Crated With Love https://cratedwithlove.com Wed, 24 Jun 2020 20:24:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 https://cratedwithlove.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cropped-download-1-32x32.png Crated With Love https://cratedwithlove.com 32 32 What Is Crated with Love? https://cratedwithlove.com/blog/what-is-crated-with-love/ Wed, 24 Jun 2020 20:07:47 +0000 https://cratedwithlove.com/?p=982186 Crated with Love is a date night company that helps couples strengthen their relationship with fun and unique date nights. It is our passion to bring couples closer together by creating engaging date night boxes focused on inspiring laughter, while also helping to strengthen relationships. Our goal is to make date night convenient, exciting, and […]

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Crated with Love is a date night company that helps couples strengthen their relationship with fun and unique date nights. It is our passion to bring couples closer together by creating engaging date night boxes focused on inspiring laughter, while also helping to strengthen relationships. Our goal is to make date night convenient, exciting, and affordable for all couples!

Our founders Tyler and Michelle found that about five years into their relationship, things began to slow down, and their date night seemed to all but disappear. With little time or money to invest in a regular date night, the concept of a regularly scheduled date night fell off the table altogether.

On a mission to revamp their date night strategy, they started looking for fun and unique date nights together. One month they found themselves at the zoo, another they completed a DIY project together at home, and sometimes, they just got creative with themed movie nights.

Whatever they did, they primarily focused on increasing face time with each other and almost immediately they saw a drastic shift in their relationship strength and communication abilities. Their hard work to reintegrate date nights helped them grow closer together! It was after that they realized that there was a need for something like Crated with Love on the market, so they brainstormed their concepts to create an even more tangible concept to not only use in their relationship but for other couples’ date nights as well!

Crated with Love was born!

So, What Is a Date Night Box?

Our date night boxes include everything you need to enjoy an engaging and enjoyable evening with your partner! Each box is designed around a new, fun, and exciting theme, and each theme includes 4-5 activities designed to strengthen your relationship with your partner! 

Why Should We Get a Date Night in a Box?

Date night boxes are an affordable and easy way to budget one for-sure date night into your schedule. With our date night subscription starting as low as $19.99 per box, this allows couples to connect and stick to their budgets! A win-win!

Date night boxes also allow couples to have flexibility, privacy, and freedom within their date nights! They open up opportunities for romantic evenings at home, fully planned, and ready to go! You choose a night that works for you and your partner and that can be the recurring day you both have your date night on from the privacy of your own home.

What Makes Crated With Love Different?

How We’re Different Than a Traditional Date Night

Each box comes with games and activities focused on inspiring laughter while helping to strengthen your relationship. We believe that a relationship rooted in consistent laughter and intentionality can only get stronger with time. It has been proven that couples that have a regular date night are more likely to be successful in their relationship.

We want to encourage couples to be themselves, get silly, and laugh with each other! Tyler and Michelle initially created Crated with Love after finding a need for a product of this sort in their relationship. Tyler now enjoys helping other couples benefit from engaging date nights as he has since benefited from in his relationship.

How We’re Different Than Other Date Night Boxes

Our boxes are designed with every couple in mind. Each of our themes has different types of games and activities to reach the silliest of couples, the romantic, the communicative, and the in-between. We take all the love languages into account because we know every couple communicates differently. This helps us build dates that form a much deeper connection.

Still not convinced? Michelle is a licensed marriage and family therapist, she has used her expertise to ensure that our games and activities are not only fun to play, but that they encourage growth and development in the relationships that they are played in!

How Much Does It Cost?

Subscription

We have a handful of options for even the tightest of budgets. We know that if our couples are going to spend the money, we want to make sure they get the bang for their buck!

We have options for one-year subscriptions that begin at $19.99 per box. Don’t want such a long commitment? We also have a month-to-month option starting at $31.99 / month! Every subscription comes with bonus online content to add on to your date.

Want even more? We even have a digital subscription! This includes weekly emails containing date night activities, tips, and challenges!

One-Time Boxes

Subscriptions not your thing? We have one-time options ready for you to choose from! Our one-time boxes are not subscriptions and will not surprise you with a renewal charge, ever. Plus, you get to pick your favorite box!

Conclusion

We here at Crated with Love sincerely want our couples to feel connected and loved. It brings us so much joy to hear first hand from our couples stories that our date night boxes have mended their broken marriages, or that they have delivered deep belly laughs that they haven’t had together in years.

