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The best ways to celebrate the end of school!!

School is ALMOST out! Seriously!? This year has flown by and summer is just around the corner once again! In no-time-at-all the kids will be out of school, and if you are anything like us you are ready to kick your summer off right!!

Finish off the school year right.

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We have gathered together the best of the best, top-notch, unbelievably amazing, over-the-top-fabulous ideas to help you make this summer the best one yet!! Below you will find:

-Activities
-Gift Ideas
-Party Themes
-Photo Ideas

-Surprises

We have everything you need right here, so lets get going!!

Take a look at these fun activities to do with your kids on the last day of school. They are sure to love any one of them!

 

The best ways to celebrate school being out!

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Last day of school fun!

1. Chalk Paint: You better believe that the adults will love getting in on this chalk fun as well!
2. Last Day of School Shirt: Cutest idea ever! {You will need a few supplies like this, but it looks super easy to put together!}
3. End of School Year List: Top 20 list of fun ways to celebrate the end of school!
4. Summer Countdown: Always know how many more days until summer break with this cute chain!
5. Popsicle Piñata: Umm, can we say ADORABLE?! Seriously, how much would the kids love a GIANT piñata!?
6. Balloon Countdown: This post could easily be adapted to work for you in your home with your adorable kiddies!

Summer fun ideas!

7. Last Day of School Books: I LOVE to read children's book with my son and having holiday books just adds to the fun! {I own this book and it is SUPER cute!}
8. Summer Dreams: What are your kids' summer dreams made of? This fun printable will help you discover just that!
9. Summer Bucket List: Make a list of MUST DO items so that you are sure to accomplish them all this summer!
10. Summer Fun Calendar: Summer seems to slip away too quickly every year. This cute printable will help keep your activities going all summer long!
11. Popsicle Memory Game: Ridiculously adorable, this popsicle memory game is SURE to be a hit!

End of School Activities

12. Summer Guide: Keeping track of all of your summer wishes in one place!
13. Summer Fun Passport: The passport to fun will be a favorite in no time.
14. MORE Books to Celebrate Summer Break: Did we mention how much me love children's books?
15. Summer Reading Chain: Make reading both fun and a priority this summer.
16. Reading Bucket List: Reading need not bore you kids another moment! Check-out this amazing reading bucket list!
17. Random Acts of Kindness: Finding ways to serve others with their extra time this summer sounds perfect!

Need a gift idea? We have you covered and then some with these gift ideas for your student, their friends and their teachers!

Fun gift ideas for the last day of school.

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end of school gifts

18. Fun in the Sun Gift Bag: Spending some extra time outside this summer? This gift will have your child covered! {How stinking cute would these look with this gift?!?}
19. School is Out Basket: Everything you could ever need in one place! We LOVE this post!!
20. "Orange" You Glad it's Summer: Talk about adorable! I can think of SO many fun items to drop into this gift bag! {This, this, and this are just a few of the things that I have in mind!}
21. "O'FISHally" the Last Day: The day wouldn't be official without this yummy treat!
22. Last Day of School Basket: Start Summer vacation the moment your kids walk through the door!

Last Day of School

23. Summer Boredom Box: Never hear, "We're bored!" this summer!
24. Fruit-Roll-Up Diploma: Yummy treat to celebrate graduating to the next grade!
25. Summer Activities Coupon Book: Do you have some fun activities in mind that you would like to do with your kids this year? Wrap them all up into this activities coupon book and you are sure to have an amazing summer ahead of you!
26. Welcome to Summer Bucket: Get ready for Summer today with this cute idea!

Teacher Gift Ideas

27. Couldn't Have Picked Any Better: Every teacher will love this thoughtful gift on the last day of school.
28. Thanks for Helping Me Grow: Such a great idea! Not just another knick-knack, but something that will provide beauty!
29. Smart Cookie: Treats? Why, yes please!
30. S'more Basket: Give the gift of summer fun to your child's teachers this year.
31. I've Had a Blast: Everyone will need a nice cold drink to cool them off at one point this summer. Make the first one on you!

Last Day of School Teacher Gift

32. Summer Countdown: Start the countdown early this year for every teacher you know!
33. Top Teacher Gift: Target gift cards will ALWAYS be a hit!
34. Summer Prep: A magazine, beach towel, sunglasses and a thank you. What else could a teacher ask for!?!
35. Summer in a Jar: Gifts in a jar always turn out so cute! This summer in a jar most definitely didn't disappoint!

Summer is Here - Gift Ideas

36. Bursting with Fun: Water balloons are a must this summer!
37. CHALK Full of Fun: Let the creativity flow with this fun gift idea! You are sure to have chalk murals in no time!
38. Kool Sumer: Kool-Aid with a twisty straw is what every kid pictures as the perfect summer cool-down beverage!
39. Have a Ball: Bubble-gum paired with this printable is the perfect combination!
40. Have a GOO'd Summer: Gift your kids' friends some goo for a fun playful gift idea!

End of School Gift Idea

41. Rockin' Summer: Pop Rocks are always a favorite treat!
42. "Let's Play" Cards: Don't miss out on extra playtime this summer! Make sure you stay in touch!
43. Hello Sun: This Hello Sun box is the perfect gift for your teenagers!
44. Gift Tag: Attach this cute tag to your child's favorite treat and you are set!
45. Jump for Joy: The last day of school is definitely a reason to jump for joy!

Gift Ideas for the Last Day of School

46. Soaking Fun Summer: These water guns will make this gift a hit!
47. Sponge Balls: Make every water party a little wetter this year!
48. Stay Silly: A simple and sweet goodbye for all of your kid's friends.
49. Flippin' Awesome Summer: Be sure not to miss this cute idea! We flippin' love it! ;)
50. Flew By: A gift that is sure to be used all Summer long!

Host the best party ever this year! One of these party themes is sure to be the perfect fit for you!

Have the best party ever this summer!

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Party Themes for the Last Day of School

51. Sidewalk Chalk Festival: Bring out the inner artist in all of your guests.
52. Carnival: What says summer more than a carnival?
53. Dance Party: Dance out all of your summer excitement!
54. Ice Cream Party: A cool treat for your warm summer party!
55. Drive-In Movie Night: Invite all of the friends over for this fun filled end of school party!

Summer Parties

56. P.O.O.L Party: Play Outside On the Lawn! What fun way to celebrate summer!
57. Picnic and Party Games: So many fun printables and games! This post is a MUST read!!
58. Minute-to-Win-it: Laughter is sure to ensue at this hilarious minute-to-win-it party!
59. S'more Party: Host a s'mores party with a buffet of gourmet s'mores ingredients!
60. Popsicle Party: Cool off with this sweet party idea!

Have the best end of school year party!

61. Splish Splash Pool Party: Take a swim at the party that everyone will love!
62. Summer Games Party: Game time!! Come along and see all of the fun ahead with this summer party!
63. Summer Beach Party: It wouldn't be a complete summer without a little beach time! Bring the beach to your guests with this cute party theme!
64. Shaving Cream Party: Messy? Yes. Fun? ABSOLUTELY!!
65. Smarty Pants Party: Congratulate your smarty pants for all of their hard work this school year!

Summer is here! Tons of party ideas!!

66. School's Out Breakfast: This post has EVERYTHING that you need for the perfect school's out breakfast!!
67. Surfin' into Summer: Surf right on into summer at this party!
68. Last Day Tail Gate Party: Bring the party to them! This is sure to be a hit!
69. Waffle Breakfast: Since all of the details have been 'ironed' out this is sure to be a perfect party!
70. That's a Wrap: Help you child finish off the year with all of their friends at this sweet party.
71. Welcome Summer Party: Welcome it in, because summer is finally here!

Snap the perfect last day of school photo with one or more of these perfect ideas!

Great photo ideas for the end of school!

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Top photo ideas for the end of school.

72. All About Me: Document all of of your child's accomplishments this year!
73. Photo Booth Props: Have some fun with your photos!
74. Last Day of School Signs: Print these off for a fun end of year photo.
75. Last Day Chalkboards: Possibly the cutest signs ever! You just have to go snatch these printables up!
76. Side-by-Side Sibling Photo: We LOVE the idea of having ALL of the sibling in a photo to see how much they have all changed!

Taking photos of the end of school.

77. Picture in a Picture: Document the start and end of school all in one photo with this creative idea!
78. Fun Photo Booth Printables: If your kids are a little on the silly side, they are sure to love this printable pack.
79. Portable Photo Booth: Summer fun begins with a goofy photo!
80. End of School Printable: Need a printable for your end of year photo? We've got you covered right here!
81. Last Day of School Shirt: Fun fashion for the last day of school.

Plan fun surprises around every corner! Your kiddos are sure to LOVE these amazing ideas!

Exciting summer ideas for your kids!

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Fun End of School Ideas

82. Accomplishment Walk: Make them feel truly special as they walk into the door on their last day of school.
83. Last Day of School Breakfast: This is such a bright, fun breakfast!
84. Good Morning Balloons: Balloons are about as easy as it gets, yet make anything feel like a real celebration!
85. Cereal Surprise: It doesn't have to be a fancy, hot cooked breakfast to be special!
86. Art Gallery: Display your child's top works of art from the school year!

Best End of Year School Ideas

87. Lunch Printables: Make their last day lunch extra special!
88. Number Food: Celebrate your child's grade with this yummy idea.
89. Last Lunch Ever: Their last lunch is sure to be memorable with this simple idea!
90. Punch Box Countdown: Countdown the days until school gets out with small surprises each day leading up to summer!
91. Chalk on Garage Door: Larger than life 'Welcome to Summer' sign!

The best last day of school ever!

92. Snow Cones: This sweet surprise has always been a favorite at our house!
93. Water Balloons: Be prepared to get wet with this exciting welcome home surprise!
94. Hooping you have a Great Summer: Spin into Summer from the moment your kids get home.
95. Party Car: Excited for summer?? Party the whole way home!
96. Finish Line: They finally made it! Let them cross the finish line to officially begin their summer celebration.

School's Out for Summer!

97. Run Through Banner: Welcome your kids to Summer with this exhilarating surprise!
98. Yard Balloons with Secret Messages: Let the WHOLE family pitch in for this memorable last day of school activity.
99. Yard Signs: Let your kids know how truly excited you are to get them home for the summer!
100. Welcome Home Chalk Sign: Last but not least, a sidewalk chalk sign will be a favorite surprise for sure!

Yay!! SO many fun ideas! Now the hard part is deciding which ones to use this year!?! Pick a few and get ready for the fun summer ahead!

Looking for more ideas? You will NOT want to miss these amazing Diva ideas!

10 Creative Ideas for Summer Romance
Summer Loving Bucket List
101 Summer Boredom Busters

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finish off the school year right

The best ways to celebrate the end of school!!

School is ALMOST out! Seriously!? This year has flown by and summer is just around the corner once again! In no-time-at-all the kids will be out of school, and if you are anything like us you are ready to kick your summer off right!!

Finish off the school year right.

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We have gathered together the best of the best, top-notch, unbelievably amazing, over-the-top-fabulous ideas to help you make this summer the best one yet!! Below you will find:

-Activities -Gift Ideas -Party Themes -Photo Ideas -Surprises

We have everything you need right here, so lets get going!!

Take a look at these fun activities to do with your kids on the last day of school. They are sure to love any one of them!

 
The best ways to celebrate school being out!
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Last day of school fun!

1. Chalk Paint: You better believe that the adults will love getting in on this chalk fun as well! 2. Last Day of School Shirt: Cutest idea ever! {You will need a few supplies like this, but it looks super easy to put together!} 3. End of School Year List: Top 20 list of fun ways to celebrate the end of school! 4. Summer Countdown: Always know how many more days until summer break with this cute chain! 5. Popsicle Piñata: Umm, can we say ADORABLE?! Seriously, how much would the kids love a GIANT piñata!? 6. Balloon Countdown: This post could easily be adapted to work for you in your home with your adorable kiddies!

Summer fun ideas!

7. Last Day of School Books: I LOVE to read children's book with my son and having holiday books just adds to the fun! {I own this book and it is SUPER cute!} 8. Summer Dreams: What are your kids' summer dreams made of? This fun printable will help you discover just that! 9. Summer Bucket List: Make a list of MUST DO items so that you are sure to accomplish them all this summer! 10. Summer Fun Calendar: Summer seems to slip away too quickly every year. This cute printable will help keep your activities going all summer long! 11. Popsicle Memory Game: Ridiculously adorable, this popsicle memory game is SURE to be a hit!

End of School Activities

12. Summer Guide: Keeping track of all of your summer wishes in one place! 13. Summer Fun Passport: The passport to fun will be a favorite in no time. 14. MORE Books to Celebrate Summer Break: Did we mention how much me love children's books? 15. Summer Reading Chain: Make reading both fun and a priority this summer. 16. Reading Bucket List: Reading need not bore you kids another moment! Check-out this amazing reading bucket list! 17. Random Acts of Kindness: Finding ways to serve others with their extra time this summer sounds perfect!

Need a gift idea? We have you covered and then some with these gift ideas for your student, their friends and their teachers!

Fun gift ideas for the last day of school.
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end of school gifts

18. Fun in the Sun Gift Bag: Spending some extra time outside this summer? This gift will have your child covered! {How stinking cute would these look with this gift?!?} 19. School is Out Basket: Everything you could ever need in one place! We LOVE this post!! 20. "Orange" You Glad it's Summer: Talk about adorable! I can think of SO many fun items to drop into this gift bag! {This, this, and this are just a few of the things that I have in mind!} 21. "O'FISHally" the Last Day: The day wouldn't be official without this yummy treat! 22. Last Day of School Basket: Start Summer vacation the moment your kids walk through the door!

Last Day of School

23. Summer Boredom Box: Never hear, "We're bored!" this summer! 24. Fruit-Roll-Up Diploma: Yummy treat to celebrate graduating to the next grade! 25. Summer Activities Coupon Book: Do you have some fun activities in mind that you would like to do with your kids this year? Wrap them all up into this activities coupon book and you are sure to have an amazing summer ahead of you! 26. Welcome to Summer Bucket: Get ready for Summer today with this cute idea!

Teacher Gift Ideas

27. Couldn't Have Picked Any Better: Every teacher will love this thoughtful gift on the last day of school. 28. Thanks for Helping Me Grow: Such a great idea! Not just another knick-knack, but something that will provide beauty! 29. Smart Cookie: Treats? Why, yes please! 30. S'more Basket: Give the gift of summer fun to your child's teachers this year. 31. I've Had a Blast: Everyone will need a nice cold drink to cool them off at one point this summer. Make the first one on you!

Last Day of School Teacher Gift

32. Summer Countdown: Start the countdown early this year for every teacher you know! 33. Top Teacher Gift: Target gift cards will ALWAYS be a hit! 34. Summer Prep: A magazine, beach towel, sunglasses and a thank you. What else could a teacher ask for!?! 35. Summer in a Jar: Gifts in a jar always turn out so cute! This summer in a jar most definitely didn't disappoint!

Summer is Here - Gift Ideas

36. Bursting with Fun: Water balloons are a must this summer! 37. CHALK Full of Fun: Let the creativity flow with this fun gift idea! You are sure to have chalk murals in no time! 38. Kool Sumer: Kool-Aid with a twisty straw is what every kid pictures as the perfect summer cool-down beverage! 39. Have a Ball: Bubble-gum paired with this printable is the perfect combination! 40. Have a GOO'd Summer: Gift your kids' friends some goo for a fun playful gift idea!

End of School Gift Idea

41. Rockin' Summer: Pop Rocks are always a favorite treat! 42. "Let's Play" Cards: Don't miss out on extra playtime this summer! Make sure you stay in touch! 43. Hello Sun: This Hello Sun box is the perfect gift for your teenagers! 44. Gift Tag: Attach this cute tag to your child's favorite treat and you are set! 45. Jump for Joy: The last day of school is definitely a reason to jump for joy!

Gift Ideas for the Last Day of School

46. Soaking Fun Summer: These water guns will make this gift a hit! 47. Sponge Balls: Make every water party a little wetter this year! 48. Stay Silly: A simple and sweet goodbye for all of your kid's friends. 49. Flippin' Awesome Summer: Be sure not to miss this cute idea! We flippin' love it! ;) 50. Flew By: A gift that is sure to be used all Summer long!

