5 Games to play on a Breakfast Date with Young Children

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How many of you are parents to young children?  People who are super busy? Maybe don’t work the same shifts very often.  Well here are 5 Games to play on a Breakfast Date with Young Children, easy dates to do at home in the morning over coffee to spend some quality time together, while still minding children.

I used to have a monthly series on my blog called the Date Night Challenge, all date ideas you can do at home once the kids are in bed.  The idea was sometimes parents don’t have a chance to get out of the house very often, but you should still have a chance to connect.  Doing dates once the kids are in bed is a great way to still have a chance to see each other and still get quality time.  Well ironically enough, I had to stop doing that series because frankly we were too tired at the end of the day.  Movie date nights are pretty much the norm in this house and not exactly a lot of scope to blog about. But they are a perfectly acceptable way to connect and relax at the end of a long day working and chasing young children.

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A new tradition has been developed on Sunday mornings, we have coffee or tea, and play some games.  Doing our quality time and dates in the morning is easier on us, we are both alert and have energy so we are able to do more together.   The thing is, we have little children, so whatever we do can’t have a million pieces, take a long time to set-up or take-down.  Unless, they happen to be going to the park for an hour with Grandpa, then we can.

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Here are 5 Games to play on a Breakfast Date with Young Children:

Mancala

Mancala

A new personal favourite of ours to play together.  The kids do like the colourful stones, but it’s easy to play even with distractions.

Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit

Trivial Pursuit

My amazing hubby bought me a travel (I think, it’s awfully small and doesn’t have a game board) Harry Potter Trivia.  Poor guy had no idea what he was in for, like he could possibly beat me at Harry Potter trivia!  It was an amazing gift and we love playing it now.

 

Mille Bourne

Card games

We like Mille Bourne, not too many cards to set up and the games chttp://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=6710&action=editan be super short.  We usually only play one or two hands, not the whole game to 5000 points.  I like cribbage as well for ease of playing and being to play only a few hands at a time.

Board Games

Board Games

We like Monopoly and Settlers of Catan, but there are a lot of pieces, so we have to make sure the kids are distracted for awhile and we play a shorter version.

 

If Books

If Books

My sister uses these as wedding presents, a great way to open up conversations with people and connect on a different level.  Usually, with questions you wouldn’t even think of asking normally.  Such as, if you could have a dinner with three people, anyone alive or dead, who would they be.  If you could go on vacation right now, where would you go.  They are a really fun way to discover what someone is thinking about something when you may not know otherwise.

 

What are your favourite ways to connect with your partner while the kids are around and you are home?  Any fun ways to spend quality time while exhausted and on no sleep?

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I used to do a blog series called Date Night Challenge, check out some of these easy date night ideas below.

 

 

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Date Night Challenge #9 S’mores Picnic

It’s a new month, so that means it’s time for a new date night challenge!  This month we are embracing the imminent summer weather, activities, and getting a head start in celebrating.

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Smores

It was a rainy weekend so we decided to lay out some blankets on the floor and have a dessert picnic making S’mores.  I grew up camping and always loved S’mores so making them as part of a date night is just super fun.

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Materials Needed:

  • Comfy blankets
  • Tea lights and matches or lighter
  • Bambo skewers or fondue forks
  • Plate
  • Marshmallows (even vegan ones work)
  • Digestive cookies with chocolate on one side

 

Instructions:

  • Spread out a blanket on the floor.
  • Place your tea lights, marshmallows, and digestive cookies. Ensure the candles are on a plate, wax spills!
  • Get comfy with your spouse/partner.
  • Light your tea lights and skewers some marshmallows to roast.
  • When the marshmallows get hot put it in between two digestive cookies and the chocolate will melt.

Have a snuggle and enjoy some lovely dessert on the blanket.

