March 18, 2013

Star Light, Star Bright

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I have always been in love with a bright night sky full of shimmering lights.  The moment I see a shooting star, I close my eyes and make a wish.  When I was a little girl, those wishes were about my prince in shinning armor.  As I have grown older and have the man of my dreams, I have found that nothing is better than making out under a blanket of stars and dreaming upon shooting stars with my hubby.

Our romantic nights under the stars are perfect but I wanted to add a little cherry on top, so I created this date to help us enjoy the stars a tad bit more.

What is this amazing date idea you ask???  Star Light, Star Bright, a telescope adventure!   First I had to see if this date was even possible, so I scoured the web and found a couple awesome tutorials that gave me the little push I needed to create this date night.  Our date night included renting kids astronomy books, making a refractory telescope, and snuggling under the stars.  Sounds fun, right?  I promise if you’re into romantic nights, this is the date for you!

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Prepare for your date night by renting children’s books on astrology at your local library.  Find books that describe the orientation of the stars, points like the Big Dipper, Orion, and the North Star. You can have a romantic night and learn a little too, right?!   Grab your “to die for” Star Light printables and print them off on white cardstock and cut them out.  These printables are the darling creation of Whimsicle Design Studio.  Take a moment and go visit her site, you are going to fall in love with Whimsicle Design, I promise.

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Now it’s time to go shopping and gather all of the items needed to make your telescope.  You will need:

A Pringles Can

Electrical Tape

Stapler

Glue Gun

Scissors

Markers, optional

2 Magnifying Glasses, one bigger than the other

Black Bristol Board

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On your date night, set out your astronomy books and leave the adorable Star Light, Star Bright invite right on top.  Give your spouse a little sneak peak of what is in store for his night out with you.

Fast forward a few hours and it’s time for your STARRY DATE NIGHT!!! Grab your computer, all the items to create your telescope, and pull up this link –>  Melanie with The Canada Science and Technology Museum. It will teach you how to make your refractory telescope.  If you want an astronomy discussion, watch to the entire video, if you just want to learn how to make your telescope, zoom to minute 1:39.

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That was easy and fun, wasn’t it?  Now it’s time to snuggle under the stars, so grab those blankets, your telescope, astronomy books, and enjoy the starlit sky!  During a special moment, slip your spouse your “wish come true” card to up the romance level a bit.  Can’t get away from home, that’s ok, get out on your roof, check out The Romantic Rooftop Date for a few tips.

The next morning, let your sweetheart know how much you enjoyed your date by giving them an Orbit The Moon Printable with a pack of Orbit gum.

If this telescope wasn’t your favorite, then check out this video –> by Peter and John.  I’m not that handy and I didn’t want to spend extra time creating this telescope but we might try this next time cause it’s a pretty cool one!

 If you love this date and want to explore astrology a little further take a peek at Shooting for the Stars With Your Spouse.

Now get going and enjoy your night under the stars and snuggle it up!!!

 

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29 Responses to “Star Light, Star Bright”

  1. Mai Bateson says:

    Hi Michelle! This is Mai at the Happy Wives Club and Fawn wanted to make sure you saw the note that our Thursday link up party has now moved to Marriage Mondays – beginning today. We want to get all our favorite married bloggers linking up every Monday so we hope you’ll join us.

  2. Julie Julie says:

    Michelle, this looks like fun! My husband was JUST saying how he wanted to learn more about astronomy, so this came at a perfect time:) Thanks for the fun idea- and really cute invites!

    • Michelle Michelle says:

      Yay, so lucky!!! The stars must have aligned perfectly for both of us. I’ve been dying to learn how to make a telescope, finally did, and now I’m just waiting for the weather to get a little warmer. Looks like we both might get lucky this week!!!! xox

  3. Licia says:

    What a wonderful date! I’ve always wanted to do this with my hubby. The printable file won’t open for it. It says the file doesn’t begin with PFD. Thanks Divas!

    • Michelle Michelle says:

      You are too cute and so sweet! Me too! You guys are going to have a blast! Thanks for bringing that to our attention we are going to get it working, just be a little patient with us!!! I’ll let you know once it’s fixed so you can grab your copy and have your amazing date!!!! xox

      • Licia says:

        I have spring break coming up. I usually surprise Jake with our dates but I told him about this one so we are both excited! I will be patient. :-) Thanks for your sweet reply!

  4. Deborah says:

    I’m getting an error message. It says file does not begin with ‘%adobe.pdf’. when I click on the link.
    Is any one else having problems?

  5. Paige Paige says:

    Super cute Michelle! I can’t wait to do this with my hubby! :)

  6. Mai Bateson says:

    Michelle, thanks for sharing and linking up! Can’t wait to see if it’s properly working! So excited! :D

  7. Cathy says:

    Error message: Failed to load PDF for the invite. Not sure what that means….but this is a great idea!

  8. Fawn Weaver says:

    NO way! This reminds me of the movie, A Walk to Remember. So excited about this!!

  9. Candice Candice says:

    Too cute, Michelle! Building our own telescope sounds like something my engineer husband would really get a kick out of! Thanks for sharing this idea- perfect for the Spring weather.

    • Michelle Michelle says:

      You two are probably going to come up with something way cooler then what I made!!! Oh, I totally agree, when the sky is clear and bright! Have fun!!!! xox

  10. Amber Jones says:

    Our local art museum has free star gazing tonight, led my the local astronomers society. I can’t wait to use these printables! Thanks!

  11. Tessa Seay says:

    Thank you posting this! I love the idea (:
    And where can I buy black Bristol Board?

  12. Michelle Michelle says:

    I’m so glad you found it!!! I found bristol board at Hobby Lobby. If you can’t find it I would suggest purchasing it from the art section of a craft store. Good luck! xox

  13. Sheena Montane says:

    Thank you for this lovely idea. This is a great alternative for those whose husbands are into more scientific pursuits (of which date and gift choices do not abound). I wanted to gently correct a typo in the first paragraph, where you have typed in the word astrology as opposed to astronomy. It happens, but there is quite a distinct difference, so I hope it is helpful. Thank you again for such a classy site! I love all the printables and content.

    • Tara Tara says:

      Aw, Sheena! Thank you for your sweet comment & your even sweeter way of letting us know about a mistake. We LOVE readers like you! We fixed it! Thanks a bunch! XOXO

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