Host the best party ever this year! One of these party themes is sure to be the perfect fit for you!

Have the best party ever this summer!
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Party Themes for the Last Day of School

51. Sidewalk Chalk Festival: Bring out the inner artist in all of your guests. 52. Carnival: What says summer more than a carnival? 53. Dance Party: Dance out all of your summer excitement! 54. Ice Cream Party: A cool treat for your warm summer party! 55. Drive-In Movie Night: Invite all of the friends over for this fun filled end of school party!

Summer Parties

56. P.O.O.L Party: Play Outside On the Lawn! What fun way to celebrate summer! 57. Picnic and Party Games: So many fun printables and games! This post is a MUST read!! 58. Minute-to-Win-it: Laughter is sure to ensue at this hilarious minute-to-win-it party! 59. S'more Party: Host a s'mores party with a buffet of gourmet s'mores ingredients! 60. Popsicle Party: Cool off with this sweet party idea!

Have the best end of school year party!

61. Splish Splash Pool Party: Take a swim at the party that everyone will love! 62. Summer Games Party: Game time!! Come along and see all of the fun ahead with this summer party! 63. Summer Beach Party: It wouldn't be a complete summer without a little beach time! Bring the beach to your guests with this cute party theme! 64. Shaving Cream Party: Messy? Yes. Fun? ABSOLUTELY!! 65. Smarty Pants Party: Congratulate your smarty pants for all of their hard work this school year!

Summer is here! Tons of party ideas!!

66. School's Out Breakfast: This post has EVERYTHING that you need for the perfect school's out breakfast!! 67. Surfin' into Summer: Surf right on into summer at this party! 68. Last Day Tail Gate Party: Bring the party to them! This is sure to be a hit! 69. Waffle Breakfast: Since all of the details have been 'ironed' out this is sure to be a perfect party! 70. That's a Wrap: Help you child finish off the year with all of their friends at this sweet party. 71. Welcome Summer Party: Welcome it in, because summer is finally here!

Snap the perfect last day of school photo with one or more of these perfect ideas!

Great photo ideas for the end of school!
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Top photo ideas for the end of school.

72. All About Me: Document all of of your child's accomplishments this year! 73. Photo Booth Props: Have some fun with your photos! 74. Last Day of School Signs: Print these off for a fun end of year photo. 75. Last Day Chalkboards: Possibly the cutest signs ever! You just have to go snatch these printables up! 76. Side-by-Side Sibling Photo: We LOVE the idea of having ALL of the sibling in a photo to see how much they have all changed!

Taking photos of the end of school.

77. Picture in a Picture: Document the start and end of school all in one photo with this creative idea! 78. Fun Photo Booth Printables: If your kids are a little on the silly side, they are sure to love this printable pack. 79. Portable Photo Booth: Summer fun begins with a goofy photo! 80. End of School Printable: Need a printable for your end of year photo? We've got you covered right here! 81. Last Day of School Shirt: Fun fashion for the last day of school.

Plan fun surprises around every corner! Your kiddos are sure to LOVE these amazing ideas!

Exciting summer ideas for your kids!
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Fun End of School Ideas

82. Accomplishment Walk: Make them feel truly special as they walk into the door on their last day of school. 83. Last Day of School Breakfast: This is such a bright, fun breakfast! 84. Good Morning Balloons: Balloons are about as easy as it gets, yet make anything feel like a real celebration! 85. Cereal Surprise: It doesn't have to be a fancy, hot cooked breakfast to be special! 86. Art Gallery: Display your child's top works of art from the school year!

Best End of Year School Ideas

87. Lunch Printables: Make their last day lunch extra special! 88. Number Food: Celebrate your child's grade with this yummy idea. 89. Last Lunch Ever: Their last lunch is sure to be memorable with this simple idea! 90. Punch Box Countdown: Countdown the days until school gets out with small surprises each day leading up to summer! 91. Chalk on Garage Door: Larger than life 'Welcome to Summer' sign!

The best last day of school ever!

92. Snow Cones: This sweet surprise has always been a favorite at our house! 93. Water Balloons: Be prepared to get wet with this exciting welcome home surprise! 94. Hooping you have a Great Summer: Spin into Summer from the moment your kids get home. 95. Party Car: Excited for summer?? Party the whole way home! 96. Finish Line: They finally made it! Let them cross the finish line to officially begin their summer celebration.

School's Out for Summer!

97. Run Through Banner: Welcome your kids to Summer with this exhilarating surprise! 98. Yard Balloons with Secret Messages: Let the WHOLE family pitch in for this memorable last day of school activity. 99. Yard Signs: Let your kids know how truly excited you are to get them home for the summer! 100. Welcome Home Chalk Sign: Last but not least, a sidewalk chalk sign will be a favorite surprise for sure!

Yay!! SO many fun ideas! Now the hard part is deciding which ones to use this year!?! Pick a few and get ready for the fun summer ahead!

Looking for more ideas? You will NOT want to miss these amazing Diva ideas!

10 Creative Ideas for Summer Romance Summer Loving Bucket List 101 Summer Boredom Busters

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 Bedroom Birthday Intimate Game

A fun idea to celebrate your spouse's birthday after the kiddos are in bed.

Intimate Diva Disclaimer

We are big fans of birthdays around these parts!  Balloons, cake, presents and family fun - seriously!  What's not to like?!  But... after the candles have been blown out, cake has been eaten, and the kids are in bed, the PARTY is just getting started!  Today we have a sexy and fun birthday party game to celebrate in the bedroom!

Bedroom Birthday Party

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Set the stage with this super cute and sexy invitation! We have some INCREDIBLE designers and Alexa of Alexa Zurcher Designs is no exception!  {Check out her stuff!} Leave this invitation for your sweetheart to find on the bed, put it on the bathroom mirror, or in the car.  Anticipation is half the fun, so make sure he sees it early in the day! {Wink!}
Bedroom Birthday Invite
How To Play:
Fashioned after sexy bedroom dice, this bedroom game is reinvented "birthday style."  Pop the birthday balloon to see what saucy task you get to enjoy {wink}.  All you need is 2 different colors of balloons.  I chose blue and red, but I'm loving these turquoise and gold ones!.  In the BLUE balloons I added the body part tag.  In the RED balloons I added the action tag.  Pop one blue and one red per turn for a fun and sexy combination. Complete the task before moving on.
Bedroom Birthday Intimate Game
Bonus Cards:
There are 3 bonus cards to spice up the game!  You can roll them up and put them in a balloon or lay them out and let the birthday boy choose {or you can pick one before the party starts}.  The bonus cards can be used anytime during the evening for an extra bit of SPICE! {Oo-la-la}

  • Taste:  Sweeten things up with this delicious suggestion!
  • Birthday Wish: Keep the momentum going by fulfilling a birthday desire. 
  • Move: Variety is the spice of life. Take the party to another room! 

Bedroom Birthday Party
I had the TASTE card with 3 different tasty treats ready beforehand.  Once the game starts you're not going to want to run off to the kitchen! Ain't no body got time for that! {Wink!} Cami has an incredible DIY Chocolate Body Paint that would be a perfect fit! If you prefer vanilla, you can try this yummy stuff out!
Bedroom Birthday Party Game

Birthdays just got a little more intimate!

Get your FREE Bedroom Birthday Party printables HERE!

Want more AMAZING birthday ideas?! You got it! Check out Michelle's Choose Your Own Adventure Birthday Date and Becca's awesome Birthday Count Down Chain! Happy Birthday!!

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 Bedroom Birthday Intimate Game

A fun idea to celebrate your spouse's birthday after the kiddos are in bed.

Intimate Diva Disclaimer

We are big fans of birthdays around these parts!  Balloons, cake, presents and family fun - seriously!  What's not to like?!  But... after the candles have been blown out, cake has been eaten, and the kids are in bed, the PARTY is just getting started!  Today we have a sexy and fun birthday party game to celebrate in the bedroom!

Bedroom Birthday Party

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Set the stage with this super cute and sexy invitation! We have some INCREDIBLE designers and Alexa of Alexa Zurcher Designs is no exception!  {Check out her stuff!} Leave this invitation for your sweetheart to find on the bed, put it on the bathroom mirror, or in the car.  Anticipation is half the fun, so make sure he sees it early in the day! {Wink!}
Bedroom Birthday Invite
How To Play:
Fashioned after sexy bedroom dice, this bedroom game is reinvented "birthday style."  Pop the birthday balloon to see what saucy task you get to enjoy {wink}.  All you need is 2 different colors of balloons.  I chose blue and red, but I'm loving these turquoise and gold ones!.  In the BLUE balloons I added the body part tag.  In the RED balloons I added the action tag.  Pop one blue and one red per turn for a fun and sexy combination. Complete the task before moving on.
Bedroom Birthday Intimate Game
Bonus Cards:
There are 3 bonus cards to spice up the game!  You can roll them up and put them in a balloon or lay them out and let the birthday boy choose {or you can pick one before the party starts}.  The bonus cards can be used anytime during the evening for an extra bit of SPICE! {Oo-la-la}
  • Taste:  Sweeten things up with this delicious suggestion!
  • Birthday Wish: Keep the momentum going by fulfilling a birthday desire. 
  • Move: Variety is the spice of life. Take the party to another room! 
Bedroom Birthday Party
I had the TASTE card with 3 different tasty treats ready beforehand.  Once the game starts you're not going to want to run off to the kitchen! Ain't no body got time for that! {Wink!} Cami has an incredible DIY Chocolate Body Paint that would be a perfect fit! If you prefer vanilla, you can try this yummy stuff out!
Bedroom Birthday Party Game

Birthdays just got a little more intimate!

Get your FREE Bedroom Birthday Party printables HERE!

Want more AMAZING birthday ideas?! You got it! Check out Michelle's Choose Your Own Adventure Birthday Date and Becca's awesome Birthday Count Down Chain! Happy Birthday!!

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Becca http://www.TheDatingDivas.com <![CDATA[10 Ways to Keep the Romance Alive AFTER Kids]]> http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=71663 2015-05-21T00:43:16Z 2015-05-20T12:00:54Z 10 Ways to Keep the Romance Alive AFTER Kids

"Romance after kids - does it exist?"  

That's a question we get asked a lot.  And we get it!  It can be hard to keep the spark and romance in your marriage when you're up all night with a crying baby... and surrounded by dirty diapers.  The shift from husband and wife to mommy and daddy can be a tricky transition for some marriages.  But we strongly believe that you have to create your own happily ever after.  Love is a choice!  And here at The Dating Divas, we're all about being intentional in our marriages.  So today we're sharing...

10 Things Close Couples do to Keep the

Romance Alive AFTER Kids

Keeping the Romance Alive After Baby

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Think of all the couples you know that have kids.  Now think of that couple that is still madly in love!  The ones that still act like newlyweds even though they have several little ones in tow. What are they doing differently?  What's their secret?  Well, I asked several of them to find out - and these are the 10 things that kept coming up.

1.  Make Date Night a Priority- You had to see this one coming.  I mean, we are The Dating Divas - it's the whole reason why we started this blog.  The truth is - dating each other is what made you fall in love in the first place.  So it makes sense that you should keep dating to stay in love.  If you don't want the fire to die out - you gotta keep blowing on the flames.  Right?  It doesn't have to be an elaborate, over-the-top date. Even if it's just talking & laughing over a shared sandwich or candy bar.... in whispered tones so the baby stays asleep!  Just set aside time each week for just the two of you to reconnect.  {Family nights are great, but they don't count as date night!}  You need time to be husband and wife instead of mom and dad.

I think most of us know we should be making time for date night regularly, but the reality is that it isn't always happening.  We get it - it's hard!  Especially if you have little ones at home.  But if you're honest with yourself you'll admit that if it's important- you'll find a way.  If it's not - you'll find an excuse.  Remember, you always have time for the things you put first!  If you're struggling with this one - you need to stop right now and go read "Great Ideas for Making Date Night Happen."  It's full of practical solutions for overcoming all of your date night challenges.  And if you're a new parent looking to rekindle the romance, make sure to check out our New Parents Cozy Date Night!  It has everything you need for a romantic, at-home date with your sweetheart.  So, no more excuses!

You Always Have Time for the Things You Put First

2.  Spoil Your Spouse, Not Your Kids- One of the very best things you can do for your kids is to put your spouse first!  Strong marriages make strong families.  Not only does it provide your children with a sense of safety and security, but it shows them what real love should look like.   If you are always putting your children before your husband, you are not doing them any favors.  In fact, you're doing them a great disservice.  I get it - your husband is a grown man who can take care of himself and your children are small and need you.  But do you know what they need the most?  They need a happy home.   And happy couples create happy homes.  When you're working together to be a better husband and wife - you will be better parents.   Not convinced?  Then, I highly recommend you hop on over and read "10 Reasons Why You Should Spoil Your Spouse!"

Marriage Quote

3.  Bring Back the PDA- I bet when you first started dating and fell in love, you couldn't keep your hands off each other.  Am I right?  You were always cuddling up, holding hands, and sneaking in extra kisses.  Well, how affectionate are you now?  After kids come along, things can get a little trickier in this department.  I mean, it's hard to snuggle up when you're holding a baby and the toddler's crawling all over you.  But it's important to be intentional in your relationship so you can keep that closeness.  Physical touch should be happening regularly - and I'm talking about outside of the bedroom, too!  Give him a little love tap as you're passing him in the hall, hold hands when you're driving in the car, or pause for a quick dance in the kitchen.

Sometimes parents back off on the PDA because they don't want to gross out the kids.  But I say...  go ahead and gross out the kids!  Obviously you want to keep things G-rated in front of them, but it's okay for them to see you kissing, cuddling, dancing, and being in love!  In fact, it's good for them.  Part of our job as parents is to model what a strong marriage looks like.  Besides, I don't know about you but, I never want my children to question whether or not I love their dad.  I want it to be blaringly obvious.

Be Good Parents.  Gross Out Your Kids

4.  Make time to transition from "mom mode" to "wife mode"-  One of the best things we've done for our marriage is being consistent and firm about bedtime.  Our kids know that after bedtime is "our time!"  After 8 o'clock I am no longer mom - I'm Becca.  After dealing with diapers and crying all day, I need a break and time to transition from "mom mode" to "wife mode."    After the kids are in bed, I take a nice hot bubble bath {this stuff is my favorite!} or shower and let all the stress of the day wash down the drain (along with the spit-up that I'm usually covered in.)   Afterward I always feel more refreshed and more me.  Besides, I'm much more likely to cuddle up close to my hubby when I'm feeling clean and smelling yummy.  Whatever you need to do to transition out of "mom mode"- make time for it!  Sure, being a mom is a 24/7 gig, but remember- so is being a wife!  And you'll be a much better, happier mom if you make time for yourself too.

Be a Full-Time 24-7 Wife

5.  Get Your Flirt On, Girlfriend!-  Yeah, you're his wife - but never stop being his girlfriend!   Don't lose the playful, fun part of your relationship - that's where all the romance is! Don't stop flirting! Especially at home. Adapt to and learn the art of flirting in front of your children.  Leave love notes for him to find, send flirty text messages while he's at work, or give him a small gift - just because!   It's time to reclaim the FUN in your marriage.  Have inside jokes! Find moments to laugh together.  If you feel like you've forgotten how to flirt or you're a little out of practice - no worries!  We have a whole list of "101 Ways to Flirt with Your Spouse" to get you started.

Never Stop Being His Girlfriend

6.  Quit the Competition- Don't play the "who's doing more work" or "who has it harder" game.  The truth is, being a mom is hard.  Being a dad is hard.  But you have to remember that you're on the same team.  If one of you loses you both lose.  Instead of complaining and comparing, work together to support, complement, and encourage each other.  You should be your spouse's biggest fan and cheerleader.  Not his rival or competitor.  So ditch the scoreboard and stop keeping track.  Complete each other- don't compete with each other.  Take time to continue sharing your hopes and dreams with each other. (Create a bucket list - include things you consider both doable and far-fetched; nothing is too small or big. Have fun! keep adding to and checking things off)

Complete Each Other - Don't Compete With Each Other

7.  Be His Lover, Not His Mother- Even though you're a mom, you are not his mom!  Never give into the urge to nag or mother your spouse.  Too often women complain that their husband "acts like one of the kids."  Well, if you want him to act like a man, then you need to treat him like one.  Give him the love and respect that he deserves and never talk down to him or about him.   You wouldn't like him acting like your dad and telling you what to do, right?  So remember it goes both ways.  If you want to be treated like a queen, treat him like a king.

