessert stylist & creator behind THE place for ALL things PARTY- KarasPartyIdeas.com. Kara's Party Ideas holds millions of party ideas you can search, party recipes, a party supply shop, a fab party book, fun worldwide party workshops, an app & more!
  • One Good Thing by Jillee- One Good Thing by Jillee is dedicated to sharing one good thing a day that makes life a little more simple, affordable, wholesome, and joyful! Millions of people look to "Jillee" each month for tips on living a more frugal and healthy life. Learn how to enrich your life while conserving time, money, and resources.
  • Remodelaholic - If your goal is to make your house a home, then come to Remodelaholic.com. They will teach you the best ways to update your house and design and decorate your home on a budget. Go from builder grade to beautiful with their help.
  • Lil' Luna - Lil' Luna is the one-stop to find all things creative! Come on over to find inexpensive & unique crafts, DIY projects, recipes, gift ideas, and more for any occasion.

What are you WAITING for?

HURRY AND ENTER USING THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET BELOW:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

GOOD LUCK!!!!

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Play Date Night Bingo To Figure Out Your Dates! http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/valentines-day/date-ideas-date-night-bingo/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/valentines-day/date-ideas-date-night-bingo/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:00:04 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=59943 All 3 Date Night Bingo Card - Slider

Date Night is served... on a Bingo Card!

3 DIFFERENT Date Night Cards all RIGHT HERE!

3 Date Night Ideas

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What's on the docket for your upcoming date night?! 

No plans? = No worries!

We have 3 different date night cards for you to choose from! Yup, that's 3 date nights already planned for YOU!

Amazing printables designed by Courtney at All Things Bright and Beautiful - We LOVE her!

Card 1: AT HOME DATE NIGHT

Can't find a sitter?  That's no excuse to skip date night. Use the At Home Date Night Bingo Card!

Date Night Bingo Card - At Home Date Night

Shuffle and draw your printable tokens until you've reached a BINGO OR until the entire card is full - you choose! Your tokens may have you engaging in a friendly push up contest and then working together on baking some tasty cookies!

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE AT HOME DATE NIGHT BINGO CARD

Card 2: OUT ON THE TOWN

Free at last! A sitter has come to your rescue and you have the night to yourself! Play a little Out on the Town Bingo!

Date Night Bingo Card - Out on the Town

It may lead you to a store to pick up a card for your spouse to exchange at the end of date night or kissing at every red light! OH the possibilities!

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE OUT ON THE TOWN DATE NIGHT BINGO CARD

Card 3: INTIMATE MOMENTS

OR if you're feeling a little more romantic and are looking for a way to have fun in the bedroom, try the Intimate Bingo Card!

Bedroom Games - Bedroom Bingo

A hot massage or a steamy shower might be in your future! But regardless of where the tokens lead you, you are sure to end with a BINGO in the bedroom {wink wink}!

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE INTIMATE BINGO DATE CARD

If your spouse's or kid's birthday is near, play our Birthday Bingo as well!

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All 3 Date Night Bingo Card - Slider

Date Night is served... on a Bingo Card!

3 DIFFERENT Date Night Cards all RIGHT HERE!

3 Date Night Ideas

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What's on the docket for your upcoming date night?! 

No plans? = No worries!

We have 3 different date night cards for you to choose from! Yup, that's 3 date nights already planned for YOU!

Amazing printables designed by Courtney at All Things Bright and Beautiful - We LOVE her!

Card 1: AT HOME DATE NIGHT

Can't find a sitter?  That's no excuse to skip date night. Use the At Home Date Night Bingo Card!

Date Night Bingo Card - At Home Date Night

Shuffle and draw your printable tokens until you've reached a BINGO OR until the entire card is full - you choose! Your tokens may have you engaging in a friendly push up contest and then working together on baking some tasty cookies!

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE AT HOME DATE NIGHT BINGO CARD

Card 2: OUT ON THE TOWN

Free at last! A sitter has come to your rescue and you have the night to yourself! Play a little Out on the Town Bingo!

Date Night Bingo Card - Out on the Town

It may lead you to a store to pick up a card for your spouse to exchange at the end of date night or kissing at every red light! OH the possibilities!

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE OUT ON THE TOWN DATE NIGHT BINGO CARD

Card 3: INTIMATE MOMENTS

OR if you're feeling a little more romantic and are looking for a way to have fun in the bedroom, try the Intimate Bingo Card!

Bedroom Games - Bedroom Bingo

A hot massage or a steamy shower might be in your future! But regardless of where the tokens lead you, you are sure to end with a BINGO in the bedroom {wink wink}!

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE INTIMATE BINGO DATE CARD

If your spouse's or kid's birthday is near, play our Birthday Bingo as well!

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Hot Scratch Off Tickets: A Sexy Game For Couples http://www.thedatingdivas.com/just-the-two-of-us/sexy-scratch-off-tickets/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/just-the-two-of-us/sexy-scratch-off-tickets/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:00:08 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=60207 Steamy Tickets Game for Married Couples

 IT'S GETTING HOT IN HERE!!!

intimate_disclaimer

Are you ready to turn up the heat? This sexy game for married couples is going to kick your passion up a notch or two, at LEAST!  With each scratch-off reveal you will be turning up the heat one degree at a time.  

Scrochin' Hot Tickets A Game For Married Couples

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I'm loving the design of these steamy tickets just as much as the game, that's saying a lot!!! Huge thank you to All Things Bright and Beautiful for creating these scorchin' designs, be sure to check out Courtney for any of your design needs! 

Sexy Printable Game for Married Couples

Printables

The steamy game for married couples to play comes with:

  • 1 Slip Envelope
  • 4 Degree Scratch-Off Tickets
  • 4 Variable Scratch-Off Tickets
  • 5 Blank Scratch-Off Tickets

The slip envelope is a darling way to hold all of your scratch off tickets.   The degree tickets range from simmering 15 degree activities to an explosive 100 degree activities. If you want to keep a little bit of mystery, opt for the variable tickets. A reveal on the variable tickets will either warm you up or get you hot and bothered. 

Steamy Envelope and Tickets Game for Married Couples

Assembling your envelope and tickets is a cinch. You will need three items: a heavy duty glue stick to glue the envelope and tickets together, a paper cutter, and scissors. 

Follow the directions on the slip envelope printable. Cut out the peek-a-boo window, fold the envelope, and glue the folds together.  

Cut out the tickets, simply fold the envelope in half and glue the cards together.  

"Scratch off Ticket" How-To

Items To Create Scratch Off Tickets

Now that your printables are put together, it's time to transform these into scratch-off tickets.

You will need metallic acrylic paint, dish soap, and clear packaging tape.

Steamy Printables Game for Married Couples

Tape packing tape over the sections to be painted.

Mix two parts paint to one part dish soap.

Paint a couple of coats inside the four circles.

The Steamy Night

Steamy Tickets Game for Married Couples

The rules of game play are written on the tickets. Do you want to jump right in and explode or do you want to simmer on low before heating up? The choice is yours! If you want to simmer and take it slow start with 15 degree tickets, move up to 45 tickets, onto the 80 degrees, and finally to 100 degrees.  Don't have time to simmer, that's ok, jump right to the 80 and 100 degree tickets.  Maybe you like to try your luck, if so pick up the variable tickets for your sexy couples game.

For those of you who want to add your own ideas, we've made plenty of blanks for you to get all creative with! You're welcome! 

Once you start introducing sexy games into your date night, you are going to want to try several more! Take a peek at some of my favorite games: 50 Ways To Tease Your Lover GameSmoldering Violation Ticket,  I Dare You: 30 Sealed Seductions, and Sizzling Truth and Dare.

Grab your printables and enjoy your sexy couples game! 

1 Slip Envelope

4 Degree Scratch-Off Tickets

4 Variable Scratch-Off Tickets

5 Blank Scratch-Off Tickets

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Steamy Tickets Game for Married Couples

 IT'S GETTING HOT IN HERE!!!

intimate_disclaimer

Are you ready to turn up the heat? This sexy game for married couples is going to kick your passion up a notch or two, at LEAST!  With each scratch-off reveal you will be turning up the heat one degree at a time.  

Scrochin' Hot Tickets A Game For Married Couples

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I'm loving the design of these steamy tickets just as much as the game, that's saying a lot!!! Huge thank you to All Things Bright and Beautiful for creating these scorchin' designs, be sure to check out Courtney for any of your design needs! 

Sexy Printable Game for Married Couples

Printables

The steamy game for married couples to play comes with:

  • 1 Slip Envelope
  • 4 Degree Scratch-Off Tickets
  • 4 Variable Scratch-Off Tickets
  • 5 Blank Scratch-Off Tickets

The slip envelope is a darling way to hold all of your scratch off tickets.   The degree tickets range from simmering 15 degree activities to an explosive 100 degree activities. If you want to keep a little bit of mystery, opt for the variable tickets. A reveal on the variable tickets will either warm you up or get you hot and bothered. 

Steamy Envelope and Tickets Game for Married Couples

Assembling your envelope and tickets is a cinch. You will need three items: a heavy duty glue stick to glue the envelope and tickets together, a paper cutter, and scissors. 

Follow the directions on the slip envelope printable. Cut out the peek-a-boo window, fold the envelope, and glue the folds together.  

Cut out the tickets, simply fold the envelope in half and glue the cards together.  

"Scratch off Ticket" How-To

Items To Create Scratch Off Tickets

Now that your printables are put together, it's time to transform these into scratch-off tickets.

You will need metallic acrylic paint, dish soap, and clear packaging tape.

Steamy Printables Game for Married Couples

Tape packing tape over the sections to be painted.

Mix two parts paint to one part dish soap.

Paint a couple of coats inside the four circles.

The Steamy Night

Steamy Tickets Game for Married Couples

The rules of game play are written on the tickets. Do you want to jump right in and explode or do you want to simmer on low before heating up? The choice is yours! If you want to simmer and take it slow start with 15 degree tickets, move up to 45 tickets, onto the 80 degrees, and finally to 100 degrees.  Don't have time to simmer, that's ok, jump right to the 80 and 100 degree tickets.  Maybe you like to try your luck, if so pick up the variable tickets for your sexy couples game.

For those of you who want to add your own ideas, we've made plenty of blanks for you to get all creative with! You're welcome! 

Once you start introducing sexy games into your date night, you are going to want to try several more! Take a peek at some of my favorite games: 50 Ways To Tease Your Lover GameSmoldering Violation Ticket,  I Dare You: 30 Sealed Seductions, and Sizzling Truth and Dare.

