Each month they send out a little box of treasures for you and your partner to have a date night with a difference. We've been sent the July box to review, and when I peeped inside at first I wasn't sure it was for us, but it's good for everyone to try something new, and doing it together with just your partner really does serve to help you focus on each other for one very rare evening...
Your date plan is all inside the instruction manual leaflet. Sometimes boxes will require you to leave the house, but inside our box is everything we need to take part in 3 activities that will fill an entire evening at home - a quiz, a really simple recipe to cook and an art activity, plus instructions to find a playlist of music to accompany our evening and snacks to keep us going.
The ‘Who Knows Who?’ Quiz is an icebreaker to smoothe you into the date and help you focus on each other by appreciating the things you do for each other. There are 3 winners tokens for correct answers...
We got loads of answers the same! The quiz showed us that we value and enjoy the same things - good job really! It was pretty even, so we shared the winner tokens.
The Pancake Cooking Activity gives you pre-measured ingredients (add an egg, butter and milk) and easy-to-follow instructions. My partner rarely ever cooks, and guess what? He still didn't! However the pancakes with golden syrup were delicious, only took 10 minutes and were something we don't eat very often, so a really nice change.
The Painting Activity really was an unknown. My partner occasionally enjoys drawing, but my skills are more on a par with 'draw me something resembling a cat please Mum' - my turn to be out of my comfort zone.
We were encouraged to paint 'your favourite activity' from the Who Knows Who? quiz and provided with 2 x A5 canvases, a pack of 10 acrylic paints, two paintbrushes and pencils, and they were all really nice quality!
Hilariously my chosen precious memory we share was the birth of our youngest child in our living room, and my partner decided to draw that...and he made a great job of it I think! I went for the slightly less risky 'camping'.
I had no idea this would be such a chilled and chatty experience. Neither of us completed a masterpiece, but it was really what the Doctor ordered. I haven't drawn a picture for fun since I was around 7.
Two teabags, a bag of popcorn and After Eight Mints were provided to round off our date while we enjoyed the fruits of our labours...and cashed in a couple of the winner's tokens...
I have to say it was a really lovely date. Usually our time disappears and it seems mealtime is followed by bedtime and nothing of note really happens in between. This was 3 hours where I felt we really used our time to it's fullest. We laughed, we smiled, and we had a lot of fun together. I actually can't wait to find out what's in next month's box!
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