Remember your very first sleepover? I sure do! I wore Hello Kitty pajamas and had a bright pink sleeping bag. Sleepovers use to be the ultimate reward for me.
It made me start to think… “Why not have a sleepover with my spouse?” Oh, I couldn’t wait to get this date started! I knew this date would work because it did not require a babysitter and would be inexpensive!
So first things first… I wanted my husband to get super excited about the fun night we had in store!
I created a “Spouse Sleepover” Invitation. I wanted this invitation to razzle dazzle and really grab his attention. So I headed to the Dollar Tree and found a Barbie. Why a Barbie you ask?
Well…check it out and see….
I cut out a picture of my face and stuck it over Barbie’s. I then put my Barbie in my “homemade-in-less-than-two-minutes-sleeping-bag”. I then placed all the items on my husband’s pillow. I knew he wouldn’t miss seeing Barbie…whoops, I mean Corie. I was right! He not only saw Barbie/Corie, but I could hear him laughing all the way from the kitchen!
This invite is just a fun, cheap way to be a little creative!
A quick tutorial on the handmade sleeping bag….
- Get a scrap piece of fabric around 25-30 inches.
- Take your piece of fabric and fold in half.
- Then take fabric glue and glue each side of the fabric together.
- If there is any excess fabric, fold it over and glue the remaining flaps down.
I am not a girl that likes to “rough it”, so I pulled our queen sized mattress off of our bed and placed it on the floor in our family room. Aaah, comfort and fun…even better!
A sleepover is not a success without TREATS, GAMES, MOVIES, and DRINKS.
My husband and I love to play games. Right now in stores, they are carrying a special box of Cheez-It Crackers. Each cracker in the box has a letter on it. My husband and I played a quick round of Scrabble using our crackers! We haven’t played a simple game like this in, well….FOREVER!
The simplicity of this game was awesome!
After the Dollar Tree, I headed to the closest Redbox. I rented the movie Ironman 2. My husband has been talking nonstop about wanting to see this movie…so I knew the date would be even sweeter with this rental choice!
I LOVE scary stories. Do you remember the incredible books by Alvin Schwartz? These books are classic for sleepovers and the perfect way to end the night. So, I grabbed my husband, snuggled close and settled in for spooky stories!
This date was SIMPLE, but just perfect for the two of us. It almost felt like a little getaway from the world, even though we were in the comfort of our home. 🙂
The best part was waking up the next morning to my husband making breakfast!
The spouse sleepover date was simple, but SO MUCH fun! It was so easy…
I bet you can do this date TONIGHT! 🙂