Be Your Husband's Lover, NOT his Mother

8.  Get on the Same Parenting Page- Parenting is a tough gig.  And chances are, you and your spouse are probably going to have different parenting styles.  It's important to be united as a team, so the kids can't pit you against each other.  While most of us can agree that we both have our child's best interest at heart, we sometimes disagree on what that "best" is.  Because we were all raised differently, we bring different viewpoints and experiences into our marriage.  Now remember, you don't have to think alike to think together.  But you do have to learn to practice honest, open communication. And it usually requires a great deal of humility and patience.   It might not always be easy, but parenting is one of the best ways that we can work to become one in our marriage.

Parenting Joke

9.  Make Love to Stay in Love- It's totally true - making love is one of the best ways to stay in love.  It's about a lot more than just sex.  Intimacy is like the glue in a marriage.  Besides being FUN and creating a stronger marital connection and bond, it also has some pretty nice benefits too! Ready to hear 'em?  Here we go -- regular sex has also been scientifically proven to help you:  weigh less, look younger, have less wrinkles, have less stress, gain more confidence, AND have less headaches.  And those are just my favorite benefits!  I mean come on - why would you NOT want those?   I’d be interested just for the beauty benefits alone.

Yes, it can get a little trickier after the kids come.  Maybe you're always tired and exhausted - or over-touched from having kids climbing on you all day.  But intimacy is a vital part of your marriage, and it's worth any time and effort that it takes to improve it.  If you're struggling in this area, communicate with your spouse and let him know that you want to work on it together.  Maybe that means having him watch the kids while you take a nap so you're not so tired or having him give you a massage using nice oils to relax.  Or maybe it means getting your hormones checked.  Whatever it is - make it important to you.  Because it's important to your marriage.

Making Love is one of the best ways to stay in love!

10.  Don't Give Up-  Marriage is not a one-time commitment or act, it's a continuous decision. Marriage is about choosing each other again and again - every day.  It's about forgiving, learning, and growing.   It's about falling in love with each other over and over again.  It's the little things we choose to do each day.  Pray for each other.  Serve each other.  Love only diminishes when we stop giving it, so never stop.

Inspirational Quote

And there you have it - the 10 secrets to keeping the magic in your marriage, even after kids!  

 Do you have anything you'd add to the list?  Let us know in the comments!  We're always looking for more ideas and tips to strengthen our marriages. 

Pssst... for more ideas on how to keep the romance alive after kids, make sure to check out our 45 At-Home Date Night Ideas for After the Kids are in Bed AND How to Organize a Babysitting Co-Op.

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10 Ways to Keep the Romance Alive AFTER Kids

"Romance after kids - does it exist?"  

That's a question we get asked a lot.  And we get it!  It can be hard to keep the spark and romance in your marriage when you're up all night with a crying baby... and surrounded by dirty diapers.  The shift from husband and wife to mommy and daddy can be a tricky transition for some marriages.  But we strongly believe that you have to create your own happily ever after.  Love is a choice!  And here at The Dating Divas, we're all about being intentional in our marriages.  So today we're sharing...

10 Things Close Couples do to Keep the

Romance Alive AFTER Kids

Keeping the Romance Alive After Baby

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Think of all the couples you know that have kids.  Now think of that couple that is still madly in love!  The ones that still act like newlyweds even though they have several little ones in tow. What are they doing differently?  What's their secret?  Well, I asked several of them to find out - and these are the 10 things that kept coming up.

1.  Make Date Night a Priority- You had to see this one coming.  I mean, we are The Dating Divas - it's the whole reason why we started this blog.  The truth is - dating each other is what made you fall in love in the first place.  So it makes sense that you should keep dating to stay in love.  If you don't want the fire to die out - you gotta keep blowing on the flames.  Right?  It doesn't have to be an elaborate, over-the-top date. Even if it's just talking & laughing over a shared sandwich or candy bar.... in whispered tones so the baby stays asleep!  Just set aside time each week for just the two of you to reconnect.  {Family nights are great, but they don't count as date night!}  You need time to be husband and wife instead of mom and dad.

I think most of us know we should be making time for date night regularly, but the reality is that it isn't always happening.  We get it - it's hard!  Especially if you have little ones at home.  But if you're honest with yourself you'll admit that if it's important- you'll find a way.  If it's not - you'll find an excuse.  Remember, you always have time for the things you put first!  If you're struggling with this one - you need to stop right now and go read "Great Ideas for Making Date Night Happen."  It's full of practical solutions for overcoming all of your date night challenges.  And if you're a new parent looking to rekindle the romance, make sure to check out our New Parents Cozy Date Night!  It has everything you need for a romantic, at-home date with your sweetheart.  So, no more excuses!

You Always Have Time for the Things You Put First

2.  Spoil Your Spouse, Not Your Kids- One of the very best things you can do for your kids is to put your spouse first!  Strong marriages make strong families.  Not only does it provide your children with a sense of safety and security, but it shows them what real love should look like.   If you are always putting your children before your husband, you are not doing them any favors.  In fact, you're doing them a great disservice.  I get it - your husband is a grown man who can take care of himself and your children are small and need you.  But do you know what they need the most?  They need a happy home.   And happy couples create happy homes.  When you're working together to be a better husband and wife - you will be better parents.   Not convinced?  Then, I highly recommend you hop on over and read "10 Reasons Why You Should Spoil Your Spouse!"

Marriage Quote

3.  Bring Back the PDA- I bet when you first started dating and fell in love, you couldn't keep your hands off each other.  Am I right?  You were always cuddling up, holding hands, and sneaking in extra kisses.  Well, how affectionate are you now?  After kids come along, things can get a little trickier in this department.  I mean, it's hard to snuggle up when you're holding a baby and the toddler's crawling all over you.  But it's important to be intentional in your relationship so you can keep that closeness.  Physical touch should be happening regularly - and I'm talking about outside of the bedroom, too!  Give him a little love tap as you're passing him in the hall, hold hands when you're driving in the car, or pause for a quick dance in the kitchen.

Sometimes parents back off on the PDA because they don't want to gross out the kids.  But I say...  go ahead and gross out the kids!  Obviously you want to keep things G-rated in front of them, but it's okay for them to see you kissing, cuddling, dancing, and being in love!  In fact, it's good for them.  Part of our job as parents is to model what a strong marriage looks like.  Besides, I don't know about you but, I never want my children to question whether or not I love their dad.  I want it to be blaringly obvious.

Be Good Parents.  Gross Out Your Kids

4.  Make time to transition from "mom mode" to "wife mode"-  One of the best things we've done for our marriage is being consistent and firm about bedtime.  Our kids know that after bedtime is "our time!"  After 8 o'clock I am no longer mom - I'm Becca.  After dealing with diapers and crying all day, I need a break and time to transition from "mom mode" to "wife mode."    After the kids are in bed, I take a nice hot bubble bath {this stuff is my favorite!} or shower and let all the stress of the day wash down the drain (along with the spit-up that I'm usually covered in.)   Afterward I always feel more refreshed and more me.  Besides, I'm much more likely to cuddle up close to my hubby when I'm feeling clean and smelling yummy.  Whatever you need to do to transition out of "mom mode"- make time for it!  Sure, being a mom is a 24/7 gig, but remember- so is being a wife!  And you'll be a much better, happier mom if you make time for yourself too.

Be a Full-Time 24-7 Wife

5.  Get Your Flirt On, Girlfriend!-  Yeah, you're his wife - but never stop being his girlfriend!   Don't lose the playful, fun part of your relationship - that's where all the romance is! Don't stop flirting! Especially at home. Adapt to and learn the art of flirting in front of your children.  Leave love notes for him to find, send flirty text messages while he's at work, or give him a small gift - just because!   It's time to reclaim the FUN in your marriage.  Have inside jokes! Find moments to laugh together.  If you feel like you've forgotten how to flirt or you're a little out of practice - no worries!  We have a whole list of "101 Ways to Flirt with Your Spouse" to get you started.

Never Stop Being His Girlfriend

6.  Quit the Competition- Don't play the "who's doing more work" or "who has it harder" game.  The truth is, being a mom is hard.  Being a dad is hard.  But you have to remember that you're on the same team.  If one of you loses you both lose.  Instead of complaining and comparing, work together to support, complement, and encourage each other.  You should be your spouse's biggest fan and cheerleader.  Not his rival or competitor.  So ditch the scoreboard and stop keeping track.  Complete each other- don't compete with each other.  Take time to continue sharing your hopes and dreams with each other. (Create a bucket list - include things you consider both doable and far-fetched; nothing is too small or big. Have fun! keep adding to and checking things off)

Complete Each Other - Don't Compete With Each Other

7.  Be His Lover, Not His Mother- Even though you're a mom, you are not his mom!  Never give into the urge to nag or mother your spouse.  Too often women complain that their husband "acts like one of the kids."  Well, if you want him to act like a man, then you need to treat him like one.  Give him the love and respect that he deserves and never talk down to him or about him.   You wouldn't like him acting like your dad and telling you what to do, right?  So remember it goes both ways.  If you want to be treated like a queen, treat him like a king.

Be Your Husband's Lover, NOT his Mother

8.  Get on the Same Parenting Page- Parenting is a tough gig.  And chances are, you and your spouse are probably going to have different parenting styles.  It's important to be united as a team, so the kids can't pit you against each other.  While most of us can agree that we both have our child's best interest at heart, we sometimes disagree on what that "best" is.  Because we were all raised differently, we bring different viewpoints and experiences into our marriage.  Now remember, you don't have to think alike to think together.  But you do have to learn to practice honest, open communication. And it usually requires a great deal of humility and patience.   It might not always be easy, but parenting is one of the best ways that we can work to become one in our marriage.

Parenting Joke

9.  Make Love to Stay in Love- It's totally true - making love is one of the best ways to stay in love.  It's about a lot more than just sex.  Intimacy is like the glue in a marriage.  Besides being FUN and creating a stronger marital connection and bond, it also has some pretty nice benefits too! Ready to hear 'em?  Here we go -- regular sex has also been scientifically proven to help you:  weigh less, look younger, have less wrinkles, have less stress, gain more confidence, AND have less headaches.  And those are just my favorite benefits!  I mean come on - why would you NOT want those?   I’d be interested just for the beauty benefits alone.

Yes, it can get a little trickier after the kids come.  Maybe you're always tired and exhausted - or over-touched from having kids climbing on you all day.  But intimacy is a vital part of your marriage, and it's worth any time and effort that it takes to improve it.  If you're struggling in this area, communicate with your spouse and let him know that you want to work on it together.  Maybe that means having him watch the kids while you take a nap so you're not so tired or having him give you a massage using nice oils to relax.  Or maybe it means getting your hormones checked.  Whatever it is - make it important to you.  Because it's important to your marriage.

Making Love is one of the best ways to stay in love!

10.  Don't Give Up-  Marriage is not a one-time commitment or act, it's a continuous decision. Marriage is about choosing each other again and again - every day.  It's about forgiving, learning, and growing.   It's about falling in love with each other over and over again.  It's the little things we choose to do each day.  Pray for each other.  Serve each other.  Love only diminishes when we stop giving it, so never stop.

Inspirational Quote

And there you have it - the 10 secrets to keeping the magic in your marriage, even after kids!  

 Do you have anything you'd add to the list?  Let us know in the comments!  We're always looking for more ideas and tips to strengthen our marriages. 

Pssst... for more ideas on how to keep the romance alive after kids, make sure to check out our 45 At-Home Date Night Ideas for After the Kids are in Bed AND How to Organize a Babysitting Co-Op.

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Gabby http://www.thedatingdivas.com <![CDATA[Family and Spouse Birthday Celebration Kits]]> http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=72043 2015-05-19T18:50:24Z 2015-05-19T12:00:16Z Family Birthday Celebration

Two Done-For-You Birthday Parties

Festive birthday ideas for your family AND for your spouse!

 If you want to create unforgettable birthday memories this year, use one (or both!) of our DIY Birthday Kits. The printable bundles are both packed with activities and birthday ideas for celebrating the special days of your family and spouse!

See these FABULOUS yet inexpensive birthday ideas in action by watching our video!

We've taken all the stress out of planning your next birthday celebration... for any member of the family! The amazing, talented and WONDERFUL Leah Aldous worked her magic to create these incredible birthday designs for us (LOVE THEM!). They are so bright, colorful and festive-- just like any birthday celebration should be! Our new exclusive kits contain everything you need from gift ideas and tags to fun traditions and activities. Just wait until you see our printable decorations, party gear, cards, and games to create a fun-filled day making memories with your loved ones. With these two AMAZING packs, you'll be covered for everybody's birthdays throughout the year!! Let's take a closer look at what is included in each printable bundle:

Family Birthday Celebration Kit

Family Birthday Celebration

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Our Family Birthday Kit contains:

  • Printable Happy Birthday Banner
  • Personalized Birthday Poster Template
  • Festive Party Gear 
  • Customizable Birthday Cards
  • Decorations and Embellishments for a Birthday Box
  • Birthday Gift Thank You Notes
  • Birthday Survey Family Tradition
  • Silly Birthday Jokes
  • Birthday Photobooth Props
  • Balloon Pop Birthday Game
  • and MORE Bonus Ideas!

Easy & Fun Birthday Decorations

Create the perfect party atmosphere with our adorable Happy Birthday Banner. We've included 2 pages of cute embellishments to give it a little extra excitement!

Inexpensive Birthday Idea

We've also included a template to create a large 24x36 Birthday Poster in honor of the birthday boy or girl. To make this darling sign, just take our printable design to your local copy shop and ask them to print it in black and white as an “engineer print.” The total cost of this project was right around $3.00 for a 24 x 36 sign! Once your birthday sign is printed, have fun filling in all the details!

Best Birthday Ideas Personalized Poster

Festive Party Gear & Printable Favors

You'll be all set to party with our colorful Cupcake Toppers! Adorn the special birthday kid with a DIY Party Hat and festive Birthday Badge. Your guests will love our sweet treat Favor Tags!

Fun Birthday Gear and Decor

Customizable Birthday Cards

What's more personalized than a card featuring the face of the birthday boy or girl?! They will squeal in delight when they see these silly Birthday Cards!

Cheap Kids Birthday Idea

Birthday Box and Gift Tags

Make opening birthday gifts just as FUN as receiving them! Our festive Birthday Box flaps and embellishments make a perfect package for birthday surprises! We've also included WANT, NEED, WEAR and READ Gift Tags to help you plan your gift giving. Your birthday surprise will be thoughtful, practical, and FUN!

DIY Birthday Gift

Birthday Gift Thank You Notes

Teach your children gratitude and help them show thankfulness to family and friends after receiving birthday gifts! This DONE-FOR-YOU Thank You Note is super easy to fill out, and will be a heartfelt gesture of appreciation.Kids Birthday Note

Birthday Survey Family Tradition

It's time to start a new birthday tradition that will help capture cherished memories and shower the birthday boy or girl with love! Can you imagine the look on your kiddo's face as he or she receives these customizable love notes from the whole family? Collect and preserve these Birthday Surveys for a sweet keepsake!

Family Birthday Tradition

Fun Birthday Activities

Our printable Birthday Jokes are a silly way to liven up any party! And... what party is complete without a Photo Booth station?! Everyone is sure to have a blast taking photos using our new exclusive birthday signs. Simply cut out our designs and attach them to a decorative straw for an instant prop!

Fun Birthday Jokes for Kids

Family Birthday Photo Booth Station

Birthday Bucks

Give your birthday boy or girl some "cash" to spend on their big day. Let them decide what kind of special treatment they will receive by spending Birthday Bucks. We've included a handy menu with activity and price suggestions, as well as a customizable blank template where you can add your own birthday ideas!

Fun Kids Birthday Idea

Balloon Pop Birthday Game

Play an exciting Balloon Popping Game to see how your party will play out! Insert our birthday activity slips into balloons and inflate. Then, let your birthday child pop the balloons and be surprised at each next fun activity!!

Family Birthday Game

Aren't you excited to plan your next birthday party?!? We've taken all the stress out of planning the perfect celebration and included inexpensive birthday ideas that will WOW the guest of honor. As a kid, I would have been beyond excited to spend birthday bucks or make silly faces in my own photo booth! Our amazing collection of adorable kids birthday ideas will make party planning a breeze.

