I haven't seen my spouse very much lately as his schedule has been crazy. I decided that we could benefit from a relationship building exercise...a date. We did this at home. I bought two small pumpkins and pulled out our permanent markers. First, I asked my other half if he had any genius ideas using a pumpkin and permanent markers. I decided my original plan was best... :). I told him that we were going to decorate pumpkins for each other using markers. He could draw pictures, write notes... Neither one of us had ever received a decorated pumpkin from another. Our kids also love them and keep carrying them around the house. I wonder if you could bake these considering that permanent marker is not non-toxic?? If so, you could revisit the date in a month when the pumpkins need to be thrown out, by making a pie!
Of course we had to have a treat! I had little packets of Carmel dip that I heated up in the microwave. I put crushed candy bars in one paper cup and chopped nuts in another. We dipped away!
*This date was intended for a park. However, our children had issues 5 minutes before we left so the date was moved to our house. If you need a filler for a date and are bored of the traditional dinner and a movie then plan ahead and pack a few spontaneous activities. Don't forget to take a picture as the pumpkins will not last forever.