Our customers are the ones that drive our brand even further to deliver quality date night themes and activities. And it is through the countless testimonies and reviews that we can proudly say that our date night boxes are one of a kind.

Ready to Join the Family?

Join Crated with Love and start improving your relationship! Laugh like you did back in your dating years and discover new things you never knew about your partner! We can’t wait to have you!

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Arcade Invasion – Bonus Content https://cratedwithlove.com/uncategorized/arcade-invasion-bonus-content/ Mon, 15 Jun 2020 19:09:13 +0000 https://cratedwithlove.com/?p=981030 Let’s keep the Arcade Invasion rolling! Below are some additional games to play with your significant other! All the games are 80s or arcade-inspired!

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The Arcade Invasion Date Night Playlist

Need some retro tunes to blast on your back to the future date night? Stream the Arcade Invasion playlist below!

Challenge One: 8 Bits of Audio

What to do:

Below is a link to a very special Spotify playlist. But don’t play it yet! There is a special game we have for you and your partner! Here are the rules:

First, you need a piece of paper. Number the paper from 1-100 (you can also create a note on your phone to track). Next, sitting on the couch, have one you press the link below to open up the Spotify playlist. Try your best not to look at any of the songs on the playlist. That’ll just ruin the fun!

Once you both are ready, press play on the playlist. Your goal is simple: identify the song! You’ll notice that all the songs on the playlist are in 8-bit versions (they sound like retro arcade games). We’ve chosen only popular songs that most people should know, however, there may be a few wild card songs on the playlist.

With your partner, your challenge is to try and identify as many songs as you can. There are 100 songs on the playlist. Every time you can identify one, write it down on the list you are keeping. You have until the end of the song to guess. If you get stumped, you must go to the next song.

See how many songs you both can identify! Send us your score on Instagram (@cratedwithlove) and we will feature you on our story! Let’s see which couple can get the highest score!

Challenge Two: Arcade at Home

What to do:

The great thing about technology is that now we have access to all the fun stuff from the past, right at our fingertips!

With your partner, search online for a “retro arcade console” that you can plug into your TV. HERE is an example on Amazon. With your partner, spend a night trying to get as far as you can in the game. Whether that’s trying to one-up each other with the high score or working together to see what level you both can get to. Have some fun playing some old school games!

Challenge Three: Sunglasses at Night

What to do:

Take out your water blaster and the alien cards from Level Three of your box and set them up outside, at night in the dark. We have a game similar to the one you’ve already played, but with a few twists.

First, set up the cards like you normally would on a table with three pilots in the front row, the two generals in the second, and the king in the back.

Have Player One fill up and hold the water blaster, standing about 10 feet from the cards. They must also wear the glasses located in the box. 

Have Player Two set a stopwatch on their phone, standing next to the cards. As soon as they start the stopwatch, they must run over to Player One, spin them around five times, and then run back to their original post.

Player One must then try to knock down the alien cards using the water blaster. It is Player Two’s job to yell out directions. For example, if Player One is shooting way too far right, Player Two might say, “To the left, to the left!”

The goal is to knock down all aliens as fast as possible. Afterward, switch roles. This game is most fun if it is pitch black so that Player One cannot see the cards. That way, your success entirely relies on your communication skills!

If you had a good time, share a picture or video with us on Instagram so we can see who the best alien-blasting couple is!

Challenge Four: Before Bed Blocks

What to do:

Every night before bed, have each of your roll the 8-bit foam cubes that came with your date night. Below, there is a downloadable version of our “Before Bed Blocks” challenge.

Depending on the combination you roll, you must answer the prompt associated before you go to bed. This activity is meant to spark a little more intimate conversation right before you go to bed!

Date Night Dessert Recipe: Volcano Cake

Letters from the Founders:

We’ve done this recipe before, but it is one of our favorites so we are so excited to bring it back. Cupcakes are always near and dear to our hearts, and our 80s cupcakes are no exception. The recipe itself is super simple, but the result is so satisfying! Plus, we’ve added a little activity to make things a little more messy… we mean fun!

<3 Michelle and Tyler
Founders, Crated with Love

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Ingredients:
Box of chocolate cake mix
Ingredients listed on cake mix box
One tub of chocolate frosting
One tub of vanilla frosting
Food coloring (pink, purple, yellow, blue)

Instructions:

So, the cupcakes are simple. Bake them according to the instructions on the box. Done! The fun part is decorating them!

