April 6, 2015

The Longest Ride Date Night

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The PERFECT date night for all you Nicholas Sparks lovers out there to watch his movie The Longest Ride!

Are y’all ready to get your romance on with this amazing Nicholas Sparks flick?  We have got the perfect date night to get your spouse all geared up to watch Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride.  Who knew rodeos and cowboys could be SO much fun??

The PERFECT date night for Nicholas Sparks' movie, The Longest Ride.

Since living in Texas, the hubby and I LOVE a good rodeo, so combining that with my guilty pleasure of reading Nicholas Sparks books, I just about died when The Longest Ride
hit the bookstore shelves.  I was SO excited to read it, and let me tell you, it definitely did NOT disappoint!  The Longest Ride has to be one of my all time FAVORITE Nicholas Sparks books.  If you haven’t read it I would suggest dropping all responsibility {within reason of course (; } and doing so now, you won’t regret it!

Anyways, you can imagine my excitement when The Longest Ride was chosen to become a feature film.  As soon as it did, I knew I wanted to create the ultimate date night to go along with it!  This date night is full of rodeos, cowboys, good food and romance!  What else could a girl ask for?!  Thanks to Crystal at A Well Feathered Nest, we have the CUTEST free printables for your night of fun!

To get my hubby excited and start this rodeo date night off right, I of course had to leave him an adorable invitation so he knew he was most definitely W A N T E D (:

An awesome date night idea as you watch Nicholas Sparks' movie The Longest Ride.

The Longest Ride is full of the cutest, gushiest love quotes so we just had to include one of my favorites on our invitation.  It says, ““You made me happy and you made me laugh, and if I could do it all over again, I would not hesitate. Look at our life, at the trips we took, the adventures we had. As your father used to say, we shared the longest ride together, this thing called life, and mine has been filled with joy because of you.” – Nicholas Sparks.

The Longest Ride date night can be for just you and your spouse or for a group of friends, the more the merrier!  The night will begin with a cowboy grub mystery dinner!  I’m sure you’ve done mystery dinners for Halloween or Valentine’s Day before, but never one like this!  First things first, earlier in the day print off those menus and menu keys and make sure you have all the proper ingredients for this yummy dinner.  The menu key is for the cook in the kitchen to refer to.  Place one blank menu on each of your guests plates along with a pen for them to fill in their order.

Cowboy mystery dinner for The Longest Ride Date Night.

The way it works is: the meal has 3 courses with 4 items to choose for each course.  There are 12 items total to choose from with mysterious cowboy themed names such as “spurs” or “saddle.”  Your spouse and guests have no idea what those names translate to in the kitchen, only YOU do.  They have to do the best they can at the guessing game!  Plates are the only item each guest gets as a freebie to start out with.  Once the menus are filled up, gather them and begin filling plates for the first course.  You can choose to let your guests only keep the 4 items during that specific course of the meal {this may require some messy eating with no utensils!} or you can be extra nice and let them keep the items throughout the entire meal.  Fill up the plates after each course until your 3 course cowboy grub meal is complete.  Bon appetite!

Menu key for The Longest Ride date night cowboy grub dinner.

To keep the laughter and chatting going during dinner we have provided you with a fun game of rodeo trivia.  You may be surprised at all the fun rodeo facts you’ll learn tonight!  It sure makes watching The Longest Ride a lot more exciting, you’ll feel like you have been going to rodeos for years!

Rodeo Trivia for Nicholas Spark's The Longest Ride Movie

Last but not least, what cowboy rodeo themed date night is complete without a country music playlist?!  I can’t get enough of some good old country love songs!  They add the perfect touch to The Longest Ride date night.  Play them throughout dinner and trivia or on the car ride to the show!  Your spouse will LOVE how the music gets them in just the right mood to watch this Nicholas Sparks movie!

The Longest Ride Movie Playlist

We have this adorable Longest Ride printable CD case for you to keep track of your playlist.  New to country music?  No need to fear.  Here is a list of some of my FAVORITE country love songs:

1. Time is Love – Josh Turner

2. Me & You – Kenny Chesney

3. I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice

4. Mean to Me – Brett Eldredge

5. Look at You Girl – Chris LeDoux

6. Everything is Fine – Josh Turner

7. Then – Brad Paisley

8. My Best Friend – Tim McGraw

9. I See You – Luke Bryan

10. Hey Pretty Girl – Kip Moore

11. She Thinks She Needs Me – Andy Griggs

12. Keeper of the Stars – Tracy Byrd

The Longest Ride Date Night

If you weren’t a country music fan before, you are officially going to become an ADDICT!  You can thank me later (;

For now, grab “The Longest Ride” Date Night Printables Here and have a blast with your Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride date night and enjoy one incredible movie!

If you had a blast at this mystery dinner check out Becca’s Cupid’s Crazy Cafe or if you are looking for some more western date night ideas check out Kari’s Wild Wild Western Date Night!

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