Being a new mom is tough. So is being a new dad. With an 8-month old, Richie and I rarely have any time to ourselves, especially since K didn’t start going to bed before 10PM until about a month ago. And then Daylight Savings Time hit, we went on a trip for Thanksgiving, and we all got sick. Needless to say Richie and I are in serious need of a date night, just the two of us. I’m not ready to leave K with anyone outside of family yet so I decided to surprise Richie with a fun football (he LOVES football) themed date night in.
I’ve been spending a lot of time on my blog lately so I decided to go all out on this date night. I started it out with a fun little football trivia game that incorporated one of our favorite things to do when we go out – sugar packet paper football.
To play the game, I asked Richie football themed trivia questions that I found here and for each question he got right, he could move the paper football 10 yards on this cute football field I drew on a piece of green paper.
And as he moved down the playing field he was able to win prizes that corresponded with big victories in a football game – first down, field goal, and finally, touchdown. Getting to the first down was simple, which was really good because first down was dinner, and we were both starving. I made sliders and parsnip fries that I got delivered from Plated and fancied them up with some washi tape, baking cups, striped straws, and these free football party printables I made.
After dinner the trivia questions got a little tougher and it took a couple of questions to get into field goal range (30 yard line). By the time he scored a field goal, we were both ready for a break – a football movie and plenty of football themed snacks like popcorn, jerky, buffalo wing flavored nuts, sports drinks, and of course Cowboy cookies.
I packaged the cowboy cookies in some cute star treat bags that I just happened to have. Did I mention he’s a Dallas Cowboys fan?
After the movie we played some more until he reached the end zone and won his touchdown basket, complete with candles, kisses, and and romantic music.