February 18, 2013

The Bucket List Date

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Believe it or not, talking about our future is one of my FAVORITE things to do with my husband! I know, it sounds a little bit dorky for date night BUT done the right way this can be fun, fun, FUN!!

You start by getting our super cute and super free printables! Click right here to get those: Bucket List Printables.

This date is especially cute if you can find an actual bucket. I got mine at the dollar store! This bucket will hold your date night goodies, yum! The recipe for the most AMAZING treats are included in the printable. Here’s a sneak peek. I’m telling you, they are to die for!

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Cut out the first printable and tape it to the bucket. Then, you need the ‘His,’ ‘Hers,’ and ‘Ours’ Lists. We spent the first 10 minutes filling out our list. You each write down the things that you want to do in this lifetime. It actually came to us pretty quick. It’s funny, once you start you realize there IS an entire list of these things in your head. We just never really write them down!

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Next, we each tried to guess some things from the other person’s list. For example, I know that it is my husband’s DREAM to go on a deep-sea fishing trip and catch a marlin (got that one right, BOO-YA!).

Then, we talked about our lists! He learned that I am DYING to learn how to surf. He knew that I’ve said it would be fun, but didn’t know it was a “Bucket List” item. This led into a conversation about how we could make it happen, i.e: what to do with the kids, when we could actually go, would he do it with me, etc… It was fun! You can put ANYTHING on your bucket list! From the easy-to-accomplish to the extreme. It is fun to talk it over with your spouse. And, you might be surprised! Some of the things you would love to do but think could NEVER happen might just end up finding a way!

Next, you get to work on the ‘Ours’ list. This one is great. What do you two want to accomplish as a couple? What would you like to do for fun? Here is a few from our list to get your wheels-a-turnin’!

  • Save X amount of money to put down on our dream home
  • TRAVEL! We both want to see the world. This will have to be once our kids are grown, but we’d like to visit at LEAST one place on each continent. Neither of us have even been out of the country!
  • We take PRIDE in our marriage and want to party BIG when we reach milestones. We would like to celebrate our 10, 20, 30, 40, 50+ anniversaries with big blow-outs involving all of our family and friends.
  • Last, but definitely not least, on our list is something we are both super committed to:

 

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  • Never stop dating each other! And I hope that NO married couple ever stops. Wouldn’t the world be a wonderful place?!

That’s it, super simple but super fun! I love to hang out with my husband and during this date we got to laugh over, talk about, and seriously discuss our wishes, hopes, and dreams for ourselves and each other. If you haven’t ever done something like this, step out of your comfort zone and do it! This is much better than dinner and a movie! :-)

If you’d like to try more dates like this (easy, free, and MEANINGFUL), click the following links:

Sunrise and Sunset by Paige

Family History Date by a Guest Blogger

Enjoy!

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12 Responses to “The Bucket List Date”

  1. Noka says:

    I love this! My husband and I so have to do this. Thank You!!

  2. Julie Julie says:

    Robin, this is such a great idea! My husband and I were just talking yesterday how we want to go see the Great Wall of China…that will be #1 on our bucket list! Becca did you and your husband get to climb The Great Wall? You were in China when you first got married right?

  3. Melanie says:

    I *love* this idea. My sister in law is getting married this summer, and this will be the perfect gift (including the truffle brownies), along with a little cash for their honeymoon ;-)! Thanks for taking the time to make the printable.

  4. Nicole says:

    Thank you so much for this idea, my sister in law and I are giving this as a date night gift for a soon to be bride and groom. We added a gift card for dinner ( they dont have a kitchen together yet) We know how important it is to always date your hubbie. Thank you so much for all the great ideas I look forward to what you put out next!

  5. Tequila says:

    This is a great idea!!!! I definitely believe in keeping date nights going.

  6. Phil says:

    Great date idea! thanks for the free printable. I am so doing this date with my wife tomorrow night!

  7. Maleabooker says:

    I love this idea but I’m wondering where you do it and where the kids are during this date?

    • Tara Tara says:

      In bed! :) You can do this at home with the kidlets in bed OR depending on their ages, you can have them do a fun activity {Disney movie in the other room} while you & your sweetie do this activity.

  8. Tessy says:

    Just printed and made up my bucket. Will be fun to work on during the commercials of the MU game tonight. Perfect!

  9. Becca says:

    I want you to know my husband and I just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and even though we aren’t as young as a lot of your readers, we sure do enjoy your site! The January calendar is wonderful…so many good ideas for making each day important in the life of your mate and each other. Is it silly to say “Thank You” for all the work you do, for all the time you take in helping others create a loving, lasting marriage? Big Hugs and Big Thanks!!

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