November 25, 2013

World Record Date



Looking to try something totally NEW for date night? How about setting a World Record?

Yep! You just might be able to check that off of your bucket list after this date!

We’ve all heard of “Guinness World Records.”  Well, for this date, you’ll be hosting your own “Oh My Goodness World Records!”  {Clever, right?!}

AND one of our favorite designers, Leah Aldous, even created some fun printables for you to use too!


The Invitation…
Just leave out this clever invitation for your man to find…

This’ll set the stage and get him excited and anticipating date night.  After all, who wouldn’t want to be an “official participant” in a World Record attempt!?  

The Date…
PART 1- Discover Some World Records Near You

Once date night rolls around, there are several ways you can work this. {Depending on how much time you have, where you live, and if you have a sitter}
 I’ll tell you what we did, and then give you some more options at the end…

We had lots of time AND a sitter… {woot!}… so I decided to make a day of it!  Before we got to setting our OWN world record, we set off to discover some world records near us at Ripley’s Believe it or Not.


We happen to live near a Ripley’s museum, and I thought this was the perfect chance to check it out.  
(Ripley’s has 31 attractions in North America- so there’s a good chance there’s one near you too!  You can check out their locations here.)

We had fun looking through the bizarre artifacts and exhibits in the “Odditorium.”  We saw a playing card replica of the Roman Colosseum, an aircraft carrier model made out of 48,000 matchsticks, a two-headed calf, a shoe once owned by the world’s tallest man, AND….. THE WORLD’S LARGEST BALL OF TWINE!  That sucker is over 41.5 feet in circumference!


After that, we hit the road to witness another world record near us- THE WORLD’S LARGEST ROCKING CHAIR! The rocker stands 42’1″ tall and 20’3″ wide.   It was kind of fun going on a mini road trip just to see a crazy roadside attraction.  And we found out that once a year, they hold a “Take a Picture in the Rocker”event where they will actually lift and lower you onto the seat of the rocker so you can have your picture taken.  We decided we’re totally going next year.   :)  Because sometimes it’s just fun to be silly and spontaneous.  

(Check out this list of World’s Largest Roadside Attractions
to see what you can find near you!  Or do a quick google search of crazy roadside attractions in your area.  Who knows what adventures await you!) 

PART 2- Set Your OWN World Record

Next, we headed home to attempt our OWN world record.  Guinness World Records has a site called “Challengers” that makes it SO easy {and FUN} to do…

And YES- you can get a REAL, GENUINE world record certificate using it too!!  {Assuming you are successful at setting the record}

Here’s how it works…

1.  Sign up  for a FREE account

2.  Pick your challenge!

3.  Film your attempt

4.  Upload your video 

5.  A Guinness World Record adjudicator will review it

6.  If you have indeed set a new record- you’ll be recognized as a new world record holder, and sent a certificate in the mail!

Now don’t worry- you’re not going to have to be attempting anything too extreme.  Most of them are just silly and fun challenges that you can attempt with ordinary household objects.  Maybe you want to break the record for the most cartwheels completed in one minute, the most grapes eaten in one minute, or the fastest time to unravel a toilet paper roll with one hand.  {Hey- everyone’s got their own talents.}  😉

You can even compete as a pair and try to break a record TOGETHER!  Maybe you want to break the record for the most double cheek kisses in 30 seconds, or the most leapfrog jumps in 30 seconds by a team of two, or the fastest time to peel and eat an orange blindfolded as a team of 2.  The sky’s the limit!  (You can even suggest your own challenge!)
We decided to each pick a challenge to attempt.  And, of course, my pick involved chocolate…

And his pick had us laughing SO HARD…


 Ha ha ha!  It was hilarious!  And I’ve gotta say- a LOT harder than it looks!!  

Neither of us were able to break the standing world record- but we sure had fun competing against each other.  And we are DETERMINED to try again so we can get a legit World Record certificate and cross it off of our bucket list.  

I’ve already picked my next attempt:  the most Ferrero Rocher chocolates eaten in a minute.  {That’s a record I wouldn’t mind practicing over and over again until I get it right!}  😉

So nope, we didn’t get that REAL certificate in the mail just yet… BUT- I did present my man with his own certificate for being… THE HOTTEST HUSBAND ALIVE!  
(And that’s a MUCH more important talent, if you ask me! *wink*)



If you don’t have a Ripley’s near you, if you can’t find any fun roadside attractions, OR if you can’t get a sitter- here are some GREAT at-home alternatives…

What are you waiting for?  Grab your free printables and get laughing and playing together!


This would also make a GREAT group date.  Just invite over some of your craziest friends and make a whole competition out of it!

For some more date ideas that are sure to end in laughter, try our Mall Dare or  Funky Town dates!

 And for another great group date with some friendly competition, you’ve GOT to check out our Couples Minute to Win it!

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Recent Comments

12 Responses to “World Record Date ”

  1. Cassie says:

    Love this idea! Easy but way fun! We enjoy switching things up but my hubby is an introvert. This could be a great option for us!

  2. Tara Tara says:

    I seriously LOVE this date idea, Becca!!!! How fun is this!?! Putting this on my list to do with Jamie. :)

  3. Julie Julie says:

    Becca what a great date idea! I LOVED the pictures of you two with the post-it notes all over your faces!! Too funny!!

  4. Belle says:

    That’s so Fun!!! Love the entire post! I was smiling just reading this. Definitely putting this on my list of dates to do! Thanks so much!

  5. Michelle Michelle says:

    This is sooo much fun!!! Your pictures are fabulous! I can’t wait to do this date!!! xox

  6. Erica says:

    I printed off the printables and the one with” the hottest husband alive” and”the hottest wife alive” didn’t print out right. the sizing was so large that I only got 1/2 of one of them on a sheet and that’s all that printed. The other one (official participant) printed right. Maybe I’m doing something wrong?

  7. Sissi says:

    I need some printing with different kind of record. Being proud of how patient my husband is and has been this year, I’d like to give him the first most patient husband. How can I have it? Thanks so much for the idea!

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