Who is ready to build some strengths?
This week's date night activities are all about your strengths as a couple! It's always important to recognize the strong parts of your relationship, and we will give you some ideas on how you can!
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DATE NIGHT IN IDEA: REVERSE JENGA
WHAT TO DO:
So, we all know about Jenga, build the tower first, and then the person who makes it fall loses. Well, we are going to switch it up a bit!
Using Jenga blocks, build a structure from scratch.
Here are the rules: Choose one person to go first. They must say one thing you are strong at in your relationship, then connect two blocks. The following person must also say one thing you are strong at within your relationship while placing the next block attached to the previous. The goal is to see how tall you can make your structure without it falling!
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Your relationship is built on your strengths as a couple. The stronger they are, the more weight and pressure they can help you handle. This game is a metaphor for that. You will be piecing together all of your "strengths," which will help you create one giant structure, aka your relationship!
DATE NIGHT OUT: STRENGTH BUILDER
WHAT TO DO:
Earlier in the week, we challenged you to list your top strengths as a couple and ways you can improve them even more. This week, your Date Night Out challenge is simple: do one of the activities you put on your list.
Spending $20, find one activity to do that highlights and provides an opportunity to enhance one of your strengths. If it's humor, go to a comedy club. If it's teamwork, try an escape room. If you both strongly value music, hit up a concert in town or learn a new instrument.
Whatever you do, find something that you can do together, and that will help you become an even greater couple!
$5 DATE NIGHT IDEA: OUR STRENGTH SALAD
WHAT TO DO:
You should have a list of your top strengths as a couple. If you do not, your first step is to create a list of the top 5 strengths in your relationship.
Next, we want you to take each item on that list and turn it into an ingredient to make a salad that will accompany your next romantic dinner. You can make whatever type of salad you want; the only rule is that each strength on your list must be accounted for in your salad.
Don't overthink and have fun with it! If one of your strengths is humor, you may pick mandarins because they are shaped like mouths laughing. If one strength is your friendship, maybe you put peas because you are "two peas in a pod."
Using your $5, go to the store or farmer's market and pick out your ingredients. When you get home, create a romantic dinner together with your salad as the first dish!
Why are we doing this?
Well, firstly, we love food. Food can be a great way to personify some of the characteristics in your relationship, mostly because it makes you think. We don't care if your ingredients are WAYYYYY out there. Best case scenario: you will think about each other every time you look at one of those ingredients! The goal of this activity is for you to do some critical thinking and help you recognize your strengths.