Vintage Post – The Origin Of Your Spouse Date Night

Try celebrating the place where your spouse was born on your next date, Here are some ideas to get you started.

Originally posted on April 4, 2012

We all have one. It defines us from the moment we take our first breath, and it stays with us until we breathe our last.

Yes, we all have a hometown. I was born in Orlando, and I still live here, but this is really quite unusual. Most people move away from the place where they were born. This makes the idea for this date night a real fun challenge.

Your spouse has a hometown. Why not plan a night to celebrate the origin of your spouse? It could be a fun way to get to know your spouse from a different perspective.

Here are some ideas on how to make it work:

  • Call your mother-in-law if possible, and find out all you can about the place where your spouse was born. You might ask what the weather was like when they were born? How long was her labor? What time of day was he/she born? All this information can be used to determine the little touches to your evening. If they were born in the morning, then plan a breakfast menu. If they were born in the middle of the afternoon, then plan a full course of snack foods–you get the idea. Make the evening all about their place of origin.
  • In what city were they born? Plan the menu around local favorites.
  • Is there a movie which takes place in or near their hometown? Then, rent it for the fun of learning more about this special place.
  • Decorate with the colors of the city. Discover the local sports teams and use these as a spring board of ideas as well.

The purpose of this date night is to celebrate the origin of the person God created especially for you. End it by serving their favorite dessert. There really are no limits to the fun a date night like this could provide.

Tom was born in Buffalo, NY. I’m thinking we’re going to enjoy some wings in the near future. He may draw the line when I suggest us riding a mechanical bull though. You can only take a theme so far. But it sure is fun thinking and planning for it.

Where was your spouse born? How could celebrate the origin of your spouse? We’d love to hear about it.

This is my 18th post in the Ultimate Blog Challenge to post everyday in April.

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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10 Responses to Vintage Post – The Origin Of Your Spouse Date Night

  1. Jeanine Byers says:

    What a neat and creative idea!! You could take a month to do it, by taking two separate nights to do movies from each other’s towns & snacks, and another two nights to do sightseeing.

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  2. Shuffle off! Wow. Of course, you could visit the nearby Niagara Falls, or indulge in some fisticuffs (oh, sorry- some call that ice hockey)…
    Interesting idea.

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  3. She was born in Hoosier lands
    among the fields of corn,
    but of that time, little stands
    and her past’s forever torn.
    A trip would be a shadow-play
    of gravesites and of sorrow,
    pilgrimage to a yesterday
    that does not admit tomorrow.
    We live in an avalanche
    not of our own choosing,
    and every day another tranche
    of winning and of losing.
    The past we put into God’s care;
    perhaps, one day, we meet Him there

    ‘trance’ is a piece or portion

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  4. Dee Coxon says:

    So so timely…. hubby and I always have date night or date day once a week to get some us time…. like many mid lifers we have a lot of commitments. Just tonight because we’ve been so busy, time was running out. so we jumped in the car and said lets just go regardless…..and we’ll stop at the nearest place….. we ended up at Maccie Dees 1o mins away, I had coffee he grabbed a burger,,,,,, we laughed so much in the car about our poor mans night out which BTW lasted all of 90 mins. Of course the energy between us was much more precious than the cost or environment….. in the end we still managed date night….. in a fashion 🙂

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  5. Nita says:

    I love that younger couples have started the date night tradition. When I visit my daughter her and her husband have a date night. They have others through the year, but when I’m there they take extra time away from the house. My husband and I had date nights, although we didn’t call them that and like Dee’s they were more of a grab-what-we-can-when-we-can.

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    • Debi Walter says:

      Yes, it is a tradition worth sharing. That’s why we do what we do—encouraging the importance of connecting during the child rearing years. It’s the only relationship that lasts your entire life!


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