Get your Family Birthday Celebration Kit for just $9.97!

Add to Cart

Wait!... The fun is just getting started! That's right- we created a SECOND birthday pack just for HIM or HER! Leah did an ah-mazing job creating a birthday kit that's a little more flirty and even contains a spicy bedroom activity! Let's take a closer look at all the fun birthday ideas that are included in our spouse version:

Spouse Birthday Celebration Kit

Spouse Birthday Celebration

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Our Spouse Birthday Kit contains:

  • HIS and HERS Birthday Banners
  • Treat Embellishments (darling cupcake toppers and straw flags!)
  • Customizable Birthday Cards
  • Done-For-You Birthday Love Note
  • Decorations and Embellishments for a Birthday Box
  • Birthday Bedroom Game
  • and MORE Bonus Ideas!

Inexpensive and Beautiful Birthday Decor

The Spouse Birthday Kit includes two colorful Party Banners to brighten your home decor! Choose from "Happy Birthday Handsome" if you're planning a celebration for HIM, or "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" for HER.

Spouse Birthday Idea Banner

Birthday Treat Embellishments

Dress up your birthday treats and drinks with our flirty printable food embellishments! Add sweet messages with the Cupcake Toppers and Straw Flags.

Spouse Birthday Idea Food

Customizable Birthday Cards

We've included 2 Birthday Card options to shower your spouse with love and affection. Personalize a card for your birthday king or queen with their face! And, don't forget to use our special Wish Card to find out your spouse's birthday desires (wink!)!

Spouse Printable Birthday Card

DONE-FOR-YOU Birthday Love Note

Let your sweetheart know how grateful you are that he or she was born! This fully customizable Love Note contains cute writing prompts to help you formulate a sweet birthday message. All you need to do is fill in the blanks and let your sweetie know the world is a better place because of him or her!

Birthday Card for Spouse

Best Birthday Gift Idea: Birthday Box

If you are currently in a long distance relationship, you are going to LOVE this idea! Simply print out our Birthday Box flaps and coordinating embellishments to adorn the inside of your gift package. It's the perfect way to send a little extra love across the miles. We've also included printable birthday gift tags for your honey's favorite goodies!

Birthday Gift for Spouse

Birthday Bedroom Game

Move the party into the bedroom with our intimate Balloon Pop Activity! Your sweetie will love this intimate game for a party of 2... prepare for things to get steamy! (wink!)

Bedroom Spouse Birthday Game

Celebrating your spouse has never been easier or more fun! And the best news?... Our collection of birthday ideas for your spouse won't break the bank! Look no further than our new printable bundle for the best inexpensive gift, decor, and activity suggestions to make your sweetie feel loved on his or her special day.

Grab the Spouse Birthday Celebration Kit for Only $9.97!

Add to Cart

Do you love all the ideas in BOTH of these printable birthday packs and can't decide between the two?!?  No worries! We've got an AWESOME DEAL to celebrate your spouse AND family this year! All you need to do is download your printables and get ready to party!

Buy Both Birthday Celebration Packs for Just $14.97!

Add to Cart

If you are still searching for the perfect birthday gift to accompany your DONE-FOR-YOU celebration (thanks to the above Birthday Kits), look no farther than our Diva Store. Want something sweet and sentimental? Check out our Love Letter of the Month Club. If you are on the hunt for something with a little more spice (wink!), you won't want to miss our Ultimate Intimacy Pack! Cheers to celebrating your favorite person in style!

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Family Birthday Celebration

Two Done-For-You Birthday Parties

Festive birthday ideas for your family AND for your spouse!

 If you want to create unforgettable birthday memories this year, use one (or both!) of our DIY Birthday Kits. The printable bundles are both packed with activities and birthday ideas for celebrating the special days of your family and spouse!

See these FABULOUS yet inexpensive birthday ideas in action by watching our video!

We've taken all the stress out of planning your next birthday celebration... for any member of the family! The amazing, talented and WONDERFUL Leah Aldous worked her magic to create these incredible birthday designs for us (LOVE THEM!). They are so bright, colorful and festive-- just like any birthday celebration should be! Our new exclusive kits contain everything you need from gift ideas and tags to fun traditions and activities. Just wait until you see our printable decorations, party gear, cards, and games to create a fun-filled day making memories with your loved ones. With these two AMAZING packs, you'll be covered for everybody's birthdays throughout the year!! Let's take a closer look at what is included in each printable bundle:

Family Birthday Celebration Kit

Family Birthday Celebration

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Our Family Birthday Kit contains:

  • Printable Happy Birthday Banner
  • Personalized Birthday Poster Template
  • Festive Party Gear 
  • Customizable Birthday Cards
  • Decorations and Embellishments for a Birthday Box
  • Birthday Gift Thank You Notes
  • Birthday Survey Family Tradition
  • Silly Birthday Jokes
  • Birthday Photobooth Props
  • Balloon Pop Birthday Game
  • and MORE Bonus Ideas!
Easy & Fun Birthday Decorations

Create the perfect party atmosphere with our adorable Happy Birthday Banner. We've included 2 pages of cute embellishments to give it a little extra excitement!

Inexpensive Birthday Idea

We've also included a template to create a large 24x36 Birthday Poster in honor of the birthday boy or girl. To make this darling sign, just take our printable design to your local copy shop and ask them to print it in black and white as an “engineer print.” The total cost of this project was right around $3.00 for a 24 x 36 sign! Once your birthday sign is printed, have fun filling in all the details!

Best Birthday Ideas Personalized Poster

Festive Party Gear & Printable Favors

You'll be all set to party with our colorful Cupcake Toppers! Adorn the special birthday kid with a DIY Party Hat and festive Birthday Badge. Your guests will love our sweet treat Favor Tags!

Fun Birthday Gear and Decor

Customizable Birthday Cards

What's more personalized than a card featuring the face of the birthday boy or girl?! They will squeal in delight when they see these silly Birthday Cards!

Cheap Kids Birthday Idea

Birthday Box and Gift Tags

Make opening birthday gifts just as FUN as receiving them! Our festive Birthday Box flaps and embellishments make a perfect package for birthday surprises! We've also included WANT, NEED, WEAR and READ Gift Tags to help you plan your gift giving. Your birthday surprise will be thoughtful, practical, and FUN!

DIY Birthday Gift

Birthday Gift Thank You Notes

Teach your children gratitude and help them show thankfulness to family and friends after receiving birthday gifts! This DONE-FOR-YOU Thank You Note is super easy to fill out, and will be a heartfelt gesture of appreciation.Kids Birthday Note

Birthday Survey Family Tradition

It's time to start a new birthday tradition that will help capture cherished memories and shower the birthday boy or girl with love! Can you imagine the look on your kiddo's face as he or she receives these customizable love notes from the whole family? Collect and preserve these Birthday Surveys for a sweet keepsake!

Family Birthday Tradition

Fun Birthday Activities

Our printable Birthday Jokes are a silly way to liven up any party! And... what party is complete without a Photo Booth station?! Everyone is sure to have a blast taking photos using our new exclusive birthday signs. Simply cut out our designs and attach them to a decorative straw for an instant prop!

Fun Birthday Jokes for Kids

Family Birthday Photo Booth Station

Birthday Bucks

Give your birthday boy or girl some "cash" to spend on their big day. Let them decide what kind of special treatment they will receive by spending Birthday Bucks. We've included a handy menu with activity and price suggestions, as well as a customizable blank template where you can add your own birthday ideas!

Fun Kids Birthday Idea

Balloon Pop Birthday Game

Play an exciting Balloon Popping Game to see how your party will play out! Insert our birthday activity slips into balloons and inflate. Then, let your birthday child pop the balloons and be surprised at each next fun activity!!

Family Birthday Game

Aren't you excited to plan your next birthday party?!? We've taken all the stress out of planning the perfect celebration and included inexpensive birthday ideas that will WOW the guest of honor. As a kid, I would have been beyond excited to spend birthday bucks or make silly faces in my own photo booth! Our amazing collection of adorable kids birthday ideas will make party planning a breeze.

Get your Family Birthday Celebration Kit for just $9.97!

Add to Cart

Wait!... The fun is just getting started! That's right- we created a SECOND birthday pack just for HIM or HER! Leah did an ah-mazing job creating a birthday kit that's a little more flirty and even contains a spicy bedroom activity! Let's take a closer look at all the fun birthday ideas that are included in our spouse version:

Spouse Birthday Celebration Kit

Spouse Birthday Celebration

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Our Spouse Birthday Kit contains:
  • HIS and HERS Birthday Banners
  • Treat Embellishments (darling cupcake toppers and straw flags!)
  • Customizable Birthday Cards
  • Done-For-You Birthday Love Note
  • Decorations and Embellishments for a Birthday Box
  • Birthday Bedroom Game
  • and MORE Bonus Ideas!
Inexpensive and Beautiful Birthday Decor

The Spouse Birthday Kit includes two colorful Party Banners to brighten your home decor! Choose from "Happy Birthday Handsome" if you're planning a celebration for HIM, or "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" for HER.

Spouse Birthday Idea Banner

Birthday Treat Embellishments

Dress up your birthday treats and drinks with our flirty printable food embellishments! Add sweet messages with the Cupcake Toppers and Straw Flags.

Spouse Birthday Idea Food

Customizable Birthday Cards

We've included 2 Birthday Card options to shower your spouse with love and affection. Personalize a card for your birthday king or queen with their face! And, don't forget to use our special Wish Card to find out your spouse's birthday desires (wink!)!

Spouse Printable Birthday Card

DONE-FOR-YOU Birthday Love Note

Let your sweetheart know how grateful you are that he or she was born! This fully customizable Love Note contains cute writing prompts to help you formulate a sweet birthday message. All you need to do is fill in the blanks and let your sweetie know the world is a better place because of him or her!

Birthday Card for Spouse

Best Birthday Gift Idea: Birthday Box

If you are currently in a long distance relationship, you are going to LOVE this idea! Simply print out our Birthday Box flaps and coordinating embellishments to adorn the inside of your gift package. It's the perfect way to send a little extra love across the miles. We've also included printable birthday gift tags for your honey's favorite goodies!

Birthday Gift for Spouse

Birthday Bedroom Game

Move the party into the bedroom with our intimate Balloon Pop Activity! Your sweetie will love this intimate game for a party of 2... prepare for things to get steamy! (wink!)

Bedroom Spouse Birthday Game

Celebrating your spouse has never been easier or more fun! And the best news?... Our collection of birthday ideas for your spouse won't break the bank! Look no further than our new printable bundle for the best inexpensive gift, decor, and activity suggestions to make your sweetie feel loved on his or her special day.

Grab the Spouse Birthday Celebration Kit for Only $9.97!

Add to Cart

Do you love all the ideas in BOTH of these printable birthday packs and can't decide between the two?!?  No worries! We've got an AWESOME DEAL to celebrate your spouse AND family this year! All you need to do is download your printables and get ready to party!

Buy Both Birthday Celebration Packs for Just $14.97!

Add to Cart

If you are still searching for the perfect birthday gift to accompany your DONE-FOR-YOU celebration (thanks to the above Birthday Kits), look no farther than our Diva Store. Want something sweet and sentimental? Check out our Love Letter of the Month Club. If you are on the hunt for something with a little more spice (wink!), you won't want to miss our Ultimate Intimacy Pack! Cheers to celebrating your favorite person in style!

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Megan http://www.thedatingdivas.com <![CDATA[The Date Night Show: Couples Games]]> http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=70491 2015-05-18T19:26:58Z 2015-05-18T12:00:35Z The-Date-Night-Show-Couples-Games

A Hysterical Night of Group Games
Inspired by
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Get ready to laugh. All. Night. Long. Seriously, this game night is one you're not going to want to miss out on. Invite a few of your most hilarious friends over for a game night that you’ll want to replay over and over. We’ve picked five of our favorite games from The Tonight Show and put our own “diva” twist on them to create: The Date Night Show, and the result is amazing, marriage-centered fun!

The Date Night Show Couples Games

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 We’ve done all the prep work and planning with Alexa to create these perfect printables to complete the night. This girl seriously knows how to work some design magic. I can’t say enough wonderful things about how she just reads my mind and then creates things that are even better than I could have imagined, go check out all her other adorable work at Alexa Z Design!

 

The Date Night Show Scorecard

 So, we’ve hooked you up with a VIP invite, snazzy scorecard and FIVE different games to keep the laughter going all night! Start by giving your friends their special invitation to the taping of The Date Night Show and set it to air at your place on date night. {I used a gold sharpie to write on the invitation!} Fill in the information with YOU as the host, your guests as the STARS and your address number as the sound stage number and your street as the location. {It might be a good idea to mention to your "stars" that they should prepare a love song duet to sing with their spouse!}

 The Date Night Show Printables 

Even though we’ve done most of the planning, you will need to get a little prep work done before date night rolls around. Make sure you’ve got these materials on hand:

1. Game signs and cards. Printed and cut out.

2. Life-sized pictures of each guest’s face. Print these on cardstock, cut out the mouth and glue them to a popsicle stick.

3. One set of headphones and any music device, like a cellphone or mp3 player.

4. A few squirt guns.

5. Download an app to measure your laughter, like this sound meter. {Optional}

 Now, you’re all ready to get started with The Date Night Show! When your party arrives, just choose a game and get started! We got a real kick out of watching a few of the clips from The Tonight Show games that inspired each of our Date Night Show games before we played each round. {We used our Chromecast to show it on TV - Apple TV is another great option for this!} If you want to see how the game is played and have a good laugh at the same time, we’ve included a few of our favorite clips for each game. Here's what our diva twists look like:

The Date Night Show Game Signs

 Love Story of Lies inspired by Box of Lies

Now, normally we don't promote lying in a relationship, but this one is tons of fun and you'll immediately admit to your dishonesty, so we're giving you a pass. Answer questions and tell stories along with your spouse. Feel free to tell the whole truth or a partial truth (also known as a lie). See if your friends can guess how honest you're being!

Watch Jennifer Lawrence or Channing Tatum play Box of Lies.

Lip Flip Game

 Couples Lip Flip inspired by Lip Flip

Get ready to laugh as you see things from your spouse's perspective. Answer questions as if you are your spouse and try to entertain your friends in the process. The team that gets the most laughs wins!

Watch Tina Fey or Billy Crystal play Lip Flip.

Whisper Sweet Nothings Game

Whisper Sweet Nothings Challenge inspired by The Whisper Challenge

Work with your sweetheart, whispering sweet nothings that they can't actually hear! You'll have to figure out what they're saying by reading their lips!

Watch Blake Shelton play The Whisper Challenge.

Water Gun War Game

 Water Gun War inspired by Water War

Remember how fun the card game "War" always was as a kid? While it's a bit more tame than Jimmy Fallon's version, we've stepped up the original game of "War" just a notch by adding a squirt gun to the mix. Spray your opponents for every lucky win you get! Play with ice cold water for extra laughter!

Watch Chris Hemsworth or Hugh Jackman play Water War.

Lip Sync Battle Duet Instructions

Lip Sync Duet Battle inspired by Lip Sync Battle.

Who doesn't love a good love song? Impress the other couples at game night with a true diva performance of any great duet. This game is the most fun if you're willing to really put yourself out there and include a few great dance moves!

Watch Emma Stone or Paul Rudd play Lip Sync Battle.

 The Date Night Show Printable Signs and Scorecard

As you play, remember to keep score on the matching scorecard, even if you’re just playing for fun!! If you get through these games and still want a few more laughs, you can try some of the board games Jimmy Fallon has used on his show and start by watching clips of them as well.

Grab your FREE Invitation, Game Signs, and Cards to Host The Date Night Show!

If you and your friends love group game nights, try your hand at our super popular Win it in a Minute Game Night, the Battle of the Sexes Game Night or The Not-So Newlywed Game.

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A Hysterical Night of Group Games Inspired by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Get ready to laugh. All. Night. Long. Seriously, this game night is one you're not going to want to miss out on. Invite a few of your most hilarious friends over for a game night that you’ll want to replay over and over. We’ve picked five of our favorite games from The Tonight Show and put our own “diva” twist on them to create: The Date Night Show, and the result is amazing, marriage-centered fun!

