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Family Date Night: Somewhat Simple

Family Date Night: A Special Family Dinner

We're back with another SUPER FUN idea for our Family Date Night Series. Have you heard of the INCREDIBLE blog Somewhat Simple? If you haven't, you are TOTALLY missing out. Around these parts we absolutely ADORE Stephanie and her Somewhat Simple team. Stephanie was kind enough to hop on our blog today and share a CUTE idea that will turn any old family dinner into a rockin' good time! Take it away, Steph!
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Introducing: Family Date Night

Family Date Night

Hi!  I'm Hilary and today I'm launching a NEW fabulous series for The Dating Divas - Family Date Night (inspired by my darling daughter Julia!).  I don’t know if your kids are like mine, but as soon as my husband and I started taking date night more seriously, and having it more regularly, they started noticing how much fun we were having! After a few months of our fun times, my eight year old daughter said, “How come you guys get to go have...

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You Light Up My Life

I adore this time of year- all the twinkling lights seem to cast a romantic glow around the city.  For this date, I wanted to show my husband that he is the "LIGHT" of my life!  To set the scene, I couldn't resist trying out an idea I spied on Pinterest: making a strand of light bulbs out of fingerprints!  This fun technique became the background of a little card I set amidst a strand of lights for my hubby to find.

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Family Photo Date

Signs for family photo

November rings of crisp air, bright colors, pumpkin pie..... OH, AND those pesky holiday cards!  This year, don't let the stress of getting your holiday cards created ruin the fun of the holiday's themselves!

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Grab hold of these creative printable signs, designed by our FABULOUS friend, Leah Adlous, and get to snapping those photos!  Each sign has a unique prompt (one is blank...

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Mirror Mirror Date

"Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?"
This week we are presenting a SNOW WHITE themed date for our "Dinner and a Movie" collaboration with Six Sisters' Stuff!

First we have a fabulous invite to give your spouse, it is a message that you have to use a mirror to read! One of my great diva friends, Candice, took a picture of the announcement in a mirror so that you can see what your spouse will see when they hold it up to the mirror. FUN, HUH?!...

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Haunted Gingerbread Houses

We never do traditional Gingerbread Houses. It is much more fun to do HAUNTED Gingerbread Houses!

       Here's what you need:

Candy (Halloween colors or style)
Graham Crackers
Frosting (I used fudge frosting this year)

My husband gave me the, "I don't know" look the first time I told him, but he was a trooper and did it with me. Now it is his favorite Halloween tradition! Here is our Haunted House for this year!

If the cookie is broken or...

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10 Terrific Toddler Tips

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Eating out with a toddler or two can be daunting... unless you are well-prepared!  Our little family loves going to restaurants and after a lot of trial and error we have figured out a few sure-fire ways that help make dining-out enjoyable for everyone.  Check out these tips and give them a try the next time you go out to eat.

Dine Early.  Plan on arriving at the...

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Love is a Battlefield

All is fair in love and war, right?! Well, today we are going to find out. I have the perfect end of summer date night for you and your hubby OR for a big group. Leave this invite with a bag of ammo to get them excited.

Next up, you'll need to prep your weapons. Lucky for me, my awesome brother made these for us for Christmas this past year so the hard work was done for me. Here is a tutorial for a real simple one. Make sure you have a gun for each person and...

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Secret Agent

Love James Bond? Or Mission Impossible? How about Bourne Identity? Well, this date is for you! The best part is, all you need to do is print the invite and go!
Wanna know more?  Well did you know that just about every major restaurant/fast food chain has a secret menu? For this date I created a really simple invite in Word and we were off to Jamba Juice!

I got the White Gummi Bear and my Hubby chose chocolate covered strawberries.
Later we saw The Amazing...

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