7-11 Date Night Idea

Photo Credit: All Life Is Local blog

In case you hadn’t noticed today is July 11th, commonly referred to as 7-11.  There is a convenience store so named because it used to represent the hours the store was opened, 7a – 11p. It also happens to be the birthday of the store, and it’s celebrating 85 years today.

Photo Credit: Free Is My Life blog

Happy Birthday, 7-11!

Back when convenience stores were a new phenomenon, this was stretching the workday to say the least. Most businesses opened at 9a. and closed at 9p. There’s part of me that loved life then, except when it’s after 9 and I realize I don’t have milk for breakfast! 🙂

Actually, 7-11 got its start by providing milk, bread and eggs to customers from their local ice house. The founder “Uncle Johnny” Green thought it would provide a needed service to their customers. Today, he would be amazed to know 7-11 has over 46,000 stores in over 16 countries.

Back to our date night idea…

Here are the rules:

1. Each of you get $7.11

2. Go to your local 7-11 if you have one, or a nearby convenience store.

3. Spend your money on something for your spouse. It can be food, toys, drinks, magazines. Whatever you think your spouse will enjoy.

4. You can’t add any money to your purchase, and you must leave with only change in your pocket.

5. Meet back home for your date to begin at 7:11p. if possible. If not, make it 11 minutes after whichever hour works best for you.

6. For dinner serve food found in a convenience store: hot pockets, hot dogs, pizza bites, etc.

7. Then, take turns sharing your convenient gifts for your spouse. If they’re all edible, make a meal out of them.

8. Another idea is to make dinner using the three ingredients the original 7-11 stores sold: milk, bread and eggs.

9. Play a trivia game using these Fun Facts of 7-11.

10. Rent a Red Box movie, usually found at all 7-11’s. How convenient!

Treat yourself to a Slurpee–they’re giving them away free today only. You can click the Happy Birthday logo above for details.


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This is post #11 in the Ultimate Blog Challenge to post everyday in July.

About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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12 Responses to 7-11 Date Night Idea

  1. theoddcoupleblogcom says:

    Where do you come up with all these neat ideas? We don’t have a 7-11 around us but sounds like a fun idea we can do on the week-end with the local convience store.


  2. Robyn says:

    What a fun post!


  3. What a fun idea! I suppose it doesn’t HAVE to be done on July 11 either, but that makes it a little more fun. I may propose this date night idea to my husband one evening when we’re bored 🙂


  4. Fun! I remember seeing a 7-11 in Australia with the hours of 6:30am to 10:30pm. Gotta be different Down Under.


  5. Renee King says:

    What a sweet inventive way to show your love especially in these tough, economic times….just goes to show there is no reason why you can’t be creative!


  6. Alice says:

    Thanks for the idea! My husband and I did this yesterday, and it was so much fun! He has to work a lot of extra hours right now, so this was a fun way we could connect and think of each other, even though he didn’t get home until pretty late. By the time he got there, I was pretty frazzled, so I was so happy that he knows me well! lol He brought me chocolate swirl ice cream with mini reeses cups in it, and a slice of raspberry swirl cheesecake, and gardettos…3 of my very favorite things:-) And chocolate cures everything, right?:-) A little bit of ice cream before going to bed, and I was a much happier girl..lol. His birthday is next week, so I am busy working on some ideas for a fun and relaxing date night. I love so many ideas you have on here. Keep up the good work! I really appreciate it!


    • Debi Walter says:

      Aw, Alice, we’re glad you had such a good time last night. Thanks so much for sharing and for your encouragement. We pray the birthday next week will provide another great romantic memory for you both.


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