Sometimes a good way to mix up date night is by double dating or group dating.
We recently went to a dinner party with two other couples and it was a great way to socialize while still loving on your spouse.
I absolutely love dinner parties — especially when they end with a round of charades (or any type of game, but I dominate at charades). I think food and games are the best ways to bring people together and enjoy one another’s company. I often wish we had a bigger space or a garden for the sole purpose of putting on more events. I used to be a wedding planner so planning events is in my DNA. I love the little details that come together to make an unforgettable event. I love planning the event sometimes even more than attending (I am working on living more in the moment on this one). One day, I will have the perfect venue to host to my heart’s content. But for now you can find me scouting all our local parks to find the perfect setting for an outdoor dinner party.
A clam bake would be the perfect group date for these warm summer nights.
Did you ever used to watch “The Newlywed Game” ?
Although I have never watched a full episode (only small clips on youtube – it was a little before my time. give me a break), I love the idea of it.
I can be pretty competitive so a game to showcase your listening skills and learn about your partner in the process is right up my ally. There have been some modern spins on the legendary game. I have watched them and secretly always wanted to be a contestant. I don’t know why but, it sounds like so much fun. I love getting to know others (especially my B) and this game really tests how well you listened and got to know them for exactly who they are and not how you perceive them.
B and I used to play the question game while we were dating and still do now but slightly different version. The question game is where you have think of questions (deep or shallow) to ask your spouse and he/she has to answer no matter what and then you have to answer. It has sparked many conversations for B and I. I really like being asked the questions because often it is a subject I have never even thought of. It helps you to learn a little bit about yourself too!
So when I saw a take home version of the Newlywed Game from the Dating Divas, I knew I had to give it a go. And I was so glad I did. This is another cost effective and highly interactive type date. This game could be played after dinner, in the park, in your car, anywhere really.
Dating Diva supplies questions and the questionnaire. All you have to do is print!
Husbands out there looking for a simple yet sentimental date this is perfect for you! Playing this game + making her a dessert is money in the bank. You can thank me later.
This also doesn’t have to be a romantic thing. I think it would be fun to play with friends and siblings. It will test how deep your relationship is!
Confession… B and I have not had the chance to play the game yet, but we do plan on doing it this evening. I will let you know how it goes and what I learn!