Hello friends. Last week, Chris and I tried the Cast Away themed date night from Dating Divas. It was a blast. You can find all their ideas here: http://www.thedatingdivas.com/kiirsten/cast-away-date-night/. Now, on to how ours went.
Chilled coconut water to go in our coconut cups. The ingredients for dessert….
Honey Lime Shrimp with Yellow Rice
Shrimp recipe here:
The shrimp was a bit salty but the rice was too bland so they worked out together. The next time I make this I’ll hold back on the salt. It was still very tasty though.
Garlic Bread Sticks
Peach Ice cream Crumble
This is an original. Well, at least as in I came up with it on my own. I smashed several Chocolate Chunk White Fudge Chips Ahoy cookies and I mixed them into Peach Ice cream. Then I topped it with whipped cream. I gotta say it was DELICIOUS!. This is now one of my favorite desserts. I figured it was tropical enough and quick. It had the perfect blend of fruit and chocolate.
Coconut cups from the Dollar Tree with umbrella straws.
A tacked up blanket tent in the living room. A pallet of blankets on the floor. Chinese Lanterns from the Dollar Tree. Fake palm trees.
I lit several candles and covered stools with a tropical looking plastic table cloth.
We watched “Cast Away” while eating supper. Then we took a break half way to have some island fun.
We didn’t do everything the Dating Diva’s suggested but we had fun with what we did do.
1. Make a shelter out of Popsicle sticks.
2. Make your own Wilson using tennis balls.
If you’ve seen the movie, you know Tom Hanks befriends a volley ball and names it Wilson after it’s brand. Wilson gives him company on the island. I’d be terrified to have Chris’ Wilson staring at me lol! (on the right)
3. Draw an island portrait of your sweety.
Chris’ drawing of me on the left and mine of him on the right. Gives me the giggles :).
The date nights just keep getting better and better. Thank you Dating Diva’s!
Folks, I’d love it if you left me a comment…especially if you have date night ideas or you try this one. I truly hope this blog inspires you in your every day life and to have a romance filled marriage.
My guys washing the van. Michael’s learning so many new things. It’s hard to believe he’s already seven years old!
I’ve been decorating our back yard a bit. A butterfly and dragonfly in the trees…
I’m trying to grow a sunflower house but it’s taking a good while. I also planted a rose bush and strawberries. I have solar lights lining the path and a solar bird bath. It’s magical at night. I really hope all the flowers grow.
Well, God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover