It’s my boyfriend’s birthday next week. Yay! Along with presents and activities lined up, I really really want to make him a series of date envelopes. So, he’ll get 12 envelopes, each one to be opened on the first of the month, for the next year. And in each envelope will be a piece of paper with a super fun thing for us to do together. The sticking point is, um, the super fun things. Kind, funny, romantics AskMe, will you hope me plan 12 months of super fun? Yes? Let's go!
Background: this is where I got the idea
, via Pinterest. I won’t be scrapbooking though.
Things he’s liked in the past: the time I made a fort out of sheets and couch cushions and we had homemade pizza and watched DVDs and ate Cocopops for desert was a big hit. Also (and thanks for this
Metafilter) a Birthday Treasure Hunt went down well.
Limiting factors: We live in the middle of absolutely nowhere. No theatre, no movies, no restaurants, limited shops, no takeaway. It’s a four hour drive to the nearest city. Also: we’re vegan, which eliminates the few eating out options we do have close by, ie pubs. We do go to the city on average once a month, but we’re paying off a mortgage, so “go to the city” including the things you’d usually do in the city, theatre, zoo etc, are all a bit expensive for this exercise. I’d rather not make weekends away part of this – we travel heaps for work and to visit other people as it is. Neither of us are sporty, so adventure kayaking or whatever isn’t really on the cards.
I’m really looking for fun creative things we can do together – like fort building! – but not things that rely on a destination or are kind of expensive, like “go to the theatre” or “have dinner at a nice restaurant”.
Resources at our disposal: at home, a big old house with lots of space, a decent kitchen, pool table, big, overgrown backyard, outdoor entertaining area, BBQ, a beach five minutes drive away, the desert ten minutes drive away.
Stuff I’ve thought of so far: going to local landmarks at sunset or sunrise and having champagne/candlelit swimming in the pool/reprise of the fort thing/entire day in bed watching movies… But that's only four months. Hope me!