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Date Night Challenge #8 – Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt

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Materials needed:

  • Glow in the dark sticks – I recommend the thick ones from the dollar store
  • A backyard, deck, or even just a basement or living room for the hunt.
  • Two wiling participants to have some fun and laugh together.
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While hubby (or whoever you are with, wife, etc.) is at work crack the glow sticks in the late afternoon (they are usually good for 8-12 hours) and have your kids help you hide them in the backyard.  You could do it inside if you do not have a backyard.  With the nice weather we want to spend as much time outside as possible.  The kids go to bed early, but my son is frequently up by 10 for nursing, so now that it still gets dark early this is the perfect time of year to do this date.

I enlisted my three-year-olds help and she was only too enthusiastic to participate!  I suppose my one-year-old too but he was not as much help.  They were both so excited to run around the backyard hiding glow sticks, and it seemed more fair to me as I didn’t know the location of them all.  She knew it was a secret, but as soon as she saw daddy went right up to him and said “shhhh Daddy, I have a secret, mommy and I hid glow sticks, but don’t tell anyone”  oh boy, toddlers!!  Luckily my husband never guessed what it was for so I was still able to surprise him.

Enlist your kids help to hide the glow sticks!

When your partner gets home from work say you have a fun game to play, but you have to think of a prize first.  Come up with a bet/prize you want if you win.  For example, if my husband wins he gets to sleep in all weekend, if I win, I get to leave the house alone and go for a coffee, dishes, meals, cleaning, foot massages, be creative, but tell me in the comments below so I have new ideas to get WHEN I win too

When the kids are in bed and it is dark out, go outside and race around the backyard trying to find as many glow sticks as you can, more than your partner to win.  When you cannot see anymore glowing lights count them up and see who won!

My husband and I had a lot of fun.  It was super entertaining finding all the places the kids hid them.  Some were funny like in the tricycle and in the cozy coupe car, she even climbed her play structure to put some in the tree.  Under the chairs were more funny, my one year old just dropped them in their toy house.  We decided whoever got the most glow sticks would get three hours guilt-free outside of the house next weekend.  My amazing husband was a great sport, but he totally let me win!  I can’t wait to leave the house and be alone next weekend!

With the leftover glow sticks I left them in my kids rooms when they were asleep, my daughter thought it was hilarious in the morning and told me someone had left a glow stick trail in her room.  My son had something to distract him from his night time teething pain and screaming.

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Please try this out and tell me what bets you make and if you have any other fun additions to add.  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RFAKDateNightChallenge on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook so I can see your awesome date nights too!

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Date Night Challenge #7 – Relaxation & Pampering

 

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If you are new to my blog or this series, every month we do a Date Night Challenge where you can easily do these activities at home, usually cheaply, while your children are in bed.  If you are lucky enough to be able to go and have dates outside the house then kudos to you, for us though, we are kind of stuck at the house all the time.  Although we cannot go out much it is still really important to actually connect with each other.  My husband and I love to have date nights, it helps us remember to focus solely on each other and also do something fun together.  It can be so easy to forget to have fun when you’re an adult and you’re busy with work, cleaning, kids and cooking, but we need to have fun in our lives and not just with the kids.  We need to have fun with each other too and remember why we married each other in the first place.  Life as an adult can be stressful so this month’s challenge is to help with the stress at the same time as connecting.

Materials needed

  • Cozy couch
  • Towels
  • Two tubs big enough to fit your feet
  • Hot water
  • If you have any foot soak you can use that otherwise you can just use some Epsom salt, bubble bath, or whatever you have available
  • Lotion, again if you have peppermint lotion (which is good for tired feet) that’s great, but if not you use whatever you have available
  • Snacks and a beverage

Preparation:

Put some towels on the ground to protect your floors and fill up those tubs up with some nice warm water, but not too hot to burn  your feet.  Make sure you put in some of your foot soak (or whatever you’re using to help your tired tootsies).  Set up an indulgent snack, I made these awesome Coconut Chocolates  (pictured below) for us to sample and a drink, we kept it basic with some cold pop.

Sit down next to each other on the couch and soak your feet for a while, maybe snuggle, or just chat with each other.  I know we don’t have a lot of time to just focus on each other and chat so this is a perfect excuse to actually sit and give each other your undivided attention and talk about your day, anything fun going on in the world, plans you have or other family things that you may not have a chance to discuss with the kids around.

