I. LOVE. DATE NIGHT.
And even though this is a "parenting ideas" blog... I think this vaguely fits the bill.
Because "When Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!" and NOTHING cheers this Momma up like one on one time with Daddy :)
I recently stumbled across this super cute blog called The Dating Divas and was so inspired by all their creative date ideas (we especially loved the "Book Store Date") that I came up with this idea since my man is an uber-comic book nerd! It is especially fitting since the new X-Men just hit theaters and is a great way to spice up a traditional "dinner and a movie" night. (FYI- you could also rent any of the previous X-Men movies if "First Class" is no longer in theaters)
ITEMS YOU'LL NEED FOR THE DATE:
*The cards, printed off onto cardstock and stuffed into numbered envelopes. The "battle cards" will need to be printed off front/back and stuffed into the envelope that contains the "Mission Card"
*A Hero's Prize- Something that will enhance the end of your date. For example: hand cuffs or a blindfold. If you want the end of the date to remain vague I suggest the bllindfold. If you want him to build up some anticipation and excitement for the rest of the date I suggest the handcuffs. Wrap it up nicely in a box with a bow.
Set the tone for your date by giving him the Date Invitation. Tape it to the bathroom mirror, put it on his car seat, or tape it to the front door so he'll see it on his way to/from work.
Once you are there and seated hand him the next envelope containing the "Mission and Battle cards"
To play the game mix up the cards and place them face down. Once you are ready to play turn over a card. First person to "spy" the item listed on the card gets to keep that card.
Person with the most cards becomes the winner/Hero and gets the Hero's Prize (the gift you wrapped up earlier)
Once you are out of the restaurant hand him the envelope containing the "Movie Card". If you have time, buy the tickets in advance and put the movie tickets in the envelope as well.
After the movie is over give him the Final Card. I suggest you give it before you get home, either right after the movie or once you are in the car. Knowing what's coming next will make the drive home that much more exciting!
Hope you enjoy your special date!
PRINT OFF ALL THE CARDS YOU NEED HERE: