Fifty Shades of Blind Date
Chocolate, rose petals and vino. Candlelight, blindfolds and tape… what do these all have in common? Ha, sounds kinky I know, but wait. No, I am not quoting Fifty Shades of Grey! These items are the makings of a fabulous Night In, for Mommy and Daddy, made possible by the company Night in Boxes!
Have you ever gone on a Blind Date? Neither had I, until that black box arrived!
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We’ve all fallen into the trap of complacency at some point. Whether it’s with a job or a relationship, there are moments in our lives we don’t put forth the effort that we should. In fact, according to Care.com, a whopping 85 percent of parents, when asked, said they wished they had taken the time to go out more.
Believe me, I get it, when a new baby comes along romance tends to take a back seat. Whether it’s the reluctancy of leaving the baby with a sitter or no nearby family to help, it’s tough. Sadly, the trials of the week and exhaustion from parenting make giving that extra oomph difficult sometimes.
What is Date Night In?
Date Night in Boxes are a part of a company called Night in Boxes, which offer both parents and kids date ideas to do at home! These pre-planned boxes are the ultimate solution for an at-home experience with a loved one! Life gets so hectic and these boxes arrive with everything you need to have a wonderful date in the comfort of your home! For as little as $38.98, you can experience a magical night, without the fuss of waiting for a table or leaving a tip! I call that a WIN-WIN!
What’s Inside the Box | March Edition
Dry Erase Board and Marker
Roll of Tape
Two Blindfolds / Sleeping Masks
Moroccan Magic Chapstick
Organic Cotton Candy
Card with Instructions
Menu & Beverages
Let me tell you, this company goes above and beyond when it comes to providing date night details. They put together a menu with beverages, an appetizer, main course and dessert. They even so much as give you a shopping list with all the items you need. Talk about amazing?!
The Menu (we mixed it up a bit)
Drinks: Wine/Beer Tasting or non-alcoholic Juice Tasting
Appetizer: Cheese and Meat Platter
Main Course: Sausage and Mushroom White Truffle Pizza / we opted for a different kind
Dessert: Panna Cotta
We started the evening by making dinner together and following the recipe guide. It was really fun making new recipes like the panna cotta! We met on the couch at promptly 8 pm to start our Date Night! Our little one sleeping peacefully in her crib and mommy and daddy were very excited to have some quality time together!
When we opened the box and saw all of the items, my husband’s eyes about popped out of his head at the sight of blindfolds and tape! We both had a great laugh! The itinerary card had a link for audio instructions for the date, and Patrick would be our guide.
We were instructed to take turns being blindfolded and to draw our idea of the perfect beach scene! This was right up our alley; not only are we both artists, but we live at the beach – HOW PERFECT! Next, we drew each other’s portraits!
Take a look at our drawings!
After drawing, Patrick told us to redraw them using voice commands. I loved that it focused on the importance of communication!
Our next activity was using the tape to create a blindfold maze! We had so much fun with this and even got a little silly! Using voice commands, we guided each other from start to finish!
Next up was a series of questions that Patrick asked us to think on. This was probably my favorite part of the date! I was surprised at the answers my husband gave to some of the questions. It was nice to take time to ask each other random questions when its so hard to make time to do that! Our typical night consists of getting the baby to sleep with only an hour or so of spare time before bedtime. Most nights are spent vegging out, watching shows, and decompressing the day away.
In case you were wondering about the cotton candy…the date ended with instructions on placing the cotton candy on an area of your body and using blindfolds to find it! I was impressed that the cotton candy was organic, as my husband and I try and purchase all organic and non-gmo foods!
The Verdict / Our Opinion
Our first date unfolded without a hitch. This momma showed up dressed to the nines! Believe me, it felt phenomenal to take time to get dressed up. When most days are spent in pjs and a messy bun – a fixed face, coiffed hair and a cute dress work wonders on this SAHM’s self confidence! We are really looking forward to next month’s box!!
Do you and your partner need a Night In?!
Every month, DATE NIGHT IN sends you a date filled with fun, unique, and spontaneous date night items, ideas, and activities, all aimed to help you create a moment every month that will last forever! Each month has a new theme to add variety and spice to your life! Date Night In’s highest priority is helping you to connect in a new and creative way. We know life gets crazy busy and finding time to invest in your relationship can slowly sink to the bottom of your “to-do” list. We make Date Night In simple, automatic, stress-free, kid-free, fun, worth it and most importantly memorable.
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