WARNING – At the bottom of the instructions is your REAL challenge. Don’t jump ahead and start decorating until you’ve read all the instructions and the challenge.

First, you’ll need to decorate each cupcake with chocolate frosting. Using a piping bag, swirl the chocolate frosting on the cupcakes. Once they are done, place them in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.

Some tips: Make sure the cupcakes are completely cooled after baking. The warmer the cupcake, the more it can melt the frosting, so make sure they are cool! Additionally, you’ll want to make sure the chocolate frosting is slightly cooled. Especially during the summer, if the frosting is left out on the counter, it can get too warm and melt.

While the cupcakes are chilling, prepare the colored frosting. Separate the vanilla frosting into four separate bowls. In each bowl, add just a drop or two of food coloring to get your desired 80s colors. We used purple, electric blue, yellow, and neon pink. Mix each well with a fork or whisk.

Once the colored frosting is ready, take the cupcakes out of the fridge and place them on a large piece of waxed paper on the counter. Trust us, you’ll want a lot of waxed paper.

One by one, place the bowl of colored frosting in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or just long enough for the frosting to become runny. Don’t heat them up too much! If the frosting is too melted, it won’t splatter as well.

To decorate, dip a fork into one of the colored frosting bowls and “flick it” over each cupcake to get a paint splatter effect. Do this with all four colors. Once all cupcakes are decorated, chill and serve!

Okay, NOW for the fun part. Now that you know how to make the cupcakes, it’s time to add the date night challenge! Once the cupcakes are cool and ready to be frosted with chocolate frosting, you must each frost half the cupcakes from behind your partner!

To start, have “Player One” stand facing the cupcake ready to be frosted, with their hands behind their back. Player Two must then stand directly behind Player One and place their hands in front. Essentially, Player Two’s hands and arms become Player One’s!

Player One must give Player directions on how to decorate the cupcakes. They must guide them toward the frosting and cupcakes and must walk them through decoration. Switch off after every cupcake.

Once the cupcakes are ready to be splattered, do the same thing! This activity takes great communication skills and will surely create some BEAUTIFULLY decorated cupcakes!

Share your creations with us on Instagram (@cratedwithlove) and we will add you to our IG Story!

Relationship Focus: What’s Your High Score?

Why is the “high score” so important in the gaming world? Think about it. There were probably thousands and thousands of people that would show to the arcade with pockets filled with quarters, just to try and beat that high score. But why?

Maybe it was a sense of accomplishment. Maybe it was the feeling of being the best. All that time and energy spent perfecting every movement of the joystick or press of the buttons. The hours of dedication, just to see their gamertag posted for the world (or the other arcade goers) to see. And, even when they got the high score, they always looked to beat it or to get the high score in another game.

What if you took that same mentality within your relationship?

So many times, we look at our relationships as “good enough” or at least we can sometimes feel that there isn’t much room for growth.

To be honest, it’s understandable. 10 or 15 years into the relationship and you may think there’s nothing more to gain or to grow. But that’s simply not the case. There is always room for growth and room for improvement.

In fact, the longer you are together, the easier it can be to “level up”. Just like that arcade player who spent hundreds of dollars in quarters perfecting their Pac-Man skills, the more time you spend with your significant other, the more skills you have as well.

The problem we face is motivation. If we had a “relationship high score” that followed us everywhere that we could all visibly see, it may be easier to focus on growth. But alas, there is no relationship leader board, so we have to motivate ourselves.

As silly of a question as it may sound like, have you ever stopped to think about what your relationship high score is? At what point in your relationship do you think you had the strongest bond? If it was at some point in the past, what things made it that strong and how can you get back to that point (and surpass it)? If you think your relationship is strongest right now, how can you make it even better?

Now, we know it can seem a little strange comparing your relationship to a high score on Frogger, but we are trying to challenge you with a thought process. The idea that there is always a way to get better, to strengthen your relationship, and to level up the bond you share. It may take some practice and a few more quarters, but the feeling you get seeing that “score” at the top of the list will motivate you to keep it up!

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A Guide to Date Night on a Budget – Tips, examples, and date ideas https://cratedwithlove.com/date-night/guide-to-date-night-on-a-budget/ Wed, 10 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +0000 https://cratedwithlove.com/?p=108028 Planning a budget-friendly date night has its challenges. Even though some may shutter at the thought of the terms “date night” and “budget” being used in the same context. Don’t worry, we are here to share our step-by-step guide to planning (and staying committed to) date night, even when you’re on a tight budget. Why […]

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Planning a budget-friendly date night has its challenges. Even though some may shutter at the thought of the terms “date night” and “budget” being used in the same context. Don’t worry, we are here to share our step-by-step guide to planning (and staying committed to) date night, even when you’re on a tight budget.

