Most of you know about one of my New Years goals to go on a planned date out once a month. Well, we’ve upped the ante and decided that on those weeks that we do not go out, we will do a date in after the kiddo is asleep. We are taking turns planning it and it was my week last week. While driving to pick up the hubs from work, the cd player rotated to Monster Ballads and I was totally inspired. I know, inspired from the music of big hair bands. But I was!
I decided it would be so fun to plan a 90’s date since that was during both of our high school years. While pondering what to do I came up with the date theme “What if we had met in high school.” We always joke about it, so why not pretend for the night!
It started out with this gym bag full of basketball attire for the hubs. I took inspiration from our actual high school lives. There was a note inside that said, “While I was at drill team practice, I noticed you at basketball practice across the hall.” We both got dressed in the appropriate attire, he in his basketball uniform (the actual jersey saved from high school) and me in my Rockette sweatshirt (I dug out from the depths of my closet) and yoga pants.
Once we were clothed in our high school duds he found a note in the pocket of his shorts that said, “You have to see her again. You go ask her if she is going to Kevan’s party tonight.” (Kevan was one of his best friend’s in HS) I of course said I was. I instructed him that the family room was Kevan’s house and I got my standard HS party food and met him there.
While watching tv and after the hilarious put your hand on the couch and stretch out your finger so they will hold your hand (initiated by the hubs, good role playing babe!), he found the note I had previously placed in the bag of chips. It read “I know this is cheesy, but will you go to Sadie Hawkins with me?” For those of you who don’t know, Sadies is a girls choice dance where you wear matching shirts.
So in to the matching shirts we changed as the sound of 90’s rock ballads filled the air. We danced in the kitchen and shared our funny tricks and memories from dance days gone by. On the “sound system” was a note that read “You are going to remember this night, head over to get your pictures taken.” This is when the real fun started. These were the best of the HS dance date poses.
So now it’s your time to share! I want to hear any ideas you have for showing a little love! Could be fun date ideas, Valentine’s ideas, service or appreciation ideas, it’s up to you! The possibilities are endless. Link up the direct link (not your home page) below so we can all visit you. And don’t forget to use the cute button or link button so others can come see the rest of the ideas.
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