Date Night!

Our last two date nights have been spur-of-the-moment dates…which can often turn into the best date nights.

A couple weeks ago I realized late into the afternoon on Sunday that I was supposed to have picked the date night that week….and I just wasn’t feeling it. So I didn’t mention it, hoping that Theo wouldn’t notice. Honestly, it doesn’t matter that much if we don’t do a date night by Sunday, but I purposely neglected to not plan for it, simply because I didn’t feel like it. So that made me feel bad.

So I decided we would go to the movies!

Theo and I hardly ever go to the movie theaters. Honestly, it’s really expensive, and I can’t sit through a whole movie anyways. Plus, I always convince Theo to buy me popcorn, and then we only eat half of the $7 bag of popcorn (and we ask ourselves all throughout the movie why we didn’t just pop our own bag of popcorn at home and sneak it in….). Plus, there are rarely any movies that we both want to see. Several times we have gone to the theater for a date night, looked over all the movies, realized that they all go to midnight, and left to just watch a $1 movie at home. Pathetic, yes? But that’s just our style!

However, this night was all different. You see, Catching Fire had come out and it was a movie that we actually BOTH wanted to see! So we bundled up and drove to the nearby theater, bought our $7 popcorn and watched Catching Fire for our date night. It was a blast. It was a good movie, better than the first one. One that I would probably actually watch again (and that is saying a lot for me!)

This past week, our date night was actually planned by my brother and sister-in-law. They gave us our Christmas gift early, and it was a fantastic gift: a date night! In this gift was a gift card to The Cheesecake Factory, two movies, microwave popcorn, sparkling grape juice, and some chocolates for dessert. Isn’t that the most wonderful present??

Due to the fact that unexpectedly got Tuesday off work, Theo and I decided to use this awesome date night.

First, The Cheesecake Factory.

Then, the movie ‘Date Night’. This movie is HILARIOUS. I was a little bit nervous that it would be a typical chick flick with a cute plot line but enough raunchiness to almost ruin the movie, but it was not like that at all. There was only one or two inappropriate scenes, and even those weren’t that bad. We munched on Popcorn and chocolates while watching the movie, and the sparkling grape juice was a hit, too!

This was such a great Christmas gift idea. It would be perfect for any couple- dating, engaged, married for 1 year, married for 40 years. It could also be a cute gift for housemates, to have a girls night in or something along those lines. You could switch up the gift, adding different themes, adding hot chocolate or nail polish or anything that you can think of! It doesn’t have to be expensive, although it can add up!

Thanks so much, Dan and Kelly for the awesome date night…and the awesome idea!