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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Date Night Challenge 5 - Gaming & Appys - Are you ready for this month's date night challenge? An easy date you can do once your kids are in bed to re-connect and de-stress.

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.


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!

Date Night Challenge 5 - Gaming & Appys - Are you ready for this month's date night challenge? An easy date you can do once your kids are in bed to re-connect and de-stress.

Have you been out on a date lately?  What is the last date that you went on?  Please comment below!

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  1. avatar
    Esther says:

    Going on a date with my other half have been a big challenge for us despite the fact that the kids are growing fast. The problem was always finding someone to look after the kids.

    This Date Nights is indeed a brilliant idea and I will definitely be implementing some of them especially now Valentine is just around the corner.
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      Hil says:

      I’m glad. I hear you on the babysitter front! And having kids is tiring, getting a babysitter, going out, I bet I would rather stay home so I can get to bed earlier, AFTER the at home date of course 🙂

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    Bree Courtney says:

    We’re doing this for sure! We JUST set up our Wii for our kids after it had been put up since before kids. It’s nostalgic looking at our old Mii characters and remembering playing it as newly weds. Good memories make great dates!

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    Banned Brooke says:

    I love this idea! Some of my favorite dates at the house happen over Super Nintendo games like Dr. Mario with my hubby. We’re not gamers per se in that we don’t have any new gaming systems or keep up with new releases, but we like to wipe the dust off our systems from our childhood days every once in a while!

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    Debbie says:

    LOVE this!!! Years ago, before we had our little one, we would play a scary video game together called Silent Hill. I would read the cheats/tips and my hubby would be the player (I was too terrified). Seriously, it was so much fun. I never thought about bringing it back for a date night!!

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    Charlene says:

    I LOVE this idea! I pinned it for later but later will probably be this weekend! Also, how have I not seen any of your other date night challenges! I’m gonna have to sit down and read them all and the probably copy them all!

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      Hil says:

      Haha thanks so much Charlene! Simple but effective! I hope you do get a chance to do it this weekend, my husband is asking for it again already!

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    Tracy Snyder says:

    Date nights are so important for a relationship. My husband and I had regular date nights a few years ago but then kids got older and activities for them changed. I have 2 teens and 2 toddlers so the teens were our child care for date nights. We still squeeze them in about once a month.
    Glad to have you party with us at Welcome Home Wednesdays Linky!

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    Crystal@WhatTreasuresAwait says:

    I love this simple date night idea. My husband and I had a “real” date night recently and after dinner we hurried home to lounge on the couch and watch a movie…at home date nights are the best! Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays!

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    Susan says:

    What a fun, nostalgic date night idea. It’s important to remember that date night should be about being together and connecting doing something you both enjoy. Congrats, you’re featured this week at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party on Organized 31.

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