Why Date Night Is Important

In a study conducted by The University of Virginia, they found “that couples who devote time specifically to one another at least once a week are markedly more likely to enjoy high-quality relationships and lower divorce rates, compared to couples who do not devote much couple time to one another.” That being said, it seems that date nights are increasingly difficult to fit into your budget and your calendar! After all, what’s the point of scheduling date night if we can’t afford to pay for it? Read on for tips on budgeting for your next date night!

How to Budget for Date Night

In order to plan your budget-friendly date night, we first need to know what our budget is! We know that a common excuse is that date night, well, “not in the budget.” The good thing is date night improves your relationship not based on how much money you spend, but rather on the quality of time spent. The best date night can actually end up being free!

But now the question stands, how much should you spend each month on date night? The average date night out can cost between $40 to $100+ depending on the activities you both choose! It may sound way out of budget to have consistent date nights, but we have some tricks up our sleeve to help you find the perfect date night for you and your hunny! You can even plan a super fun and impactful date night for $20 or less with a little creativity! 

Tyler and Michelle, founders of Crated with Love, launched the company after noticing how important a regular date night was to their relationship.

“When we first got married, things changed drastically in our relationship. We had more bills, more financial responsibility, and less time. The first thing to go was date night, it was just easier to give up. But then we noticed that something was lacking in our relationship”, Tyler states.

“We just weren’t connecting like we used to when we were dating. So, we decided to make date night a priority. No matter what, each month, we would take $20 and set it aside (which was a lot for us then). We promised each other that no matter what, we would have that $20, intimate date night. And it worked!”

Your date night budget doesn’t need to be huge. In fact, just $20 a month (that’s less than $1 a day!) can give you and your partner the quality time you need to reconnect. And that’s the most important part. At the end of the day, date night is about reconnecting with your partner, not about how much you spend.

Date Night Ideas on a Budget

#1. Outdoor Adventures

Let’s say you and your partner love the outdoors and want to spend more time together exploring the wilderness.

After all that budgeting, let’s say your date night budget is $50 a month. 

Let’s hypothetically say you also want to find more ways to workout together!

You decide to plan a hiking day-trip each month to a local national park. It takes about an hour to get there, so you determine it will be about $15 in gas. Entering the park will be $10. The remaining $25 will be used for a picnic after your hike. You schedule your hike on the third Saturday of the month and make sure to block it off. 

As you both plan the date in detail, you both throughout the month can get equally excited as the anticipation rises before each of your date-hikes! One major goal related to this could be to hike through all of the immediate areas surrounding where you live, then you are always seeing something new with the person you love!

#2 Happy Hour Drinks and Appetizers Around the City Date Night

Even though it may be a little tight on money to try to go out to a nice dinner more than once a month, there are options for you and your love to still go to restaurants will take into consideration the size of your wallet.

If either of you consider yourself true food connoisseurs or “foodies”, at heart, but it’s hard because the daily budget-friendly menu might consist of peanut butter and jelly or macaroni and cheese, you need to get a little more creative.

During this happy hour date concept, you both will make it a goal to get into your favorite restaurants around the city. Maybe even new restaurants! You each will try a different appetizer at a different restaurant, then rank it on a scale of one to ten! Each night after your date, you fill in your scores on a spreadsheet! This allows you to reminisce later and collect memories, but also encourages you to keep track of your favorite plates and drinks from your favorite restaurants! Maybe you can both FINALLY come up with a restaurant you both agree on when the question arises, “Where should we go to dinner?”

#3 A Date Night Adventure (in a Box)

You and your partner want to commit to date night, but need an option that doesn’t break the bank or take a ton of planning. Plus, your budget may be tight and you may even have little ones at home, so going out isn’t always a feasible option. Ideas for at home dates are endless, but you don’t have a ton of time on your hands to plan activities, a menu, and take care of the littles.

If you both are interested in games, adventure, and FUN, while actively searching for ways to strengthen your relationship. We have the perfect recommendation for you! Crated with Love delivers monthly dates nights directly to your door! With a new theme every month and delivered right to your door, you can choose when to complete your date based on when you have enough time in your busy schedule, more than likely when the little ones go to bed! With Crated with Love, you earn physical badges each month (like little trophies for completing each date!) and your subscription even comes with additional challenges to do throughout the month, so staying motivated and committed to date night is fun and easy!

