“Lost” Themed Date

Get “LOST” With Your Sweetie

It’s true, my husband and I are “LOST” fans!!  *sigh* We were so bummed when it came to a close that we had to celebrate our love of all things LOST. 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 wanted to do something that involved cuddling with my man and THAT is how this whole idea started! I took all of our favorite things, themes, and jokes in LOST and put it together for a sweet night alone… with our favorite show.

Take your love of Lost up a notch with this themed date!

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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 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.
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The day began with a little note I left for my husband.
It read, “I would be LOST without you.”
Lost themed date invite
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! 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!  (Poor guy!) 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.
Lost themed date night present
On the table I had LOST cupcakes, two boarding passes (with our names on them) for Flight 815, and a present!
I typed up a little love note and stuck it in the present 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:
Lost themed tickets
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!!  🙂
Lost themed t-shirt iron on transfer
Here’s a closer look at what it said:
Lost themed T-shirt transfer
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. The flipped design is in the download at the end of the post for you to use too!
Then – I saw a cute idea for some “LOST Cupcakes” online… so I created some of my own!
Lost themed cupcakes
Jamie LOVES white cake so I used that for the cupcakes. I frosted them with chocolate, crumbled up some graham crackers to look like sand and made some adorable palm trees, stuck in our printable crashing airplanes and we were set!
Aren’t they CUTE!?!
Lost themed date night printables and treats
After he read his note, opened his present, and put on his totally-awesome-not-nerdy “LOST” shirt, we went upstairs to the den where he opened up the door to THIS:
Lost themed Love Life Boat
It was our “LOVE” lifeboat!
Lost themed date Love Life Boat printable sign
Ok, ok, so it was actually a kiddie pool full of pillows and blankets, but I thought it looked CLOSE enough to pass as a raft.
Love life boat out of a kiddie pool and blankets
(Ya know…’cuz they crash on an island….you get it, right?!?)
Pets love the Love Life Boat for a Lost themed date
Even our PETS loved it!
I decorated the room with a bunch of “Quarantined” signs – you can print off how ever many you think it will take to set the mood!
Lost themed quarantine signs
There was also a suitcase with clothes spilling out of it for effect.
(plane crash = suitcases everywhere)
Lost themed date decor
And THEN… the yummy food!! You can get all the Dharma printables from a link we have at the end of the post – seriously ANY food you could imagine!
Lost themed Dharma food labels
And here’s 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! Although it was a lot of work, his smile and appreciation made it ALL worth it!
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!
Things you MAY find useful in planning your Lost Themed 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!

About the Author: Tara

I am an outgoing and fun-lovin’ gal who was lucky enough to marry the man of my dreams! You could probably say I am an “extreme extrovert” as I LOVE to talk and be around people! I love ANYTHING creative and am not a fan of the “norm.” My favorite things in life are my family… especially my HOT husband, my friends, and my faith! We recently had a miracle baby boy after years of struggling with infertility. I have a passion for life and I am having a BLAST running this website with some of my closest friends. Life just keeps getting better and better!

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43 Responses to “Lost” Themed Date

  1. Oh my word! This was such a creatively fun idea! I love it! I have to admit I've never seen a "Lost" episode. But, I could definitely apply these ideas to a movie or one of the other shows we watch. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. You guys are too cute. And I'm thinkin my hubby got jipped 'cause I'm not half as creative as you. Great ideas though. I have to say though, I was LOST with LOST about 3 seasons ago. Your note on the mirror- SUPER cute and love the idea about personalized tickets. Always great ideas over here.

  3. Holy MOLY! We have watched every single episode of LOST (yes, we had to catch up a season or two years ago and haven't missed it since) and this is the PERFECT POST! THANKS GIRL!

  4. How awesome! I love Lost too. Maybe I'll have to do this when we feel like watching Lost over again in the future since a lot of things would make more sense watching it a 2nd time.

  5. You are crazy, crazy, crazy…creative. Seriously. How in the world do you come up with these things? I think you need to start some kind of business with your creative skills.

  6. Yay! I am glad you all liked it! 🙂

    Char – it didn't take too long….but I also did it over time. For example, I grabbed the toy planes and iron-on transfer paper on one of my "errand" trips. I made the paper trees another night. I created the signs, boarding passes, and t-shirts another night, etc. The actual night of – I think I spent about three hours…..but a lot of that time was spent cleaning the den out! LOL It needed a major overhaul! If you divy everything up from now until Sunday night – you should have plenty of time to get everything ready!

    Mel – Yes, I bought the raft with this date in mind. I actually have some ideas on how I can use it in future dates….so I consider it an investment. 🙂 You can also call around and ask your friends if they have a raft or kiddie pool that you can borrow! I originally did that….but none of our friends had a raft or a big enough pool. The pool worked really well because we filled it with pillows and then threw in a down comforter!

    Have FUN!! 🙂

  7. Haha, so fun! Loved this idea. I've never actually watched Lost…don't kill me. But we are HUGE Scrubs fans. So I'm planning to do a little spin of my own on this date. Adam is going to have a good laugh! Wahoo!

  8. This is such a great idea! I'm going to do this for my husbands birthday tomorrow. But the link to the Dharma food labels said it contained malware and my computer wouldn't let me log on… did you have any problems with it? Got any other places you can get those same things??? Thanks!

  9. Awesome ideas!!! We didn't watch the finale yesterday, but instead, we're having a date night tonight to watch it. Where did you get your large logos of the "stations" for the doors (garage/den doors)?? Thanks!!

  10. Megan – I didn't have any troubles downloading the labels…..and we have anti-virus software on our computer. I don't know any other sites that offer those. If nothing else works….you could always just right-click and copy the sign above that I used on the den/garage door, paste it into a Word document, and then resize it to whatever you need. Good Luck!

    Kay Family – The large logos are from the "Lost" font I downloaded. You can either download the font OR do the same thing that I told Megan. Right-click and copy the image I have above.

    Have fun, ladies! Soooo glad there are other "LOST" fans out there! 🙂

  11. How freaking cute and thoughtful is this!? I LOVE it! Wow, great job! I could use some ideas for Harry Potter movie release.. Have any? And the cupcakes? Seriously CUTE!

  12. SOO this is the best ever. My husband has been mourning (truly) ever since this ended. I am going to do this…and yes it is a lot of work so I think I will do it for a crowd. 🙂 THANKS for all the links at the end, those are really helpful too.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

    1. 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. 🙂

  15. 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 😉