After you are done soaking your feet now is the fun part!  Also why you need a couch or two comfy chairs right next to each other.   Dry off your feet and give each other a foot to massage.  Use the peppermint lotion (or whatever you have) and help them relax even more by giving their feet a good massage.  When your hands get tired take a quick break then switch feet.

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Have you participated in our Date Night Challenges before?  If so which one have you done?  Are you going to participate in this one? I hope you do because I bet you and your partners feet are pretty tired right now and could enjoy a nice massage.  Besides, who doesn’t want a foot massage? Your partner is a lot more likely to give you one if you’re willing to give them one too!  If you try this out make sure you use #RFAKDateNightChallenge on Instagram or Twitter and please make sure you come back and tell me how it went.

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Date Night Challenge #6 – Communication 

 

If you have not heard of the Five Love Languages, you are seriously missing out.  This is based on Gary Chapman’s theory that everyone has five basic love languages, but every one of us is different in how we perceive our love languages.  The five love languages are:

  • Acts of Service
  • Receiving Gifts
  • Quality Time
  • Physical Affection
  • Words of Affirmations

If you want to truly show your partner that you love them, then you need to focus on THEIR love languages.  For example I am big on acts of service, if my husband wants to show me he loves me, lessen my workload!  Put the kids to bed, empty the dishwasher etc.  A hug is awesome and sweet, but nothing says love like a clean house that I didn’t have to clean!  Whereas, my husband is more along the lines of affection, so while I clean the house for him to show him I care, that means nothing to him, a big hug and a kiss when he comes home from work would mean a lot more to him.  It is really important to make sure that you are gearing your appreciation towards each other based on THEIR love language and not yours.  That is how you make sure that your partner knows you truly care.

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Your mission for date night tonight, kind of like a fun productive homework assignment, discover your love languages and talk about it so you are on the same page.

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Materials needed:

  • Computer, laptop, tablet, etc. ideally two so you can each do it at the same time.
  • A beverage of choice, hot chocolate, scotch, etc.

IMG_7779Log in to the website, and fill out the survey as honestly as you can.  Make sure at the end you use the e-mail option to send your partner a copy of your results.  Spend some time reviewing your results so you understand what your love language is.  Understanding your love language needs is very important in helping your partner understand you and giving you better clarity of what you need/want in a relationship.

Next review your partner’s results while they review yours.  Take some time to read and understand the top love languages for them.  It is also a great way to show you how they may be trying in their own way to tell you how much they love you all the time, but because that is not your language you did not understand, now you understand to look for those signs as a way they try to tell you they care.

Put the devices away and talk.  Understand what your partner needs to feel loved and appreciated.   Brainstorm some ways and ideas in which you can ensure you are making your partner feel needed and loved and speak to them in their “love language”.

I found the results very interesting, my husband and I realized that we had been speaking very different languages.  It also helped us understand that we had been showing each other love and appreciation, but in our own way which may not have been interpreted as such.  It is also good to know and be more understanding, my husband’s love language of physical touch was very high on his list, so when he hugs me and holds my hand, he is telling me a lot more than I realized he was.  Top of my list was gifts, (which was the bottom of his) so he had no idea how much love and effort I tried to put into gifts for him.  We both learned a lot about each other and how to help the other feel loved.

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I am not affiliated or making any money whatsoever off this post, I just think the love languages are super cool and productive.  I know there are a few love languages books, but I have not read it yet. I hope to soon!

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Have you heard of the love languages?  What are your top love languages?  If you have read the book do you recommend them?

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The Ultimate Marriage Journal

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Being in a relationship can be really challenging at times.  No two people are alike and everyone perceives love and appreciation differently, which can sometimes create resentment and a lot of misunderstandings.  It can be easy to take your partner for granted and assume they know how much you appreciate what they do for you. I find especially with children it is so easy to get distracted and forget about each other and how much you appreciate them.