Grab your printables and enjoy your sexy couples game! 

1 Slip Envelope

4 Degree Scratch-Off Tickets

4 Variable Scratch-Off Tickets

5 Blank Scratch-Off Tickets

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53 Halloween “After Party” Costume Ideas http://www.thedatingdivas.com/you-me/intimate-moments/53-halloween-after-party-costumes/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/you-me/intimate-moments/53-halloween-after-party-costumes/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:09 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=44892 Michelle-Halloween After Party Costumes

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Halloween is the perfect time to stock up on sexy bedroom costumes. I never miss the chance to buy an outfit or two that will get my hubby's blood heating! So today I'm going to help you create an "AFTER PARTY" for the two of you with costumes, flirty items, and dress-up games. Are you ready? I sure am, let's get this party started!!!

Michelle-Halloween After Party Costumes

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After Party Costumes

Sexy costumes that will be perfect for just the two of you!!! A little secret from me to you... Once October is over and Halloween has gone that doesn't mean you have to stop dressing up! You can rock these costumes all year round in the comfort of your own home!

 1. Wandering Gunman and The Drifter

2.  Tight End and Lucky 7

3.  Fair Play and Sexy Referee Costume

4. Butler Boxers (Top Hat, Bow Tie and Cuffs) and Maid of the Manor

5. Police Man and Playful Po Po

6. Officer Frisk-Em and Sheriff Be Wicked or Inmate 69

7. Speakeasy Gangster and Pink Mobster

8. Seafaring Sailor and Pin Up Sailor or Navy Sweetheart

9. Sailor Boy and Below Deck Hand

10. Indian Chief Wansum Tail and Sexy Warrior or Light Feather Indian

11. Smokin' Hot Fire Fighter and Fire Starter or Sexy Fire Girl

12. G.I. Guy and Militia Babe

13. Barbarian Gladiator and Warrior Maiden

14. Hugh Jorgan Mile High Pilot and Sexy Mile High Captain

15. Eager Teacher and Secret Studies School Girl

16. Zebra Cave Man and Wild One Jungle Girl

17. Masked Bandit (with Mask) and Masked Bandita Costume

18. Cowboy and Country Cowgirl

19. Lifeguard and Surf Patrol

20. Eager Doctor and Patients Pleasure Nurse

21. Boss Man and Working Girl

22. Spider Web and Web of Desire

 23. Lumberjack and Sexy Lumber Girl

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After Party Finishing Touches

For those of you who like to add a little something-something without breaking the bank you will find just what you need right in this little section! Or if you have an awesome costume and you want to add a little oh la la then keep reading because we've got all the little details that you'll need to look dynamite!

24. Leather Handcuffs

25. Eye Mask

26. Fishnet Thight Highs with Backseam

27. Pearl Strand Necklace

28. High Heels

29. Sultry Eye Lashes

30. Mysterious Mask

31. Mardi Gras Beads

32. Feather Tickler

33. Edible Underwear

34. Go Picasso with Black Light Bullbs

35. Bedazzling Surprise with Stick-On Rhinestone Jewels

36. Candles

37. Temporary Lip Tattoo Stickers

Michelle_Collage_1_Web

After Party Costume Bedroom Games

You can't have a party without a little game or two, right?! This list is full of games that require a little bit of dress up, a little bit of romance, and a little bit of chocolate (yum)!!!

38. Peek-A-Book Mini Date

39. The Bedroom Game

40. Dress It Up, The Fantasy Role Play Game

41. Strip Trivia

42. Hot Chocolate Game

43. Sassy Love Spell Treats

44. Edible Body Finger Paints

45. Inside Trick or Treat

46. Fifty Days Of Play

47. Fantasy Dress Up

48. Magic Love Spells

49. The Role-Play Deck

50. Naughty or Nice

51. I Dare You Seductions

52. Sweet Heart Chocolate Treats

53. Fantasy Affairs

Wait this isn't the end!!!  The title says 53, but we've added a bonus for all you dah-ling readers, just because we love you!

54. Smoldering Violation Ticket

Now that we've got the "after" party covered, let's get the before party covered too, take a peek at 83 Creative and Fun Couples Costumes Round-Up and The Ultimate Costume Round-Up.

What are you waiting for, go get the "after party" started!!!

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Michelle-Halloween After Party Costumes

intimate_disclaimer-1

Halloween is the perfect time to stock up on sexy bedroom costumes. I never miss the chance to buy an outfit or two that will get my hubby's blood heating! So today I'm going to help you create an "AFTER PARTY" for the two of you with costumes, flirty items, and dress-up games. Are you ready? I sure am, let's get this party started!!!

Michelle-Halloween After Party Costumes

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Michelle_Collage_3_web

After Party Costumes

Sexy costumes that will be perfect for just the two of you!!! A little secret from me to you... Once October is over and Halloween has gone that doesn't mean you have to stop dressing up! You can rock these costumes all year round in the comfort of your own home!

 1. Wandering Gunman and The Drifter

2.  Tight End and Lucky 7

3.  Fair Play and Sexy Referee Costume

4. Butler Boxers (Top Hat, Bow Tie and Cuffs) and Maid of the Manor

5. Police Man and Playful Po Po

6. Officer Frisk-Em and Sheriff Be Wicked or Inmate 69

7. Speakeasy Gangster and Pink Mobster

8. Seafaring Sailor and Pin Up Sailor or Navy Sweetheart

9. Sailor Boy and Below Deck Hand

10. Indian Chief Wansum Tail and Sexy Warrior or Light Feather Indian

11. Smokin' Hot Fire Fighter and Fire Starter or Sexy Fire Girl

12. G.I. Guy and Militia Babe

13. Barbarian Gladiator and Warrior Maiden

14. Hugh Jorgan Mile High Pilot and Sexy Mile High Captain

15. Eager Teacher and Secret Studies School Girl

16. Zebra Cave Man and Wild One Jungle Girl

17. Masked Bandit (with Mask) and Masked Bandita Costume

18. Cowboy and Country Cowgirl

19. Lifeguard and Surf Patrol

20. Eager Doctor and Patients Pleasure Nurse

21. Boss Man and Working Girl

22. Spider Web and Web of Desire

 23. Lumberjack and Sexy Lumber Girl

Michelle_Collage_2_web

After Party Finishing Touches

For those of you who like to add a little something-something without breaking the bank you will find just what you need right in this little section! Or if you have an awesome costume and you want to add a little oh la la then keep reading because we've got all the little details that you'll need to look dynamite!

24. Leather Handcuffs

25. Eye Mask

26. Fishnet Thight Highs with Backseam

27. Pearl Strand Necklace

28. High Heels

29. Sultry Eye Lashes

30. Mysterious Mask

31. Mardi Gras Beads

32. Feather Tickler

33. Edible Underwear

34. Go Picasso with Black Light Bullbs

35. Bedazzling Surprise with Stick-On Rhinestone Jewels

36. Candles

37. Temporary Lip Tattoo Stickers

Michelle_Collage_1_Web

After Party Costume Bedroom Games

You can't have a party without a little game or two, right?! This list is full of games that require a little bit of dress up, a little bit of romance, and a little bit of chocolate (yum)!!!

38. Peek-A-Book Mini Date

39. The Bedroom Game

40. Dress It Up, The Fantasy Role Play Game

41. Strip Trivia

42. Hot Chocolate Game

43. Sassy Love Spell Treats

44. Edible Body Finger Paints

45. Inside Trick or Treat

46. Fifty Days Of Play

47. Fantasy Dress Up

48. Magic Love Spells

49. The Role-Play Deck

50. Naughty or Nice

51. I Dare You Seductions

52. Sweet Heart Chocolate Treats

53. Fantasy Affairs

Wait this isn't the end!!!  The title says 53, but we've added a bonus for all you dah-ling readers, just because we love you!

54. Smoldering Violation Ticket

Now that we've got the "after" party covered, let's get the before party covered too, take a peek at 83 Creative and Fun Couples Costumes Round-Up and The Ultimate Costume Round-Up.

What are you waiting for, go get the "after party" started!!!

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10 Reasons Why You Should Spoil Your Spouse http://www.thedatingdivas.com/tips-from-the-divas/spoil-your-spouse/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/tips-from-the-divas/spoil-your-spouse/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:48 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=59820 Meka Studios Spoil Your Spouse

Make Your Spouse Your Priority

They are adorable, they are LOUD, they are so easy to shop for, they are PERSISTANT, they are sweet, they love TREATS.... there are a million reasons we spoil our children. If your family is in a place where the children rule the roost then you have GOT to put the brakes on that!! Your kids, as wonderful and special as they are, should not be your top priority. Your spouse, that amazing person who holds your heart, needs to know that they are your #1 now and always. That's right, you should be spoiling your SPOUSE! 

If this is lacking in your marriage right now then today is the day to refocus your energy onto the most important person in your life! The Dating Divas have come up with 10 marriage-strengthening reasons to spoil your spouse, not your kids.

spoil your spouse

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We have all envied them- those couples that are 'newlywed-in-love' with well-behaved children. How is it that they can be so happy?? Are they even real?? Well, we are here to tell ya that YES, they're real, and that CAN be YOU! And The Dating Divas think we've figured out the secret to their success! With all of our marriages combined, the Divas total years and YEARS of experience, and if there's one thing we know will make your marriage stronger, it's spoiling your husband! We aren't talking about worshipping the ground he walks on and being a servant to his every need, but we ARE talking about refocusing your energy from always doing everything for your kids, to doing things for YOUR MAN. We guarantee you are going to want all the details on this... so read on!

1.  Your Wedding Day:  Remember, your family started with your marriage to your spouse {not the day your first child was born}. He is the reason behind it all! So while the kids may be the frosting- he is still the CAKE! 

2. Broadcast Your Love: One of the BEST things you can do for your children is to let them see you LOVE their father. Strong marriages make strong families. Your children need the security of a loving family far more than toys or treats or even attention! So kiss in front of your children. Let them see you holding hands, snuggling together on the couch, and going out on dates.

[caption id="attachment_59893" align="aligncenter" width="550"]meka studios for the dating divas 1 Photo Courtesy of Meka Studios[/caption]

3. Set the Stage: Spoiling your spouse gives children an example of what a great marriage should look like. When you treat your spouse with kindness, courtesy, and love - your children will see that.  They will long for a marriage like their parents have and not settle for anything less! Take the time to learn about each other's Love Language. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts is a fantastic book to read if you haven't already. When you spoil your spouse, do it in a way that will show them you truly care and are thinking about their needs.

