July 7, 2014

Summer Date Night: Water Balloon Basketball

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It’s GAME TIME with this creative date night idea, perfect for those hot summer nights!

Summer Date Night Water Balloon Basketball

This date night has it all: an interactive invitation, adorable love notes, and a fun activity that might involve a little competition with your better half!  Even better news?  This cheap date can be completed at home after the kiddos go to bed!

*DOWNLOAD YOUR DATE NIGHT PRINTABLE PACK HERE*

UNIQUE INVITATION

To get started, alert your spouse of what’s to come with a fun invitation designed by Kristin at CdotLove.  Kristin’s whimsical design includes a space for you to attach a balloon that contains the WHEN and WHERE details of your easy and fun date night.  To assemble this memorable invite, print and cut out Kristin’s awesome design.  Then, find a balloon and blow it up to a medium size, securing the tail with a binder clip.  Write out your unique message and then deflate it.  The last step is attaching it to the center of the invite using colorful washi tape.

Invitation for Summer Date Night Water Balloon Basketball

Note: If you use a Sharpie, the ink tends to liquify when you deflate the balloon.  This article had a great tip on finding a pen where this won’t be an issue!  For me, using a Fine Tip Sharpie produced the least amount of smudges.  (I wasn’t too concerned about smearing the ink since this project wasn’t going through the mail!)

LOVE NOTES

Next, on the day of your date, leave some love for your hubby with Kristin’s collection of fabulous love notes.

Date night love notes

To make this even more fun, roll these notes up and place them in a balloon along with some paper confetti.  Attach our adorable “Pop Me” tags and sprinkle these love notes around the house for your husband to find in his favorite places.

BASKETBALL GAME CARDS

Water Balloon Basketball Date Game

Finally, the time has come for your own Water Balloon Basketball Playoffs!  We used my daughter’s Little Tyke’s Basketball Hoop for our game- it was hilarious!  To make your summer date night even MORE FUN, we’ve also included game point cards.  First, designate distances that will correspond to 1 point, 2 point, and 3 point values (we marked ours with painter’s tape on the patio).  Then, when you make a shot, you can redeem a card!  Kristin included several blank cards to write down your own sweet and spicy rewards (wink, wink!).

Water Ballon Basketball Game

Note: When my hubby and I completed this date, I didn’t have actual water balloons in stock so we just used regular party balloons.  They worked just great and had the added effect of bouncing off the hoop and patio.  It was a fun challenge to figure out what we would need to do to make them pop!  (I did see cute little packs of water balloons in the dollar section of my local Target on my last shopping trip.)

After you’ve tallied your scores, head back inside for another type of game: Strip Horse!  Paige has a full post explaining how to continue the basketball fun with an intimate moment’s twist.  Cheers to a memorable summer date night!

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4 Responses to “Summer Date Night: Water Balloon Basketball ”

  1. Tara Tara says:

    So cute, Candice!!!! Love how bright & festive the printables are! XOXO

  2. Paige Paige says:

    This is adorable, Candice! LOVE IT! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. John says:

    These is sounds interesting, I Love these..

  4. Jennifer says:

    Thanks again to you fabulous DIVAS!!! You give this single girl in the dating world a great way to perk up and average dating night.


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