Does this sound like a perfect option for you and your partner? Learn more about our date night box subscription by clicking the button below!

Now for EVEN MORE date night ideas

Date nights are great fun. And with many studies showing that couples who have a monthly date night are less likely to split up, they might (definitely) even be part of the secret to a long and happy married life. That doesn’t mean they have to be expensive. Quite the opposite, in fact: there’s many great date night ideas for any budget, so read on for a few easy and simple ways to share experience, laugh, and learn more about the one you love.

People looking at hanging art in a museum

1. Visit a museum

If you’re looking for a fun and informative date, a trip to the museum is a great place to start. People often think museums are expensive, but that isn’t always true. Even if you’re not lucky enough to live somewhere where the local museums are free, many museums offer reduced rates for locals or at off-peak times. You also don’t have to be from out-of-town to take advantage of discounted ‘Tourist Pass’ bundles. Hint hint!

Blue swing set in an empty playground

2. Rediscover the joy of playgrounds

We get it: there are times when you don’t want to spend the afternoon in a museum, and just want some simple childish fun. There are also times that you want a really fun date idea that truly costs nothing! What better idea than some joyous playground fun? There are usually several to choose from across your local city, and with this one date idea, you likely have a handful of free dates to choose from in your own neighborhood!

A playground is also the ideal place to rediscover your inner child, and to watch your soulmate rediscover theirs. We guarantee that – when you see how happy your partner gets while trying to swing as high as they can on the swings – you’ll fall in love with them all over again!

Close up of the go to jail square on a  Monopoly game board

3. Show your competitive side with a game night

How many of us have a cupboard full of old board games that we haven’t opened in years? Rather than see it as a reminder that you really need to declutter, why not use that cupboard as an inspiration for your next date night? Relearn your childhood favorites or create your own new rules for traditional games!

You can even get your friends involved, taking turns to host and each bringing a dinner course, appetizer, or selection of snacks and drinks. Maybe even form a two-man dream team with your date to fight your friends for Pictionary Champion bragging rights.

Volunteers stacking their hands together before working together

4. Volunteer together

Wherever you are in the world, there are plenty of locally grown causes that would be so grateful for volunteers. Why not combine a date night with giving a little back to your community? It could be serving food at a homeless shelter, helping children with their reading, or looking after some furry friends in the local animal sanctuary. It’s really up to you and your partner!

All this takes is a quick Google search to find opportunities in your local area. And who knows, you may even discover a passion for your partner (and yourself) you’d never otherwise know.

Aerial view of a machine factory

5. Discover a Factory Tour Together

Rather than sitting on the couch and watching “How it’s Made” on your television, why not go and find out first-hand? More and more factories are opening up their doors for public tours, often for little cost.

If you’ve ever wondered how the local producer makes their honey, or debated with your partner how they make sure there’s the same number of candies in each little packet – or even if you’re simply interested in something new – this could be your kind of date.

Man walking down aisle in a flea market

6. Visit a flea market

A trip to a flea market can be a really fun date in and of itself. Browsing the various stalls, soaking up the bustling atmosphere, finding quirky objects and things that rekindle long-forgotten shared memories. Just be careful with the impulse purchases as they can eat into your newly developed budget!

You can also use a flea market date as inspiration for your next budget-friendly date night too, using it to, for example, find cheap equipment for a new hobby, or to buy the materials for a new DIY project to do with your partner!

3 slinkys spread out on colorful pieces of paper

7. Play with old toys

Even if board games weren’t your thing, we can imagine that you or your partner still have some old, cherished childhood toys lying around the garage. Whether it’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Power Rangers action figures, Barbie Dolls, Lego or Lincoln Logs, why not dig them out and invite your partner on a playdate?

You can share your favorite childhood memories, learn things about each other that you never knew, and reignite your boundless imaginations! Allow that sparkle of creativity and belief in the impossible to come back to you both that your adulthood may have stripped away.

.Snowy mountains with blue lake and trees

8. Have fun outdoors

Forget tours of buildings or galleries – wherever you live, you don’t have to go far to see that nature really is the world’s greatest architect.

Being in the open air can help us feel grounded, connected to the world around us, and to each other. A change of scene can energize you and your partner or help provide a break from issues the two of you might be facing at home.

