I Went On A Blind Date with My Husband - #NightInBoxes

Thank you to Date Night In Boxes for providing me with this fun date night to share with my husband. All opinions are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links.

Who has time or money to go on a date when you are a parent of small children? Not me! I heard about Date Night In boxes from a Mom's group that I am a part of and I was intrigued! The concept is that you spend about $40 for a date box (the same amount you'd spend at a mediocre dinner out) and spend about an hour with your spouse sharing a predesigned experience together and actually having conversation (gasp) at home! 

Date Night In set me up as an affiliate - so I'll get to write about my experiences with their date box each month. After my day of kid wrangling in my pajamas, I took a shower, put on make up and got ready for our date. This is what I saw when I opened my first box: 


Um. I thought to myself: great, my mother in law is going to read this... I was relieved to find out that it was a fun activity that was actually very PG. This was an unusual style for the Date Night In box, as described on the instruction card. This date would be mostly blindfolded and lead by a pre-recorded guide that you listen to online (on your phone). Normally, there is an itinerary card that you follow.  In our first assignment, Jason had to draw a beach scene blindfolded. 


This was Jason's first drawing, unassisted. 
Then, he was supposed to draw it again, but this time I got to tell him what to draw.
This was the assisted version. 
 Next, it was my turn to be blindfolded and do the drawing. I was supposed to draw a portrait of Jason unassisted and then draw a portrait of Jason...assisted by Jason... 

My original portrait of Jason
My assisted portrait of Jason... the guide said it should be significantly better....😱
 Our next task, was to create an obstacle course and lead each other through with just verbal commands while the participant was blindfolded. Jason lead me out the front door! 😐 Classic Jason shenanigans.

There was a cotton candy component that I did not snap any pictures of - probably because we were both blindfolded... and probably because it lead to some kissing 😚... not bad for some over-tired parents who just put three kids to bed!

All in all, it was a great little escape in our hectic day. It was a fun way to connect to each other and have some laughs together. There were also some discussion questions along the way to spark conversation and encourage good communication. My take on Date Night In is that it is a great way to set aside some quality time with your spouse, that you might not otherwise take the time for - and hey, it's a good excuse to open a bottle of wine!


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3 comments

  1. LOL at the drawings. What a fun box!!

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  2. I have been intrigued by many of the couple subscription boxes. This definitely looks like a fun one/

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  3. What a fun idea! I love that someone else comes up with date night ideas and I get to have fun with my husband without having to pay a babysitter (or get out of my comfy sweats/clothes!)

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