Grocery Love Notes Hunt

comments icon 21 comments

A Sweet Surprise at the Grocery Store for Your Spouse! 

I highly dislike grocery shopping and my spouse is the same. My husband knows that when I run into the store “real quick”, that it is NEVER quick. The grocery store may not be everyone’s favorite place to go, BUT here is a fun idea that might change that! The next time you send your sweetie to the store for something “real quick”, send them with this unique Dating-Diva-approved grocery list and they will be in for a BIG surprise! Our special grocery list will send your spouse through the store not only searching for items for a delicious treat but also some sweet love notes along the way!

Grocery Store Date #datenight #grocerystoredate

This grocery store date idea was inspired by a picture I found while scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook.  A friend of mine posted this picture she took of something she came across while at the  store:

How cute is that? It is so simple, but I love this little note. It made me wonder about the thoughtful person who left it to be discovered. Was this a spur of the moment thing? Was this part of their date night? All of these thoughts inspired THIS fun, easy-to-do grocery store date idea!

Here is what you do:

Grocery Store Date Night Shopping List

Start by sending your sweetie to the grocery store with this very specific list of items you need them to pick up. With this cute printable shopping list created by the talented Carisa from Messes to Memories – it won’t take long for them to figure out that this is a VERY different type of trip to the grocery store.

Grocery Store Date Night Printables

The surprise? Each item on the list has a coordinating love note that you can leave for them to find! Sort of like a scavenger hunt, but better!

Grocery Store Date Night Banana Love Note Now, before your spouse gets there you need to leave these printable love notes with the coordinating items from the list. This can be a little tricky because you don’t want too much time to pass and the notes get taken down or lost.

 Here are a couple of ways that you can do this:

  • You can go to the store together and plan to split up. Hand them their list and run to be one step ahead of your spouse in dropping off the notes while they follow behind gathering the items.
  • You can ask a friend or family member to help place the notes all over the grocery store for you for when your spouse arrives.
  • You could get to the store before them and set the notes out on your own. Maybe ask them to pick up the items on their way home from work and you secretly get there first!

Grocery Store Date Night Chocolate Note

However you decide to plant the surprises throughout the grocery store, the best part is what happens next! As your spouse goes up and down the aisles of the grocery store collecting each of the items on the list, they will find your sweet love notes along the way!
Grocery Store Date Night Ice Cream Love Note

The best part of this grocery store love note hunt is how loved your spouse is going to feel after seeing what great lengths you went to in order to surprise them. The BONUS part of this is that all those items your spouse gathered at the store? They come together for a delicious banana split dessert for two! Yum!

Love notes AND dessert?! It doesn’t get any sweeter than that!





Free Download

Grocery Love Notes

Designed Exclusively for The Dating Divas by Carisa @ Messes to Memories


I met my husband, in a beginning ballroom dance class at the age of 15. He was my first crush, my first date, and twelve years (to the day) later we married. Together we enjoy traveling the world, and, of course, going on creative dates! I am a former theatre teacher who now stays at home with a spunky little boy. I love dancing, hosting parties, photography, organizing & chocolate!

Learn more about Sarina
Free 7-day Program

One week to a better marriage.

Sign up now and get our 7 Days of Love Program absolutely free!

Husbands or Wives
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

You Might Also Like

diamond iconWe love your comments

We LOVE hearing from our readers! Thanks for leaving us some love!

Recent Comments

  1. You could also do this at your own house if you can’t figure out the logistics of the grocery store (without other people finding and taking your notes). For example, you could ask him to grab the chocolate syrup out of the fridge (and have the card there by it for him to find). Or if he always takes a banana to work, put the banana one by it one morning.

  2. What a great idea! I’m making a date basket to give my husband for our anniversary and I will be including this one. One modification I am making is that my cards are used as clues for the next item. For example, instead of putting the banana card on the bananas I will give it to him to start the hunt. On the bananas will be the berry card, and so on. Thanks for your amazing date ideas! My husband and I love date nights!

    1. Shawna, that is a clever idea! You two are awesome for making date night a priority! You two are welcome. xox

  3. omg I just stumbled across this right now and we plan to go to the grocery store tonight! im supposed to meet him there on his way home from work anyway so all I have to do is show up early to pull this off! boy is he in for a surprise lol

    1. Hi! I am so glad you found this post, such perfect timing for you to stumble upon it!!! Your plans to meet at the grocery store couldn’t be better for this date! He is in for a fabulous surprise!!! You are going to have to fill us in on how the date turned out, did he love it, did he find all the notes, and how surprised was he? xox

  4. My husband usually hates to go grocery shopping, but I know this date would definitely put a smile on his face! Thanks for such a creative idea!

  5. Now this is probably the most original thing I have ever seen! A great way to make someone feel special!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  6. How cute are all of you! Thanks for the cute and supportive comments! I seriously can’t wait to hear how your dates turn out!!! xox <3

  7. That was adorable Michelle! It’s not like any other date I’ve ever planned! Your so creative and I can’t wait to benefit from your time and creative ideas!!!

    1. Heidi you are a rockstar with fun date ideas, all you’ve got to do is drag your hubby out more often! I might just steal a few ideas from you to share with everyone!!! I can’t wait for you to benefit either, wink!!! xox <3

  8. I LOVE this date! Have been trying to come up with something while grocery shopping and you nailed it! Woo!

    1. Terri, you could do this with your whole family! Your cute kids would love searching through the grocery store for family night!!! xox <3