Whether it’s a mountain hike, a trip to the ocean, or a rooftop from which to watch the world go by below or the stars shoot by from above – why not head out with your favorite date and find your happy place?

Bookshelves filled with books in a library

9. Learn together at a public library

You’re never too old to learn. Be it a new language, the skills to help you with technology, or the DIY know-how for that next home makeover project.

It’s all so true that learning’s more fun when you have someone to learn with! Having your special someone to help and encourage you along the way (and make sure you stick with it). Which is why classes at your local community college as a couple can also make great dates.

Although classes can often be very expensive, more and more community libraries now offer free, or subsidized courses on a whole variety of topics.  You might even be able to learn how to use those supplies you picked up at the flea market!

People walking in a farmers' market

10. Go to a farmers market

Just imagine a leisurely stroll, hand-in-hand, in evening sunshine with your soulmate. The smell of the food vendors and fresh peaches, then throw in some great food and the warm feeling that comes from knowing you’re supporting local producers.  Now that sounds amazing, right?

Regular farmers markets are springing up all over the pace. You can pick up something to cook together, buy snacks on the go, or sit down for a picnic! It’s also a great place to grab some tasty free samples. There are often local bands or artists that you can watch as well.

Conclusion

There you have it – a handful of fun, simple, and easy date night ideas that won’t break the bank! With these helpful tips and tricks, even having a single date night a month, will be easy to plan, enjoyable, and WON’T HURT THE WALLET! The best kinds of dates! When you and your partner have some quality time to reconnect, it can lead to a much longer, healthier relationship, so don’t forget to build out a “date night” category in your next budget! Happy Dating! 🙂

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Importance of Having a Regular Date Night After Quarantine https://cratedwithlove.com/date-night/importance-of-date-night-after-quarantine/ Wed, 27 May 2020 20:58:23 +0000 https://cratedwithlove.com/?p=979162 We all know that you’ve been locked inside with your honey for more days than you can count at this point. The stress that this pandemic may have put on your relationship may be hard to ignore at this point, but don’t you worry! Stay tuned as we here at Crated with Love share our […]

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We all know that you’ve been locked inside with your honey for more days than you can count at this point. The stress that this pandemic may have put on your relationship may be hard to ignore at this point, but don’t you worry! Stay tuned as we here at Crated with Love share our top tips on how and why to maintain your weekly date nights, and the perks of adding a regular date night to your relationship!

Take Care of the Built up Stress First

Before moving on to planning date night, be sure to take care of the stress that has built up first. Trying to coordinate or work together when you’re both on the verge of blowing up. Try some of the following tips to help you release some stress before moving on to the rest of this post.

  • Take some alone time for yourself
  • Have a spa night
  • Do a hard workout
  • Go for a long walk
  • Play video games
  • Visit friends you haven’t gotten to see in a while

Maintain and Create New Relationship Routines

Things have gotten weird, there is no doubt about that. This may have been a really rough season on your relationship, one that you never saw coming, but we encourage you to not be afraid to reestablish your once cherished routines. Whether that be date night Thursdays, morning coffee together and quiet time before the family gets up, evening walks hand-in-hand after dinner, friends, etc. It’s time to get creative and really lean into the activities with our partners that bring us closer together and stronger! 

Date night is one of those sacred recurring events that many couples with an established date night swear by. And we promise that adding a weekly or monthly date night to your calendar will likely even make your weeks easier to tackle when you have an exciting event on the calendar to look forward to.

Communication

You will hear this one time and time again, but there’s a good reason for that. The only way that your partner is going to know what you’re thinking or feeling, is to be candid about those things. 

If you are having an exceptionally hard day, expressing to your partner that you want alone time is a million times better than snapping at them without them even realizing you weren’t doing well. Asking your partner if they can unload the dishwasher is infinitely better than realizing your partner did not unload the dishwasher, nor read your mind when you wanted them to do it. 

It might feel gross at first to get off whatever is on your chest, it may even hurt, but opening up about how you’re feeling, especially in these current times, is the keystone to any strong and enduring relationship. You can even make communicating a fun and engaging experience by playing new games, getting creative and enjoying new in-home activities together. You can even try establishing weekly check-in days where you and your partner can be open and honest about how each other is feeling, and how their week has gone while eating pints of ice cream as you both vent. 

For many, these important times of communication happen during their weekly or monthly established date nights. One more reason to get dressed up and enjoy your person! Go ahead, start planning something special!

