Pinterest Project Tuesdays – Date Night in a Bag

My project this week is actually something that I started a few months ago. When I first saw this pin awhile ago, I knew it was something that I wanted to do. We have done Date Night in a Bag a few times and it has been a blast!!

This pin takes you to one of my favorite websites, The Dating Divas. It is a great blog with lots of ideas to strengthen your marriage/relationship. Majority of their ideas come with the printables so that you can make planning even easier! They offer a large amount of date night ideas too!!

Here is what I did for my first Date Night in a Bag! Which was Italian Date Night!

What you will need:

  • Gift Bag
  • Printables from The Dating Divas
  • Mini Boboli Pizza Crusts
  • Pizza Sauce
  • 2 Mini Popcorn Bags
  • 2 Mini Pops
  • Ice Cream Scoop
  • Hot Fudge
  • Cherries
  • Italian Movie (I used the Italian Job)
  • Candy
  • Ice Cream (Not in the bag)
  • Cheese (Not in the bag)

First thing that I did was tape the printable about Date Night on the bag. Then I put everything in the bag!

Then I had Brent open the bag to see what we were going to do for Date Night that week.

We first made our Pizzas! We each had personal mini pizza.

Then we watched the Italian Job while munching on popcorn and candy. Final we had dessert, Hot Fudge Sundaes!

Date Night in a Bag is a great way to do date night while spending very little money. You can do a date at home or you can plan a unique date! It’s all up to you. I love the surprise of it each time too, you don’t know what the date will be until you start opening the bag!

Here is another example of a Date Night in a Bag that I did. It is the Bookstore Date! I had a gift card for our dinner, a gift card for dessert, then we went to the Bookstore (Barnes and Noble) with a sheet of challenges and then we came home and watched a movie based off a book (The Notebook).

Every couple needs Date Night and now you have no excuse!! Go plan your next date!

Until next time!


Jessica AKA Mrs. Ripple

Tale as Old as Time

Last night, Brent and I went on a Double Date with our friends Matt and Rebekah to see Beauty and the Beast: The Musical! As a Disney fan for sure, I was very excited about seeing this!

The play was just like the movie but with some added songs and dialect. My favorite parts were when they sang “Be Our Guest” and of course when they sang “Beauty and the Beast”. I also liked how they made the Beast funny at times and the actor that played Gaston was really good.

Even with little miss annoying Chatty Cathy behind us for most of the fist act, it was still a great night with great friends and great music!! I think we might go see Peter Pan next!!

Until next time!


Jessica AKA Mrs. Ripple

IKEA Date Night

With us being so busy and buying a new house we really haven’t had time to do a date night. So a couple of weekends ago we were running some errands and what not and we stopped at IKEA to have a look around. I thought this would be a perfect spontaneous date!

It wasn’t anything too fancy! We walked around the store picking out decoration things that we would like to get for our house and generally just spent time together. We bought a couple of vases, a silverware tray and some steak knives and we found a couple of things that we are going to go back and get. After standing in line FOREVER (we forget it was back to school time and the store was packed with parents getting stuff for their college students), we finished the date off with a $1 ice cream cone!

I think the next time we go, I will have a real plan and do a Scavenger Hunt type of game!!

Until next time!


Jessica AKA Mrs. Ripple