[caption id="attachment_59895" align="aligncenter" width="550"]meka studios for the dating divas 3 Photo Courtesy of Meka Studios[/caption]

4. Raise Me Up: As a parent, you are in large part responsible for how your children turn out. The pressure is on and you don't want {ahem} to raise your child to always feel entitled. But you already KNOW your husband turned out great!! {Thank you mother-in-laws all over the world!!} He's already "raised" - so you don't have to worry about spoiling him {wink!}

[caption id="attachment_59896" align="aligncenter" width="550"]meka studios for the dating divas 8 Photo Courtesy of Meka Studios[/caption]

5. What Goes Around: As you take the time to spoil your spouse, you will also reap the rewards! Taking your wife on a date means a fun time for you, too! Enjoy dinner, movies, great conversations, and fun activities. Buying a special gift? How convenient that box of chocolates have so many pieces in it {wink!}. Go with the golden rule on this one and treat your spouse EVEN BETTER than you'd like to be treated. Though you shouldn't be spoiling your spouse with the intention of getting anything out of it, more likely than not, they are going to reciprocate the love. :) It's a win-win for you both.

6. Unexpected: Spoiling your husband also helps get both of you out of your consistent routine. Spoiling your children, however can turn into a routine too quickly! It's easy to get caught up in to-do lists and managing all the details of everyday life. Surprise them with a little things frequently. Taking time to spoil each other helps you refocus on what's truly important! Your Marriage!

[caption id="attachment_59894" align="aligncenter" width="550"]meka studios for the dating divas 2 Photo Courtesy of Meka Studios[/caption]

7. Together Again: One day your sweet babies will grow up and move out. They will have their OWN lives to live. Your spouse is going to be with you through it all. By showering your spouse with love and kindness your entire marriage, you will keep your love strong regardless of whether or not you have children in your home. You don't want to feel like you need to RE-connect when you become empty nesters, so keep the love alive right now! 

8. Be Their Lover: Children rely on you to set boundaries and restrictions. It's part of your job to discipline as a parent. You are NOT, however, your spouse's mother. You are his LOVER! So forget the stress of teaching lessons and just LOVE your spouse... unconditionally! 

[caption id="attachment_59897" align="aligncenter" width="550"]meka studios for the dating divas 5 Photo Courtesy of Meka Studios[/caption]

9. Bring On The Romance: Spoiling your children can lead to self-entitlement and teaches selfishness. Spoiling your spouse can lead to romance and is one way of being self-less. Your kind words, sweet notes, little treats, special nights out... all of those can lead to romance and strengthen the bond the two of you share.

[caption id="attachment_59898" align="aligncenter" width="550"]meka studios for the dating divas 6 Photo Courtesy of Meka Studios[/caption]

 

10.  Stand the Test of Time: Spoiling your husband shows him that you still feel the same for him regardless of how long you've been together and what you've gone through. Take the time to get dressed up for date night with the 'man of your dreams' , remember  important events and milestones together and celebrate them. Let your spouse know that you are thankful for every single day you've been together and your marriage will stand the test of time!

If you want some fantastic suggestions on ways to spoil your spouse the ways that they like to be loved, then sign up for The Dating Diva's Newsletter and get our FREE 7 Day of Love Program ----> check out our right sidebar to get in on that!

*A special thanks to my cousin Kari with Meka Studios for being such an amazing photographer and sharing some of her pictures with us!!*

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Meka Studios Spoil Your Spouse

Make Your Spouse Your Priority

They are adorable, they are LOUD, they are so easy to shop for, they are PERSISTANT, they are sweet, they love TREATS.... there are a million reasons we spoil our children. If your family is in a place where the children rule the roost then you have GOT to put the brakes on that!! Your kids, as wonderful and special as they are, should not be your top priority. Your spouse, that amazing person who holds your heart, needs to know that they are your #1 now and always. That's right, you should be spoiling your SPOUSE! 

If this is lacking in your marriage right now then today is the day to refocus your energy onto the most important person in your life! The Dating Divas have come up with 10 marriage-strengthening reasons to spoil your spouse, not your kids.

spoil your spouse

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We have all envied them- those couples that are 'newlywed-in-love' with well-behaved children. How is it that they can be so happy?? Are they even real?? Well, we are here to tell ya that YES, they're real, and that CAN be YOU! And The Dating Divas think we've figured out the secret to their success! With all of our marriages combined, the Divas total years and YEARS of experience, and if there's one thing we know will make your marriage stronger, it's spoiling your husband! We aren't talking about worshipping the ground he walks on and being a servant to his every need, but we ARE talking about refocusing your energy from always doing everything for your kids, to doing things for YOUR MAN. We guarantee you are going to want all the details on this... so read on!

1.  Your Wedding Day:  Remember, your family started with your marriage to your spouse {not the day your first child was born}. He is the reason behind it all! So while the kids may be the frosting- he is still the CAKE! 

2. Broadcast Your Love: One of the BEST things you can do for your children is to let them see you LOVE their father. Strong marriages make strong families. Your children need the security of a loving family far more than toys or treats or even attention! So kiss in front of your children. Let them see you holding hands, snuggling together on the couch, and going out on dates.

[caption id="attachment_59893" align="aligncenter" width="550"]meka studios for the dating divas 1 Photo Courtesy of Meka Studios[/caption]

3. Set the Stage: Spoiling your spouse gives children an example of what a great marriage should look like. When you treat your spouse with kindness, courtesy, and love - your children will see that.  They will long for a marriage like their parents have and not settle for anything less! Take the time to learn about each other's Love Language. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts is a fantastic book to read if you haven't already. When you spoil your spouse, do it in a way that will show them you truly care and are thinking about their needs.

[caption id="attachment_59895" align="aligncenter" width="550"]meka studios for the dating divas 3 Photo Courtesy of Meka Studios[/caption]

4. Raise Me Up: As a parent, you are in large part responsible for how your children turn out. The pressure is on and you don't want {ahem} to raise your child to always feel entitled. But you already KNOW your husband turned out great!! {Thank you mother-in-laws all over the world!!} He's already "raised" - so you don't have to worry about spoiling him {wink!}

[caption id="attachment_59896" align="aligncenter" width="550"]meka studios for the dating divas 8 Photo Courtesy of Meka Studios[/caption]

5. What Goes Around: As you take the time to spoil your spouse, you will also reap the rewards! Taking your wife on a date means a fun time for you, too! Enjoy dinner, movies, great conversations, and fun activities. Buying a special gift? How convenient that box of chocolates have so many pieces in it {wink!}. Go with the golden rule on this one and treat your spouse EVEN BETTER than you'd like to be treated. Though you shouldn't be spoiling your spouse with the intention of getting anything out of it, more likely than not, they are going to reciprocate the love. :) It's a win-win for you both.

6. Unexpected: Spoiling your husband also helps get both of you out of your consistent routine. Spoiling your children, however can turn into a routine too quickly! It's easy to get caught up in to-do lists and managing all the details of everyday life. Surprise them with a little things frequently. Taking time to spoil each other helps you refocus on what's truly important! Your Marriage!

[caption id="attachment_59894" align="aligncenter" width="550"]meka studios for the dating divas 2 Photo Courtesy of Meka Studios[/caption]

7. Together Again: One day your sweet babies will grow up and move out. They will have their OWN lives to live. Your spouse is going to be with you through it all. By showering your spouse with love and kindness your entire marriage, you will keep your love strong regardless of whether or not you have children in your home. You don't want to feel like you need to RE-connect when you become empty nesters, so keep the love alive right now! 

8. Be Their Lover: Children rely on you to set boundaries and restrictions. It's part of your job to discipline as a parent. You are NOT, however, your spouse's mother. You are his LOVER! So forget the stress of teaching lessons and just LOVE your spouse... unconditionally! 

[caption id="attachment_59897" align="aligncenter" width="550"]meka studios for the dating divas 5 Photo Courtesy of Meka Studios[/caption]

9. Bring On The Romance: Spoiling your children can lead to self-entitlement and teaches selfishness. Spoiling your spouse can lead to romance and is one way of being self-less. Your kind words, sweet notes, little treats, special nights out... all of those can lead to romance and strengthen the bond the two of you share.

[caption id="attachment_59898" align="aligncenter" width="550"]meka studios for the dating divas 6 Photo Courtesy of Meka Studios[/caption]

 

10.  Stand the Test of Time: Spoiling your husband shows him that you still feel the same for him regardless of how long you've been together and what you've gone through. Take the time to get dressed up for date night with the 'man of your dreams' , remember  important events and milestones together and celebrate them. Let your spouse know that you are thankful for every single day you've been together and your marriage will stand the test of time!

If you want some fantastic suggestions on ways to spoil your spouse the ways that they like to be loved, then sign up for The Dating Diva's Newsletter and get our FREE 7 Day of Love Program ----> check out our right sidebar to get in on that!

*A special thanks to my cousin Kari with Meka Studios for being such an amazing photographer and sharing some of her pictures with us!!*

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30+ Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Marriage http://www.thedatingdivas.com/marriage-101/marriage-love-challenges/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/marriage-101/marriage-love-challenges/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:16 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=60179 The Best Collection Of Love Challenges To Transform Your Marriage

 ARE YOU UP FOR A CHALLENGE?

Don't venture any farther because you have hit the gold mine!!! We have gathered together the best love challenges and put them into one convenient spot! I'm sure you seen several of these fabulous love challenges traveling around the internet. The real question is, have you tried them? Pick one of these love challenges from the list and transform your marriage one step at a time.

The Best Collection Of Love Challenges To Transform Your Marriage

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We have just loved taking on the task of collecting our favorite love challenges! There is a little something for every marriage in this round-up. In this collection you will find:

  • 9 Love Challenges That will Transform Your Attitude
  • 15 Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Marriage
  • 10 Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Marital Intimacy
  • Transform Your Attitude

9 Love Challenges To Transform Your Attitude

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Transform Your Attitude
 

Your marriage relationship needs you to be your best! These challenges will help to make you happy, better, and stronger spouse.

Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Attitude About Your Spouse

1. Click for a Happy Marriage -  Keep your attitude in check with a few reminder clicks!

2. 20 Self-Help Questions Critical To A Happy Marriage - Spend quality time together each week focusing on areas that need attention and improvement.

3. 31 Days of Loving my Husband {Intentionally} - Stop going through the motions and start being intentional. 

4. 30 Day Gratitude Challenge Writing down things your are thankful for about your spouse every day for 30 days.

