I came up with 4 main ideas:
(1) Active activity (free)
(2) Fun date activity ($)
Then I came up with two different options for each of these main ideas.
Activity: Smash ball or Smash ball ( I obviously wanted to play smashball)
Date activity: Mini golf/Bowling or Wine, chocolate & board games cozy at home.
Dinner: Go out to dinner, or cook together at home
Dessert: Frozen yogurt or Ice Cream
I created these pieces of paper:
Two green balloons: each held one activity option
Two pink balloons: each held one dinner option
Two blue balloons: each held one dessert option
|Place each option in the balloons, then inflate. REMEMBER which color represents what activity.. so you can tell him/her which color to pick from.. and the date can play out in the correct order :)|
Throughout the night I would tell him to pick one of the blue balloons, or one of the pink balloons..etc, and that would determine what our next destination/activity was :)
I also gave him small gifts throughout the night.. we played with them while we waited for our ice cream :)
Our night played out as follows.
We went to the park and played smash ball. I packed fruits and veggies to snack on, and we had a little mini picnic at the park
Then we went mini golfing :)
We ended our night with ice cream from Mariannes in Santa Cruz.
At the end of the night I let him pop the 4 left over balloons to see what the other options were.
It was an amazing night, we had a lot of fun being "spontaneous" and I always love planning creative things for him!