Thursday, August 28, 2008

Surprise Luau!

A friend (Chelsey), inspired me to be a little better in my date planning. I used to be a lot better, but I've sort of slacked... So a few weeds ago, I borrowed some of her ideas and put together a date night with my friend Autumn and her husband Bruce. Autumn and I planned this all week, and the guys had no idea what we were doing. It was so funny to see how bugged they (especially Bruce) got when we wouldn't give them any clues to what we had up our sleeves.
Autumn and Bruce came over that night- the guys still totally oblivious to what we were doing. And we just stood there and handed them this...

They started to read and Jeff said "Oh No... A scavenger hunt"... :) and we just laughed. There's a restaurant 5 minutes away called "Golden Hills" and they have a little glass case full of pie. When they got there, two Leis with tags that said "Wear Me" on them, and this clue, were hanging there:

Autumn's parents own a little rock shop around the corner. So there, they had to find some big glass diamonds (with a tag that said "Bring Me") with the next clue:

Our grocery store here in Orderville is called Terry's. So after they got the diamonds, which had a few dollars taped to them, they had to drive over there and find the "drink as red as a cherry" (that happened to be Hawaiian Punch). I put the next clue on one of the bottles, and a little tag that said "Buy Me" (hence the dollar bills from the last clue).
This was their next clue:

So this clue might be a little confusing to anyone that doesn't live here. haha. We have our rodeo grounds over here where they have horse shows frequently, and the Kane County Fair Rodeo and things. They also have a Demolition Derby (which is this weekend! :) in the same arena. When they got there, they had to go to the concession stand, and some Hawaiian shirts and straw hats were waiting for them with little tags that said "Wear Me" on them. The last clue was also waiting:

While the guys were running around town, trying to figure everything out, Autumn and I went to the baseball diamond that overlooks the town and set up a little mini luau. We set up some Tiki-torches, and parked our car close by so we could hear the Hawaiian music coming out of the CD player. We made Hawaiian style pizza's, had our Hawaiian punch, and I made a Pineapple Upside-Down cake for dessert. We got all dressed up too and were waiting for them when they got there. (Well- I was- We didn't think they would be as fast as they were, and Autumn had to run back to get something. :)
We really had such a fun time out there. It was totally different, and really fun!
(Doesn't my husband look studly in a straw hat and flowers? :)


The Askeroth Family said...

How fun! You are so creative to come up with that. I bet the guys loved that!

Angie and Kyle said...

How creative and fun!! You two did a great job :)

Errin said...

how creative! thats so cool! good job on the date night!

Kristen said...

What a great idea. You have inspired me. My hubby and I definately need to get out and have some fun.

Mindy said...

You are so creative! I love your cute date night idea!

Josh and Amber said...

You guys are so creative and so fun to come up with dates like that for your husbands! I dunno if I could get my husband to go along with something like that, but it looked like a lot of fun!

Cassidy Dawn said...

That's sounds like so much fun. I wish Harvey and I had a couple that wasn't married to hang out with. You look so happy can't beleive you live out in Orderville very small town. I have some friends from out there. Your family is so cute. Congrats on the new one coming soon. Harvey and I are not married yet but plan on it in the near future and I'm so excited for it.