 

Tammy from Married & Naked put together The Ultimate Marriage Journal – 365 Days of Appreciation for married couples to show each other love and appreciation on a daily basis.  By showing each other gratitude on a daily basis you can focus on the good parts of each other more thus achieving a happier marriage.
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When I heard about the The Ultimate Marriage Journal – 365 Days of Appreciation  I was really excited to try it out with my husband.  I was not sure how he would feel about it, taking a few minutes each day to remember and write stuff down can be challenging.  We have two young children and have a hard time remembering things and even harder a time finding time for anything that is not essential.  When I approached my husband I went with the passive aggressive ”Hey sweetie, do you think our relationship is worth five minutes everyday?”, how could he say no to that?!?

 

We are going on week three and it is going really well.  Even on days when we are annoyed at each other, we can still find things that are positive to write down and show our appreciation and love towards each other.  I was amazed at how enthusiastic my husband is.  He makes sure to check the book whenever he walks by to see if I filled in my entry for the day yet.    He reminds me to fill it in if I have forgotten as well.

 

One of the best parts about this book is we can mix it up depending on our moods.  Sometimes our messages are humorous, other times, practical and can even be romantic and lovey at times.  I even dress up the pages sometimes by putting stickers on some days to make it fun and entertaining.

 

Not that my husband and I fought a lot before (we aren’t perfect either though) but I have found in the three weeks that we started using this journal we have argued less.  I think it is easy to take each other for granted or even just to FEEL that you are being taken for granted.  I really believe writing things out in this journal helps to remind each other that you DO in fact notice everything your partner does for you. Even if you are annoyed with each other you can still fill out the journal with something you are appreciative for.  Since starting the journal we notice the things we do for each other more and are a lot happier with each other.

 

We leave it on the counter with a special pencil that way we don’t forget about it and remember to fill it out every day.

 

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Husband & Wife Valentine’s Coupons Printable

Are you wondering what to get your husband or wife for Valentine’s Day?  Need a last minute gift?  How about being frugal and a home-made gift to save money?  Give them some home-made coupons, what better way to show your spouse that you care then by taking on some more chores around the house so they don’t have to do it.  How about giving them some time alone to get some stuff done or just give them a break!

It’s a very easy last-minute gift and I’m sure your spouse will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

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If you want to jazz it up you can cut it out and glue it on pretty paper, (like I did) or just hand your wife the whole paper not cut at all (like my husband did!). Either way it is greatly appreciated.

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Please comment below, what are your favourite coupons to receive?  What could your spouse do around the house to help you out?

 

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Date Night Challenge #5 Gaming & Appys

I asked my husband what he wanted to do for a date and his answer was game!  We set up an old school Wii gaming session on the Wii complete with tons of appetizers and kicked it old-school with Mario.

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Supplies needed:

  • Gaming console, game, remotes (make sure they are charged or you have extra batteries).
  • Your favourite appetizers, we had egg rolls, samosas, mozarella sticks, jalepeno poppers, cheese, dipping sauces.

Method:

Husband ran out to grab the apps in the afternoon and I charged the Wii remotes.  I got the toddler down before he got the preschooler down so I got the apps in the oven and set up Super Mario Brothers for us.  I tried to make it a little fancier by putting a table cloth on the coffee table.

Once both kids were in bed we snuggled on the couch with the remotes and fed each other appetizers (had to put some romance into it).

We had a blast.  Yes we missed each other’s mouths sometimes and got sauce everywhere, but it was still tasty.  We got through world one and I used up all my lives once, plus he only threw me off a cliff once!

I definitely recommend it!

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Date Night #4 – Fondue Date

If you have been following my blog before now you will now this is a monthly series I do where I post an easy idea for a date you can do with your partner to connect at home once the kids are in bed.  Usually for cheaply because who does not like to be frugal?  If you are new, welcome!  This is the fourth in the series so if you are looking for some other ideas on easy dates to do at home then don’t forget to check out the previous three at the bottom of the post.   It can be hard as a parent with young children to go anywhere,  I have a nursing baby so I tend to not go very far from home, and rarely at night.  It is important for my husband and I to still get quality time in and connect with each other so it is my mission to provide fun dates for us to do at least once a month, hopefully easy ones that you can do at home with your love.

