Date Night In Box Review + Coupon – October 2018
Date Night In Box is a monthly subscription box delivering a complete and custom curated date night in a box. Boxes contain themed activities, a snack and a date itinerary with suggested recipes and additional activities to enhance your date night experience. Date Night In also offers Faith Night In and Kids Night In box options.
This is a review of the Fall in Love Date Night In Box which is $41.99 + the Cocktail Kit and Sugar Crystal add-on items.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Date Night In Box
The Subscription Box: Date Night In Box
The Cost: $41.99 a month with free shipping. Date Night In Boxes with the Faith Option are $45.98 a month with free shipping. Slight discounts are available for 3, 6 and 12-month subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code ONEFREE to get your first box free with 3, 6, or 12-month subscription!
The Products: A complete date in a box with activities, a treat, a date itinerary, and optional additions to enjoy a fun date night from the comfort of your home.
Ships To: US for free. Cost varies for International shipping.
Date Night In Box “Fall in Love” Review
This month’s theme is Fall in Love! Each box includes a multi-page date itinerary highlighting the various aspects of the date.
The itinerary includes a note from the editor describing the inspiration behind this month’s theme and highlights the plans for the night in the form of a table of contents. I love the candid shot of a couple enjoying their date night in. Each month, you have a chance to win a free date by sharing a picture on social media.
An optional complete dinner menu is provided with ingredients and recipes for a main dish and dessert. Additional recipes for salads and beverage are available on the website. The recipes sound delicious: Cheddar & Thyme Biscuit Pot Pie and Carmel and Chocolate Apple Slices. One look at the instructions and I knew we would be ordering out – it’s been a long week! I will, however, save the apple slices recipe for future reference.
The itinerary continues with instructions for the two date night crafts: candle making and a wood circle craft. It also highlights the snack included in the box. Did you know Date Night In Box includes a custom playlist to help set the mood for your date on Spotify? That’s a nice touch!
The date night activity for this month is Bunco. The only dice game I know how to play is Yahtzee which is really fun so we were excited to try Bunco. Date Night In suggests a fun lovey-dovey twist to the game
Winding down the date, the itinerary suggests discussing how you and your partner fall in love and how you plan to continue to grow that love.
Finally, if you want to continue on with your night, Date Night In offers suggested movies to enjoy together and fun fall activity suggestions.
Here’s a highlight of the other items included in the box.
AromaBeads Singles Wax Melts in Oatmeal Cookie Crunch – Retail Value $1.49
Included are all the materials to make the candle – wax, glass jar and wick.
Bic Marking Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker – Estimated Value $0.90 (buy 12 for $10.85)
A wood circle, stamp pad, and marker are provided for the woodcraft.
Bunco Scorecards and 3 Dice
Bunco game scorecards and dices are included in this month’s box.
SuperSeedz Gourmet Pumpkin Seeds Maple Sugar & Sea Salt, 1 oz – Retail Value $1.49
This month’s snack is all-natural pumpkin seeds in a maple sugar and sea salt flavor.
Cocktail Sugar Crystals Cinnamon Kiss Cocktail Rim Sugar, 2.5 oz. – Retail Value $6.45
My box also included the Sugar Crystals add-on. I can’t wait to try these Cinnamon flavored sugar crystals.
The Carry On Cocktail Kit, The Hot Toddy – Retail Value $24.00
And finally, another add-on was included, the Cocktail Kit to make two Hot Toddies on the go.
Let’s get our date night started!
Per the itinerary, we are started our date off with food, drinks, and music. For drinks, my husband had a beer and I used the Cocktail Kit add-on to try the Hot Toddy. It’s like alcoholic Theraflu – it tasted and felt good!
It was a lazy Saturday evening so I ordered steak tacos and empanadas from UberEATS. We played the Al B. Sure! station on Pandora. This was my hubby’s choice – obviously! Let’s start with the Candle Making project.
The first thing we noticed is that the wax beads really smell like oatmeal cookies. Then, of course, I wanted oatmeal cookies! Per the instructions, we melted the wax beads in the microwave in 1-minute increments. It took two minutes to fully melt the wax beads. We then placed the wick in the jar and poured in the hot wax. There was more wax then would fit in the small jar so it got a little messy. A bigger jar would have been nice. Ten minutes in the refrigerator and all done? Well, sort off. I’m not really sure what went wrong but there was a gap in the middle of our candle. Weird. But, it still smells great and we did it together so, that’s what counts!
I admittedly thought this craft was cheesy going into it. But, this may have been the best part of our date night in! It’s a really is a cool concept. We thought about how we wanted to decorate our wood and noticed lines radiating from the center of the wood circle. In the center of our circle, we wrote how we met and then created lines from the center for major life events. We left empty lines because we have so much more to experience together. On the back, we captured our family thumbprints.
The pumpkin seeds were surprisingly delicious albeit a small portion in my opinion. My husband appreciated that they were shelled and, unlike me, he thought they were the perfect portion. We both agreed that they taste really good.
My husband and I are super competitive! There are some games we no longer play together (looking at you Monopoly!). We started playing Bunco and my husband easily won the first two rounds. On the second round, I didn’t even score 1 point!
The 3rd round, I finally pulled off a win and in the 4th round, I demolished him! The 5th round, the tiebreaker round, we were neck to neck but he pulled off the victory. Always the gentlemen, he offered to finish up with the final round and I won! I guess that’s a tie? This game was really fun and fast paced. We’d definitely play this game again.
To wrap up our date, we answered the questions in the section “How Have You Fallen in Love”? My husband and I are high school sweethearts so memory lane is long and winding! Still, it was fun to discuss and reminisce. The itinerary has movie suggestions to continue the date night. Maybe we will watch a few of these this week. The fall activity suggestions were thoughtful too. I see a pumpkin patch in our near future.
Verdict: My husband and I really enjoyed this Date Night In Box. Our favorite activity was the wood circle craft and we had the most fun playing Bunco. Our candle project, an initial failure, actually evened out after the first melt. In future boxes, I’d like to see more snacks. One pack of pumpkin seeds seems stingy to me – or maybe I’m just greedy? Oatmeal cookies would have been a nice touch too. This box met my expectations and was much more fun than my husband thought it would be. I think this box is worth the price. The value really is in the experience and we had a great time.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you’ll receive the November box. Boxes ship on the 16th of every month so in order to receive that month’s box, you need to order by the 13th.
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What do you think of this month’s Date Night In Box?