Laughing with my husband is pretty much my favorite thing ever. There’s just something about laughing together that really helps us reconnect. Like marriage educator, Claudia Arp, says,
“We’ve never met a couple on their way to divorce court
who were having much fun together.”
It’s easy to get into a rut of just redboxing or netflixing a movie for date night- every date night. And while that can be a cheap and easy way to relax, it’s not always a great way to reconnect. At the end of the date I’ve usually just fallen asleep, and we haven’t even TALKED to each other. So here’s a fun date night alternative that will have you cracking up in no time. (And don’t worry- it’s still totally cheap and easy! Promise. Just stick a printable in your purse and go.)
When I was in high school, my friends and I use to love to play Mall Dare. Anyone else? We’d write up funny dares on slips of paper and then head to the mall. Then we took turns picking out a slip of paper and completing the (totally embarrassing) dare that was written on it. So many inside jokes and memories were born playing Mall Dare. In fact, my husband heard so many “Mall Dare stories” from me that he decided to plan this date night version of the game.
When I first heard his idea, I was a little apprehensive. After all, Mall Dare is one thing when you’re a silly teenager, but it’s a whole different ball game when you’re a grown woman and mother of 3. Right? Wrong! I decided to be a good sport and play along (my husband can charm me into doing anything), and we seriously had SO much fun!! By the end of the night we were laughing ourselves silly. Something about acting like a kid again totally reminded me of when we first started dating.
Wanna try it out for yourself? A quick, easy, free, hilarious date night!
You know you want to.
1. Download your free, printable Mall Dare Score Card below.
2. Before the game, wager what the loser has to give the winner. (Write it on your card)
3. Head to the mall.
4. Take turns picking and completing a dare & recording your score.
5. Laugh like crazy.
We’ve already written out a list of dares and their point values for you. (The more embarrassing the dare, the more points it’s worth. So asking for change for a nickel will only get you 2 points, but your best, public marriage proposal will earn you 8 points.) Not feeling very adventurous or brave? Don’t worry, we’ve included a blank score card so you can make the dares as tame or as wild as you want. This would also be a perfect group date. So go get out and get laughing again.