The Date Night Show Couples Games

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 We’ve done all the prep work and planning with Alexa to create these perfect printables to complete the night. This girl seriously knows how to work some design magic. I can’t say enough wonderful things about how she just reads my mind and then creates things that are even better than I could have imagined, go check out all her other adorable work at Alexa Z Design!

 

The Date Night Show Scorecard

 So, we’ve hooked you up with a VIP invite, snazzy scorecard and FIVE different games to keep the laughter going all night! Start by giving your friends their special invitation to the taping of The Date Night Show and set it to air at your place on date night. {I used a gold sharpie to write on the invitation!} Fill in the information with YOU as the host, your guests as the STARS and your address number as the sound stage number and your street as the location. {It might be a good idea to mention to your "stars" that they should prepare a love song duet to sing with their spouse!}

 The Date Night Show Printables 

Even though we’ve done most of the planning, you will need to get a little prep work done before date night rolls around. Make sure you’ve got these materials on hand:

1. Game signs and cards. Printed and cut out.

2. Life-sized pictures of each guest’s face. Print these on cardstock, cut out the mouth and glue them to a popsicle stick.

3. One set of headphones and any music device, like a cellphone or mp3 player.

4. A few squirt guns.

5. Download an app to measure your laughter, like this sound meter. {Optional}

 Now, you’re all ready to get started with The Date Night Show! When your party arrives, just choose a game and get started! We got a real kick out of watching a few of the clips from The Tonight Show games that inspired each of our Date Night Show games before we played each round. {We used our Chromecast to show it on TV - Apple TV is another great option for this!} If you want to see how the game is played and have a good laugh at the same time, we’ve included a few of our favorite clips for each game. Here's what our diva twists look like:

The Date Night Show Game Signs

 Love Story of Lies inspired by Box of Lies

Now, normally we don't promote lying in a relationship, but this one is tons of fun and you'll immediately admit to your dishonesty, so we're giving you a pass. Answer questions and tell stories along with your spouse. Feel free to tell the whole truth or a partial truth (also known as a lie). See if your friends can guess how honest you're being!

Watch Jennifer Lawrence or Channing Tatum play Box of Lies.

Lip Flip Game

 Couples Lip Flip inspired by Lip Flip

Get ready to laugh as you see things from your spouse's perspective. Answer questions as if you are your spouse and try to entertain your friends in the process. The team that gets the most laughs wins!

Watch Tina Fey or Billy Crystal play Lip Flip.

Whisper Sweet Nothings Game

Whisper Sweet Nothings Challenge inspired by The Whisper Challenge

Work with your sweetheart, whispering sweet nothings that they can't actually hear! You'll have to figure out what they're saying by reading their lips!

Watch Blake Shelton play The Whisper Challenge.

Water Gun War Game

 Water Gun War inspired by Water War

Remember how fun the card game "War" always was as a kid? While it's a bit more tame than Jimmy Fallon's version, we've stepped up the original game of "War" just a notch by adding a squirt gun to the mix. Spray your opponents for every lucky win you get! Play with ice cold water for extra laughter!

Watch Chris Hemsworth or Hugh Jackman play Water War.

Lip Sync Battle Duet Instructions

Lip Sync Duet Battle inspired by Lip Sync Battle.

Who doesn't love a good love song? Impress the other couples at game night with a true diva performance of any great duet. This game is the most fun if you're willing to really put yourself out there and include a few great dance moves!

Watch Emma Stone or Paul Rudd play Lip Sync Battle.

 The Date Night Show Printable Signs and Scorecard

As you play, remember to keep score on the matching scorecard, even if you’re just playing for fun!! If you get through these games and still want a few more laughs, you can try some of the board games Jimmy Fallon has used on his show and start by watching clips of them as well.

Grab your FREE Invitation, Game Signs, and Cards to Host The Date Night Show!

If you and your friends love group game nights, try your hand at our super popular Win it in a Minute Game Night, the Battle of the Sexes Game Night or The Not-So Newlywed Game.

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Wendy http://www.thedatingdivas.com <![CDATA[Get the PERFECT Flip-Flop Feet for Summer!]]> http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=70773 2015-05-17T16:55:22Z 2015-05-17T12:00:22Z flip flop feet

DIY Essential Oil Foot Scrubs

It's warming up fast and if you are like me, you are looking for the perfect sandals or flip-flops to celebrate summer! OR you just LOVE soft heels! I know some of you are guilty when I ask who puts their feet on their hubby in bed at night... is that YOU??? With these remedies your feet rubbing his will be SEXY!

DIY Foot Scrub

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So today, I am going to share with you two of the BEST recipes for the best feet EVER! Your sandals will look amazing right after you add a coat of polish for the perfect pedicure!

Perfect Flip Flop Toes

If you are interested in BOTH scrubs, here is your list of supplies!

DIY Foot Scrub

Sea Salt Scrub

  • Liquid Coconut Oil (or any kind of moisturizing oil will do... avocado, almond...)
  • Sea Salt (or any kind of salt will do, even brown sugar is okay, but salt heals so it is great on cracked or sore feet!)
  • DoTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Small Mason Jar (with a lid)

Moisturizing Scrub 

  • Coconut Oil (or any moisturizing oil)
  • Small Mason Jar (with a lid)
  • DoTERRA Myrrh Essential Oil
  • DoTERRA Lavender Essential Oil

And the directions! Here we go!

Moisturizing Scrub

Moisturizing Foot Scrub!

1/4 cup Coconut Oil

5 drops Myrrh doTERRA Essential Oil

5 drops Lavender doTERRA Essential Oil

Mix together and put in jar. When using, apply to feet and hands if desired and rub in well.

Salt Scrub

Exfoliating Foot Scrub!

1/4 cup liquid coconut oil

1/2 cup sea salt

4 drops doTERRA Peppermint essential oil

Mix together well and put in jar, use once or twice a week. Spoon a small amount into your hand and gently rub affected area. Rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly.

Now that your feet look and feel amazing - imagine your beautiful face feeling the same way! doTERRA has an amazing facial scrub that you will absolutely die for! It is called Invigorating Scrub! Helping remove dead skin cells to make your face glow with radiance! AND guess what?? We are giving 3 away! YES, you heard right!!

THREE!!!

doterrascrub

Head on over to our DIY Happy Health Facebook Page to enter to win your scrub today!!!

Interested in getting a wholesale account? I mean why not, total discount on super products! Head on over to THIS page and see what promotion we have going today!

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flip flop feet

DIY Essential Oil Foot Scrubs

It's warming up fast and if you are like me, you are looking for the perfect sandals or flip-flops to celebrate summer! OR you just LOVE soft heels! I know some of you are guilty when I ask who puts their feet on their hubby in bed at night... is that YOU??? With these remedies your feet rubbing his will be SEXY!

DIY Foot Scrub

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So today, I am going to share with you two of the BEST recipes for the best feet EVER! Your sandals will look amazing right after you add a coat of polish for the perfect pedicure!

Perfect Flip Flop Toes

If you are interested in BOTH scrubs, here is your list of supplies!

DIY Foot Scrub

Sea Salt Scrub

  • Liquid Coconut Oil (or any kind of moisturizing oil will do... avocado, almond...)
  • Sea Salt (or any kind of salt will do, even brown sugar is okay, but salt heals so it is great on cracked or sore feet!)
  • DoTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Small Mason Jar (with a lid)
Moisturizing Scrub 
  • Coconut Oil (or any moisturizing oil)
  • Small Mason Jar (with a lid)
  • DoTERRA Myrrh Essential Oil
  • DoTERRA Lavender Essential Oil

And the directions! Here we go!

Moisturizing Scrub

Moisturizing Foot Scrub!

1/4 cup Coconut Oil

5 drops Myrrh doTERRA Essential Oil

5 drops Lavender doTERRA Essential Oil

Mix together and put in jar. When using, apply to feet and hands if desired and rub in well.

Salt Scrub

Exfoliating Foot Scrub!

1/4 cup liquid coconut oil

1/2 cup sea salt

4 drops doTERRA Peppermint essential oil

Mix together well and put in jar, use once or twice a week. Spoon a small amount into your hand and gently rub affected area. Rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly.

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Paige http://www.TheDatingDivas.com <![CDATA[Kid’s Gift Basket: School’s OUT]]> http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=71389 2015-05-16T14:50:18Z 2015-05-16T12:00:12Z Schools Out Gift Basket

Cue the Happy Dance! School is OUT!

Get ready for it!

The tragic, "I'm bored!" from your kiddos as the first few weeks of summer settle in.

NOT THIS YEAR!

Welcome them home, from their last day of school, with the

ULTIMATE "School's Out" Anti-Boredom Basket!

School's Out Gift Basket

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A BIG shout out to the talented Kayley Miller, for the cheery and bright printables! Check her out, she ROCKS!

This summer, create a gift basket equipped with activities designed to not only keep them busy, but create lasting memories!
 

It's SIMPLE!
 

First, gather some cheap, yet fun goodies to fill a basket!
 

School's Out Gift Basket
Some GREAT Summer Items to Include:

  • Paper airplane kit {I picked mine up at the store, but you can get an awesome one here!}
  • Bubbles
  • Nerf guns {this one rocks!}
  • Goggles
  • Tie-dye kit
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Bug catcher
  • Balloons
  • Zoo, Arboretum or Pool Pass {be sure to check Groupon for these - they have awesome deals on fun activities with your kiddos! I'm a BIG fan!}
  • Not shown above: summer boredom busters printable pack, binoculars, four-square ball, other pool toys, sparklers, sandbox toys, watering can, glow sticks, or ingredients for a lemonade stand!

Not only can you include any of the time-filling items above, but we've ALSO created the ideal Summer Bucket List, full of fun, adventurous, educational and memory-making ideas! And if you have some ideas of your own, feel free to create your very own Summer Bucket List, with our blank bucket list printable.
 

But that's not all! We've ALSO included FOUR scavenger hunt printables! So on your next nature walk, trip to the pool, park or zoo, grab one of our scavenger hunts and be sure to check off each item as you spend quality time with friends or family!
 

 

FREE Summer Printables
 

Once you've filled your gift basket, place the printable tag on the front and leave it out for your kiddos to find as they get home from their last day of school!
 

School's Out Gift Basket
 

They may not even make it in the door, as they sift through all the fun things found inside their gift basket!
 

Free Summer Printables for Kids
 

So, when you hear those dreaded words, "I'm bored!" you can send your kids to their basket instead of their room! {wink wink}
 

DOWNLOAD YOUR SCHOOL'S OUT GIFT BASKET PRINTABLES HERE!
 

For more summer fun, check out this Summer Bucket List, perfect for just couples {or even the family} and our amazing round up of 101 Summer Boredom Busters!

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Schools Out Gift Basket

Cue the Happy Dance! School is OUT!

Get ready for it!

The tragic, "I'm bored!" from your kiddos as the first few weeks of summer settle in.

NOT THIS YEAR!

Welcome them home, from their last day of school, with the

ULTIMATE "School's Out" Anti-Boredom Basket!

School's Out Gift Basket

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A BIG shout out to the talented Kayley Miller, for the cheery and bright printables! Check her out, she ROCKS!

This summer, create a gift basket equipped with activities designed to not only keep them busy, but create lasting memories!
 
It's SIMPLE!
 
First, gather some cheap, yet fun goodies to fill a basket!
 
School's Out Gift Basket
Some GREAT Summer Items to Include:
  • Paper airplane kit {I picked mine up at the store, but you can get an awesome one here!}
  • Bubbles
  • Nerf guns {this one rocks!}
  • Goggles
  • Tie-dye kit
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Bug catcher
  • Balloons
  • Zoo, Arboretum or Pool Pass {be sure to check Groupon for these - they have awesome deals on fun activities with your kiddos! I'm a BIG fan!}
  • Not shown above: summer boredom busters printable pack, binoculars, four-square ball, other pool toys, sparklers, sandbox toys, watering can, glow sticks, or ingredients for a lemonade stand!
Not only can you include any of the time-filling items above, but we've ALSO created the ideal Summer Bucket List, full of fun, adventurous, educational and memory-making ideas! And if you have some ideas of your own, feel free to create your very own Summer Bucket List, with our blank bucket list printable.
 
But that's not all! We've ALSO included FOUR scavenger hunt printables! So on your next nature walk, trip to the pool, park or zoo, grab one of our scavenger hunts and be sure to check off each item as you spend quality time with friends or family!
  
FREE Summer Printables
 
Once you've filled your gift basket, place the printable tag on the front and leave it out for your kiddos to find as they get home from their last day of school!
 
School's Out Gift Basket
 
They may not even make it in the door, as they sift through all the fun things found inside their gift basket!
 
Free Summer Printables for Kids
 
So, when you hear those dreaded words, "I'm bored!" you can send your kids to their basket instead of their room! {wink wink}
 
DOWNLOAD YOUR SCHOOL'S OUT GIFT BASKET PRINTABLES HERE!
 
For more summer fun, check out this Summer Bucket List, perfect for just couples {or even the family} and our amazing round up of 101 Summer Boredom Busters!

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Kimberly http://www.thedatingdivas.com <![CDATA[101 Easy-to-Prep Dates in Under 30 Minutes or Less!]]> http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=71893 2015-05-15T21:36:51Z 2015-05-15T12:00:02Z Easy date night ideas

Less Time Planning and More Time Dating!

Perfect for busy couples who value a good date night but don't have the time to plan elaborate activities.  These spontaneous, fun, and easy dates are perfect for every couple!

101 easy date night ideas.

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Date nights can be so much more than dinner and a movie.  Here at the Dating Divas, we love to help YOU discover unique date ideas to help strengthen your relationship and build a strong marriage.  We realize that your weeks get incredibly busy, but just like us, you value the importance of dating your spouse.  These ideas will have you everywhere from inside your home for a really simplistic date night to outdoor adventures exploring your community. 

If you're ready, here are 101 easy-to-prep ideas split into 5 categories:

  • 29 At Home Date Ideas
  • 19 Outdoor Date Ideas
  • 19 Out-of-the-House Date Ideas
  • 17 Free and Low Cost Date Ideas
  • 17 Holiday Date Ideas

 

At Home Date Ideas

29 easy date night ideas.

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Want a date night but you're rocking pajama bottoms and a messy bun? Don't worry about it! These date night ideas are so fast to set up and you don't have to leave the comfort of your home.

Fun and Easy Outdoor Dates

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1. Super Mario Kart Game NightSet up a friendly game of competition, right in front of your television! We have fun printables to personalize gaming with your spouse.

2. Chocolate TastingAfter dinner dessert just turned into date night with this easy date night idea. Plus, who doesn't love a little chocolate? Yum!

3. Custom Coldstone CreationSpeaking of all things delicious, create a custom ice cream treat for your spouse that's as easy as a walk through the frozen food aisle.

4. Fondue Date NightCreate your own Melting Pot with cheese, chocolate, and all sorts of delicious things to try via fondue!

5. All About Us Charades- We've got printables all set up for this fun game night to help you bond as a couple... charades style!

6. Fun Personality TestsAre you a blue or a gold? Personality tests are so fun and a great way of learning how your spouse best responds in your relationship. Many tests are available free online- like this one!

Easy Date Nights

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7. Getting to Know You Matching Game - Up for a fun game? These Diva printables are perfect for getting to know your spouse better or challenging him to see how well you both do!

8. Marriage Resolution Date- Based on the movie Courageous, this date is all about sitting down and writing down your expectations, goals, dreams, and wishes for your marriage.  It's a very intimate and sentimental look at your vows and what you value in your marriage.

9. Make a CD or Playlist- The classic mixtape with a technological facelift will never go out of style.  Spend an hour creating separate playlists and reasons why you chose certain songs for your spouse. It's a sentimental date with a gift at the end!

10. Open When Letters- This popular Pinterest idea is Diva-fied with this version of our Open When printable package.  Print these out and sit down together for an evening of romantic letter writing and whenever your spouse needs a specific letter, you will be set with a beautiful note.

11. Nerf Gun War- Sometimes life is a battlefield! Have Nerf Guns like this lying around? Make it into a hilarious and entertaining date night!

12. Make Out Party for Two- This date night is all about creating a sensual ambiance for a lil' smoochin.'  Think chocolates, strawberries and mood music.

