May 20, 2010

I’d Get LOST With You Any Day!

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It’s true….my husband and I are “LOST” fans!!  *sigh* ….and it’s all gonna END this coming Sunday!  It’s the two-hour Season Finale!  Now…..it’s confession time….hopefully you’ll still love me……but……..we are about 1 1/2 seasons behind!! I know, I know….please think we are still cool…’cuz we ARE!!  We have faithfully recorded this entire season…to be watched as soon as we finish Season FIVE!  :)

 

My husband recently went back to school…and he just finished up the school year.  Finals were brutal and stressful….so I wanted to do something FUN and relaxing.  I did a Spa Night for us last week….but I also wanted to do something that involved cuddling with my man AND catching up on one of our favorite shows…..and THAT is how this whole idea started!

 

*Commercial Break*
Those of you who are not LOST fans….first of all, you SHOULD be {WINK}…..and second of all….a little background history:
Survivors of a plane crash (Flight 815) must work together to stay alive. The plane had lost communication and was 1000 miles off course when it went down, so it is not likely that they will be rescued any time soon. They are forced to deal with their inner demons, each other, and an island that turns up mystery after mystery. Also – there was a scientific group called the “Dharma Initiative” who conducted their experiments on that same island in previous years….they have an insignia of an octagon…which you will see a LOT of below!  The plane crash survivors eventually find remains of some food left behind by these scientists….which you will also see below!  Click HERE to read more about the background of LOST.
*Break Over*

 

The day began with a little note I left (with lipstick) on my husband’s mirror.
It read, “I would be LOST without you in my life.”
….I received a text later on that morning telling me that he LOVED the note!
Later on that day, after arriving home from work…I was working on preparing everything…and I realized that I was OUTTA time and the hubby was DUE to arrive home any minute!  Plus…I had not had time to make the dinner I had planned!  No problem…..Plan B – call the hot husband and ask him to grab us dinner!  This solved two problems: I “bought” myself more time to finish up…and we now had dinner!
Great choice…..’cuz LOOK what he brought home!  Some super yummy Greek food!  MMmmMM!!
When he arrived home and parked in the garage, he was greeted by a sign that was on our garage door:
(I’m a nerd, huh….)
He came in with a big grin on his face and asked, “Are we going to be catching up on all of our Lost episodes tonight?”  I laughed, gave him a big kiss, thanked him for grabbing dinner, and steered him towards the table…..
On the table I had a binder that said: “Dharma Initiative Operations Manual“, LOST cupcakes, two boarding passes (with our names on them) for Flight 815, and a present!
I typed up a little “love note” (& stuck it in the binder) explaining WHY I wanted to create this special night for him and telling him to get ready to jump into some P.J.’s,  cuddle with me, and eat lots of junk food!
Here is a glimpse of a ticket:
I found this website where you can MAKE your own tickets.  I then added my own touch in photoshop…these were for the Premiere of Season 6….but it was still a nice touch!  You can click HERE for PDF blank version of the tickets or HERE for the Word version. (By “blank”….I mean you can insert your own name.) OR – you can go to the website where I got mine and get your own…..HERE!  (He actually just came out with Season 6 Finale boarding passes – that’s at the end of this post…)
The “theme” of the night was “I’d get LOST with you any day!” I had it on everything!  What was in that present…you ask?  Oh…just some super cool “P.J” tops custom-designed by YOURS TRULY!!  :)
Here’s a closer look at what it said:
It was super easy to make!  After I created my design in Photoshop, I printed it on some iron-on t-shirt transfer paper (that goes in your printer).  I purchased it at Michael’s for somewhere between $5-7.  I had to flip the design before I printed it….and if you would like to make your OWN shirts, too….click HERE for my download.  :)
Then – I saw a cute idea for some “LOST Cupcakes” online…so I created some of my own!
Jamie LOVES white cake…so I used that for the cupcakes…
…frosted it with chocolate and make some palm trees outta paper…
…used a pack of toy airplanes purchased at the dollar store…and sprinkled on some toffee bits for effect!
Aren’t they CUTE!?!
(Jamie asked if the white one was supposed to be a space shuttle….oops….kinda looks like it, huh!  LOL)
After he read his note, opened his present, and put on his totally-awesome-not-nerdy “LOST” shirt, we went upstairs to the den:
(Yep – another Dharma Initiative sign!)
….he opened up the door to THIS:
It was our “LOVE” lifeboat!
Ok, ok…..so it was actually a kiddie pool….but I thought it looked CLOSE enough to pass as a raft.  (Ya know…’cuz they crash on an island….you get it, right?!?)
Even our PETS loved it!!
I decorate the room with a bunch of “Quarantined” signs…here are a few of them…
…there was a suitcase with clothes spilling out of it….for effect….
(plane crash = suitcases everywhere)
And THEN…the yummy food!!
The Drinks:
…the joke…
…and a super grainy (and cheesy) pic of my husband and I!!
(HEY!!  A new camera is on my “Wish List”….Santa?!?  Can you hear me??)
We cuddled up in our “raft” and watched episodes of Season 5 on our computer.  It was SUCH a fun night…and he was SO surprised…and although it was a lot of work…his smile and appreciation made it ALL worth it!
K….if you are not a “LOST” fan…you can become one at any time!  It’s addicting – pretty interesting stuff!  :)  Hulu.com has them all online….you just have to watch annoying 30 second commercials every so often.  You can also watch them on ABC’s website (I believe they also have commercials).
This also does not have to be a date…..you can use these ideas for a party!
NOW – things you MAY find useful in planning your Season 6 Finale Night:
That’s ALL, folks!  Have a blast planning your “LOST” date/party!!
Diva Reader Update: 
Check out what one of our readers did inspired by this date idea. Wow!  AH-MAZING job Chrissie! Thanks for sharing!

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43 Responses to “I’d Get LOST With You Any Day!”

  1. Erin says:

    I like the idea of the inflatable kiddy pool. I could do something like that for my little kiddo for a movie night. All I’d have to do is call it a nest insted of a boat. ^.^ Never would have thought of that.

  2. Chary says:

    OMG! How creative the LOST idea was! You went through a lot of trouble but I am so glad he was into it, too. I am on the hunt for an idea that needs to be done in 2 days. Thanks for sharing your experience!

    • Tara Tara says:

      Chary – you can just use a couple of the ideas from this post & implement them in your own date night. You definitely don’t have to use them all. A few printables, yummy food, and a cute invite written on the bathroom mirror would be perfect… and easy to throw together in two days. :)

  3. Betsy says:

    Love the pool/bed idea!!! May try this in a tent for camping!!!

  4. Lindsay says:

    Awesome idea!!! My hubby and I love Lost as well….can I ask where you got your inflatable pool? All the ones I’ve seen have been pretty little and wouldn’t be comfortable for one adult to get into, much less two ;)

  5. kaitland Postley says:

    you can also see episodes of lost on Netflix (commercial free :))…that’s how I got addicted!! love this idea

  6. Sandy says:

    You are so cool! What a lucky guy!

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