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Painting Party with Date Night In Box

If there is one thing I love, it’s a craft project. Whether it be a pocket letter, a way to display polaroids, or some holiday decor; busting out the washi tape or a glue gun is my idea of self-care! And what better way to double the fun than get Chet in on the action, too.

We recently received our very first Date Night In Box and the theme was *drumroll please* “Painted With Love.” How fun is that?!

Before the box even came in the mail, I got an email with  links to a printable invitation and a personalized music playlist. They really cover ALL the details!

But as soon as I took this puppy out of the mailbox, I was even MORE impressed. The packaging was so adorable and really stuck with the whole painting theme–pantone, water-color REALNESS! Both the printable invitation and the box itself really invoked the idea of a paint and wine class, something I’ve always wanted to do as a date but never got around to. Now our own personal version was showing up at my door! What luck!!

The box came equipped with everything we needed to make our painting date a reality. Tucked inside were a couple canvases, paint and paintbrushes, and other supplies to make the night a success!

There was also a newsletter which had a bunch of recipes to take the date to the next level with a dinner, along with suggestions for movies that would follow the artistic theme of the night…

…as well as a “Colors of Love” quiz to keep the fun conversations flowing.

I LOVE when all parts of an evening are on-theme…so satisfying, LOL!

And the best part? I didn’t have to do any of the planning! Everything I needed to create this meaningful and memorable date night was right at my fingertips.

Interested in enjoying a monthly date night from the comfort of your own home? Consider a subscription to Date Night In Boxes. Every month features a new theme for you and your partner to enjoy! 


Rainy Day Adventure: The Arcade


Now that we’re feeling settled in our new apartment, Chet and I have been excited to do a little exploring in our ‘hood. After some internet searchin’, we stumbled upon an arcade not too far from our home-base. Since Sunday afternoon was dreary and rainy, with the remnants of Hurricane Erika washing up on us, we thought there was no better time to drive over and give Arcade Odyssey a go! They had tons of classic games, as well as rarer-to-the-States Japanese games (I know nothing about this sort of stuff but Chet was excited, lol), and a wall of pinball machines (!). We got some tokens and got tucked in…

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Chet played a bunch of different games; his favorite was a crazy anime one called Chaos Code.




I mostly stuck to the pinball machines (Batman and The Simpsons were my jam) and this retro, Budweiser sponsored game called Tapper. Obsessed with Tapper, you guys. I want one in my house.

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What a wonderful afternoon! Sometimes it’s fun to just act like a kid for a few hours. You feel a little giddy and lighter afterwards. I would definitely recommend an arcade trip if you’re looking for some sweet play-time with friends or your significant other. It’s a pretty budget friendly activity (just the cost of tokens) and you can keep it chill or get really competitive–depending on what you’re after. And of course you gotta love a place with Pac Man…


…and such a playful carpet print, lol. (I feel like this is the Universal pattern for arcades, movie theaters, and rollerskating rinks. Who instigated this?!)

We’ll certainly return for future fun!


Have you discovered any fun rainy day activities lately? Any suggestions? I’d love to hear…