Mike and I enjoy having someone else plan our dates so all we have to do is show up. Less stress, more fun. We had a little bit of extra cash last month, so we ordered the July shipment from DateBox Club. They mail out a monthly activity, snack and communication starter. This month’s theme was Grow Together. Here’s what we found inside.
Everything was packed using brown paper to keep it from breaking. Almost everything arrived in one piece.
The activity this month was to decorate two mason jars and plant purple shamrock bulbs. It came with the dirt and bulbs, the jars and a plastic container and nail polish for decorating. The idea is to mix nail polish and water in the plastic container and dip your jars into it, then set them to dry. Our container was ripped and we were afraid of making too big a mess on the porch, so we skipped the decorating. Instead, we just planted the bulbs and moved on to the communication game. Our seedlings are just starting to grow. I can’t wait for them to bloom.
The Magic-Gro cards you see above all had different questions on them to get to know your partner better. They ranged from tame to a tiny bit racy. Nothing too off-the-charts. We had a lot of fun with these and then passed them along to another couple who thought they were cool.
This month’s snack was homemade popsicles. The box came with a package of empty plastic ice pop molds and two packets of lemonade mix. If you’re going to make popsicles this way, learn from my mistake. I should have used two packets in one bottle of water to give them adequate flavor. They ended up tasting a lot like plain ice. They were still refreshing during the hottest days of July though.
Overall, this was a fun box. I wish they had sent a sturdier container for the paint, but other than that, we had a good time. The plants will be a reminder of our night together and we can transport them with us to our new home when we move in November. A bit of life in our new apartment.
4.75 out of 5 stars