How do you create a Romantic evening when you are a busy mom of 3? With a Romantic Date Night Gift Basket of his favorite things.
This Tutorial was updated from the original article in 2015.
Do you find it hard to find time to have a Romantic evening or date night when you have been married for a while? Maybe you have small kids and there just isn’t time. It is important to carve out some quiet quality time with your partner or spouse and get creative.
Date Night Gift Basket
This Valentines Day will be my 30th anniversary. We dated for 7 years before we got married and this day has always been special. 3 wonderful teen and adult children later and trying to find intimacy or a date night together is always a challenge along with our family’s busy activities.
Then, add on running a business and the stress that comes with it and let’s just say, this basket is going to create the perfect atmosphere. We always try to plan this holiday alone and I try to come up with something creative, fun and passionate for our day or night while staying on a budget.
Romantic Date Night Idea
This year I am creating an intimate gift basket with everything you need to create a romantic mood. It is easy to create a romantic gift basket and the fun part is opening it up and seeing everything inside. You can leave the items unwrapped or wrap them up to keep the surprise going. I shopped for several things at my Dollar Tree and had fun putting this together, thinking about the special time we will have and setting the mood.
How to Create a Romantic Date Night Gift Basket
Pick Your Container: I like to pick something with a handle for the base to hold all the items together.
Choose some crinkle paper shred to put in the bottom. It’s important to use enough so things don’t get lost and you can see the items in the basket. I’ve used some Red, Pink and White Valentine’s Colors.
Find a tall item that you can anchor to the top handle with tape or ribbon, such as a bottle or tall box. We drink Cider, so I that’s what I used.
Start putting the items around your taller item and use double-sided tape to hold everything together, or tape inconspicuously to keep it secure.
Put the item you want most right in front. Then sprinkle some candy around the basket for filler, remember to put some fun and romantic ideas in the basket, like Candles, Movies, Music, Games, Food items, etc. I am going to leave a little to your imagination here.
Pick some cellophane paper and cut a rectangle piece that will wrap around the basket and come up about 12″ higher than the basket. I also take a second piece of cellophane about 12 to 15″ wide the length of the cellophane and then fold it up into a fan by pinching in the middle. Tie it in front of the basket and fan it out. Place the bow around the top. Then I add some silks or wired garland that I hot glue or tape to sides of the basket.
This is Day four of my Romantic Valentine’s Series:
Day 2 Romantic Mocktail Drinks
Day 4 Romantic Date Night Gift Basket Tutorial
Day 7 Red Velvet Fudge
Day 11 Berry Delicious Nachos
These baskets are fun to make for any occasion. I made a tea basket here, and you can make holiday, or food baskets or any gift occasion you want. The ideas are endless.
- Here are a few more fun finds for Date night and items I used to make this basket.
Items for Him
- Items for Her
- Heat Gun
- Shrink Wrap
- P.S. I love you Movie
This is how I create a romantic date night gift basket to share with my hubby, share your Date Night Ideas in the comments.
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