A Daring Date Night for Two

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life, we forget to take some time to DATE our spouse. Wouldn’t you agree? Life often gets so busy and we tend to get a little too comfortable with our day to day routines.  Soooo, I decided to do a little outside the box thinking what about a THEMED date night?  A Daring (adventurous) Date Night for Two!  What do you think of the idea?

I {love} World Market. I could buy one of everything in that store. Seriously!  Friendly staff and fabulous products means I’ll be baaaaack {smile}.  Upon a recent visit to the store, I saw their new Kingdom Animalia Collection.  My wheels started turning as I looked through all of these fun and vivacious pieces from this collection.  I could plan an out of the ordinary, a little on the wilder side themed date night.   So, let’s do a little shopping!

I enjoy entertaining, although I don’t seem to do it as often as I’d like to, so when I get to set the table a little more purposefully, I get super excited!!  Here are a few of the pieces that caught my eye.  I fell in {love} with the orange glazed dinner plates and the orange baker was to die for!  The bamboo spoon slid through the lid for easy storage and serving.  Brilliant!  Anywho, I thought pairing these orange pieces with a couple of what I would call Moroccan inspired candle holders — I could pull in some extra color with the napkins.  That would cover dinner — and then there were these serengeti dot mugs that would I thought would pull everything together.  These mugs would complete the night with a cup of coffee and some mouthwatering dessert.  I think these pieces are gorgeous.  Don’t you?

Okay, so the plan is that I’ll set the table for two and follow my rule of simplicity.  I don’t like a lot of clutter around us when we’re eating. I {love} adding an eclectic touch, a bit of color, and having clean lines.  A table for two can say so much — intimate, romantic, time alone, reconnecting, etc.

And as suggested earlier, we’ll end the night with these fabulously designed mugs filled with coffee that will accompany a yummy dessert!  Oooo, I’m getting super excited!  I’m thinking a soufflé of some sort…chocolate maybe?

So, what do you think?  Are your feeling inspired to plan a date night with your significant other? If you’re thinking outside the box, keep World Market in mind.  If you’ve never been, boy are you missing out!  Seriously, like, go right now {giggle}.

Oooooo!  One more teeny tiny thing. Squeal!
World Market is currently hosting an African Safari Sweepstakes that you
might just want to go enter!  I’ve always wanted to go on an African Safari.

Grand Prize package includes:  A trip for two to Africa (5 day Trip for 2 to Africa- includes airfare, accommodations and excursions) AND a $1,000 World Market gift card.

There will also be 3 runner up prize winners that will each receive a $500 World Market gift card!  The African Safari Sweepstakes runs from  July 14 to August 17.  If you share the sweepstakes with 5 of your friends (via FB share or email) you can receive 5 additional bonus entries. (This is part of the registration process when entering). Users can also enter daily for more chances to win. Visit World Market Sweepstakes for more details.  You can also find World Market on Twitter | Facebook | You Tube.

So, tell me, what will your next date nights ‘theme’ be?

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  1. says

    Love the table settings! And I completely agree–date night is important and often forgotten. My husband and I have a 4-month-old son, and since his birth I can count on one hand the number of dates we’ve been on. As a matter of fact, I can count on one finger the number of dates we’ve been on since then.

    Honestly, how are you supposed to date with such a tiny breastfeeding baby as an over-protective mom? Problem solved: drive-in-theater! That one date we had was last weekend–I brought a home-made dinner and dessert. He brought the couch cushions to lay out in the back of our SUV. And we FINALLY saw a movie together. And the baby slept through nearly the whole thing!

    So in a nutshell, don’t take date night for granted. Some of us long for an easy date night to reconnect with one another on a level other than being equally sleep deprived. Thanks for this post. It’s a nice reminder of how fun dating your spouse can be. :)


    • says

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Janae. I LOVED what you did for your date night at the drive-in theater — and I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I certainly don’t take date nights for granted; however, I would give anything to be a mommy too. Wishing you and your family the very best and may you find that time to reconnect when possible. HUGS!

    • says

      Hi Katherine! If you ever get a chance to visit with a World Market…. BEWARE {giggle}. I trust you’re having a lovely weekend. Hugs.

  2. says

    Hi Kelly! I love your table setting! Your post was such a good reminder for me – it’s been long overdue that my hubby and I have a date night…. even if it’s at home. :) So excited to have found you through A Glimpse Inside’s Link Party!

    • says

      Hi Weiya! So super excited that you found me and my friends here at LLR :) I do hope you’ll take some time for a date night with your hubby — do a themed one and share on your blog??!! Looking forward to getting better acquainted. Have a lovely weekend. HUGS!

  3. says

    We just got back from our 2nd Honeymoon- a trip we took for our 10 year anniversary. My husband has expressed he would like to keep the interaction we had on our trip. This is a great idea.

    • says

      Hi Beja! How wonderful that you were able to take a special trip for your 10-year anniversary. Taking the time to connect is so important. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs.


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