If You Are Experiencing Cabin Fever

While it is so crucial to maintain healthy communication and routine in what can be a very monotonous season, this is nothing any of us have ever experienced before! Since May is mental health awareness month. This gives us all the more reason to encourage you to step back, evaluate your emotions and thoughts in this time, and really ensure that you are holding up okay yourself. You may realize you need to plan individual times apart from your partner to recharge, opposite sides of the house for a few hours, or even getting outdoors for a hike or jog. 

It is inevitable, being locked indoors with your partner, things are likely to get heated and you may have already said a thing or two that you wish you hadn’t. No matter the person, them being your partner, or not, it’s likely they may get on your nerves. Make it a new habit to take a moment or two a day to self analyze how you are feeling and even how things are going interrelationality. Then take a much needed deep breath and intentionally take those first moves toward regaining control of your mind, heart and relationship. 

Have grace for yourself and your partner in these times, this is not long-term but it can feel that way at times.

There Is a Light at the End of the Tunnel

Say you and your partner are killing it. You two have been each other’s knight in shining armor, bringing in the trash cans, changing all the diapers, and you just realized that date night has been working for you both in quarantine! As we’ve been seeing more regulations loosen the last few weeks, and the states continue to reopen businesses and restaurants, it may feel like life is about to go back to normal. But, for the sake of date night, don’t forget to continue to add this newly established and loved tradition to your calendar once the dust settles. You both have realized how much love, endurance, and passion your relationship has. Maybe quarantine lit an old flame between the two of you that you forgot you had. Whatever it may be, don’t ditch date night! Relationships take continual effort integrity, but the elbow grease that you put into a solid relationship you will always pay back tenfold! Just think of it like this, you may never be trapped indoors with your significant other for three consecutive months ever again, right?

Need a Little Help With Date Night?

Let us take care of your next date night for you! Crated with Love creates and delivers a complete date night in a box. All you need to do is open and enjoy it together! Get a date night every month, every other month, or even quarterly to help keep date night on your schedules!

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Crated with Love vs Bonding Bees https://cratedwithlove.com/compare/bonding-bees/ Wed, 27 May 2020 17:01:18 +0000 https://cratedwithlove.com/?p=979139 Crated with Love vs Bonding Bees How are we different than Bonding Bees? BondingBees Price $19.99+ $34+ Time until your first box ships Up to 15 days Up to a month New theme every month Yes Yes Bonus online content Yes No Includes everything necessary Yes May require additional items CHOOSE CRATED WITH LOVE Check […]

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Crated with Love vs Bonding Bees

How are we different than Bonding Bees?

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Bonding
Bees
Price
$19.99+
$34+
Time until your first box ships
Up to 15 days
Up to a month
New theme every month
Yes
Yes
Bonus online content
Yes
No
Includes everything necessary
Yes
May require additional items

Check out some of our previous themes!

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Crated with Love vs Unbox Love https://cratedwithlove.com/compare/unbox-love/ Wed, 27 May 2020 16:33:26 +0000 https://cratedwithlove.com/?p=979131 Crated with Love vs Unbox Love How are we different than Unbox Love? UnboxLove Price $19.99+ $34+ Time until your first box ships Up to 15 days Up to a month New theme every month Yes Yes Bonus online content Yes No Includes everything necessary Yes May require additional items CHOOSE CRATED WITH LOVE Check […]

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Crated with Love vs Unbox Love

How are we different than Unbox Love?

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Unbox
Love
Price
$19.99+
$34+
Time until your first box ships
Up to 15 days
Up to a month
New theme every month
Yes
Yes
Bonus online content
Yes
No
Includes everything necessary
Yes
May require additional items

Check out some of our previous themes!

Ready to start your date night adventure?

Get the best date night delivered, right to your door.

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Crated with Love Reviews https://cratedwithlove.com/testimonials/crated-with-love-reviews/ Fri, 22 May 2020 17:24:15 +0000 https://cratedwithlove.com/?p=978441 Take a look at what other couples are saying about Crated with Love! Real couples. Real reviews. This company has some of the best customer service I’ve ever seen. I decided to try this company out a few weeks ago. somewhere an error was made and it was shipped to the wrong address. UPS was […]

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Take a look at what other couples are saying about Crated with Love!

Real couples. Real reviews.

