Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Date Night


I saw this idea at find joy in the journey and it really got me thinking. The goal of the above project is to put 12 date night ideas into envelopes. These date nights are pre-planned and pre-paid and opened at the beginning of each month so that a date can be set on the calendar.

The pre-planner in me loved this idea but then I started thinking, would I still be interested in doing something in August that I planned in January? Maybe or Maybe not.

My husband and I are pretty good about seeing a new restaurant or bar and checking out the scene. We also do a fair amount of planning for activities, especially in the summer months. However, we don’t have a lot of “date” nights where something is on the books and requires me to actually think about how I might wear my hair, get my nails done and definitely buy a new pair of shoes.

Plus I already give my husband a categorized spreadsheet when we get to the grocery store based on a divide and conquer system. I know, I know…but it really does get us out of the store in about 20 minutes. So, a part of me thinks that if I come to him with planned out dates, I might just get an eye roll.

Fellow Hip Hostess’, help me out, is this a good idea or not?


Sécia Mischke said...

I think it's a fantastic idea! I'm trying it. What have you got to lose? Oh, and I get the eye rolls too but they're always followed by a smile. I can live with that.

♥ sécia

Angela Alpaugh said...

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Abby said...

do it! You might not end up doing the exact thing you wrote down, but it might spark some ideas, and either way it is a great reminder.

Lisa said...

I think it is a great idea just for the committed time together. Schedule the monthly dates and then couples can wing it if they have changed their minds about the activity...unless it has been paid for.

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