5. Always Say Yes - Take the word "no" out of your vocabulary. Instead of saying no, try only saying yes!

Collection of Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Attitude About Your Spouse

6. 3-Day Challenge: The Perks of Becoming a Complaint-Free Wife Challenge to avoid complaining ABOUT your husband as well as WITH your husband. Work towards problem solving rather than criticizing and find that you are a happier person to be around! 

7. 30 Day Marriage Challenge Commit to doing a little more each day to make your marriage better with a calendar that will help guide you all year through. 

8. 30 Days To A Better Wife - Being a great wife takes practice. This challenge will help you naturally be a better wife. 

9. The 21-Day Complaint Free Marriage Experiment -This challenge will help the two of you focus on the positive in your marriage.   Give it a try and you'll soon see that this a challenge worth undertaking!

Transform Your Marriage

15 Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Marriage

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Now that you've worked on improving yourself it's time to focus on your marriage. Whether you two are happy as can be or need a little work, you will find a challenge within this list that will make your relationship stronger!

Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Marriage

10. 180 Experiences To Strengthen Marriages 180 Experiences That Will Strengthen Your Marriage proves that happy and successful marriages are possible. Create beautiful memories one experience at a time.

11. The Fun Dare- 12 Dates in 12 Day - This sounds like too much fun to be a challenge! 12 dates in a row, sign me up!

12. Manifesto for a Happy Marriage – 12 Ways to Make Your Love Last - This challenge will focus on what will make the love in your marriage last. 

13. Post It Love Challenge - Are you ready to show your man a little love today? Write up a fun and flirty note for your man!

14. 50 Fridays Marriage Challenge: One Question A Week. One Incredible Marriage - Transform your marriage with this revitalizing relationship guide that challenges couples to answer important questions together and grow in mutual understanding.

15. Spice Up Your Relationship With This 30-Day Challenge - Keep the romance alive or reignite that spark with this challenge.

16. 14 Day Love Challenge - You don't need to wait 'till Valentine's to declare your love. Stop what you're doing and take on this 14 day challenge.

Transform Your Marriage

17. 10 Day Marriage Challenge - A 10 day photo and conversation challenge that will be fun and teach you a thing or two. The final day ends in a date with your last top ten assignment.

18. The Marriage Challenge - One hour, once a week for a year = a better marriage. 52 Conversations for a Better Marriage.

19. 30 Day Marriage Challenge A task each day for 30 days to strengthen your marriage. 

20. Couples Date Night Quiz & Interview 3 quizzes and 1 interview. Each quiz and interview can be conducted quickly.

21.  Love Calendar - Each month we supply you with a free calendar. You will find daily activities, tips, and dates that will help make your marriage stronger day by day. Take on the challenge of loving your spouse each and every day, the entire year! Keep an eye out for our monthly calendars that air at the beginning of each month. Take a peek at Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, and Oct

22. {10 things} That Have Made All the Difference - Focus on what really matters in your relationship and do it! 

23. 21-Day Prayer Challenge This challenge will remind you to intentionally pray for your spouse and your marriage. You will find prompts for each day to help guide you through this challenge. 

Transform Your Marital Intimacy

10 Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Intimacy

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Now it's time for the good stuff! Every happy marriage needs a flourish of intimacy.  Being connected on all levels of intimacy will deepen, strengthen, and solidify your marriage. Celebrate your marriage by taking on several of these intimate challenges!

Collection of Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Intimacy

24. 365 Love Text Challenge - I totally think our 365 love texts makes a great challenge- try to send a flirty text every day for a WHOLE year and see how it transforms your marriage.

25. The “15 Second Kiss” Experiment - Stop what you're doing and plant a 15 second kiss on your spouses lips every single day! 

26. 30 Day Sex Challenge: A Journey To Intimacy Heard of the 30 Day Sex Challenge? This is a campion book to the popular challenge. This book has broken up the challenge into four different categories to build and increase intimacy in your relationship and give you a fresh passion for each other.

27. 21 Days to a Better Sex Life {Getting into the Habit of Saying “Yes!”} - Work on the habit of saying yes for 21 days! 

28. 7 Ways in 7 Days to Knock the Socks Off Your Spouse - Shake things up and see what happens!

Improve Your Marital Intimacy

29. The Pretty Nighty Challenge - Put away all those frumpy pjs and slip into something lacy. 

30. 21-Day Valentine’s Challenge: Extending the Romance Beyond Today - Start a challenge that celebrates your love far longer then one day a year. 

31.  30-Day Challenge to Enrich Intimacy in Your RelationshipCommit to these challenges to increase intimacy in your marriage. 

32. 29 Days to Great Sex Discover the great sex that is waiting for you with this thorough 29 day challenge that will cover all areas of intimacy in your marriage. 

33. The 10 Day {Sex} Challenge Challenge to have sex every day for 10 days- but it's not just about sex. It talks about how to strengthen intimacy in your marriage. Not sure how to start, check out their pre game rules. 

Take the plunge, what do you have to lose! Instead of reacting to circumstances in your marriage, start becoming an active participant! Improving your marriage is only a challenge away. The questions is, which challenge are you taking on first?

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The Best Collection Of Love Challenges To Transform Your Marriage

 ARE YOU UP FOR A CHALLENGE?

Don't venture any farther because you have hit the gold mine!!! We have gathered together the best love challenges and put them into one convenient spot! I'm sure you seen several of these fabulous love challenges traveling around the internet. The real question is, have you tried them? Pick one of these love challenges from the list and transform your marriage one step at a time.

The Best Collection Of Love Challenges To Transform Your Marriage

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We have just loved taking on the task of collecting our favorite love challenges! There is a little something for every marriage in this round-up. In this collection you will find:

  • 9 Love Challenges That will Transform Your Attitude
  • 15 Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Marriage
  • 10 Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Marital Intimacy
  • Transform Your Attitude

9 Love Challenges To Transform Your Attitude

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Transform Your Attitude
 

Your marriage relationship needs you to be your best! These challenges will help to make you happy, better, and stronger spouse.

Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Attitude About Your Spouse

1. Click for a Happy Marriage -  Keep your attitude in check with a few reminder clicks!

2. 20 Self-Help Questions Critical To A Happy Marriage - Spend quality time together each week focusing on areas that need attention and improvement.

3. 31 Days of Loving my Husband {Intentionally} - Stop going through the motions and start being intentional. 

4. 30 Day Gratitude Challenge Writing down things your are thankful for about your spouse every day for 30 days.

5. Always Say Yes - Take the word "no" out of your vocabulary. Instead of saying no, try only saying yes!

Collection of Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Attitude About Your Spouse

6. 3-Day Challenge: The Perks of Becoming a Complaint-Free Wife Challenge to avoid complaining ABOUT your husband as well as WITH your husband. Work towards problem solving rather than criticizing and find that you are a happier person to be around! 

7. 30 Day Marriage Challenge Commit to doing a little more each day to make your marriage better with a calendar that will help guide you all year through. 

8. 30 Days To A Better Wife - Being a great wife takes practice. This challenge will help you naturally be a better wife. 

9. The 21-Day Complaint Free Marriage Experiment -This challenge will help the two of you focus on the positive in your marriage.   Give it a try and you'll soon see that this a challenge worth undertaking!

Transform Your Marriage

15 Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Marriage

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Now that you've worked on improving yourself it's time to focus on your marriage. Whether you two are happy as can be or need a little work, you will find a challenge within this list that will make your relationship stronger!

Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Marriage

10. 180 Experiences To Strengthen Marriages 180 Experiences That Will Strengthen Your Marriage proves that happy and successful marriages are possible. Create beautiful memories one experience at a time.

11. The Fun Dare- 12 Dates in 12 Day - This sounds like too much fun to be a challenge! 12 dates in a row, sign me up!

12. Manifesto for a Happy Marriage – 12 Ways to Make Your Love Last - This challenge will focus on what will make the love in your marriage last. 

13. Post It Love Challenge - Are you ready to show your man a little love today? Write up a fun and flirty note for your man!

14. 50 Fridays Marriage Challenge: One Question A Week. One Incredible Marriage - Transform your marriage with this revitalizing relationship guide that challenges couples to answer important questions together and grow in mutual understanding.

15. Spice Up Your Relationship With This 30-Day Challenge - Keep the romance alive or reignite that spark with this challenge.

16. 14 Day Love Challenge - You don't need to wait 'till Valentine's to declare your love. Stop what you're doing and take on this 14 day challenge.

Transform Your Marriage

17. 10 Day Marriage Challenge - A 10 day photo and conversation challenge that will be fun and teach you a thing or two. The final day ends in a date with your last top ten assignment.

18. The Marriage Challenge - One hour, once a week for a year = a better marriage. 52 Conversations for a Better Marriage.

19. 30 Day Marriage Challenge A task each day for 30 days to strengthen your marriage. 

20. Couples Date Night Quiz & Interview 3 quizzes and 1 interview. Each quiz and interview can be conducted quickly.

21.  Love Calendar - Each month we supply you with a free calendar. You will find daily activities, tips, and dates that will help make your marriage stronger day by day. Take on the challenge of loving your spouse each and every day, the entire year! Keep an eye out for our monthly calendars that air at the beginning of each month. Take a peek at Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, and Oct

22. {10 things} That Have Made All the Difference - Focus on what really matters in your relationship and do it! 

23. 21-Day Prayer Challenge This challenge will remind you to intentionally pray for your spouse and your marriage. You will find prompts for each day to help guide you through this challenge. 

Transform Your Marital Intimacy

10 Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Intimacy

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Now it's time for the good stuff! Every happy marriage needs a flourish of intimacy.  Being connected on all levels of intimacy will deepen, strengthen, and solidify your marriage. Celebrate your marriage by taking on several of these intimate challenges!

Collection of Love Challenges That Will Transform Your Intimacy

24. 365 Love Text Challenge - I totally think our 365 love texts makes a great challenge- try to send a flirty text every day for a WHOLE year and see how it transforms your marriage.

25. The “15 Second Kiss” Experiment - Stop what you're doing and plant a 15 second kiss on your spouses lips every single day! 

26. 30 Day Sex Challenge: A Journey To Intimacy Heard of the 30 Day Sex Challenge? This is a campion book to the popular challenge. This book has broken up the challenge into four different categories to build and increase intimacy in your relationship and give you a fresh passion for each other.

27. 21 Days to a Better Sex Life {Getting into the Habit of Saying “Yes!”} - Work on the habit of saying yes for 21 days! 

28. 7 Ways in 7 Days to Knock the Socks Off Your Spouse - Shake things up and see what happens!

Improve Your Marital Intimacy

29. The Pretty Nighty Challenge - Put away all those frumpy pjs and slip into something lacy. 

30. 21-Day Valentine’s Challenge: Extending the Romance Beyond Today - Start a challenge that celebrates your love far longer then one day a year. 