This company has some of the best customer service I’ve ever seen. I decided to try this company out a few weeks ago. somewhere an error was made and it was shipped to the wrong address. UPS was no help so I reached out to crated with love to see if there was anything I could do. they were so polite and shipped me a box that day. I was already blown away. a week later I got an email from UPS saying my box was delivered. Only, it hadn’t been. Again, UPS was unhelpful and directed me to call The postal service. several days and many hours on hold and I finally reached someone. They could only confirm it had been marked delivered and said they would investigate the matter. I’d given up but my bf convinced me to atleast inform crated with love. They were kind enough to send me another box… again. I was feeling guilty but they even eased my mind and assured me that’s the kind of service they provide. That’s the type of service that makes me say I will be a lifelong customer. They are definitely doing it right over there.

– Samantha U.

What an amazing company! I ordered the Honolulu Heist box for our 5 year anniversary and I was worried it wouldn’t arrive on time but they went out of their way for me to get it on time! Amazing customer service!! We had a great time with the date box as well which we played while picnicking in the park.

– Lee San M.

OK-so I was a little skeptical because you see all kinds of different subscription ads and I wasn’t sure what to expect. You’re really not sure what to expect but we opened it and there was really a lot of stuff so we started reading the directions and were ready to give a go! It was so much fun!!! It really was a blast and I love that you can make it as short or as long as you want! It was eye-opening to see how different people think and how you can take a step back and really communicate with your partner. We got our first subscription about a week ago and finally it last night- it was the Australian box and we cannot wait for another box.. we have to finish this box first though there were so many activities that we played probably for a good two hours and didn’t get through everything 😂 there is also an option to make it like a double date night it was so awesome! I would absolutely recommend this company, it made it so easy, no prep and a lot of laughs!

– Amy V.

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Crated with Love vs DateBox Club https://cratedwithlove.com/compare/datebox-club/ Thu, 21 May 2020 22:20:48 +0000 https://cratedwithlove.com/?p=978352 Crated with Love vs DateBox Club How are we different than DateBox Club? DateBoxClub Price $19.99+ $32.95+ Time until your first box ships Up to 15 days Up to a month New theme every month Yes Yes Bonus online content Yes No Includes everything necessary Yes May require additional items CHOOSE CRATED WITH LOVE Check […]

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Crated with Love vs DateBox Club

How are we different than DateBox Club?

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DateBox
Club
Price
$19.99+
$32.95+
Time until your first box ships
Up to 15 days
Up to a month
New theme every month
Yes
Yes
Bonus online content
Yes
No
Includes everything necessary
Yes
May require additional items

Check out some of our previous themes!

Ready to start your date night adventure?

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Crated with Love vs Happily (formerly Datebox) https://cratedwithlove.com/compare/happily-datebox/ Thu, 21 May 2020 22:16:06 +0000 https://cratedwithlove.com/?p=978343 Crated with Love vs Happily (formerly Datebox) How are we different than Happily? Happily Price $19.99+ $32.99+ Time until your first box ships Up to 15 days Up to a month New theme every month Yes Yes Bonus online content Yes No Includes everything necessary Yes May require additional items CHOOSE CRATED WITH LOVE Check […]

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Crated with Love vs Happily (formerly Datebox)

How are we different than Happily?

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Happily
Price
$19.99+
$32.99+
Time until your first box ships
Up to 15 days
Up to a month
New theme every month
Yes
Yes
Bonus online content
Yes
No
Includes everything necessary
Yes
May require additional items

Check out some of our previous themes!

Ready to start your date night adventure?

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Happy Dating! ❤

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Crated with Love vs Date Night In Box https://cratedwithlove.com/compare/date-night-in-box/ Wed, 20 May 2020 18:04:58 +0000 https://cratedwithlove.com/?p=978151 Crated with Love vs Date Night In Box How are we different than Date Night In Box? Date NightIn Box Price $19.99+ $38.67+ Time until your first box ships Up to 15 days Up to a month New theme every month Yes Yes Bonus online content Yes No Includes everything necessary Yes May require additional […]

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Crated with Love vs Date Night In Box

How are we different than Date Night In Box?

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Date Night
In Box
Price
$19.99+
$38.67+
Time until your first box ships
Up to 15 days
Up to a month
New theme every month
Yes
Yes
Bonus online content
Yes
No
Includes everything necessary
Yes
May require additional items

Check out some of our previous themes!

Ready to start your date night adventure?

Get the best date night delivered, right to your door.

Happy Dating! ❤

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