January 31, 2011

A Relaxing Date

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Can I just say that when life gets a bit tricky, it’s definitely time to go on a date. HOLY HANNAH!! This date is sooo needed for my hubby and I.  By the time it FINALLY rolls around, I will be jumping out of my seat!! You heard me right, we haven’t even done this date yet.  But I’m going to give you the inside scoop anyway, that way you can start planning this date for the upcoming weekend!

The whole idea behind this date is to do something super relaxing and low-key. My goals are to eat, sleep in, connect with my hubby, and relax! When you have 5 kids like we do, that’s exactly the kind of date you look forward to. BUT finding a babysitter is no easy task.  Especially when three of those kids are 2-year-olds! Which might just be why we need this date so much right now! Lucky for us, I have worked it all out (Thanks, Gramee Pamee!) and now I’m counting the days until date night.

To start our date off right we are going to grab some grub. Being able to order take-out from one of our favorite places is just right for this date! Why take out??? Because I booked us a room at a local hotel. If I want to succeed in my goal of reconnecting then this date should have the very least amount of distractions. No noisy restaurants for us. :)

The Game

For this game you will need:

#1- An assortment of bite-sized treats, snacks, and munchies

You will need to choose your sweets separately from each other and keep them a secret so that each of you don’t spoil the fun! Bite-sized and secret are the key words here!

#2  A blindfold

NO PEAKING ALLOWED!! Do you see where this game is going yet???

#3 “Guess Again” questions

You can download them HERE or come up with a few questions to create your own list. :)

When your goodies are prepped and ready, it’s ladies first. Have your date blindfold you to begin the fun. When you’re ready he’s going to give you a bite. I hope you know your treats because every time you correctly guess what you’re munching on you’ll get a kiss.  BUT every time you guess incorrectly, you’ll have to answer one of the “guess again” questions! Once you answer that, than your date will tell you what it really was that you were tasting.  Hopefully you picked some yummy treats. ;)

After you get a few right and wrong, switch it up! Let him see if his taste buds can guess right.

I’m really looking forward to this playful game on our date! BUT what I’m most excited about is knowing that we’ll have the entire morning to sleep until our hearts content……..checkout is at noon. Which is precisely why I decided to make a reservation at the hotel. But you can totally do this date at home as well. Maybe even send the kids to Grandma’s house for the night! Corie did a fun twist on staying in on her Sleepover Date!

After a good nights sleep we are going to head to a spa for some much needed massages.  So I picked up a pair of Gift Certificates to a local massage school to surprise him with!  Although we splurged a bit, you could totally recreate the massage idea at home – like Cami’s Spa Date.

Isn’t this date just what married couples need……a lot more sleep, a relaxing massage and most importantly reconnecting.  With all of that said, I am looking forward to a relaxing date this weekend!

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11 Responses to “A Relaxing Date”

  1. Amy says:

    I just love this idea! So simple. Alot of your ideas still seem overwhelming to me, the not so creative and very time-stretched wife. This is a perfect idea to do on our B&B getaway this weekend. Thanks so much.

  2. Corie Corie says:

    Love this Lisa!

  3. Jackie Koll says:

    I really like this idea – think I’ll use it for my husband’s upcoming birthday – we are going away over night. We both love to pack snacks so this is perfect! LOL

  4. Callie C says:

    Darn it all, where was this date 3 weeks ago when our kiddos were at the Grams? Can’t wait to store this idea away for another day and keep looking through your ideas!

  5. Jessica H says:

    Fun idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing the game and relaxation suggestions. I think this will be a fun one to do with my hubby!

  6. Trish says:

    I think it is a great idea, but did he actually not guess all those treats? I can’t imagine not guessing those.. maybe a box of mixed fruit center chocolates would work for my DH.. see what flavor center is? thanks for the idea.. can’t wait to roll with it!

  7. Carrie says:

    I’m new to your site and can’t wait to browse around more!! I’m just wondering, do you as the wife plan all the dates or does your hubby do his share too? I’m just wishing my hubby would plan something for once. Basically our date nights are TV and take out. Maybe if I start jazzing things up he’ll catch on??

    • Wendy Wendy says:

      Carrie, we are doing a post on this this month. Yes our hubby’s do help, we are starting to share all that. But it takes time. You start and give him a date when he can plan, then help him out but still let him do the work. Watch for our post next Friday! ;)

  8. Dawnell says:

    Love this idea. We are going away this weekend and want to give it a shot. I am concerned that my husband will guess all the goodies. Any ideas of what to use so that you get a chance to answer questions? I was thinking of giving my husband a fair chance and telling him to buy a few treats for me that I might not recognize (but no other details), to level the playing field.

  9. Diana says:

    LOVED this! I put it into action this past weekend at home. I’m actually currently on “restricted activity” w/ my pregnancy and I can’t really get out and do too much. And there’s a lot of “romance” lacking w/ the doc’s restrictions. BUT – I was able to make a quick, easy trip to the grocery store the other day w/out my toddler or hubby and grabbed a bunch of fun goodies. I turned a cute little gift bag into a “Kiss & Tell” candy holder using some scrapbooking embellishments & letters I had on hand. While my hubby was reading books to our daughter before bed, I threw some rose petals on the bed (I have a batch of faux rose petals that are so useful for romance in a pinch), lit some candles, placed the Kiss & Tell bag and questions (which I had written on little cards and tied with a string) on the bed, grabbed a fun black silk scarf out of my closet to use as the blindfold, then went and joined my hubby to put our daughter to bed. When he came back into our room he was so surprised! I explained the game to him and he was SO EXCITED!!! It was really fun (I picked a good mix of candy he would and wouldn’t know) and he even liked having to answer the questions. THANK YOU THANK YOU for helping me show him how much I love him in the midst of some hectic times :)

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