*This post is done in partnership with Date Night In, but all thoughts and opinions are 2LWithIt’s*
In this month’s Date Night In a Box, the theme is “Minute To Win It.” The idea behind this theme is the game show of the same name that features contestants who play simple games with common household items. Guy Fieri was the original host of the show in 2010, followed by Apolo Ohno in 2013.
This box may not come with the celebrity announcer, but it does have five clever games that’ll keep you and your partner entertained all night! I also think this is a great box to share with the kids, because many of the activities are simple enough to learn without much explanation.
Like prior months, this brochure has color pictures for the dinner recipes and breakdowns for each activity. You’ll find each game has: an overview, what items are needed, how to play, and what the ultimate objective is. Of all five games, I think we enjoyed the “Face the Cookie” challenge (aka eating a cookie without your hands…it’s harder than it looks), and the “Elephant March” (the one you use the pantyhoes for if you saw my Instastories about this box).
In this month’s box you’ll find the following:
-your guide for this month’s activities, complete with two drink options (one alcoholic, one not), an appetizer, an entree, and a side. There is a vegetarian recipe option on the NIB website, too!
-a customized Spotify playlist (you can access this on your NIB account online)
-2 packets of white streamers
-a set of Grey Ghost chocolate chip cookies
-a yellow ball
-a packet of Jelly Bell jelly beans
-four compostable straws
-one set of pantyhoes
-six mini paper cups
-2 golf pencils
-and some other accessories for the various games
This month is probably the most enthusiastic box I’ve tried to date. It pushed us out of our comfort zones to get creative with common objects (looking at you, pantyhoes). It was fun to make a wager for the different games…because they aren’t necessarily about skill or strength.
I’d say this was less of a romance box and more of a fun and games box – which is fun to switch it up every now and again and let your inner child come out! Date Night In Box also has other boxes (there’s a kids night in option, too)! This takes the guesswork out of planning a fun date with your significant other, without breaking the bank. As an added bonus, if you’re one of those couples with mini humans, this can be a great option to do in segments throughout the week (e.g. dinner one night, a couple of the activities another night).
Thank you, Date Night In, for letting us join in on the fun this month! We loved playing the games and will definitely be recycling some of the ideas in the future at parties with friends!
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