In our house, Date Nights are really important to us. Matt works odd hours that can conflict with my own so we’re not together all the time which is why I like to make sure we make time for ourselves as a couple. I’m a firm believer that simply by squaring off some time where you can and giving it a name (aka Date Night) is really important as it makes it a bit more different, a bit more special than your usual routine of curling up in front of the TV, as lovely as that can be.
That said, it can be quite difficult thinking of things to do. Going out for dinner or to the cinema is all very nice but sometimes you just want a bit more. And that’s where Date Night comes in. Date Night is a subscription box service with a difference. Forget six miniature beauty items that you don’t like, need or want and instead each month you get a themed box to help you create a unique and fun date night.
The subscription service means that in a way, every month you are forced to find some time to enjoy the box together. That’s not to say it’s something you don’t want to do, more that it can be easy to forget about the importance of quality time together and the box helps aid this. Now I’m not exaggerating when I say I was so excited to find out what the theme of our box would be. I’d seen the previous boxes on the website and they looked so unique and unlike anything I would have thought of to do myself. The box also provides you with everything you need for your date so you don’t need to rush out and buy anything else. Unless you want to of course!
Our first game required chopsticks (which came in the box itself) where we had to race each other to pick up white chocolate buttons. I’m admittedly very rubbish with chopsticks so Matt was automatically at an advantage with this one and beat me very easily. It’s safe to say we snuck a few buttons here and there but that was all part of the fun!
Included in the Date Box is a small bottle of champagne which while being a really nice touch, was part of the next task. I’m not a drinker so Matt took the reins. We melted down the white chocolate buttons we had been using and taking a wine glass (we didn’t have champagne glasses, oops), twirled the top half in the melted white chocolate. Matt then poured in the champagne and drank from the chocolatey glass, taking licks of the white chocolate before each sip. I’ll admit, it was a bit of a strange concept to me but the idea is that the flavours and textures together to create an incredible combination which certainly got the thumbs up from Matt!
We’d also been given a list of chocolate-related questions to ask each other as the alcohol was enjoyed. This was a really great way to stimulate conversation on topics you might not naturally talk about. It’s so easy to gossip or moan about work that we welcomed the chance to talk about other subjects. You can see a few of my responses below:
If you were a chocolate bar, which would you be and why?Probably something like a Kinder Bueno, a bit crispy on the outside but lovely and soft on the inside!
If you could only eat one more bar of chocolate, what would it be?
Either a Galaxy Salted Caramel or a Kinder Bueno! Mmm…
Be honest, how much chocolate do you eat in a week?
Definitely have to have a bit every day. Just how much depends a lot of the time on my mood!
What would you like to do together that you haven’t done before?We’d love to do Australia and New Zealand together!
Which day of your relationship would you most like to experience again?Either the day that we met, simply because neither of us had any idea where it would eventually lead us or the day we got our puppy, Luna because there was just so much love!
Matt’s highlight of the evening had to be the hot chocolate stirrers which we felt were perfect to end the night. In a mug of hot milk you simply swirled the stick until the chocolate had melted off and you were left with a gorgeous chocolatey drink.
If you’re not as much of a chocolate lover as I am or don’t have a whole night to spare, the box tasks mean it could easily be split up into chunks so you’ll get loads of little dates out of it. But even if you only do one box, I wholeheartedly recommend it. Quality time with your other half is so important and it’s so worth the effort to try to do something a bit different. We had so much fun testing out Date Night box and loved having a range of tasks to complete and enjoy.
You can find out about pricing and plans for Date Night here.
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Rosalie Horrocks x