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Date Night Challenge 4 - Fondue Date: It is very important to connect with your partner on a regular basis, have some fun, focus on each other, and remember why you are together.

Idea:  A date night at home, can even be during the week after work (that was the only time that worked for our schedule) with some delicious Fondue.

Supplies Needed:

  • Candles
  • Wine
  • Fondue Pot, forks, and burner
  • Fondue (either in the package or home-made, I posted a great recipe Wednesday you can try).

Method:

Set the table as romantic as possible, I did it while the kids were still awake so as soon as they were asleep we could eat.  Table cloth, candles, wine glasses (even if it is just for water, it feels fancier), fondue, fixings.

Results:

It was great!  My husband unfortunately had a long hard day at work and was home super late, right after the kids were in bed actually, so he was starving when he walked in and ready to eat.  I think the date already set up really helped relieve some of his stress as it immediately distracted him from his work issues and put his mind on more important things, like me!  Just kidding, on melted cheese and yummy bread, it’s hard to be in a bad mood while (delicately) stuffing your face with that and other delicious foods!

Just a quick 40 minute romantic meal date and then we could veg on the couch and be exhausted, that 40 minute re-charge was great though.  It really changed our moods and also was a good excuse for an amazing dinner!

You can make your fondue from those packages at the grocery store, and those certainly are good, but home-made fondue is absolutely AMAZING!  If you have not tried to make it yourself before I highly recommend it.  Super easy and not a lot of ingredients needed.  Check out my recipe here for an easy one to try.

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Date Night #3 – Wrapping and Egg Nog

It is the beginning of the month, time for the third installment in our Date Night Challenge.  Putting time into your relationship to re-connect, de-stress, and have some fun together should be a priority for everyone.  The monthly date night challenges are designed to be super easy and something you can do at home once the kids are in bed.

Date Night Challenge 3 Wrapping and Eggnog - It is imprtant to take some time to spend as a couple over the busy holiday season to relax and re-connect. Try out this easy date night you can do at home once the kiddies are in bed.

Wrapping and Eggnog

Idea:

Do something productive while having a date night!  Turn on a Christmas movie, pour some eggnog, light a fire, and tackle that stack of presents waiting to be wrapped.

Supplies Needed:

  • Christmas Movie
  • Eggnog (with or without booze)
  • Romantic Christmas lights to set the mood (candles, fireplace, Christmas tree, etc.)
  • All the gifts you need to wrap
  • Assortment of wrapping paper
  • Bows, ribbon, accessories
  • Empty boxes of various sizes to use in wrapping (if desired)
  • Tags
  • Scissors and tape

Method:

Get as many presents wrapped as you can handle.  Sip your eggnog, laugh at each other’s wrapping attempts, team up for the hard to wrap things and enjoy a Christmas movie.  Wrapping goes faster in a team anyway, whether it is wrapping a present fully yourself, or splitting up and one person wrapping, one decorating with the ribbons and bows and name labels.  Doing it together is fun!  Also, for us I tend to do the majority of the shopping so this is a good way for him to see the presents we bought.

Results:

We had an awesome time watching movies and got some presents wrapped to boot.


Let me know if you try it.  Your challenge this month is to try to do this date, or another one with your partner and let me know how it goes.

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Date Night Challenge 3 Wrapping and Eggnog - It is imprtant to take some time to spend as a couple over the busy holiday season to relax and re-connect. Try out this easy date night you can do at home once the kiddies are in bed.

Follow Raising Fairies and Knights’s board Relationships on Pinterest.If you like this post check out the first two date night challenges below as well as a great list of things to do over the holiday with your sweetie. Dates to do with your Sweetie - The holidays is such a romantic time of year, beautiful lights, falling snow, fires, parties, try some of these Holiday-themed dates to do with your sweetie Date Night Challenge 2 - Everyone needs to reconnect, relax, and enjoy some time together having fun. Here are easy date night challenges to do at home once the kids are asleep. Date Night Challenge 3 Have you signed up for he Raising Fairies and Knights newsletter yet?  I send out monthly newsletters with some highlights and fun things, don’t miss out sign up now.

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