Date Night In: Key to my heart

Well, we are in the midst of the second semester of med school year 1 and it just seems to keep getting busier! As soon as one round of classes ends, the next one is in full swing. This weekend Matt was studying for a big final, so we ended up doing our date night on Tuesday which was a nice way to take a break in the middle of the week. I always look forward to our date night in boxes, but this one looked like it had a particularly interesting theme so I was excited to see what we were going to do.

Note: I receive a free box in exchange for my honest opinion. This post also contains affiliate links. If you buy something through those links, you will not pay any more, but I will get a small commission!

Dinner

Here is the menu if you want to take a look! The main dish was supposed to be spaghetti squash cacio e pepe, but I accidentally got yellow squash instead of spaghetti squash, so we made it with normal noodles instead. The side was green beans with almonds which I liked, and the dessert was frozen chocolate covered bananas. Our dog Darcy was very jealous.

 

Discussion

Our discussion mainly focused on the five love languages that Dr. Gary Chapman has done a lot of research on. We have both heard of the five love languages before so it was fun to talk about it more. The box included two quizzes for us to discover our love languages, and we got to talk about where we are similar and different. We both really enjoy quality time together, but differed in things like receiving gifts or acts of service. We talked about the ways that we can show love to each other better, and I came away with a better understanding of how my husband wants to be loved. If you’re interested in finding out your love language, you can take the quiz here.

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Activities

Our first activity was something we love doing – an escape room! It was a modified version since it was mostly on cards, but it was still fun. We had to decipher the time, place, and location of where we were going to meet together in Paris using several “notes” from a friend. It was actually pretty challenging, but we eventually figured it out!

As a reward for figuring out the escape room, we read some love letters we had written to each other after dinner. I really enjoy that there are so many different ways to connect in these boxes – from talking about your relationship, to writing nice things to each other, to laughing or strategizing together in the games. There is something for everyone to enjoy!

While we ate the crepes that were included in our box, we played another game called Parisian Password, where we each had a stack of Paris themed words that the other person had to guess based off one-word clues. Some of them were easy like Eiffel Tower, but other words like Bordeaux and souvenir were hard! We enjoyed laughing together about our struggle.

I loved the sentimental Parisian theme to this box and I can’t wait to get the next one, which looks like it has a throwback theme! If you’re interested in trying date night in boxes, this might be a great month to do it.

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