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Wild West Night

Remember Dr. Quinn, medicine woman? I always wanted to be a little like her...and I always thought it would have been kinda fun to live back in the "old western days". So, I recreated one date night in the Wild West for me and hubby.

Here are the elements that will make this night go off with a bang!

Wild West Saloon

Serve Sasparillas/IBC (bottled root beer) and greasy appetizers (we had grilled tortillas, mozzarella sticks, and chips & salsa with IBC rootbeer).

Wild West Shooting Range
What's the Wild West without a little gun action? {Rubberband gun action, that is.} I covered pop cans with scrapbook paper and labels I made, which you can download HERE. Just ink around the edges to give it a dirtier look. Here's a color version for you to get a better idea.

Using a rubberband gun or your fingers, shoot rubberbands at pop cans you've set up as targets. Establish how many shots/rubberbands each of you get and the reward for winning or losing (perhaps a back rub or dish-duty)

Wild West Poker

Write on the back of your homemade "chips" certain wagers (each of you will have a set that is identical) So, there are 2 of each chip: (5 min. back rub, diaper duty for one weekend, etc.) Then, when you are betting your hand, you'll know what you could get…or what you could lose if you lose the hand!
Download PDF of chips HERE.

Wild West Theatre

This is optional, if you wanted to watch an old classic western flick or maybe Will Smith's "Wild Wild West" (this doesn't mean I recommend this movie....just a suggestion).

*Spice it Up*

1. Go to the bathroom while he's finishing his sasparilla and appetizers. Come out with a badge on acting as the town "sheriff". Place him in handcuffs (dollar store plastic cuffs work great!) and tell him he's going to jail for flirting with a married lady! You decide the punishment.

2. Get a cowboy hat, some boots, and something for in between that goes with the theme.


Anonymous said...

Another great post! I actually LOVED Dr. Quinn and secretly wanted to be her :) I wonder why they don't air reruns of that show??? They definitely should!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like so much fun! I'll definitely have to give it a go.

Melissa said...

I just wanted to be skinny like Doctor Quinn.

What a great doable date!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Will definitely be trying this one soon. I LOVE Dr. Quinn!

Bruce said...

Greetings from Portugal!

I just discovered your blog and I must say I find it amazing!

You have very nice ideas to spice up a relationship!

Melissa said...

Haha I am also an admirer of Dr. Quinn. This is a cute idea. Only my husband would use real guns, not the sissy rubber band guns. We'd have to take it outside.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Just came across it when posting a comment on Design Dazzle. What fun to be able to have access to these great ideas. I'm definitely signing up to be a follower.

Krystal said...

Another way cute idea. I love your theme date nights! :)

Makana Hansen said...

you are the smartest woman I know! I love all of your cleaver ideas. My New Years Resolution is to put that spark back into our marriage and I know that all of these ideas will help. Especially this one. Our dream is to live on a huge ranch in Montana.

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