31.  30-Day Challenge to Enrich Intimacy in Your RelationshipCommit to these challenges to increase intimacy in your marriage. 

32. 29 Days to Great Sex Discover the great sex that is waiting for you with this thorough 29 day challenge that will cover all areas of intimacy in your marriage. 

33. The 10 Day {Sex} Challenge Challenge to have sex every day for 10 days- but it's not just about sex. It talks about how to strengthen intimacy in your marriage. Not sure how to start, check out their pre game rules. 

Take the plunge, what do you have to lose! Instead of reacting to circumstances in your marriage, start becoming an active participant! Improving your marriage is only a challenge away. The questions is, which challenge are you taking on first?

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The Ultimate Costume Round-Up http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/halloween/the-ultimate-costume-round-up/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/halloween/the-ultimate-costume-round-up/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:12 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=28200 The Ultimate Costume Round-Up
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The Ultimate Costume Round-Up

Are you and your hubby the fun-lovin’ type? Halloween is fast approaching and I hope you are dressing up! Whether you have kids or not, dressing up as a couple is such fun!  It doesn’t matter if you don’t have anywhere to go this Halloween because getting ready is half of the excitement. So heck, just get dressed up in the morning and do your normal day! Run your errands in costume and of course, have date night in costume! Even if you just go to dinner, when else do you have the excuse to dress up??

We have the ULTIMATE LIST here of some of the BEST COSTUMES for couples out there!

Most of these are DIY and there are quite a bit that would be great for last-minute-ideas! Just click on the title & you will be sent straight to the idea!

Here ya go!

Beekeeper

Wouldn’t this be darling?? He could be the beekeeper shown in this tutorial and you could dress as his HONEY BEE!

8 LAST MINUTE Costumes

Barbie and Ken

Couples Costumes Ideas

List of ideas here, including one if you are preggers this year!

Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth

SOOO good!

Swamp Couple

Bat Couple

Candy Boxes

This one would be so fun-it’s written to be made as a kid’s costume, but would be such a fun couple’s costume too!

Mary Poppins and Bert

Oh my gosh, so simple but you can totally tell who they are, CUTE!

Bunches of Grapes

15 HILARIOUS Couples Costumes

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

Shrek and Fiona

Listerine and Toothbrush

Tooth Fairy and Tooth

Pacman

Barbie and Ken

Woody and Jessie

If finding a costume STRESSES YOU OUT, check out this awesome article by The Adventurous Writer: 23 Fast, Easy Men’s Halloween Costumes You Can Make at Home

And if you want something even EASIER check out this book for your kindle: Punny Costumes, 252 no-sew, easy-to make, word play costumes guaranteed to elicit groans

What are you and your sweetheart going to be??

And don’t forget, once you figure it out be sure to enter our

Couples Halloween Costume Contest!

{You can submit your photos all the way thru the 16th and then VOTING starts!!}

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Halloween Movie Marathon Date Night http://www.thedatingdivas.com/cami/halloween-movie-marathon-date-night/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/cami/halloween-movie-marathon-date-night/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:03 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=59775 50 awesome family friendly halloween movies

Fun Halloween Movie Date Night

With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to plan a fun night for me and the hubbs to enjoy some Halloween 'magic'.  Halloween has a fun energy that comes with it, which I wanted to take advantage of.  Joseph {my HOT hubby} and I are such movie fans,  I thought it would be fantastic to plan a Halloween movie marathon date!  Doesn't that just sound AWESOME?!  

50 fantastic family friendly halloween movies

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Do you want to know what is just genius about this?!!  I had the ever so talented Kristin of CdotLove design an invite for your Halloween movie date night.  She is so talented and always such a gem to work with!  Her designs are truly amazing.  
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Kristin designed 2 different versions of the invite - one for a night with just you and your spouse and the other to invite other couples for a group date! Awesome huh?!  Thank you, Kristin!  You are amazing!  
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Now all you need to really make this Halloween date night spectacular is the perfect movies.  Read through these 50 movies and pick 3 or more of your favorites.  I wanted to make this easy for you to navigate so I placed the movies into categories.  Below you will find...
  • 14 Halloween Movie Classics
  • 16 Kid Friendly Halloween Movies
  • 20 Spook Yourself Silly Halloween Movies

Let's be honest, I am a total wimp when it comes to Halloween movies - to the point where Harry Potter movies scare me!  LOL!  With that said, when I was selecting these movies, none of them are above a PG-13 rating.  I wanted to keep this as family friendly as possible - in case you want to have your kiddos watch some movies with you. Not only that, there are a bunch of PG-13 movies that will even make a real tough guy jump! Ha!

 

Classic Halloween Movies

There are some movies that are true classics, so my Classic Halloween Movies list wouldn't be complete without these!  Choose one or more to make your Halloween date night a true success!

14 classic halloween movies

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1- GhostbustersIn this classic movie, 3 scientists, who have been kicked out of their university, decide to go into business for themselves, by trapping and removing ghosts from haunted houses, apartments, and places of business.  Soon the business is booming, but a skyscraper is taken over by a powerful ancient god which might prove the Ghostbusters' end!  If you love this movie you might just like Ghostbusters II as well.  Try them both out! 2- BeetlejuiceThis is a story of a nice couple who end up dying in a car crash, and haunting their own beautiful farmhouse.  Their peace is disrupted when a boisterous family moves in and tries to redecorate everything.  The couple then turns to the 'people exterminator' Beetlejuice to help them out, but he has ideas of his own... 3- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlLet's be honest, any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series would be awesome for Halloween, but I picked this one because it feels a little more 'Halloween-ish' with the crew of the Black Pearl being cursed.  Lol! In this movie, Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner are on the hunt to find Elizabeth Swann who was kidnapped by Captain Barbossa.  Along the way they find out that Barbossa and his crew are under an ancient curse that they neither live nor die unless a blood sacrifice is made.  Can Sparrow and Turner arrive in time to save Elizabeth? 4- The Goonies: This is a story about a group of friends who are trying to save their homes from being demolished and made into a golf course by raising enough money to stop the development.  When the groups' leader finds a treasure map, they try to find the treasure before a crime ridden family takes it first. 5- GremlinsWhen Billy is given a mysterious pet by his father, he is excited.  But the pet comes with 3 rules: never get him wet, keep him away from bright light, and never feed him after midnight.  When an accident occurs and the creature accidentally gets wet, Billy gets more than he bargained for.  Can he handle it? 6- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: An alien spaceship lands on earth to study it, but the aliens are discovered by a human task force which forces them to flee.  One alien, E.T., accidentally gets left behind.  E.T. is found by a 10 year old boy who forms a special connection to him.  They find themselves in a race to get E.T. home before the task force can intervene.  7- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanAll of the Harry Potter movies are great for Halloween as they all center around magic and of course lots of suspense.  The Prisoner of Azkaban is a story where Harry Potter is once again in danger when Sirius Black, convicted mass murderer, escapes from prison and is after Harry Potter to kill him.  Will Harry Potter manage to get away or will the scary Sirius Black take his revenge? 8- The Wizard of Oz/Return to OzDorothy is a small town girl who lives on a farm until a cyclone comes and carries her away to the land of Oz.  Here she finds 3 new friends who vow to help her get home, and also hope to get a brain, heart, and courage for themselves.  But the Wicked Witch put many obstacles in their path to make it so Dorothy is stuck in Oz forever.  Will Dorothy ever find her way home?

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9- Addams Family / Addams Family Values: The  Addams family are a unique bunch, but one with a lot of money.  When an evil doctor finds out that their Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years, the doctor plots to steal the family fortune by sending in a fake uncle to discover where the fortune is hidden.   10- TremorsA small town starts noticing members of their population disappearing.  At the same time a seismologist shows up talking about 'tremors' that her instruments are picking up.  When 2 men of the town try to leave, but instead encounter a creature in their path, the town discovers they must come together before becoming an unknown creature's next meal. 11- Arachnophobia: A large spider from South America hitches its way to North America after it bites (and kills) the researcher who was studying it.  Once in North America, the spider mates with another spider and together unleash chaos and death to a Californian town.  Can these spiders be stopped before it's too late? 12- The Mummy (and sequels): A group of explorers go to dig in the ancient city Hamunaptra to uncover a valuable treasure.  Unfortunately, there is another group that beats the first to the dig and unleashes a curse that takes over the dead High Priest Imhotep. The first group of explorers need to stop Imhotep (The Mummy) and send him back before it's too late. 13- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy is a cheerleader that has it all as a young woman.  When she is approached by Merrick who tells her she is the Slayer; the one woman who is in charge of defending the world from vampires.  Buffy befriends a man named Pike who joins her in her quest to fight off the vampires, especially the most powerful vampire Lothos, who has his eyes set on Buffy. 14- Edward Scissorhands: Edward was created by an inventor who dies before he is able to finish Edward's hands - which are scissors.  Peg, a local Avon lady, discovers Edward and bring him into society.  He is accepted by the community until he is framed for a robbery.  He then finds out how cruel life really can be.  

Kid Friendly Halloween Movies

A family friendly Halloween movie list wouldn't be complete without including movies made for kids!  This list include movies that are classics and some that are new, but they are all guaranteed to put your kids in the Halloween spirit!

