Saturday, September 10, 2011

Choose Your Own Adventure Date Night

So the other day when I was doing my daily blog-hunt I stumbled across The Dating Divas. I sat for hours looking through all their creative date ideas. One idea really piqued my interest, a Choose Your Own Adventure Date. My mind immediately started going thinking of my husbands favorite places around here and cool things we could do. Finally, I gave in and told him to keep Thursday night free as I was planning a date for us.

I started by creating a book cover from a CYOA book. I changed the title to The Dating Adventure, put myself as the author, and added detective/clue-like clipart.

Then I came up with different levels of activities: pre-dinner, dinner, post-dinner, etc. For each level I had four options for Mark to choose from. I printed these off, put them in envelopes, then on each envelope I wrote a clue as to what was inside. I think he had the most fun trying to figure out each clue as he HATES surprises.

When I had finished that I wrote a poem to go with the cover. The poem told him what tonight's date was going to be.

Here are some pictures from our Choose Your Own Adventure Date:

I gave him the first set of envelopes at home. He read the clues then choose one to open.

 That envelope sent us 'Window shopping at Family Christian Bookstore'.

After that it was time for dinner and we were off to Los Gallos. This decision was a tough one...

For our activity we went to Wal-Mart and bought each other a $5 gift. We cheated a little on this one and we kind of picked out what we wanted. Mark got doe pee (how romantic, I know...) for hunting, and I got a Paula Dean cinnamon and apple candle.

Overall our date night was a huge success!


  1. Carrie, I truly love this! Tommy and I never get to go out anymore but always want to! This would make it more interesting and fun. AND it would force us to schedule time together. Miss you! Let's meet for coffee sometime after school. xoxo, Sarah

  2. Awesome idea! Sounds like you both had a great time :). I enjoy keeping up with all of your super creative endeavors!

  3. Thanks everyone! I can't wait to do it again. Mark was like a kid at Christmas when he was opening the envelopes.

  4. That is so sweet and such a fun idea. I used to love those books. Your love will always stay strong if you continue with these thoughtful gestures.

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  5. Fun idea! I might try it with my husband!

  6. This IS a fun idea. I saw that same post at the Dating Divas and took it a step further. I actually wrote a story with our choices in it and made it into a Choose Your Own Adventure Date with it's own special book that we read on our date. It was a whole lot of fun, although a little more work. I used to love the Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was little. We've done the choices in the envelopes too. What a blast!


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