13. Massage Night- This post has plenty of tips for turning your basic massage into a spa experience.  Candles, warm baths {have you ever tried this bubble bath? It's my absolutely fave!}, and massage oil make for a fun night!

Simple Home Dates

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14. The Spouse Sleepover Date- Create a slumber party for you and your spouse! This is a great date that is flexible for adapting to your time restraints.

15. Decorate His and Hers T-Shirts- Whether using fabric paint or using tie dye, make silly or fun shirts for one another.  I use this brand of dye for just about everything fabric-related, but this project sounds especially perfect for it! Set-up for this can take place in your kitchen with some newspaper. You can find blank white shirts at most craft stores, or you can get some here {mens!} and here {womens!}

16. Would You Rather?- Get ready for a random, off the wall, belly laughing, and pee your pants game for two or more. An exclusive pack with an invite and game cards!

17. Bringing Zumba HomeGrab a Zumba DVD {like this one!} or any dance DVD and create a fun and sassy fitness night-in for the two of you!

18. DIY His/Hers Pillowcases- Grab some pillowcases like these and a few fabric markers {you can get them here}, make this quick and easy craft project for date night! This is the perfect way to show your spouse all the fabulous things you appreciate about them. PLUS...it doubles as a mini-date, since he can take part in the fun, too!

19. YouTube Dance Lessons- Since you were lovin' that Zumba Date, check out FREE dance lessons on YouTube to spice up the next time you hit the dance floor or learn some traditional ballroom. This salsa lesson seems like a ton of fun, too!

20. Strip Trivia- Make it a hot night with this sizzling bedroom game. Tease each other with one steamy question at a time to set each other on fire!

 

Fun Home Dates

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21.  Sexy SurveyGrab some yummy snacks and drinks, print out our free HIS and HERS surveys and snuggle on the couch to fill them out together. 

22. Make a Bucket List or Family Goals- Grab some poster board or a laptop and create your own family goals sheet or a family bucket list.  Print it out and frame it for extra accountability!

23. Movie Marathon- We have so many fun movie-themed date nights. Check out this post to see 18 different options like Cast Away to create a fun, cinematic date night at home!

24. Game Night with Friends- Whenever we have a group of friends over, we are huge fans of the app, Head's Up. It's an absolute riot and perfect for small or large groups of friends.  If you prefer more classic board games, try Apples to Apples or Quelf.

25. Romantic bubble bathAfter a long day at work, one of the nicest ways to release tension is a steamy bubble bath for two.  The Showered in Love Date has cute, FREE printables and fun ideas for surprising your hubby with gift ideas.

 

Make home the perfect place for date night.

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26. Simplified Breakfast in Bed- A breakfast in bed can be time-consuming to prep, so why not simplify it? Throw some waffles in a toaster, slice a few strawberries, and bring glasses of orange juice for two as you snuggle and enjoy a quick meal together.

27. Play Modified Dodgeball- A fun game for kids or grown-ups, grab a pile of clean, balled up socks and start a dodgeball war!  This is also a great method for getting laundry sorted and perfect for working up an appetite before dinner.

28. Karaoke Date NightThis date night idea has plenty of ideas to have your spouse singing praises on how much fun your dates are together!  Use a karaoke game on your gaming unit, the website karaokeplay.com, or visit a local hang out featuring a karaoke night.  

29. Games on Your Phone- There are TONS of fun games that will have both of you competitive on your phones.  Try Trivia Crack, Words with Friends, or Ticket to Ride.  This date idea is a wonderful way to keep the both of you connected, even if you're apart and it's so much fun!

 

Outdoor Date Ideas

Fast prep for outdoor date nights.

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 If you love dates in the great outdoors but don't have time (or patience) for all that gear or all those bugs, try these easy-to-prep outdoor dates and enjoy Mother Nature!

Easy outdoor date night activities.

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30. Hike to See the Sunset- Grab a hiking guide or visit your local Parks and Recreation department to find quality hiking trails that will only take 1-2 hours.  You can even pack a picnic lunch to make an afternoon out of it.

31. Hammock DateGrab a hammock, our FREE printables, and set out for a relaxing date.  The free printables contain relationship questions which are perfect for discussing while snuggling up and enjoying beautiful weather.

32. Running- Check out local running groups in your community! A popular activity in our community is called hashing and it involves following an impromptu trail of clues as you run through your town or city.  Most end up at a local hang out and it's so fun! 

33. Movie on the Move- Grab a movie or select one on a portable device like an iPad and find a fun location outside of the house for a viewing party for two!

34. Stargazing Night - You can make this date as simple or complex as you want to enjoy the beautiful night sky.  The Star Light date features a tutorial on making your own refractory telescope out of simple materials for a little stargazing.  Otherwise, grab a blanket and the back of a truck to view the beautiful sky as a couple.

35. Haute Wheels Food Truck DateGrab some cash and tour your city's food trucks! Our city has rows of food trucks alongside the Farmer's Market and we'll grab churros, kabobs, and some delicious homemade ice cream.

Super easy to prep outdoor dates.

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36. Day Road TripGrab your honey and hit the road for a day road trip! Visit a local town 1-2 hours away to grab lunch and do a little site-seeing.  This date idea has fun printables and games to help the time pass and to have whole lotta fun on the drive!

37. Pumpkin Patch DateHead to a local pumpkin patch or mix it up and visit an orchard to spend the day enjoying weather and picking produce.  If it's the fall season, turn your pumpkin patch date into a pumpkin carving at home.

38. Campout for TwoSet up a tent in the backyard for easy camping underneath the stars.  You'll have all of your necessities just footsteps away and you can spend more time enjoying alone time.

39. Build a Fire and Enjoy S’moresThis date features a really cute, FREE printable that encourages s'more lovin'.  Grab ingredients for s'mores and enjoy a little backyard fire and this tasty treat.  It's also a great last-minute group gathering.  Plus, who doesn't love this warm weather delicacy? 

40. Go on a Picnic- Planning a picnic can be incredibly easy if you focus on the basics.  Grab a blanket from home and sandwiches from a local deli or Subway.  Enjoy your lunch break together!

41. Full Moon Group DateThis date night idea makes for a fun group date but you can certainly modify it for a couple's date.  Enjoy games like Ghosts in the Graveyard, Kick the Can, or Capture the Flag.  Combine it with the S'mores Date Idea from up above and you've got an easy and fun group date night.

Easy to Prep Outdoor Dates

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42. Local Fair or Amusement Park- Many counties and states gear up for their annual fairs around summer.  Tickets for these events are pretty inexpensive and it's a date night for fried Oreos and crazy attractions.

43. Go Skating- A perfect activity, no matter the weather! Grab ice skates and visit a local outdoor rink in the winter or go old school for some rollerskating fun to classic tunes.

44. Visit a Local Beachfront or Waterpark- Many communities have pools as part of the Parks and Recreation department that are relatively inexpensive and make for a fun afternoon.  Also, check out Living Social and Group On to score inexpensive tickets to waterparks in your area.

45. Mini Golf Date- This fun date is not only a throwback to your childhood but also brings up friendly competition between you and your spouse.  Invite a few other couples to turn it into a competitive group date.   

46. Water Balloon Fight- One of our favorite ways to relieve stress is to throw a few water balloons.  Check out your local dollar store to pick up packs of 100 for only a buck!  This is definitely a cure for a bad or stressful day and will have you and your hubby laughing the whole time.  

47. Feed the Birds- Do a little research before this date idea to see what your local community prefers in terms of feeding local birds.  Many communities encourage bird seed rather than bread, so grab a bag of bird seed and enjoy some quiet time with your spouse out in nature.

48. Marshmallow Shooter DateCheck out this fun date idea to see the tutorial on how to make a Marshmallow Shooter!  I haven't used one of these since I was a kid and they are an absolute blast.  This throwback to your childhood will be sure to bring out belly laughs and good times.

Out of The House Ideas

Date Nights - The perfect excuse to leave the house!

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Need a reason to get out of the house? These dates are fun, inexpensive, and a great reason to spend some time outside of your usual surroundings.

Simple Date Night Ideas

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49. Visit a Nursing Home- Many nursing homes, especially state or city run, love having visitors.  Call ahead and see if there are designated times for visitors and if they need anything. You can swing by your local dollar store to pick up a few items and then meet with some folks who love the company and would love to share their stories.

50. Zoo DaysThis Zoo Date idea is complete with FREE printables to create your own snacks for munching on while perusing the zoo.  Keep your eye on local discount days for free zoo admission or specialty events - Groupon has them all of the time!

51. Nighttime or Scenic Car Ride- Not just for parents of new babies, a night drive while viewing city lights from high points can be incredibly romantic.

52. Mall Dare DateThis FREE printable score card is perfect with different dares to complete at the local mall.  Grab your hubby for a hilarious day at the mall that will take you outside of your normal shopping trip comfort zone.

53. Purchase a Greeting Card- Head to the greeting card section and each pick out a card without showing the other.  Sit down at home and write each other a little love letter.  This is such a cute idea to add onto your next grocery trip!

54. Attend a Home Improvement Clinic- Many home improvement stores feature free or inexpensive workshops to do home repairs or to help start projects.  Check one out together and learn something new.

Easy dates to get you out of the house.

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55. Tourist in Your HometownResearch websites and travel agencies for fun activities to do in the local area.  How many times have you driven by that one mom and pop diner but never went in?  Try some new food or visit an interesting store or museum.  This is a great activity for a weekend afternoon!

56. Last-Minute Tickets- For many shows on weeknights or sporting events that aren't predicted to be "huge" games, there are often empty seats that need to be filled.  Check out ticket websites, especially those that work with the specific venue that you're interested in.  You can score tickets for low prices for many events and voila, easy date night.

57. Mall Scavenger Hunt- This date night is all about versatility and the hunt! Check out all 4 hunts on different nights or the same night or you can go with your hubby on 1 or 2 hunts – then go on the other hunts with a group of friends.

58. Photobooth HoppingCheck out some of our fun prop ideas on our site and visit photobooth.net to find all the photo booths in the area.  Visit as many as possible and have a great time complete with souvenirs!

59. Painting Canvases- Paint-as-you-go workshops and classes are popping up everywhere!  Depending on the location, you can bring your own food and drinks as you learn to paint a fun canvas idea as a couple or in a group environment.  Many businesses also have open workshop hours so you can teach yourselves on your own time. 

60. People Watching Date Night- For this fun (and cheap!) date night, grab some ice cream or your favorite portable snack, then head to the mall, park, pool, or other local hotspot, sit back, and see what unfolds!

Easy and fun dates for everyone.

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61. Progressive Dinner Date- Can't choose one restaurant for date night? You don't have to! Start with appetizers in one location, move to the main course somewhere else, and top it all off with dessert in a third location!

62. Thrift Store Date- Head to a local thrift store and pick out an assortment of fun items all under budget! You can choose a piece of furniture together and give it a makeover as a new piece for your home.

63. Ice Cream or Milkshake Date- Many ice cream locations, like Sonic, have great discounts during different seasons.  Grab two milkshakes for the price of one or share for that extra bit of coziness on your date.

64. Shopmart BingoThe ultimate form of the People Watching Date involves our FREE printable and heading to your local large chain store.  The first one to get five-in-a-row on the score card wins!

65. Go for a Test Drive- Whether you're looking for a new car...or not, go test drive a car that you've had your eye on. It's a fun and silly way to add spontaneity to your date night.

66. Living Social or Groupon Date- These discount sites often provide a variety of fun ideas right at your fingertips.  Get an inexpensive couple's massage, visit a fancy restaurant for a steal, or try paintball! 

67. Dollar Tree Date- Dollar stores are so much fun!  Give each other a monetary allowance of a few bucks and see what you score at your local dollar store.  Compose a fun date out of the items or grab snack items for a movie night at home.  My husband and I scored chalk, kites, and water balloons at our last visit.

Free and Low Cost Ideas

Free and low cost date ideas.

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Nothing beats a free (or low cost) date night and these ideas are just as much fun with less strain on your wallet!

Easy dates that are free.

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68. Check Out Local Yard SalesThis garage sale-inspired scavenger hunt is a great way to spend the morning and who knows, you might score some really fun items!

69. Outdoor Concerts- Many local communities will host free concerts in their parks during the warmer months. If you're visiting Milwaukee, WI, check out Summerfest.  It's one of the world's largest music festivals and features free stages boasting popular artists.  Entrance fees are normally pretty low, but often times with canned food items, you can get in for free.

70. Sandcastle Competition- Visit a local beach or bring the beach to you with a sandcastle competition. This is a great family activity and it's a wonderful opportunity to spend time outside rather than in front of the TV.

71. Take a Class in Your Community- Certain college programs and community centers occasionally feature free courses, lectures, or conferences on a wide variety of topics.  Check them out and start a new hobby together!

72. Bookstore Date- This fun bookstore-inspired date will challenge you and your spouse with different prompts in finding things around your local bookstore and you might find a fun, new read. 

73. Play Snapchat Hide-and-Seek- This fun app is a great way to start a challenging game of hide-and-seek.  The pictures delete themselves at a certain point, so go hide somewhere in your city and send fun clues to spouse to find the way!

Fun and Free Dates

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74. Open Mic Nights- Either entertaining or hilariously entertaining, open mic nights can introduce the two of you to some local talent and can be a fun night out with friends.

75. Attend a Local Film Festival- Many colleges hold film festivals featuring young filmmakers or directors from around the state.  These are fun events that allow you and your spouse to check out a favorite film genre or see something new. 

76. Explore a Home Improvement Store- A fun and free date is exploring a home improvement store or even websites to plan out the house of your dreams. It's a great way to bond and to communicate future goals with one another.

77. Explore IKEA- Whether you're planning your future house or not, IKEA is pretty much a wonderland for adults.  Every nook and cranny of the store has fun things to check out.

78. Take a Tour- Check out your local community tours.  Sometimes museums will be holding free tours of certain neighborhoods or the city for free for commemorating certain occasions.

79. Walk a Shelter Dog- Many shelters are creating programs where you can "check out" a dog for the afternoon.  These dogs are perfect for going on walks or hiking and they wear special pennants saying that they're available for adoption.

Easy, Free Date Prep

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80. Visit the Farmer's Market- The Farmer's Market is the ultimate "window shopping" experience.  Many booths will have free taste-testing samples available and you can also check out local artisans for items that you may want to buy in the future.

81. Play Truth or DareAre you ready to have a sizzling night with your heartthrob? It’s time for a game of Truth or Dare. Add a little excitement to an old time favorite.

82. Love-Themed Mad Libs- We all express our love differently, but this Diva Central EXCLUSIVE printable set of Mad Libs might be the WACKIEST way you have ever declared your love to your spouse!

83. Happy 100 List- Sit down together and create two separate lists on 100 things that you are happy about or are grateful for.  It's a great exercise in showing gratitude and appreciation.

84. Catch-Up with Long Distance Friends- Skype and Facetime are wonderful for catching up with old time friends from around the world.  Sit down together and catch-up with family or maybe a couple who have moved across the U.S.

Holiday Date Ideas

Holiday date themes with easy prep!

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The holidays can be so stressful but that doesn't mean you should sacrifice date night.  Try these easy-to-prep, holiday-themed dates!

Fun Holiday Dates

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85. Thanksgiving Random Acts of KindnessWe’ve created the ULTIMATE list of 101 Random Acts of Kindness, as well as, tickets to leave at the “scene of the act.” Hopefully these tickets will inspire the recipient to pay it forward!

86. Valentine's Day Heart Attack- Use our FREE printables to decorate a friend's lawn in love!

87. Candy Guessing GameAll you need are the supplies in this printable and some of your favorite candy and you’re ready to go!  Then, each of you will then take a turn wearing the mask and guessing which candy the other one is feeding to you! And THAT is where the fun really begins!!!

88. Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt-  This FREE printable is the perfect group date scavenger hunt.  Check out your local holiday lights and add a little fun competition at the same time!

89. Hot Chocolate Station- Grab a mug, some delicious toppings, and snuggle for a movie.

90. New Year's Resolutions DateThis FREE printable features three sheets, one for you, one for him, and cards for the both of you.  This is a great activity for starting off the new year right.

Easy Holiday Dates

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91. Halloween Scavenger Hunt- This fun scavenger hunt is perfect for the Halloween season with all sorts of different activities perfect for a couple or a whole group. Check out the FREE printable.