16 fantastic kid friendly halloween movies

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15- Hocus Pocus: 3 sisters are killed by a small town for being witches.  But they cast a spell before their demise that would allow them to come back to life.  300 years have passed since then, when the new kid, Max, accidentally brings them back to life.  The sisters now have only one night to make it permanent unless Max and a 300 year old cat can prevent it.  16- The NeverEnding Story / The NeverEnding Story II: Bastian is being bullied by other kids in his school.  One day he escapes from the boys into a book shop where the owner shows him an ancient book, but warns it can be dangerous.  Bastian 'borrows' the book and begins reading it in the school's attic.  Soon he finds himself drawn into Fantasia, a mythical land that is in desperate need a hero to save it. 17- Casper/Casper Meets Wendy: Carrigan is willed a mansion from her late father and is ready to burn the place down until she discovers a map to a treasure.  However, the house is haunted by ghosts who do not like 'fleshies'.  She hires an afterlife therapist who moves into the mansion with his daughter Kat. Kat discovers Casper, a friendly ghost who tries to help the pair rid the house of his not so friendly uncles who are determined to get of the 'fleshies'. 18- Bedknobs and Broomsticks: During WWII 3 children are sent to live with a woman named Eglantine Price who is an apprentice witch.  She receives a letter from her witch school to come talk to the headmaster.  She puts a spell on a bedknob of her late father's bed so she and the children can ride to the school on it.  When talking to the headmaster of the school, she tells him of her plan to find a spell that will bring inanimate objects to life which will help with the war efforts. 19- The Witches: A recently orphaned boy is on holiday with his grandma at a hotel when he and a friend eavesdrop at a convention of women being held at the hotel. They hear that the convention is a cover for a witches covenant and that the Grand High Witch has a plot to rid the world of children.  The boys are discovered and turned into rodents but that doesn't hinder the boys into trying to stop the witches at all costs. 20- Labyrinth: Sarah is left to babysit her baby brother who cries all night long. Being so frustrated with him, she wishes him to the goblins.  The goblins take translate this statement into truth and take her brother.  Sarah has until midnight to rescue her brother from the goblin's labrynth or the baby will be turned into a goblin! 21- Monster House: DJ has suspicions about the house across the street because he frequently sees toys that land in the yard disappear.  When the old man has a heart attack and is taken to the hospital the day before Halloween, DJ thinks the danger is gone.  Then his ball bounces into the yard, and when he goes to retrieve it, the house comes to life and tries to get him!  DJ discovers that the house has a mind of its own and plans on eating all kids that come trick or treating there unless DJ can stop it! 22- Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Wallace and Gromit have a respectable business of keeping pests out of vegetable gardens.  When a creature known as the were-rabbit invades the neighborhood, all eyes turn to Wallace.  He puts together a plan and everyone agrees except for one man who is determined to stop the large creature himself.

awesome kid friendly halloween movies

23- Monsters Inc: A city of monsters get their main power source from the screams of little children.  Monsters are hired by the power company to go into children's closets and scare them.  The top scare team is Sulley and Mike Wazowski.  When Sulley accidentally lets a human 2 year old girl they nickname Boo back into the monster city, it's up to him and his partner Mike to get Boo back to her home before anything bad happens to her. 24- The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack Skellington is the pumpkin king in Halloween Town who is very tired of doing the same thing for Halloween every year.  One day he stumbles into Christmas Town and becomes determined to get the citizens of his town to put on Christmas...but, it doesn't quite work as well as he planned. 25- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Charlie Brown is so excited because he gets invited to his very first party.  The peanuts gang decide to go trick or treating before the party, but Linus is convinced that the Great Pumpkin will come visit his pumpkin patch and deliver presents.  Watch what happens to the whole gang in this great adventure. 26- The Worst Witch: Mildred is a student at the witch academy, but a poor one.  She is picked on by teachers and other students.  The headmistress has an evil twin sister who plan on destroying the academy, and Mildred finds out about it.  Can she foil the evil sister's plans or will she be too late? 27- The Haunted Mansion: Married couple Jim and Sara are both real estate agents and partners.  They get a mysterious phone call from a mansion owner asking them to come view the property and put it on the market.  They smell big commission and head over with their two children.  When they arrive mysterious things start happening and they realize they were brought there with an alternative motive. Sara is taken by the mansion's owner and Jim is kicked out.  Will he be able to save his wife or will he be too late? 28- What's New Scooby-Doo? Halloween Boos and Clues: The gang is at it again!  In these 4 short movies, the gang solves Halloween related mysteries with Shaggy and Scooby always getting into trouble! 29- Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: Roo is determined to celebrate Halloween with his new best pal Lumpy.  They get all dressed up to go trick or treating and are super excited until Tigger warns them of the dreaded Gobloon who will turn them into a jaggedy lantern.  But if they catch the Gobloon before he catches them, they get a wish.  After Pooh eats all the Halloween candy, the pair decide to be brave together and go after the Gobloon before he gets them. 30- Spookley the Square Pumpkin: Spookley is a square pumpkin which causes him to be teased endlessly by all the other round pumpkins in the patch.  However, he gets help from his his friends the scarecrow, 2 bats and 3 spiders.  Wait until see what happens next!  

Spook Yourself Silly Halloween Movies

One of the most fun parts about Halloween is getting scared!  There is just something about going to a haunted house that has such an allure to it. The same goes for scary movies.  Even though I am not a huge fan of scary movies, I must admit that every once in a while I crave a movie that will literally make me scream!  This list will not disappoint you on that front!

20 spook yourself silly halloween movies

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31- Wait Until Dark: Susy, who recently became blind from fire, and Sam are newlyweds.  Sam is a photographer and flying home from Canada on a job.  He is asked by a woman to carry a doll for her, and the woman disappears.  His acceptance of the doll sets off a crazy set of events that put both him and Susy in grave danger.  Unbeknownst to Sam, the doll is full of heroin and the real criminals will stop at nothing to retrieve the doll.  That includes luring Sam out of the house and leaving poor Susy to fight off 3 horrible men. 32- When a Stranger Calls: Jill is a teenager who is being forced by her parents to babysit for a rich family for exceeding her minutes on her phone.  After the kids go to sleep, she is bored until she gets a scary phone call from a man.  When the calls keep happening, she calls the police who tell her the call is coming from inside the house!  She has to fight for her life as she tries to save the kids and herself from the mysterious caller. 33- White Noise: Jonathon's wife is killed in an accidental death and it is devastating to him.  Soon after, a paranormal expert approaches him and says his wife is trying to contact Jonathon through Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP).  At first Jonathon is skeptical about EVP, but finally tries this method of communication out.  He soon gets obsessed with EVP and communicates with others as well.  There are 'destructive' spirits that don't like his meddling in their behavior and try to end his life.  Will he be able to escape these spirits and save others as well? 34- The Others: Grace and her 2 children live in a huge mansion during WWII.  Grace's husband passed away in the war so it's now just the 3 of them.  The children have photosensitive skin so all the drapes have to be drawn at all times or the children's skin will burn.  Grace needs help with keeping up the house and land so hires 3 workers.  Soon after they are hired strange things begin to happen.  Grace's daughter tells her that there is a boy named Viktor that visits them.  Grace begins to seek out the mysterious sightings her daughter tells her about which leads to a revelation about the house and its intruders. 35- Lady in White: On Halloween night, Frank gets locked up in a closet and sees the ghost of a young girl get murdered.  Frank then finds himself being stalked by the girl's murderer.  Frank is drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady in White lives.  As he finds out what really happened to the girl, it might now adds extra 36- Devil: Detective Bowden has yet to get over the death of his wife and child, but is still working cases in Philadelphia.  He has been called to a skyscraper that has 5 trapped victims in one of its elevators. The communication device on the elevator is broken, but the camera is still working.  Detective Bowden is horrified to find that the lights on the elevator flick on and off and one of the 5 are found dead.  He is now in a race against time as he tries to identify all passengers and figure out who is killing them 1 by 1.  He quickly begins to question if this is a normal homicide case or if the devil is really the creator of the whole thing. 37- Insidious: A family moves into a new home.  Shortly thereafter, one of the boys is exploring the attic when he falls and hits his head.  The next morning he doesn't wake up from his sleep. He is in a deep coma for 3 months when the wife begins to see apparitions.  At first her husband doesn't believe her, but then his mother also says something.  They soon hire a medium who tells them their son is trapped in a world between reality and death and unless the husband can go get him, his body will be lost to a very powerful demon. 38- Red Eye: Lisa is a hotel manager of a very illustrious chain.  She is flying home from her grandma's funeral when she is cornered by a man who gives her proof that he has her father kidnapped and tells her that she will kill him unless she changes the room of a politician so he can be killed.  She now has to use the flight and the next day to save not only her father, but the life of the politician and herself!

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39- Poltergeist: A young family, living in a nice neighborhood discover their youngest daughter communicating with ghosts through their TV.  At first the family is amused with the whole thing, but when the ghosts turn nasty and even abduct the daughter, the family finds themselves in a matter of life or death. 40- The Sixth Sense: Malcolm is a child psychologist who receives a reward for his work.  On the same night he is visited by a past client who is not happy with the work that they did which shakes Malcolm up quite a bit.  When he is approached by a mother with a child who claims the same vice of his former client, Malcolm is determined to get it right this time. But the vice is a bit scary.  The child sees dead people.  Malcolm spends hours and hours with the child trying to find a cure for his problem. 41- Signs: Preacher Graham Hess loses his faith in God after his wife is killed in a car accident.  He moves his two children and brother into a farm house to start a new life.  When crop circles begin appearing in his corn he thinks at first that it is the work of meddling teenagers. But as he watches the news and they see these crop circles appearing throughout the world, he realizes the phenomenon is more serious than he thought - it is the work of extraterrestrial beings.  The family must stick together and find a way to fight off these invaders before it's too late. 42- Jaws: There is a shark attack among the beaches of New England and the new sheriff wants to close down the beaches.  The mayor balks at that and a boy gets attacked the next day.  The mother is enraged and puts a bounty on the shark's head.  A local fisherman and man who has experience hunting sharks offers to join in for a hefty price.  Soon he and his workers head out and realize that this is no ordinary shark they are hunting! 43- 1408: Mike Enslin is a writer who focuses on supernatural phenomena surrounding places - hotels, graveyards, etc. and in his writing he solves the mystery behind the 'haunting'.  Mike is currently writing another book centered around one room in a hotel - #1408.  It is permanently closed but Mike insists on staying in the room and even threatens to sue the hotel unless he can stay one night in the room.  The manager tells Mike of the 50 people who have died in that room and begs him to switch rooms, but Mike stays.  Will he be the first ever to survive a night in the room, or will he suffer death as did every other former patron? 44- What Lies Beneath: Norman and Claire are a normal married couple who live in a lakeside home in Vermont.  Claire is recently retired and begins seeing and hearing strange things.  When she consults Norman about it, he encourages her to seek out help.  Claire's therapist listens to the report of her seeing a reflection, hearing strange noises, and encourages her to make contact.  What Claire and her best friend uncover is a secret so serious, the owner of the secret will do anything to keep it from being known.

