Lesson #289 How to Make a Date-In-A-Box

July 5, 2012

My friend Cassidy, made David and I the BEST. THING. EVER.

Yes, a Date-In-A-Box.

We used it on a Friday night when we would have otherwise just stayed home and been productive on homework and all sorts of other stuff that doesn't bond us. We had such a super time! AND, it was just what we needed. How neat is it that she gave us the gift of quality time together?

So, naturally I wanted to make a ton of these to give to all my married friends! 

AND, the feedback has been OVERWHELMING to say the LEAST. People want to continue to spread the LOVE so here are the resources if you would like to duplicate :)

I mean, how awesome is it that you can give someone the gift of a date that they don't have to put an OUNCE of planning into! This is especially great for couples that have a hard time coming up with date night ideas.

The theme of this box is: Reminiscent Scavenger Hunt

I provided all the resources for the boxes I created below, but I TOTALLY think you should personalize it for the couple you are making the date for :)

You will need:
  • 4 pieces of colorful paper or cardstock
  • 7 envelopes
  • 2 pens
  • 2 chocolates
  • Small box and packing tissue
  • Packing tape
  • Optional: Gift card/cash, gum, playing cards, squirt guns...
Links to Print

Page 1: Cover Image
Page 2: Clue Slips
Page 3: 5 Things/Favorite Things
Page 4 (font side): Battleship Game
Page 4 (back side): Games and Instructions

Assembly Instructions
1. Print off all four pages (customize where needed)
2. Cut and tape cover image on box
3. Cut clues and put them in labeled envelopes
4. Fill box with contents and top with tissue paper
5. Seal and send box!

P.S. This is just to help you get started, but you should TOTALLY make up your own! It's best to personalize it to what the couples' preference is! Do they like outdoor adventure? A night out on the town?

P.P.S. Don't limit this to married couples! What about for those dating? What about for a relaxing night for a single friend or for two best friends? What about a family version?


  1. What an awesome idea! My husband & I totally need a "date in a box" to be sent to us. Great, cute, gift idea. Thank you for sharing & putting so much work into it!

    {pinning it!}

    1. Thank you Katie! I have an extra box :) If you are brave you can send me your mailing address under my 'contact' tab and I will totally send you one ;)

  2. Anna! Anna! LOVE LOVE LOVE, my friend! You always have such wonderful ideas and projects on your blog!

  3. Love this idea! You are ALWAYS inspiring me with your blog.
    Thank you! :)

  4. Anna, I'm so glad you liked your box, and I'm so glad the idea's able to bless others. You are such a joy. :)

    Love you,

  5. You ladies are all gems in my life. Thank you!

  6. Oh my word this is perfect! Making one for my friend & her kidlets for Christmas!

  7. Oh my word this is perfect! Making one for my friend & her kidlets for Christmas!

  8. Aww. I need to let my friends know that they need to send me one of these!

  9. Aww! I need to let my friends know about this, so they can send my fiance and me one!


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