92. Halloween Movie Marathon- We've got two different FREE printable invites for a movie marathon! This post also has a great list of fun Halloween-themed movies for your movie night.

93. Hubby on the Shelf- If you have kiddos, then you are NO stranger to the Elf on the Shelf! But why should the kids have ALL the fun this holiday season?! Create your very own Hubby on the Shelf and have your man find him each morning holding some valuable love coupons.

94. Santa's Mini Helper Date-  Why not, make wrapping presents a date with your man? Have dinner waiting at home when your lucky man comes home. Have a Santa hat on his seat at the table. Place a note on the inside letting him know about your date later on tonight.

95. Christmas Cuddle Kit- Baby, it’s cold outside! Get inside and cuddle up with the perfect date and gift idea- a Christmas Cuddle Kit! Make this cute DIY basket that contains everything you need for a cozy Christmas date night at home!

96. Easter Egg Hubby Hunt- Send your hubby on a fun and flirty Easter egg hunt!

Simple Holiday Dates

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97. Shamrock Attack- Surprise friends or neighbors with this fun "attack" of love, perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

98. You've Been Boo'd- Leave a little Halloween note behind for your hubby! Change it up and make a sweet little gift for your neighbors to surprise them instead. FREE printable with this post!

99. Christmas Light Awards DateDrives to see the Christmas lights are a tradition in many families, but this year take it up a notch by providing beautiful printable awards for your favorite house!

100. Drop Off a GiftThese are the cutest QUICK and EASY gift ideas out there.  {Two beautiful words during the crazy, chaotic Christmas season.}  PLUS most of them come with free printables!  All you have to do is print and then leave them as a wonderful neighborly gift!

101. You've Been Egged-  “You’ve Been Egged” is a quick and easy service activity that you can do as a whole family! Egging your neighbors is now something that will bring a smile to their faces!

We hope that these easy-to-prep date ideas not only create more date night opportunities for the two of you but that you also LOVE having fun together.  If you liked this post, check out 101 Rainy Day Ideas, 101 Ways to Say Good Luck, and 101 Winter Boredom Busters.

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Easy date night ideas

Less Time Planning and More Time Dating!

Perfect for busy couples who value a good date night but don't have the time to plan elaborate activities.  These spontaneous, fun, and easy dates are perfect for every couple!

101 easy date night ideas.

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Date nights can be so much more than dinner and a movie.  Here at the Dating Divas, we love to help YOU discover unique date ideas to help strengthen your relationship and build a strong marriage.  We realize that your weeks get incredibly busy, but just like us, you value the importance of dating your spouse.  These ideas will have you everywhere from inside your home for a really simplistic date night to outdoor adventures exploring your community. 

If you're ready, here are 101 easy-to-prep ideas split into 5 categories:

  • 29 At Home Date Ideas
  • 19 Outdoor Date Ideas
  • 19 Out-of-the-House Date Ideas
  • 17 Free and Low Cost Date Ideas
  • 17 Holiday Date Ideas
 

At Home Date Ideas

29 easy date night ideas.

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Want a date night but you're rocking pajama bottoms and a messy bun? Don't worry about it! These date night ideas are so fast to set up and you don't have to leave the comfort of your home.

Fun and Easy Outdoor Dates

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1. Super Mario Kart Game NightSet up a friendly game of competition, right in front of your television! We have fun printables to personalize gaming with your spouse.

2. Chocolate TastingAfter dinner dessert just turned into date night with this easy date night idea. Plus, who doesn't love a little chocolate? Yum!

3. Custom Coldstone CreationSpeaking of all things delicious, create a custom ice cream treat for your spouse that's as easy as a walk through the frozen food aisle.

4. Fondue Date NightCreate your own Melting Pot with cheese, chocolate, and all sorts of delicious things to try via fondue!

5. All About Us Charades- We've got printables all set up for this fun game night to help you bond as a couple... charades style!

6. Fun Personality TestsAre you a blue or a gold? Personality tests are so fun and a great way of learning how your spouse best responds in your relationship. Many tests are available free online- like this one!

Easy Date Nights

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7. Getting to Know You Matching Game - Up for a fun game? These Diva printables are perfect for getting to know your spouse better or challenging him to see how well you both do!

8. Marriage Resolution Date- Based on the movie Courageous, this date is all about sitting down and writing down your expectations, goals, dreams, and wishes for your marriage.  It's a very intimate and sentimental look at your vows and what you value in your marriage.

9. Make a CD or Playlist- The classic mixtape with a technological facelift will never go out of style.  Spend an hour creating separate playlists and reasons why you chose certain songs for your spouse. It's a sentimental date with a gift at the end!

10. Open When Letters- This popular Pinterest idea is Diva-fied with this version of our Open When printable package.  Print these out and sit down together for an evening of romantic letter writing and whenever your spouse needs a specific letter, you will be set with a beautiful note.

11. Nerf Gun War- Sometimes life is a battlefield! Have Nerf Guns like this lying around? Make it into a hilarious and entertaining date night!

12. Make Out Party for Two- This date night is all about creating a sensual ambiance for a lil' smoochin.'  Think chocolates, strawberries and mood music.

13. Massage Night- This post has plenty of tips for turning your basic massage into a spa experience.  Candles, warm baths {have you ever tried this bubble bath? It's my absolutely fave!}, and massage oil make for a fun night!

Simple Home Dates

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14. The Spouse Sleepover Date- Create a slumber party for you and your spouse! This is a great date that is flexible for adapting to your time restraints.

15. Decorate His and Hers T-Shirts- Whether using fabric paint or using tie dye, make silly or fun shirts for one another.  I use this brand of dye for just about everything fabric-related, but this project sounds especially perfect for it! Set-up for this can take place in your kitchen with some newspaper. You can find blank white shirts at most craft stores, or you can get some here {mens!} and here {womens!}

16. Would You Rather?- Get ready for a random, off the wall, belly laughing, and pee your pants game for two or more. An exclusive pack with an invite and game cards!

17. Bringing Zumba HomeGrab a Zumba DVD {like this one!} or any dance DVD and create a fun and sassy fitness night-in for the two of you!

18. DIY His/Hers Pillowcases- Grab some pillowcases like these and a few fabric markers {you can get them here}, make this quick and easy craft project for date night! This is the perfect way to show your spouse all the fabulous things you appreciate about them. PLUS...it doubles as a mini-date, since he can take part in the fun, too!

19. YouTube Dance Lessons- Since you were lovin' that Zumba Date, check out FREE dance lessons on YouTube to spice up the next time you hit the dance floor or learn some traditional ballroom. This salsa lesson seems like a ton of fun, too!

20. Strip Trivia- Make it a hot night with this sizzling bedroom game. Tease each other with one steamy question at a time to set each other on fire!

 

Fun Home Dates

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21.  Sexy SurveyGrab some yummy snacks and drinks, print out our free HIS and HERS surveys and snuggle on the couch to fill them out together. 22. Make a Bucket List or Family Goals- Grab some poster board or a laptop and create your own family goals sheet or a family bucket list.  Print it out and frame it for extra accountability!23. Movie Marathon- We have so many fun movie-themed date nights. Check out this post to see 18 different options like Cast Away to create a fun, cinematic date night at home!24. Game Night with Friends- Whenever we have a group of friends over, we are huge fans of the app, Head's Up. It's an absolute riot and perfect for small or large groups of friends.  If you prefer more classic board games, try Apples to Apples or Quelf. 25. Romantic bubble bathAfter a long day at work, one of the nicest ways to release tension is a steamy bubble bath for two.  The Showered in Love Date has cute, FREE printables and fun ideas for surprising your hubby with gift ideas. 

Make home the perfect place for date night.

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26. Simplified Breakfast in Bed- A breakfast in bed can be time-consuming to prep, so why not simplify it? Throw some waffles in a toaster, slice a few strawberries, and bring glasses of orange juice for two as you snuggle and enjoy a quick meal together.27. Play Modified Dodgeball- A fun game for kids or grown-ups, grab a pile of clean, balled up socks and start a dodgeball war!  This is also a great method for getting laundry sorted and perfect for working up an appetite before dinner.28. Karaoke Date NightThis date night idea has plenty of ideas to have your spouse singing praises on how much fun your dates are together!  Use a karaoke game on your gaming unit, the website karaokeplay.com, or visit a local hang out featuring a karaoke night.  29. Games on Your Phone- There are TONS of fun games that will have both of you competitive on your phones.  Try Trivia Crack, Words with Friends, or Ticket to Ride.  This date idea is a wonderful way to keep the both of you connected, even if you're apart and it's so much fun! 

Outdoor Date Ideas

Fast prep for outdoor date nights.

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 If you love dates in the great outdoors but don't have time (or patience) for all that gear or all those bugs, try these easy-to-prep outdoor dates and enjoy Mother Nature!

Easy outdoor date night activities.
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30. Hike to See the Sunset- Grab a hiking guide or visit your local Parks and Recreation department to find quality hiking trails that will only take 1-2 hours.  You can even pack a picnic lunch to make an afternoon out of it.31. Hammock DateGrab a hammock, our FREE printables, and set out for a relaxing date.  The free printables contain relationship questions which are perfect for discussing while snuggling up and enjoying beautiful weather.32. Running- Check out local running groups in your community! A popular activity in our community is called hashing and it involves following an impromptu trail of clues as you run through your town or city.  Most end up at a local hang out and it's so fun! 33. Movie on the Move- Grab a movie or select one on a portable device like an iPad and find a fun location outside of the house for a viewing party for two!34. Stargazing Night - You can make this date as simple or complex as you want to enjoy the beautiful night sky.  The Star Light date features a tutorial on making your own refractory telescope out of simple materials for a little stargazing.  Otherwise, grab a blanket and the back of a truck to view the beautiful sky as a couple.35. Haute Wheels Food Truck DateGrab some cash and tour your city's food trucks! Our city has rows of food trucks alongside the Farmer's Market and we'll grab churros, kabobs, and some delicious homemade ice cream.

Super easy to prep outdoor dates.

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36. Day Road TripGrab your honey and hit the road for a day road trip! Visit a local town 1-2 hours away to grab lunch and do a little site-seeing.  This date idea has fun printables and games to help the time pass and to have whole lotta fun on the drive!

37. Pumpkin Patch DateHead to a local pumpkin patch or mix it up and visit an orchard to spend the day enjoying weather and picking produce.  If it's the fall season, turn your pumpkin patch date into a pumpkin carving at home.

38. Campout for TwoSet up a tent in the backyard for easy camping underneath the stars.  You'll have all of your necessities just footsteps away and you can spend more time enjoying alone time.

39. Build a Fire and Enjoy S’moresThis date features a really cute, FREE printable that encourages s'more lovin'.  Grab ingredients for s'mores and enjoy a little backyard fire and this tasty treat.  It's also a great last-minute group gathering.  Plus, who doesn't love this warm weather delicacy? 

40. Go on a Picnic- Planning a picnic can be incredibly easy if you focus on the basics.  Grab a blanket from home and sandwiches from a local deli or Subway.  Enjoy your lunch break together!

41. Full Moon Group DateThis date night idea makes for a fun group date but you can certainly modify it for a couple's date.  Enjoy games like Ghosts in the Graveyard, Kick the Can, or Capture the Flag.  Combine it with the S'mores Date Idea from up above and you've got an easy and fun group date night.

Easy to Prep Outdoor Dates

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42. Local Fair or Amusement Park- Many counties and states gear up for their annual fairs around summer.  Tickets for these events are pretty inexpensive and it's a date night for fried Oreos and crazy attractions.

43. Go Skating- A perfect activity, no matter the weather! Grab ice skates and visit a local outdoor rink in the winter or go old school for some rollerskating fun to classic tunes.

44. Visit a Local Beachfront or Waterpark- Many communities have pools as part of the Parks and Recreation department that are relatively inexpensive and make for a fun afternoon.  Also, check out Living Social and Group On to score inexpensive tickets to waterparks in your area.

45. Mini Golf Date- This fun date is not only a throwback to your childhood but also brings up friendly competition between you and your spouse.  Invite a few other couples to turn it into a competitive group date.   

46. Water Balloon Fight- One of our favorite ways to relieve stress is to throw a few water balloons.  Check out your local dollar store to pick up packs of 100 for only a buck!  This is definitely a cure for a bad or stressful day and will have you and your hubby laughing the whole time.  

47. Feed the Birds- Do a little research before this date idea to see what your local community prefers in terms of feeding local birds.  Many communities encourage bird seed rather than bread, so grab a bag of bird seed and enjoy some quiet time with your spouse out in nature.

48. Marshmallow Shooter DateCheck out this fun date idea to see the tutorial on how to make a Marshmallow Shooter!  I haven't used one of these since I was a kid and they are an absolute blast.  This throwback to your childhood will be sure to bring out belly laughs and good times.

Out of The House Ideas

Date Nights - The perfect excuse to leave the house!

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Need a reason to get out of the house? These dates are fun, inexpensive, and a great reason to spend some time outside of your usual surroundings.

Simple Date Night Ideas

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49. Visit a Nursing Home- Many nursing homes, especially state or city run, love having visitors.  Call ahead and see if there are designated times for visitors and if they need anything. You can swing by your local dollar store to pick up a few items and then meet with some folks who love the company and would love to share their stories.

50. Zoo DaysThis Zoo Date idea is complete with FREE printables to create your own snacks for munching on while perusing the zoo.  Keep your eye on local discount days for free zoo admission or specialty events - Groupon has them all of the time!

51. Nighttime or Scenic Car Ride- Not just for parents of new babies, a night drive while viewing city lights from high points can be incredibly romantic.

52. Mall Dare DateThis FREE printable score card is perfect with different dares to complete at the local mall.  Grab your hubby for a hilarious day at the mall that will take you outside of your normal shopping trip comfort zone.

53. Purchase a Greeting Card- Head to the greeting card section and each pick out a card without showing the other.  Sit down at home and write each other a little love letter.  This is such a cute idea to add onto your next grocery trip!

54. Attend a Home Improvement Clinic- Many home improvement stores feature free or inexpensive workshops to do home repairs or to help start projects.  Check one out together and learn something new.

Easy dates to get you out of the house.

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55. Tourist in Your HometownResearch websites and travel agencies for fun activities to do in the local area.  How many times have you driven by that one mom and pop diner but never went in?  Try some new food or visit an interesting store or museum.  This is a great activity for a weekend afternoon!

56. Last-Minute Tickets- For many shows on weeknights or sporting events that aren't predicted to be "huge" games, there are often empty seats that need to be filled.  Check out ticket websites, especially those that work with the specific venue that you're interested in.  You can score tickets for low prices for many events and voila, easy date night.

57. Mall Scavenger Hunt- This date night is all about versatility and the hunt! Check out all 4 hunts on different nights or the same night or you can go with your hubby on 1 or 2 hunts – then go on the other hunts with a group of friends.

58. Photobooth HoppingCheck out some of our fun prop ideas on our site and visit photobooth.net to find all the photo booths in the area.  Visit as many as possible and have a great time complete with souvenirs!

59. Painting Canvases- Paint-as-you-go workshops and classes are popping up everywhere!  Depending on the location, you can bring your own food and drinks as you learn to paint a fun canvas idea as a couple or in a group environment.  Many businesses also have open workshop hours so you can teach yourselves on your own time. 

60. People Watching Date Night- For this fun (and cheap!) date night, grab some ice cream or your favorite portable snack, then head to the mall, park, pool, or other local hotspot, sit back, and see what unfolds!

Easy and fun dates for everyone.

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61. Progressive Dinner Date- Can't choose one restaurant for date night? You don't have to! Start with appetizers in one location, move to the main course somewhere else, and top it all off with dessert in a third location!

62. Thrift Store Date- Head to a local thrift store and pick out an assortment of fun items all under budget! You can choose a piece of furniture together and give it a makeover as a new piece for your home.

63. Ice Cream or Milkshake Date- Many ice cream locations, like Sonic, have great discounts during different seasons.  Grab two milkshakes for the price of one or share for that extra bit of coziness on your date.

64. Shopmart BingoThe ultimate form of the People Watching Date involves our FREE printable and heading to your local large chain store.  The first one to get five-in-a-row on the score card wins!

65. Go for a Test Drive- Whether you're looking for a new car...or not, go test drive a car that you've had your eye on. It's a fun and silly way to add spontaneity to your date night.