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45- The Village: In a quiet olde Pennsylvania village, there is a pact between the people of the village and the creatures that live in the woods surrounding the village - the humans don't enter the woods and the creatures don't enter the village.  However, the pact is challenged when a young man seeks medicine in the villages beyond the forest, strange things begin to happen. When animal carcasses without devoid of any fur appear, the elders of the village are worried that the village is now in grave danger. 46- The Invasion: When a space shuttle disintegrates on re-entry, it releases a extraterrestrial virus that it acquired in space.  A psychiatrist hears stories from many people stating their loved ones are no longer themselves.  She soon finds that the virus is attacking the human DNA and changes it.  After her former husband contracts the virus, she fears for her son's life as he is with her former husband for the weekend.  But after he doesn't get the virus, she actually finds that her own son just might be the key to finding a cure for the virus. 47- They: Julia is a graduate student in psychology when a childhood friend contacts her and asks her to meet him in a bar.  He reminds her of the nightmares they both had growing up, and he tells her that they have been tagged by demons who are chasing him - and commits suicide right before her eyes.  She begins having nightmares again and realizes that all the things she was scared of as a little girl might actually be real. 48- I Am Legend: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spreading of a man-made disease which he is immune to.  Every day for 3 years he sends out a radio message in hopes to finding another human who survived.  He also works to find a cure using his own blood.  The 'changed' humans watch his every move, waiting for him to make a mistake so they can get him too.  49- The Stepfather: Michael returns home from military school to find his mom in love with her new boyfriend.  The new boyfriend seems just a little too nice and Michael begins to suspect him to be the serial killer who preys on broken families.  He rushes to find evidence of the fact before it is too late for his family. 50- Dream House: A young family moves into a beautiful home where unbeknownst to them a murder occurred killing a mom and her 2 girls.  The father survived and was the only suspect.  As the new family gets settled, they find themselves the new target of the killer.  Now the father and a neighbor from across the street team together to put the puzzle pieces together and hopefully catch the killer before he catches them.  

Aren't all these movies just amazing?!!!!  If you can't find at least 1 or 2 Halloween movies to watch from this list, then you are just crazy!  LOL!  If you would like another fun way to watch one of these Halloween movies, check out Michelle's Hocus Pocus dinner date night or go on Sarina's Halloween Scavenger hunt before your movie marathon date starts!

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Fun Halloween Movie Date Night

With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to plan a fun night for me and the hubbs to enjoy some Halloween 'magic'.  Halloween has a fun energy that comes with it, which I wanted to take advantage of.  Joseph {my HOT hubby} and I are such movie fans,  I thought it would be fantastic to plan a Halloween movie marathon date!  Doesn't that just sound AWESOME?!  

50 fantastic family friendly halloween movies

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Do you want to know what is just genius about this?!!  I had the ever so talented Kristin of CdotLove design an invite for your Halloween movie date night.  She is so talented and always such a gem to work with!  Her designs are truly amazing.  
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Kristin designed 2 different versions of the invite - one for a night with just you and your spouse and the other to invite other couples for a group date! Awesome huh?!  Thank you, Kristin!  You are amazing!  
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Now all you need to really make this Halloween date night spectacular is the perfect movies.  Read through these 50 movies and pick 3 or more of your favorites.  I wanted to make this easy for you to navigate so I placed the movies into categories.  Below you will find...
  • 14 Halloween Movie Classics
  • 16 Kid Friendly Halloween Movies
  • 20 Spook Yourself Silly Halloween Movies

Let's be honest, I am a total wimp when it comes to Halloween movies - to the point where Harry Potter movies scare me!  LOL!  With that said, when I was selecting these movies, none of them are above a PG-13 rating.  I wanted to keep this as family friendly as possible - in case you want to have your kiddos watch some movies with you. Not only that, there are a bunch of PG-13 movies that will even make a real tough guy jump! Ha!

 

Classic Halloween Movies

There are some movies that are true classics, so my Classic Halloween Movies list wouldn't be complete without these!  Choose one or more to make your Halloween date night a true success!

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1- GhostbustersIn this classic movie, 3 scientists, who have been kicked out of their university, decide to go into business for themselves, by trapping and removing ghosts from haunted houses, apartments, and places of business.  Soon the business is booming, but a skyscraper is taken over by a powerful ancient god which might prove the Ghostbusters' end!  If you love this movie you might just like Ghostbusters II as well.  Try them both out! 2- BeetlejuiceThis is a story of a nice couple who end up dying in a car crash, and haunting their own beautiful farmhouse.  Their peace is disrupted when a boisterous family moves in and tries to redecorate everything.  The couple then turns to the 'people exterminator' Beetlejuice to help them out, but he has ideas of his own... 3- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlLet's be honest, any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series would be awesome for Halloween, but I picked this one because it feels a little more 'Halloween-ish' with the crew of the Black Pearl being cursed.  Lol! In this movie, Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner are on the hunt to find Elizabeth Swann who was kidnapped by Captain Barbossa.  Along the way they find out that Barbossa and his crew are under an ancient curse that they neither live nor die unless a blood sacrifice is made.  Can Sparrow and Turner arrive in time to save Elizabeth? 4- The Goonies: This is a story about a group of friends who are trying to save their homes from being demolished and made into a golf course by raising enough money to stop the development.  When the groups' leader finds a treasure map, they try to find the treasure before a crime ridden family takes it first. 5- GremlinsWhen Billy is given a mysterious pet by his father, he is excited.  But the pet comes with 3 rules: never get him wet, keep him away from bright light, and never feed him after midnight.  When an accident occurs and the creature accidentally gets wet, Billy gets more than he bargained for.  Can he handle it? 6- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: An alien spaceship lands on earth to study it, but the aliens are discovered by a human task force which forces them to flee.  One alien, E.T., accidentally gets left behind.  E.T. is found by a 10 year old boy who forms a special connection to him.  They find themselves in a race to get E.T. home before the task force can intervene.  7- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanAll of the Harry Potter movies are great for Halloween as they all center around magic and of course lots of suspense.  The Prisoner of Azkaban is a story where Harry Potter is once again in danger when Sirius Black, convicted mass murderer, escapes from prison and is after Harry Potter to kill him.  Will Harry Potter manage to get away or will the scary Sirius Black take his revenge? 8- The Wizard of Oz/Return to OzDorothy is a small town girl who lives on a farm until a cyclone comes and carries her away to the land of Oz.  Here she finds 3 new friends who vow to help her get home, and also hope to get a brain, heart, and courage for themselves.  But the Wicked Witch put many obstacles in their path to make it so Dorothy is stuck in Oz forever.  Will Dorothy ever find her way home?

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9- Addams Family / Addams Family Values: The  Addams family are a unique bunch, but one with a lot of money.  When an evil doctor finds out that their Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years, the doctor plots to steal the family fortune by sending in a fake uncle to discover where the fortune is hidden.   10- TremorsA small town starts noticing members of their population disappearing.  At the same time a seismologist shows up talking about 'tremors' that her instruments are picking up.  When 2 men of the town try to leave, but instead encounter a creature in their path, the town discovers they must come together before becoming an unknown creature's next meal. 11- Arachnophobia: A large spider from South America hitches its way to North America after it bites (and kills) the researcher who was studying it.  Once in North America, the spider mates with another spider and together unleash chaos and death to a Californian town.  Can these spiders be stopped before it's too late? 12- The Mummy (and sequels): A group of explorers go to dig in the ancient city Hamunaptra to uncover a valuable treasure.  Unfortunately, there is another group that beats the first to the dig and unleashes a curse that takes over the dead High Priest Imhotep. The first group of explorers need to stop Imhotep (The Mummy) and send him back before it's too late. 13- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy is a cheerleader that has it all as a young woman.  When she is approached by Merrick who tells her she is the Slayer; the one woman who is in charge of defending the world from vampires.  Buffy befriends a man named Pike who joins her in her quest to fight off the vampires, especially the most powerful vampire Lothos, who has his eyes set on Buffy. 14- Edward Scissorhands: Edward was created by an inventor who dies before he is able to finish Edward's hands - which are scissors.  Peg, a local Avon lady, discovers Edward and bring him into society.  He is accepted by the community until he is framed for a robbery.  He then finds out how cruel life really can be.  

Kid Friendly Halloween Movies

A family friendly Halloween movie list wouldn't be complete without including movies made for kids!  This list include movies that are classics and some that are new, but they are all guaranteed to put your kids in the Halloween spirit!

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15- Hocus Pocus: 3 sisters are killed by a small town for being witches.  But they cast a spell before their demise that would allow them to come back to life.  300 years have passed since then, when the new kid, Max, accidentally brings them back to life.  The sisters now have only one night to make it permanent unless Max and a 300 year old cat can prevent it.  16- The NeverEnding Story / The NeverEnding Story II: Bastian is being bullied by other kids in his school.  One day he escapes from the boys into a book shop where the owner shows him an ancient book, but warns it can be dangerous.  Bastian 'borrows' the book and begins reading it in the school's attic.  Soon he finds himself drawn into Fantasia, a mythical land that is in desperate need a hero to save it. 17- Casper/Casper Meets Wendy: Carrigan is willed a mansion from her late father and is ready to burn the place down until she discovers a map to a treasure.  However, the house is haunted by ghosts who do not like 'fleshies'.  She hires an afterlife therapist who moves into the mansion with his daughter Kat. Kat discovers Casper, a friendly ghost who tries to help the pair rid the house of his not so friendly uncles who are determined to get of the 'fleshies'. 18- Bedknobs and Broomsticks: During WWII 3 children are sent to live with a woman named Eglantine Price who is an apprentice witch.  She receives a letter from her witch school to come talk to the headmaster.  She puts a spell on a bedknob of her late father's bed so she and the children can ride to the school on it.  When talking to the headmaster of the school, she tells him of her plan to find a spell that will bring inanimate objects to life which will help with the war efforts. 19- The Witches: A recently orphaned boy is on holiday with his grandma at a hotel when he and a friend eavesdrop at a convention of women being held at the hotel. They hear that the convention is a cover for a witches covenant and that the Grand High Witch has a plot to rid the world of children.  The boys are discovered and turned into rodents but that doesn't hinder the boys into trying to stop the witches at all costs. 20- Labyrinth: Sarah is left to babysit her baby brother who cries all night long. Being so frustrated with him, she wishes him to the goblins.  The goblins take translate this statement into truth and take her brother.  Sarah has until midnight to rescue her brother from the goblin's labrynth or the baby will be turned into a goblin! 21- Monster House: DJ has suspicions about the house across the street because he frequently sees toys that land in the yard disappear.  When the old man has a heart attack and is taken to the hospital the day before Halloween, DJ thinks the danger is gone.  Then his ball bounces into the yard, and when he goes to retrieve it, the house comes to life and tries to get him!  DJ discovers that the house has a mind of its own and plans on eating all kids that come trick or treating there unless DJ can stop it! 22- Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Wallace and Gromit have a respectable business of keeping pests out of vegetable gardens.  When a creature known as the were-rabbit invades the neighborhood, all eyes turn to Wallace.  He puts together a plan and everyone agrees except for one man who is determined to stop the large creature himself.

