We’ve all heard of it – the ‘pot o’ gold’ waiting to be claimed at the end of the rainbow. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were possible to travel to such a place to find our heart’s desire? With the economy the way it is – you may be happy with the pot of gold – period. 🙂
Let’s delve into this idea and see where it leads …
Your spouse has had a difficult day, maybe even week or month. You realize they need your help and support. One important way to do this is for them to talk about it and for you to listen. But what if we planned something so unexpected it took their thoughts from the present to a faraway place – like the rainbow’s end? What if this simple act so delighted their heart that what was troubling them no longer held weight in their conscious mind?
Rainbow’s End Date Night Idea:
Send your spouse an invitation, e-mail or text that says: Tonight I will take you “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” Then, send them this You Tube recording of the song by the same name, sung by Eva Cassidy. It is one of the best versions of this song we’ve ever heard – it’s sure to begin soothing their mind.
Everyone knows the rainbow colors can be remembered by the name Roy G. Biv (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.) Plan an evening at home celebrating each of these colors using some of the following ideas:
Red: roses, paper hearts, wine, strawberry daiquiris, apples, salsa, red velvet cake, watermelon, strawberries, etc.
Orange: oranges, orange juice, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, basketball, carrots, mums, cantalope, etc.
Yellow: bananas, lemons, daisies, sunflowers, sunshine, butterscotch candies, etc.
Green: grass, ivy, veggies, grapes, honeydew, money, artichokes, etc.
Blue: sky, music styles: the blues, bluegrass, bleu cheese, Movies: The Blue Lagoon, The Blues Brothers, etc.
Indigo: (a shade of purple) eggplant, grapes, grape juice, Popsicle, lavender, Movies: The Color Purple,
Other items you will need:
- At least one item from each color on the list above.
- Yarn or ribbon in each of the colors.
- A black bucket or something to be the “pot”
- Gold chocolate coins to fill the bucket
- Box of Lucky Charms
Have the Lucky Charms waiting at the door with each colored yarn taped to the outside of the box. The yarn should lead them to the dining table where they’ll find a colorful display for dinner. After dinner the yarn should continue into the living room for a movie. Some to consider:
After the movie the yarn should continue into the bedroom where the pot of gold will be waiting filled with chocolate coins. On the back of the coins write in permanent marker specific things you love about your spouse. This is certainly the best pot of gold, not to mention the chocolate! 🙂
Finally, have the Lucky Charms box handy for them to open. They will be surprised to find not the typical “Lucky Charms,” but enclosed is charming lingerie sure to make any spouse “Lucky!” This will work whether it’s the husband or wife who plans the date.
Of course, you can use any of these ideas in full or in part to make a memorable Rainbow’s End date night. Just be sure to have fun wherever your rainbow ends.
What do you think? Does this sound like a fun date night surprise? How would you make it even better?