12 Months of Pre-Planned Date Nights

12 Months of Pre-Planned Date NightsPart of my New Year, New You resolution was to spend more quality time with my hubby so when I was trying to decide on gifts, I found this one on Pinterest via Find Joy in the Journey and I knew that was exactly what I wanted to do. One of my readers also suggested it so Kudos to cindy!

12 Months of Pre-planned Dates! All costing pretty much nothing, which fit perfectly into my gift budget. All I purchased were the envelopes, a few nice pieces of scrapbook paper, and some fun stickers.
Sorry the pictures are not great, I was limited on time and trying to get these stuffed and done by the time he came home.
 January – “Dress Up Dinner Date” at home after the kids go to bed, dinner was pre-planned and I printed out a bunch of fun date conversation questions from Parents.com and put it in the envelope.
 February “Movie Date” – I used a movie gift card we already had and picked the movie, Contraband (because I LOVE Mark Wahlberg movies) and threw some popcorn in there for fun.
March – “Get Lucky Date” the Irish themed date. Irish Coffees, The Quiet Man movie, and a walk down our Ireland trip memory lane. I got the cute “Get Lucky” printable here.
April – “The Spa Date” giving the hubby a checklist of options for Massage, Pedicure, Bubble Bath with Lush sugar scrub, or Chocolate Covered __________. Saw this idea at Love Actually.
 May – “Fiesta Night” – Tacos, Corona’s or Margaritas, and the movie Nacho Libre. Got the Hot Hot Hot printable here.
June – “Picnic and Walk in the Park” with the whole family. Hanging in the park with the family and yummy food.
 July – “Game Night” – Scrabble, Uno, Dominos, Catch Phrase. Bring your game face and be prepared to play
August – “Tourist Date” – Get the camera and pack up the car, we’re going somewhere new!
September – “An Evening Under the Stars” – Dinner on the patio under the stars
October – “Memory Lane Date Night” – This is the month we met and got married so we’ll go to where it all started. We’ll go to the location of our first date, first kiss, and just enjoy “You, Me, and our Memories” I also made a C.D with all of “our” songs on it
November – “Bed and Breakfast Date” One nights stay at Che Katherine’s, I included a Do Not Disturb sign and I got a cute printable here.
December – “Slumber Party Date” – Sleeping under the Christmas Tree slumber party!
I’m SO excited to get my hubby time and I think he really liked his gift. The options are endless and after I was done, I came up with so many more ideas so maybe this can be our fun tradition. I got a lot of great ideas from some of my lady friends, The Dating Diva’s and Love Actually.
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  1. Awesome gift…You did an amazing job on it♥

  2. I super duper love this idea!!! I think I’m going to steal it for our upcoming dating anniversary/valentines day. I’m so inspired by you to do fun, crafty, inexpensive projects. :)

  3. What a fantastic gift!!!!

  4. I need to do this.. so cute!

  5. Great gift!

  6. That is such a sweet idea!

  7. What an awesome gift! Great idea!

  8. I love this Katherine!!! I love that it ‘makes’ you ‘make’ time because it’s already planned!!! :)

  9. What a great idea! I always think gifts of time are the very best!

  10. What a neat idea! Have fun on all of your dates :)

  11. This is fantastic! Maybe if I get my butt in gear I may have to borrow this idea and do it for hubby and I!

  12. Love this idea! I may have to do something similar with my own spin on it. 😉

  13. That’s such a cute idea! I love them all, but the memory lane one would be especially fun for us as we’ve never done that! Your homemade gifts have been so fun to see!

  14. brilliant idea :) My gosh, I’d love this as a gift too…great places to go and fun things to look forward to, each month!

  15. I think this is the coolest idea I have seen in a really long time and THANK YOU because now, I know exactly what to do for hubby for our birthday (yes, we share a birhtday). We usually don’t do gifts, but this would be PERFECT.

    Love it!

  16. this is wonderful!!! how creative.


  17. This is SUCH a cute idea — good job! :)

  18. Thanks for the kudos! Yours look prettier than mine. Great job!

  19. Perfect gift for a family with young kids! Or no kids! This idea would work for any couple…sweet idea!
    Saw you sharing at Serenity Now – Weekend Bloggy Party
    Debbie :)

  20. Cute idea! I’m working on a similar project for my anniversary present in March.

  21. Great idea! I am now following via GFC, Pinterest, G+ & FB. I couldn’t get your Twitter link to work.

  22. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It’s Weekly Goals Link Up. It’s a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here’s the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

  23. Such a great idea. Thank you for sharing this. I would like to repost if you don’t mind I am working on a Valentines them tips and tutorial. I would love to include your link.Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy all those great dates!

  24. What a sweet gift. We tend to get in a rut and this is just the thing to pull us out. Thanks for sharing. I’m visiting via Truly Lovely.

  25. Thanks for sharing this fun idea at Fancy This Fridays!!! We featured it today! 😉 http://www.trulylovelyblog.net/2013/01/fancy-this-fridays-110-and-features/

  26. Love this idea!!

    Followed you from the blog hop!


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