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23- Monsters Inc: A city of monsters get their main power source from the screams of little children.  Monsters are hired by the power company to go into children's closets and scare them.  The top scare team is Sulley and Mike Wazowski.  When Sulley accidentally lets a human 2 year old girl they nickname Boo back into the monster city, it's up to him and his partner Mike to get Boo back to her home before anything bad happens to her. 24- The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack Skellington is the pumpkin king in Halloween Town who is very tired of doing the same thing for Halloween every year.  One day he stumbles into Christmas Town and becomes determined to get the citizens of his town to put on Christmas...but, it doesn't quite work as well as he planned. 25- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Charlie Brown is so excited because he gets invited to his very first party.  The peanuts gang decide to go trick or treating before the party, but Linus is convinced that the Great Pumpkin will come visit his pumpkin patch and deliver presents.  Watch what happens to the whole gang in this great adventure. 26- The Worst Witch: Mildred is a student at the witch academy, but a poor one.  She is picked on by teachers and other students.  The headmistress has an evil twin sister who plan on destroying the academy, and Mildred finds out about it.  Can she foil the evil sister's plans or will she be too late? 27- The Haunted Mansion: Married couple Jim and Sara are both real estate agents and partners.  They get a mysterious phone call from a mansion owner asking them to come view the property and put it on the market.  They smell big commission and head over with their two children.  When they arrive mysterious things start happening and they realize they were brought there with an alternative motive. Sara is taken by the mansion's owner and Jim is kicked out.  Will he be able to save his wife or will he be too late? 28- What's New Scooby-Doo? Halloween Boos and Clues: The gang is at it again!  In these 4 short movies, the gang solves Halloween related mysteries with Shaggy and Scooby always getting into trouble! 29- Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: Roo is determined to celebrate Halloween with his new best pal Lumpy.  They get all dressed up to go trick or treating and are super excited until Tigger warns them of the dreaded Gobloon who will turn them into a jaggedy lantern.  But if they catch the Gobloon before he catches them, they get a wish.  After Pooh eats all the Halloween candy, the pair decide to be brave together and go after the Gobloon before he gets them. 30- Spookley the Square Pumpkin: Spookley is a square pumpkin which causes him to be teased endlessly by all the other round pumpkins in the patch.  However, he gets help from his his friends the scarecrow, 2 bats and 3 spiders.  Wait until see what happens next!  

Spook Yourself Silly Halloween Movies

One of the most fun parts about Halloween is getting scared!  There is just something about going to a haunted house that has such an allure to it. The same goes for scary movies.  Even though I am not a huge fan of scary movies, I must admit that every once in a while I crave a movie that will literally make me scream!  This list will not disappoint you on that front!

20 spook yourself silly halloween movies

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31- Wait Until Dark: Susy, who recently became blind from fire, and Sam are newlyweds.  Sam is a photographer and flying home from Canada on a job.  He is asked by a woman to carry a doll for her, and the woman disappears.  His acceptance of the doll sets off a crazy set of events that put both him and Susy in grave danger.  Unbeknownst to Sam, the doll is full of heroin and the real criminals will stop at nothing to retrieve the doll.  That includes luring Sam out of the house and leaving poor Susy to fight off 3 horrible men. 32- When a Stranger Calls: Jill is a teenager who is being forced by her parents to babysit for a rich family for exceeding her minutes on her phone.  After the kids go to sleep, she is bored until she gets a scary phone call from a man.  When the calls keep happening, she calls the police who tell her the call is coming from inside the house!  She has to fight for her life as she tries to save the kids and herself from the mysterious caller. 33- White Noise: Jonathon's wife is killed in an accidental death and it is devastating to him.  Soon after, a paranormal expert approaches him and says his wife is trying to contact Jonathon through Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP).  At first Jonathon is skeptical about EVP, but finally tries this method of communication out.  He soon gets obsessed with EVP and communicates with others as well.  There are 'destructive' spirits that don't like his meddling in their behavior and try to end his life.  Will he be able to escape these spirits and save others as well? 34- The Others: Grace and her 2 children live in a huge mansion during WWII.  Grace's husband passed away in the war so it's now just the 3 of them.  The children have photosensitive skin so all the drapes have to be drawn at all times or the children's skin will burn.  Grace needs help with keeping up the house and land so hires 3 workers.  Soon after they are hired strange things begin to happen.  Grace's daughter tells her that there is a boy named Viktor that visits them.  Grace begins to seek out the mysterious sightings her daughter tells her about which leads to a revelation about the house and its intruders. 35- Lady in White: On Halloween night, Frank gets locked up in a closet and sees the ghost of a young girl get murdered.  Frank then finds himself being stalked by the girl's murderer.  Frank is drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady in White lives.  As he finds out what really happened to the girl, it might now adds extra 36- Devil: Detective Bowden has yet to get over the death of his wife and child, but is still working cases in Philadelphia.  He has been called to a skyscraper that has 5 trapped victims in one of its elevators. The communication device on the elevator is broken, but the camera is still working.  Detective Bowden is horrified to find that the lights on the elevator flick on and off and one of the 5 are found dead.  He is now in a race against time as he tries to identify all passengers and figure out who is killing them 1 by 1.  He quickly begins to question if this is a normal homicide case or if the devil is really the creator of the whole thing. 37- Insidious: A family moves into a new home.  Shortly thereafter, one of the boys is exploring the attic when he falls and hits his head.  The next morning he doesn't wake up from his sleep. He is in a deep coma for 3 months when the wife begins to see apparitions.  At first her husband doesn't believe her, but then his mother also says something.  They soon hire a medium who tells them their son is trapped in a world between reality and death and unless the husband can go get him, his body will be lost to a very powerful demon. 38- Red Eye: Lisa is a hotel manager of a very illustrious chain.  She is flying home from her grandma's funeral when she is cornered by a man who gives her proof that he has her father kidnapped and tells her that she will kill him unless she changes the room of a politician so he can be killed.  She now has to use the flight and the next day to save not only her father, but the life of the politician and herself!

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39- Poltergeist: A young family, living in a nice neighborhood discover their youngest daughter communicating with ghosts through their TV.  At first the family is amused with the whole thing, but when the ghosts turn nasty and even abduct the daughter, the family finds themselves in a matter of life or death. 40- The Sixth Sense: Malcolm is a child psychologist who receives a reward for his work.  On the same night he is visited by a past client who is not happy with the work that they did which shakes Malcolm up quite a bit.  When he is approached by a mother with a child who claims the same vice of his former client, Malcolm is determined to get it right this time. But the vice is a bit scary.  The child sees dead people.  Malcolm spends hours and hours with the child trying to find a cure for his problem. 41- Signs: Preacher Graham Hess loses his faith in God after his wife is killed in a car accident.  He moves his two children and brother into a farm house to start a new life.  When crop circles begin appearing in his corn he thinks at first that it is the work of meddling teenagers. But as he watches the news and they see these crop circles appearing throughout the world, he realizes the phenomenon is more serious than he thought - it is the work of extraterrestrial beings.  The family must stick together and find a way to fight off these invaders before it's too late. 42- Jaws: There is a shark attack among the beaches of New England and the new sheriff wants to close down the beaches.  The mayor balks at that and a boy gets attacked the next day.  The mother is enraged and puts a bounty on the shark's head.  A local fisherman and man who has experience hunting sharks offers to join in for a hefty price.  Soon he and his workers head out and realize that this is no ordinary shark they are hunting! 43- 1408: Mike Enslin is a writer who focuses on supernatural phenomena surrounding places - hotels, graveyards, etc. and in his writing he solves the mystery behind the 'haunting'.  Mike is currently writing another book centered around one room in a hotel - #1408.  It is permanently closed but Mike insists on staying in the room and even threatens to sue the hotel unless he can stay one night in the room.  The manager tells Mike of the 50 people who have died in that room and begs him to switch rooms, but Mike stays.  Will he be the first ever to survive a night in the room, or will he suffer death as did every other former patron? 44- What Lies Beneath: Norman and Claire are a normal married couple who live in a lakeside home in Vermont.  Claire is recently retired and begins seeing and hearing strange things.  When she consults Norman about it, he encourages her to seek out help.  Claire's therapist listens to the report of her seeing a reflection, hearing strange noises, and encourages her to make contact.  What Claire and her best friend uncover is a secret so serious, the owner of the secret will do anything to keep it from being known.

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45- The Village: In a quiet olde Pennsylvania village, there is a pact between the people of the village and the creatures that live in the woods surrounding the village - the humans don't enter the woods and the creatures don't enter the village.  However, the pact is challenged when a young man seeks medicine in the villages beyond the forest, strange things begin to happen. When animal carcasses without devoid of any fur appear, the elders of the village are worried that the village is now in grave danger. 46- The Invasion: When a space shuttle disintegrates on re-entry, it releases a extraterrestrial virus that it acquired in space.  A psychiatrist hears stories from many people stating their loved ones are no longer themselves.  She soon finds that the virus is attacking the human DNA and changes it.  After her former husband contracts the virus, she fears for her son's life as he is with her former husband for the weekend.  But after he doesn't get the virus, she actually finds that her own son just might be the key to finding a cure for the virus. 47- They: Julia is a graduate student in psychology when a childhood friend contacts her and asks her to meet him in a bar.  He reminds her of the nightmares they both had growing up, and he tells her that they have been tagged by demons who are chasing him - and commits suicide right before her eyes.  She begins having nightmares again and realizes that all the things she was scared of as a little girl might actually be real. 48- I Am Legend: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spreading of a man-made disease which he is immune to.  Every day for 3 years he sends out a radio message in hopes to finding another human who survived.  He also works to find a cure using his own blood.  The 'changed' humans watch his every move, waiting for him to make a mistake so they can get him too.  49- The Stepfather: Michael returns home from military school to find his mom in love with her new boyfriend.  The new boyfriend seems just a little too nice and Michael begins to suspect him to be the serial killer who preys on broken families.  He rushes to find evidence of the fact before it is too late for his family. 50- Dream House: A young family moves into a beautiful home where unbeknownst to them a murder occurred killing a mom and her 2 girls.  The father survived and was the only suspect.  As the new family gets settled, they find themselves the new target of the killer.  Now the father and a neighbor from across the street team together to put the puzzle pieces together and hopefully catch the killer before he catches them.  

Aren't all these movies just amazing?!!!!  If you can't find at least 1 or 2 Halloween movies to watch from this list, then you are just crazy!  LOL!  If you would like another fun way to watch one of these Halloween movies, check out Michelle's Hocus Pocus dinner date night or go on Sarina's Halloween Scavenger hunt before your movie marathon date starts!

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