Last Minute Light Show

My husband is crazy in love with lightning! It totally intrigues him more than anything else in this world. I often find late at night or in the wee-early hours of the morning, he will be sitting outside enjoying this thrilling show. I can’t lie, I love it too! Even our kids find it fascinating. I do know a few people who are terrified of of the cracklin’ sounds and lights, but remember those days you would do anything to snuggle up to the one you love?? Now is your chance! Take it… or leave it.

This date night is totally a last-minute spontaneous one. You can’t ever plan on a great storm… so as they all say… be prepared!


Below is your FREE PRINTABLE invitation that our fabulous and talented Kristen designed! I put mine on the bed post, so when my hubby came into the room he saw it first thing! I’d already grabbed some blankets to keep us warm and set up the lawn chairs on the porch, all ready to go!

While we watched our show, I made a list of cool lightning facts that neither myself or my hubby even knew! I guess we all learn something new everyday right? You can print that below! Just so you know, it explains the process in a way that children can understand. Simple. Just what we like!

Lightning is impossible for me to catch on camera. I have tried and tried many times. Sadly I have failed each attempt. But this sure makes for a fun activity! See who can catch the best picture on your smart phone or trade off with the camera. I give you props if you can get a good shot!


After trying to capture an amazing moment… we took out some life savers. You know the ones that spark in your mouth when you chew them?! These didn’t work as well as the ones you get rolled up in a pack next to the gum at the store. But you get the idea. We made our own sparks! It made for a very thrilling night! If you aren’t sure how this works… ehow gives a great tutorial!

And there you have it, the best last minute date night you will ever do! No meal prep, you only need to spend $1.19 on lifesavers, and it is educational and romantic at the same time! Whooo-hoo!!!

About the Author: Wendy

I am crazy athletic and super fun! And I can't get enough of my family and friends! I have an amazing hubby and 3 incredible kids! Life is great as we know it!!

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11 Responses to Last Minute Light Show

  1. I love this idea, my Hoobie (husband) and i love lightening storms. I have the kit put together :). 1 pack of winter green life savers, the cute sign, and a blanket. There is a place 3mins from our home called the lion’s den. It’s a big stone building without windows, that overlooks town, the perfect place to watch storms from.

  2. Oh, how fun! Lightning is so rare here, but I absolutely LOVE thunder storms, so I’ll have to hide some lifesavers for a rainy day! Thanks for a great idea.

  3. OMG- Wendy, I think this is such a cute and FUN idea. Joseph LOVES the rain AND llghtning, so what a great combination. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. I LOVE how easy & simple this date idea is! Cute printable as well. I have NEVER thought to watcha lightening storm….mostly because they scare me….but we may have to try it sometime. Hmmmm….MAYBE if I had a fabulous wrap around porch with a comfy swing on the front. lol