The X-Box Date Night

At Home Gaming Night For Two!

Today we have a fun way to make your husband’s game fantasies come true! You playing games with him! Woot-woo!! Mindy, one of our fabulous readers, sent us this super fun idea to make it a night you both enjoy!! Here she is…

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So, I’m not a big video game fan at all. I don’t play them because I would rather be reading. However, my husband is a lover of ALL the games! He’s asked me a few times to play with him and I always give him a resounding, “No, Thanks!” I’m just not interested.

Well, he had to go away on a business trip one weekend and a few days before going he said to me, “Will you ever play video games with me?” Out of habit my answer was no, but then I had a brilliant idea! I now consider myself a diva-in-training, I thought, what a cool date this would be for him! A whole night of video games…so I began planning. I made an invitation for our night of competition, and went to the Game Stop to purchase a cheap used game that would actually interest me. I wrapped them up and hid them in his suitcase to find while he was away.

Then I made some decorations to hang around the house, themed to the XBox and the sports games he likes to play. I wrote on them reasons why I loved him to make them extra special!
{Print them below}
While he was away, I texted him fun “wifey” stuff to let him know I missed him and to get excited to come home and see what the date was all about!
The day he traveled back home, I baked up some cookies and put our little girl to bed early so I could be waiting for him.
We ended up playing the game I picked out for hours! He won’t admit it but I think he enjoyed it more than me! We never even got to his sports games, but that can be for a date for another night!

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Such a fun and easy date night, Mindy! I love this idea, and I think I am going to do it this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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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6 Responses to The X-Box Date Night

  1. I really liked this idea for a date for my hubby and I. So I planned all week, I made everything focus around the football game Madden. Since its one of his favorite games, and sport. I made a ticket that i made and gave it to him the morning of to get him excited. I then decorated the place in both of our teams colors, just simple stuff like a few balloons, a streamer or too, just to make it feel like our own NFL party. I got little trinkets that related to football like beads, silly string, and trading cards. I made his favorite sports food. We played the game, and i wasn’t very good, but it was fun. We also watched a movie afterwards. I will say it was kind of cheesy the way I did it, but it made him smile and he seemed to like it a lot. Thanks for the idea, i will defiantly look in to more date ideas you guys have.

  2. Game fantasies! lol, that is great! This makes me think of the Toy Story ride at California Adventure, it was one of my favorites!

  3. Great idea, Mindy! Thank you so much for submitting this! Although my husband isn’t a “gamer” – he definitely enjoys playing x-box every so often. We will have to plan this for a date night!