Kid Date Night Envelope

Chocolate Games Kid Date Night Envelope

When date night rolls around, the kids always want to know what they get to do for fun! Ya know, with the babysitter. I want to keep my kids excited about having a babysitter and doing something fun, unique and special while me and my hubby are out enjoying a little much-needed one-on-one time! Introducing this brilliant idea… the Kid Date Night Envelope!! This is pure genius for SO many reasons.

We have 3 different versions of the Kid Date Night Envelope to give you plenty of resources to choose from! We want you to have the perfect options to keep those kiddos entertained!

Kid Date Night Envelope

Now, these date night envelopes will work best if the kids know that they can only play with the contents of this envelope while you are on a date! There are 2 chocolate-themed games here that are tried and true, kid-tested and approved, that are sure to be a HUGE hit with your kids! We know from experience that kids LOVE to play these two games. They love them so much in fact that they will be BEGGING you to go on your next date!

All you need to do is grab our Date Night Envelope printables below.

Kid Date Night Envelope 1

Attach the cover to a manila envelope. Make sure this envelope appears somewhere in your children’s view early in the day of your date night so that they can look forward to it! I like to set mine out on the counter right at breakfast time so that the kids can mentally prepare and get excited for their own date night with the babysitter!!

Kid Date Night Envelope Chocolate Games

Now, what are the goods inside this wonderful envelope you ask??

We have two chocolate-themed games option that you can use. You can choose which one you want to use and save the second game for another date night or you can use both… it’s up to you! I like to put ALL of the needed supplies for whichever game I choose inside the envelope so it is all right there for the sitter when we leave.

Don’t Eat Pete!!

Kid Date Night Envelope Don't Eat Pete

Check out the printables below for the instructions, plus the materials needed for this game! Just a heads up, candy is required… we love M&M’s for this game! Don’t you just love this adorable game board designed by Messes to Memories??

This is such a fun and easy game and kids will love to have a little treat! What a great motivator for the babysitter…

Kid Date Night Envelope Don't Eat Pete

The Kit Kat Game

Kid Date Night Envelope Kit Kat Instructions

Um… more chocolate, please!! We know that it’s fun to have a little treat when mom and dad are gone, so we chose these two chocolate games! This game is so easy, but we’ve included simple instructions in the printables below to help the babysitter know exactly what to do!

Kid Date Night Envelope Kit Kat Game

If the babysitter or even older kids want to play too, set out an oven mitt to give them a little disadvantage so they don’t gobble up the candy bar TOO quickly.

And the last thing to do, but definitely not the least, enjoy your date night out with your spouse!

About the Author: Carisa

I am crazy about my husband, Scott and my FOUR cute kids! I spend my days at home–teaching, playing and cleaning up with them! Our favorite place in our home is the kitchen! I love to cook and bake with lots of flavor–and I love having my little helpers in the kitchen, too! Some of my most recent passions are tennis, nutrition, crafting, the great outdoors and photography!

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31 Responses to Kid Date Night Envelope

  1. Robin, What a FUN idea! I have some very fond memories playing the chocolate bar game when I was younger, and “Don’t Eat Pete” looks like a delicious game too!! These ideas will be a hit in many homes I am sure!

  2. Looks so fun Robin! My kids would be all over this, except usually they are asking me to leave so they can hang with gma and gpa! LOL Or they love their sitter too! I cant leave fast enough! Great ideas!

  3. These games are darling & you made SUCH cute printables!! Such a great idea to make “mom & dad” date night something the KIDS can look forward to! I love it!

  4. Love the envelope. My kids dont have many chances to say that since we dont get to go “out” very often. Our version is at home after the kids go to bed. I think this might be in need of a try!

  5. First off, I love these games. They are brilliant and perfect for little ones because they are simple and easy. You could also use any other small crackers or nuts, maybe an animal cracker named Pete?

    Have fun kiddies!
    -JB

  6. Great Idea! I’m a nanny now but when I used to babysit for families all over town I would do a similar thing. I would pack a backpack with crafts or a project and/or a movie to watch. I wouldn’t open the backpack til mom and dad left. So the kids would beg mom and dad to leave rather than cry and ask them to stay. Love that this is organized by the parent…much nicer for the sitter!

    1. Marcie,

      I PROMISE your 3 year old will LOVE ‘don’t eat pete!’ Your babysitter can play too and they can take turns cheering for each other and eating the M&M’s 🙂
      Also, here is a link I LOVE for that age. Simple things are so fun for them…things like filling up the sink with water and pulling up a chair for your little one. Give him or her a washcloths and a couple plastic cups to ‘wash’ and they will be in heaven! Here’s a link with more ideas like that:
      http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2012/02/75-tv-free-activities-for-toddlers.html

      Enjoy!

  7. What a FABULOUS idea!! The pill box idea you linked up last week I posted on both our FB and Twitter pages and a ton of people commented about how much they loved the idea. Thanks for coming up with such great ideas!!

  8. I left “Don’t eat Pete!” for the kids to play last week and it worked a treat!

    I blogged about it here… stayathometerritory.blogspot.com and am recommending it to everyone I know!

    Thank you! Thank you!

    Sarah

  9. Hi i cant access date night envelope #2 on pintrest because popups keep popping up ever time i try and it re directs me to another sight with no way around it and no way to get back i would love to view and down load the date night envelopes and printable’s. Thank you, Natasha L
    Mother of 2❤️

    1. Natasha, Oh that is so annoying when that happens! The pin on our boards seems to be working correctly but I hope that doesn’t mean someone took one of our pins. So you need the envelop and the two rules/printables right? I will email them out to you today! 🙂