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

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Date Night Challenge 8 - Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt - Time for #RFAKDateNightChallenge, easy dates you can do at home once the kids are in bed. Challenge hubby to a friendly competition!

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.

Date Night Challenge 8 - Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt - Time for #RFAKDateNightChallenge, easy dates you can do at home once the kids are in bed. Challenge hubby to a friendly competition!

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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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22 comments

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    Reuven says:

    Hi Hil, What a great post! I really am impressed by your husband rewarding your efforts and letting you win. Hopefully, your time spent together bonding is generating a ton of positive feelings. The kids will appreciate that too. Take care. I really like linking up at your wonderful party.

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