Date Night in a Box pt. 2

5 Feb

Yesterday, I talked about creating a box of date night ideas for Valentine’s Day. It’s a perfect gift to put together in a few weeks. It doesn’t require much $$ or supplies just a little time and creativity. In case you didn’t catch part one here it is!

Here is a portion of the rough list I used in our date night box:

  • Find all the playgrounds in the area.  Play tag and swing on all the swings-Free
  • DC zoo $30
  • Go to the dollar store with $3 and buy things for each other – $6
  • Laser tag for two or with friends – $30
  • Chinese food and a blanket under the stars – $15
  • Watch tangled and make wish lanterns and then release them – $5
  • Watch Italian Job, make mini pizzas and paint watercolor of Italy
  • Half price happy hour at a local restaurant: drinks and wings – $20
  • Play tennis at the courts and then dinner at the mob pizza joint – $25
  • Go to the Leesburg bagel place some morning for fresh bagels – $10
  • Newly wed game

Next, I spray painted the popsicle sticks light blue (one side) and dark blue (the other side). I didn’t categorize them like the link shows, I merely wanted to add color to the brown book box.

I should note that spray painting should always be done outside. Always. You can never put down enough plastic to cover the spray. Just go outside.

While the spray paint was drying, I cut out pieces of paper that would fit on the back of the popsicle sticks. They are one width long and two widths wide so that the paper can be folded. I wrote out a little about each date on each slip of paper. For example on the back of the Root Beer Floats and Dream House plans date, I wrote “Let’s plan our dream home together, while sipping Root Beer floats. (since you don’t like root beer, maybe milkshakes will work)”. Or for the Fox Theater and Johnny Rockets date, I wrote on the popsicle stick “Johnny and the Fox”. On the back slip of paper I wrote, “Let’s re-live one of our favorite dates before we were married!”

The symbols on the front of the popsicle sticks are as follows

  • $ – minimal cost (weeknight date)
  • $$ – middle cost (weekend date)
  • $$$ – special occasion date (Valentine’s Day or Anniversary etc.)
  • Car symbol – date involves 45 minute or more drive

Below are some more examples from my box:

Chinese Food + the Outdoors


And one combining our love of Mexican food and the movie “Three Amigos”!IMG_0047


We just went on this bowling date last week!
IMG_7259Stay tuned for part 3 tomorrow!

What are some of your best date ideas! I’d love to add them to our list. 🙂


3 Responses to “Date Night in a Box pt. 2”

  1. Hillary Wallace 05.5.2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Now I want margaritas…… such a cute idea!

  2. Logan Cantrell 09.9.2013 at 6:31 pm #

    I love “Three Amigos.” haha Such a good movie.


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