‘Tis the season to make memories and what better way than by setting up an exciting and romantic treasure hunt at home? Not only is this date night idea simple, inexpensive and lockdown-proof; it’s a whole lot of festive fun, too.
Grab your favorite seasonal candies and treats, mini treasures, holiday gifts, or mementos from the past year and hide them around the house or in your local neighborhood if it’s feasible. Tear up pieces of paper and write down clues related to each hiding spot.
For extra cuteness, create clues based on your favorite couple moments of 2021 and you'll have fun remembering and reminiscing these memories along the way.
Date night difficulty: 😅 ◯ ◯ ◯ ◯
Things you’ll need: Candies or mini gifts to hide, piece of paper, pen
Time needed to prepare: 10 minutes
Research shows that couples who look back on their time together fondly are more likely to weather life's challenges more positively as a team.
During the holidays when mounting to-do lists or pandemic restrictions might mean festive cheer is in short supply, recalling happy moments will lift your spirits and enable you to enjoy those positive feelings again.
Plus, you'll get bonus points for adding funny memories. Humor is a great connector, and integrating some silliness over the holidays is a great way to focus away from external stressors and towards your shared togetherness.
Once you have your clues prepared and treasure laid out, do a test run to check that the sequence works and roughly how long it’s expected to take. It’s also a good idea to let your partner know the scope of the hunt.
What’s your favorite memory of ours in 2021?
Which of this year’s dates would you like to repeat exactly in 2021?
How can we continue to celebrate our favorite memories in 2022?
“Roses are red, violets are blue, the next clue is where I was last naked with you.”
“The next place you will be stopping, is attached to your favorite pizza topping.”
“For the next clue to uncover inside our home, head to the household item we bought in Rome.”
“The next treat in our date night game, is hidden behind our cheesiest photo frame.”
"Think of our favorite spot in the house, then take a look somewhere close to my blouse!"