The Spouse Sleepover Date

Remember your very first sleepover? I sure do! I wore Hello Kitty pajamas and had a bright pink sleeping bag. Sleepovers use to be the ultimate reward for me.

It made me start to think… “Why not have a sleepover with my spouse?” Oh, I couldn’t wait to get this date started! I knew this date would work because it did not require a babysitter and would be inexpensive!

So first things first… I wanted my husband to get super excited about the fun night we had in store!
I created a “Spouse Sleepover” Invitation. I wanted this invitation to razzle dazzle and really grab his attention. So I headed to the Dollar Tree and found a Barbie. Why a Barbie you ask?
Well…check it out and see….

I cut out a picture of my face and stuck it over Barbie’s. I then put my Barbie in my “homemade-in-less-than-two-minutes-sleeping-bag”. I then placed all the items on my husband’s pillow. I knew he wouldn’t miss seeing Barbie…whoops, I mean Corie. I was right! He not only saw Barbie/Corie, but I could hear him laughing all the way from the kitchen!

This invite is just a fun, cheap way to be a little creative!
A quick tutorial on the handmade sleeping bag….
  1. Get a scrap piece of fabric around 25-30 inches.
  2. Take your piece of fabric and fold in half.
  3. Then take fabric glue and glue each side of the fabric together.
  4. If there is any excess fabric, fold it over and glue the remaining flaps down.
I am not a girl that likes to “rough it”, so I pulled our queen sized mattress off of our bed and placed it on the floor in our family room. Aaah, comfort and fun…even better!
A sleepover is not a success without TREATS, GAMES, MOVIES, and DRINKS.
My husband and I love to play games. Right now in stores, they are carrying a special box of Cheez-It Crackers. Each cracker in the box has a letter on it. My husband and I played a quick round of Scrabble using our crackers! We haven’t played a simple game like this in, well….FOREVER!
The simplicity of this game was awesome!
After the Dollar Tree, I headed to the closest Redbox. I rented the movie Ironman 2. My husband has been talking nonstop about wanting to see this movie…so I knew the date would be even sweeter with this rental choice!
Scary Stories

I LOVE scary stories. Do you remember the incredible books by Alvin Schwartz? These books are classic for sleepovers and the perfect way to end the night.  So, I grabbed my husband, snuggled close and settled in for spooky stories!

This date was SIMPLE, but just perfect for the two of us. It almost felt like a little getaway from the world, even though we were in the comfort of our home. 🙂
The best part was waking up the next morning to my husband making breakfast!
The spouse sleepover date was simple, but SO MUCH fun!  It was so easy…
I bet you can do this date TONIGHT!  🙂

About the Author: Corie

I enjoy life! My family is my everything. I enjoy shopping and decorating and of course...being a DIVA!

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  1. What a cute simple idea without having to get a sitter. We do sleepover in the living room with our kids every Friday that we are home (which really isn't all that often actually), but just me and my spouse, how fun!! Thanks Corie!!

  2. Hi, I am getting married on the 23rd of this month. I am so glad my friend recommended this website because it is so informative and fun! Thank you so much for creating this site! God bless you all!

  3. CUTE IDEA!! I love it! Now I want to suggest a fun game to you and all of your fun friends! It is called "the game of things" I don't know if you have ever played it but it is my favorite game to play with a bunch of couples for a game night! Just a suggestion in case you run out of ideas . . . but who am I kidding you are the DATING DIVAS!! 🙂

  4. Thanks for posting this fantastic idea! We tried it a few weeks ago and it was SO MUCH FUN! I just blogged about it and figured I'd be ungrateful if I didn't tell you personally how wonderful you website has been for us. Thank you!

  5. I did my first date this weekend for my husband! It was so much fun! I loved being able to love him in such a fun way. We had a lot of fun staying up late, talking, and playing games. Thanks for the great idea!

  6. Love this idea! My husband and I are doing it tonight. I’ve linked it to my blog.

    🙂 thanks for all the wonderful ideas! You guys are awesome!!

  7. I am so excited to do this date! Thanks, Corie! Love the barbie doll invite, the scary stories, and the cheese cracker scrabble! All of it looks like so much fun!

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  9. I made little sleeping bag invitations for my son’s 8th birthday party. His birthday was in the spring, so I cut the sleeves off our worn-out winter coats and hemmed the bottom. Voila! Looked exactly like little sleeping bags!

  10. Thank you for your date ideas. I made the husband survival kit and my husband liked it “even though he doesn’t like m&m’s” (I didn’t know) but now I am going to try the sleepover. We are separated but I am working on restoring our marriage and I can use as many good ideas I can get. Your website was a brilliant idea. Thanks again.