August 29, 2011

The Post-it Note Date

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It’s back to school time and we emptied all of our penny jars just to get the kids some new school clothes this year. That didn’t leave us much leftover for our upcoming date, so I had to get clever and think CHEAP! While I was out collecting a few school supplies for the kids, I ran across Post-it Notes and the light bulb went off! My wonderful neighbor had told me about an anniversary he had with his wife one year where he put Post-it Notes on the light switches saying “Turn me on instead”!

 So I took that idea and ran with it!

I acted pretty casual in telling him to plan on going to dinner that night. I didn’t want him to know that I had anything else in store for us.  I had to plan carefully to get him out of the house just long enough for me to stage the scene. So I insisted that he take the kiddos to the babysitters while I finished getting ready. ;) I also asked him to be Mr. Charming for the evening and pick me up for our date at the front door when he returned. It was a good way to be sure that he didn’t get a sneak peak at the “dessert” I had planned for us at home!

To stage the house I simply put these notes on the TV, remotes, laptop, light switches and pretty much ANY electronic item I knew he might look at or turn on when we got home. HINT: If you are planning on being sneaky & need to rush to set up while the spouse is out…write all of your notes in advance so all you have to do is POST them!  :)

  I wanted to stick with the “turn me on” theme. So instead of your typical rose petal path, I dropped a few of my clothing items to create a pathway to entice him along the way.

Ultimately the pathway led to our bedroom, which was showered in notes. He was pretty curious about what was in store for us! Each note had a question on it that was either funny, intimate, or endearing. For the rest of  the night we spent our time learning, laughing, and LOVING each other.

 Just to top off the date I slapped this last little note on his steering wheel, as a reminder of our fabulously simple but intimate date!!

This was THEE BEST DATE for me and mine! Simply because it was inexpensive to pull off, quick to put together, and helped us connect when we needed it!

 Check out this other super simple at home date!

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21 Responses to “The Post-it Note Date”

  1. Erika Erika says:

    Such a fun and EASY idea, Lisa. I love it!

    • kelsie says:

      another great last minute idea with sticky notes. go to the mall with a pad of sticky notes and leave funny notes or pictures around and watch other people’s reactions.

  2. Love this! Thanks so much!! :)

  3. Julie in Houston says:

    So Cute! I love post-its….to a fault actually. What questions did you use? that’s always hard for me?

    • Lisa M. Lisa M. says:

      Julie- I used questions ranging from what do you remember about our first kiss, to what is your favorite food. We have a fun date post coming up in september that has all sorts of great questions you could use for your notes. Keep your eye out on mondays for that!!

  4. Emily Joyce says:

    I love post-it notes and I use them all the time! I’ve never thought of using them for a date though! Thanks for the idea :)

  5. Kiirsten Kiirsten says:

    I’m soo happy I have some of these on hand already! Thanks so much for such a cute date! I love the trail of clothing leading up the stairs. LOL!

  6. Stephanie says:

    That is super cute…by the way your room is gorgeous!

  7. Kylie says:

    I love leaving post-its for my husband….just little notes to tell him I love him. I never thought of doing things this way! Thanks for the great idea :)

  8. Wendy Wendy says:

    Turned out awesome!! Loved it!!!

  9. Tara Tara says:

    I LOVE THIS!!! So simple & the perfect inexpensive “Stay In” date night on the fly!! Great job, Lisa!!!

  10. Barbara says:

    Adore this. Thanks for sharing it. We have had some of our best dates over the past year just by staying home and talking.

  11. Laurie says:

    Love this idea! one of my pet peeves is the need to check e-mail, fantasy baseball/football when we come home from a great night out… a real mood killer for me! I am going to try this out the next time we head out :) thanks!

    I just sent your site out to a bunch of my girlfriends. Keeping the spark has been a major conversation lately .. so glad I found your site!

  12. Karla says:

    I LOVE this idea – sweet and cheap and totally up my husband’s alley! He’s not big on treats like candy or baked goods, he doesn’t like sports of breakfast in bed, so I have to be really creative.

  13. Karla says:

    Er, that’s sports OR breakfast in bed. *shakes head* Breakfast in bed, the new contact sport! Hehe.

  14. Adriana says:

    Lisa this is absolutely adorable! Great idea. I love where you put the stickies. On the computer and such! I hope he loved his date night!

  15. Selinda says:

    I love this site! We are on a tight budget and have to create our own fun. I would love to use these ideas and printables, but I’m unable to see the photos on any page and keep getting a “bad gateway” screen when trying to download the printables. Can anyone help? Thanks.

  16. Hey I love post it notes. I am going to do this for sure. I keep the book mark post it stickies to my book pages. I read more than the average person for sure. Your site is awesome too. I am so excited to start something new. Great ideas.

  17. janewat says:

    I didnlt get this date. She said she as going to stick witht the turn me on theme but then you write other questions on other notes and put them where?

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