66. Living Social or Groupon Date- These discount sites often provide a variety of fun ideas right at your fingertips.  Get an inexpensive couple's massage, visit a fancy restaurant for a steal, or try paintball! 

67. Dollar Tree Date- Dollar stores are so much fun!  Give each other a monetary allowance of a few bucks and see what you score at your local dollar store.  Compose a fun date out of the items or grab snack items for a movie night at home.  My husband and I scored chalk, kites, and water balloons at our last visit.

Free and Low Cost Ideas

Free and low cost date ideas.

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Nothing beats a free (or low cost) date night and these ideas are just as much fun with less strain on your wallet!

Easy dates that are free.

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68. Check Out Local Yard SalesThis garage sale-inspired scavenger hunt is a great way to spend the morning and who knows, you might score some really fun items!

69. Outdoor Concerts- Many local communities will host free concerts in their parks during the warmer months. If you're visiting Milwaukee, WI, check out Summerfest.  It's one of the world's largest music festivals and features free stages boasting popular artists.  Entrance fees are normally pretty low, but often times with canned food items, you can get in for free.

70. Sandcastle Competition- Visit a local beach or bring the beach to you with a sandcastle competition. This is a great family activity and it's a wonderful opportunity to spend time outside rather than in front of the TV.

71. Take a Class in Your Community- Certain college programs and community centers occasionally feature free courses, lectures, or conferences on a wide variety of topics.  Check them out and start a new hobby together!

72. Bookstore Date- This fun bookstore-inspired date will challenge you and your spouse with different prompts in finding things around your local bookstore and you might find a fun, new read. 

73. Play Snapchat Hide-and-Seek- This fun app is a great way to start a challenging game of hide-and-seek.  The pictures delete themselves at a certain point, so go hide somewhere in your city and send fun clues to spouse to find the way!

Fun and Free Dates

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74. Open Mic Nights- Either entertaining or hilariously entertaining, open mic nights can introduce the two of you to some local talent and can be a fun night out with friends.

75. Attend a Local Film Festival- Many colleges hold film festivals featuring young filmmakers or directors from around the state.  These are fun events that allow you and your spouse to check out a favorite film genre or see something new. 

76. Explore a Home Improvement Store- A fun and free date is exploring a home improvement store or even websites to plan out the house of your dreams. It's a great way to bond and to communicate future goals with one another.

77. Explore IKEA- Whether you're planning your future house or not, IKEA is pretty much a wonderland for adults.  Every nook and cranny of the store has fun things to check out.

78. Take a Tour- Check out your local community tours.  Sometimes museums will be holding free tours of certain neighborhoods or the city for free for commemorating certain occasions.

79. Walk a Shelter Dog- Many shelters are creating programs where you can "check out" a dog for the afternoon.  These dogs are perfect for going on walks or hiking and they wear special pennants saying that they're available for adoption.

Easy, Free Date Prep

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80. Visit the Farmer's Market- The Farmer's Market is the ultimate "window shopping" experience.  Many booths will have free taste-testing samples available and you can also check out local artisans for items that you may want to buy in the future.

81. Play Truth or DareAre you ready to have a sizzling night with your heartthrob? It’s time for a game of Truth or Dare. Add a little excitement to an old time favorite.

82. Love-Themed Mad Libs- We all express our love differently, but this Diva Central EXCLUSIVE printable set of Mad Libs might be the WACKIEST way you have ever declared your love to your spouse!

83. Happy 100 List- Sit down together and create two separate lists on 100 things that you are happy about or are grateful for.  It's a great exercise in showing gratitude and appreciation.

84. Catch-Up with Long Distance Friends- Skype and Facetime are wonderful for catching up with old time friends from around the world.  Sit down together and catch-up with family or maybe a couple who have moved across the U.S.

Holiday Date Ideas

Holiday date themes with easy prep!

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The holidays can be so stressful but that doesn't mean you should sacrifice date night.  Try these easy-to-prep, holiday-themed dates!

Fun Holiday Dates

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85. Thanksgiving Random Acts of KindnessWe’ve created the ULTIMATE list of 101 Random Acts of Kindness, as well as, tickets to leave at the “scene of the act.” Hopefully these tickets will inspire the recipient to pay it forward!

86. Valentine's Day Heart Attack- Use our FREE printables to decorate a friend's lawn in love!

87. Candy Guessing GameAll you need are the supplies in this printable and some of your favorite candy and you’re ready to go!  Then, each of you will then take a turn wearing the mask and guessing which candy the other one is feeding to you! And THAT is where the fun really begins!!!

88. Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt-  This FREE printable is the perfect group date scavenger hunt.  Check out your local holiday lights and add a little fun competition at the same time!

89. Hot Chocolate Station- Grab a mug, some delicious toppings, and snuggle for a movie.

90. New Year's Resolutions DateThis FREE printable features three sheets, one for you, one for him, and cards for the both of you.  This is a great activity for starting off the new year right.

Easy Holiday Dates

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91. Halloween Scavenger Hunt- This fun scavenger hunt is perfect for the Halloween season with all sorts of different activities perfect for a couple or a whole group. Check out the FREE printable.

92. Halloween Movie Marathon- We've got two different FREE printable invites for a movie marathon! This post also has a great list of fun Halloween-themed movies for your movie night.

93. Hubby on the Shelf- If you have kiddos, then you are NO stranger to the Elf on the Shelf! But why should the kids have ALL the fun this holiday season?! Create your very own Hubby on the Shelf and have your man find him each morning holding some valuable love coupons.

94. Santa's Mini Helper Date-  Why not, make wrapping presents a date with your man? Have dinner waiting at home when your lucky man comes home. Have a Santa hat on his seat at the table. Place a note on the inside letting him know about your date later on tonight.

95. Christmas Cuddle Kit- Baby, it’s cold outside! Get inside and cuddle up with the perfect date and gift idea- a Christmas Cuddle Kit! Make this cute DIY basket that contains everything you need for a cozy Christmas date night at home!

96. Easter Egg Hubby Hunt- Send your hubby on a fun and flirty Easter egg hunt!

Simple Holiday Dates

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97. Shamrock Attack- Surprise friends or neighbors with this fun "attack" of love, perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

98. You've Been Boo'd- Leave a little Halloween note behind for your hubby! Change it up and make a sweet little gift for your neighbors to surprise them instead. FREE printable with this post!

99. Christmas Light Awards DateDrives to see the Christmas lights are a tradition in many families, but this year take it up a notch by providing beautiful printable awards for your favorite house!

100. Drop Off a GiftThese are the cutest QUICK and EASY gift ideas out there.  {Two beautiful words during the crazy, chaotic Christmas season.}  PLUS most of them come with free printables!  All you have to do is print and then leave them as a wonderful neighborly gift!

101. You've Been Egged-  “You’ve Been Egged” is a quick and easy service activity that you can do as a whole family! Egging your neighbors is now something that will bring a smile to their faces!

We hope that these easy-to-prep date ideas not only create more date night opportunities for the two of you but that you also LOVE having fun together.  If you liked this post, check out 101 Rainy Day Ideas, 101 Ways to Say Good Luck, and 101 Winter Boredom Busters.

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Carisa http://www.thedatingdivas.com <![CDATA[Summer Breakfast Kick-Off]]> http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=70917 2015-05-14T13:58:11Z 2015-05-14T12:00:11Z Summer Breakfast Kick-Off Placemat Printable Pack

School Is Out!!!!

A Fun Breakfast Idea for the Family

The first day of Summer is a BIG DEAL! At least, it always was for me. Kids are so ready for the exciting summer fun to begin. Kick-off your summer the right way with this delicious Summer Breakfast idea.

Summer Breakfast Kick-Off Placemat Printable Pack

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My family has this tradition of having Ice Cream on top of our Waffles on extremely special occasions. I think the first day of summer counts as extra special!

Waffles and Ice Cream for Summer Breakfast

That's why we've worked so hard to put together this fun summer printable packet to help you plan the perfect breakfast.

We are so grateful for Crystal's amazing talent! She captured our vision for these amazing summer breakfast printables perfectly! They are so fun and bright and well.... summer-y!! We can't wait for summer to begin!

This printable pack includes:

  • Summer Breakfast Menu
  • Summer Breakfast Placemat
  • Summer Breakfast Bingo

You'll want to start by printing out the packet. Get your family anticipating this special breakfast by giving them a menu.

Summer Breakfast Kick-off Menu

They can circle all the items that they would like for breakfast so that you can get the kitchen stocked and prep this delicious meal. You'll probably have most of the items in your pantry.

Summer Breakfast Menu - all you need is love!

Your family will definitely feel loved as they look forward to this fun breakfast!

Summer Breakfast Placemat

The morning of your Summer Kick-Off, set out a placemat for every member of your family.

The placemat has 3 sections that the family can work to fill out while breakfast is getting prepped and ready to serve.

Summer Breakfast Placemat -Tic Tac Toe

Tic-Tac-Toe is a fun and simple activity the kids can do. Don't forget to grab a box of cereal, like cheerios, or something that the kids can use as tic-tac-toe markers.

Summer Goals for Kids

The first section is to get your kids to think about what they are looking forward to in the summer and maybe even brainstorm some goals that they have for the summer.

Build an Ice Cream Cone Printables

The middle section is a Build-An-Ice-Cream-Cone project that you can use any way you want. For older kids, you can have them write one of their favorite summer activities on each scoop as they put it on their placemat.

Or you can just keep it simple and fun and just build!

Summer Breakfast Idea

School is Out!! Let's Celebrate!

After breakfast, celebrate by playing a round (or two) of Summer Bingo. This would be such a fun activity if family members could earn prizes that will help them have a blast this summer!

Summer Bingo

My kids are so excited for their summer sunglasses... You could also have balls, bubbles or swimming toys as fun prizes. Prizes could be whatever your kids are looking forward to!

Summer Breakfast Bingo

Summer Bingo is the best way to finish off your morning celebrations!

School is Out Breakfast

Make this Summer Breakfast Kick-Off extra memorable with this bright and fun printable pack!

Grab your FREE Summer Breakfast Kick-Off Printables

Get ready for the summer with 101 Summer Boredom Busters. There is literally no reason for your kids to be bored.

Also, be sure to check out our Summer Boredom Busters Printable Pack as well to keep your kids busy ALL Summer long.

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Summer Breakfast Kick-Off Placemat Printable Pack

School Is Out!!!!

A Fun Breakfast Idea for the Family

The first day of Summer is a BIG DEAL! At least, it always was for me. Kids are so ready for the exciting summer fun to begin. Kick-off your summer the right way with this delicious Summer Breakfast idea.

Summer Breakfast Kick-Off Placemat Printable Pack

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My family has this tradition of having Ice Cream on top of our Waffles on extremely special occasions. I think the first day of summer counts as extra special!

Waffles and Ice Cream for Summer Breakfast

That's why we've worked so hard to put together this fun summer printable packet to help you plan the perfect breakfast.

We are so grateful for Crystal's amazing talent! She captured our vision for these amazing summer breakfast printables perfectly! They are so fun and bright and well.... summer-y!! We can't wait for summer to begin!

This printable pack includes:

  • Summer Breakfast Menu
  • Summer Breakfast Placemat
  • Summer Breakfast Bingo

You'll want to start by printing out the packet. Get your family anticipating this special breakfast by giving them a menu.

Summer Breakfast Kick-off Menu

They can circle all the items that they would like for breakfast so that you can get the kitchen stocked and prep this delicious meal. You'll probably have most of the items in your pantry.

Summer Breakfast Menu - all you need is love!

Your family will definitely feel loved as they look forward to this fun breakfast!

Summer Breakfast Placemat

The morning of your Summer Kick-Off, set out a placemat for every member of your family.

The placemat has 3 sections that the family can work to fill out while breakfast is getting prepped and ready to serve.

Summer Breakfast Placemat -Tic Tac Toe

Tic-Tac-Toe is a fun and simple activity the kids can do. Don't forget to grab a box of cereal, like cheerios, or something that the kids can use as tic-tac-toe markers.

Summer Goals for Kids

The first section is to get your kids to think about what they are looking forward to in the summer and maybe even brainstorm some goals that they have for the summer.

Build an Ice Cream Cone Printables

The middle section is a Build-An-Ice-Cream-Cone project that you can use any way you want. For older kids, you can have them write one of their favorite summer activities on each scoop as they put it on their placemat.

Or you can just keep it simple and fun and just build!

Summer Breakfast Idea

School is Out!! Let's Celebrate!

After breakfast, celebrate by playing a round (or two) of Summer Bingo. This would be such a fun activity if family members could earn prizes that will help them have a blast this summer!

Summer Bingo

My kids are so excited for their summer sunglasses... You could also have balls, bubbles or swimming toys as fun prizes. Prizes could be whatever your kids are looking forward to!

Summer Breakfast Bingo

Summer Bingo is the best way to finish off your morning celebrations!

School is Out Breakfast

Make this Summer Breakfast Kick-Off extra memorable with this bright and fun printable pack!

Grab your FREE Summer Breakfast Kick-Off Printables

Get ready for the summer with 101 Summer Boredom Busters. There is literally no reason for your kids to be bored.

Also, be sure to check out our Summer Boredom Busters Printable Pack as well to keep your kids busy ALL Summer long.

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Shanelle http://www.thedatingdivas.com <![CDATA[Vacation Countdown Chain]]> http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=70781 2015-05-13T13:16:08Z 2015-05-13T12:00:29Z DIY vacation countdown chain with free printalbes

An Adventure is Coming!

Summer is almost here and with it, summer vacation! My husband is in college, so we only have a couple weeks where neither of us is tied down. This year we plan to take advantage of it by going on our first big road trip together. I am SO excited! To give me a visual we put together a quick and easy countdown chain by Crystal at A Well-Feathered Nest with free printables! {Guys, check her out! She's the best!}

DIY Vacation Countdown Chain with Free Printables

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The countdown has 32 adorable chain links and 2 cute beginning and ending print outs.

Summer Vacation Countdown Chain with Free Printables

 I use a paper cutter so that my lines are straight. {Why is cutting a straight line with scissors so hard?!} I definitely recommend this one!

An adventure is coming! Free Printable Vacation Countdown Chain!

After all the links are cut out, grab your connecting medium: stapler, glue, glue dots, or tape. {I love using glue dots like this for stay-ability and the hidden aspect!}

Vacation countdown chain with free printables!

Line those links up, 1 - 32. We live in a little apartment without much wall space, so it's posted up in our kitchen by our window. We love the excitement that oozes out of those 5" x 7" printables - who doesn't love a good adventure?!

Vacation countdown chain with 32 free printable links!

Start your countdown to an upcoming vacation with these

Vacation Countdown Chain Printables

And if you are looking for a countdown that has a longer life span, try Sarina's amazing Vacation Countdown. Also, if you are road-tripping this summer the Road Trip Adventure in a Box is calling your name.

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DIY vacation countdown chain with free printalbes

An Adventure is Coming!

Summer is almost here and with it, summer vacation! My husband is in college, so we only have a couple weeks where neither of us is tied down. This year we plan to take advantage of it by going on our first big road trip together. I am SO excited! To give me a visual we put together a quick and easy countdown chain by Crystal at A Well-Feathered Nest with free printables! {Guys, check her out! She's the best!}

DIY Vacation Countdown Chain with Free Printables

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The countdown has 32 adorable chain links and 2 cute beginning and ending print outs.

Summer Vacation Countdown Chain with Free Printables

 I use a paper cutter so that my lines are straight. {Why is cutting a straight line with scissors so hard?!} I definitely recommend this one!

An adventure is coming! Free Printable Vacation Countdown Chain!

After all the links are cut out, grab your connecting medium: stapler, glue, glue dots, or tape. {I love using glue dots like this for stay-ability and the hidden aspect!}

Vacation countdown chain with free printables!

Line those links up, 1 - 32. We live in a little apartment without much wall space, so it's posted up in our kitchen by our window. We love the excitement that oozes out of those 5" x 7" printables - who doesn't love a good adventure?!

Vacation countdown chain with 32 free printable links!

Start your countdown to an upcoming vacation with these

Vacation Countdown Chain Printables

And if you are looking for a countdown that has a longer life span, try Sarina's amazing Vacation Countdown. Also, if you are road-tripping this summer the Road Trip Adventure in a Box is calling your name.

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