Viking Date Night!

There is a saying that I really love that says, “Find joy in the ordinary”. I really love this quote because it is a reminder that even the simplest things in life can make us happy if we take the time to enjoy it. I have really been trying to live my life by this reminder lately. Things haven’t been all that easy while I search for a job and it becomes far too simple to forget the joy in the simple things. Things could always be worse and its important to enjoy what we do have.

With this in mind I set up a little date night for my man to try and bring a little joy to an ordinary thursday night. Not too long ago he mentioned to me that “How to Train Your Dragon 2” is a movie he wants to go see with me when it comes out. He was astonished to learn I never saw the first one. So I decided to set up a fun little night to fix that.

I did some internet research and learned that the movie was about Vikings and Dragons. This is what the boy found on the door when he got home:


After he read the sign he entered to dinner prepared for him. I found this blog post and decided to make a dinner of Pork and Veggies.


Also on the above blog I got the idea to try and make some grog. I couldn’t use the recipe she shared because it had almonds and I am allergic so I tried this one.

After a sip or two we both decided grog was not for us. But I will admit I was a bit heavy handed with the rum…


Now no date night is complete without a little fun. If you noticed on the sign I challenged him to a game of Spoon Frog. Here is what it looked like when he walked in for the game:

Spoon Frog

This game comes from the game show “Minute to Win i”. Basically the goal is to get the second spoon to catapult in the cup by hitting the first one. We didn’t time the game we just said after a little practice that the first to three is the winner. He of course won.

We then got to enjoy the movie together and relax for the rest of the night. All in all it turned out to be a pretty fun date night. Anyone who wants to try the game here is the blueprint from the tv show to teach you how to do it.


Has anyone else had a Viking style date night?

26 thoughts on “Viking Date Night!

  1. Sounds awesome and it’s great that you put a lot of effort into it all. That’s what really counts.

    We (my ex and I) used to have Viking date night too. We would watch 2-3 episodes of the TV show Vikings.

    But all in all, it’s def the little, simple things in life that matter and it’s nice to see the love you have found and I’m sure he appreciated everything you did to make it a special night. Now, I can’t quite figure it out, but it seems like the was just one thing that may have been missing! 😉

  2. “There is a saying that I really love that says, “Find joy in the ordinary”. I really love this quote because it is a reminder that even the simplest things in life can make us happy if we take the time to enjoy it. ”

    Shae, I love how you said that because it’s SOOOOOOOOO true! And isn’t it something how whenever we go through challenging, rough times in our life that those simple things are suddenly noticed? It’s like we need those times to remember the ordinary things in our life to be grateful for 🙂

    Sounds like you had a great date night! LOVE the note you posted on the door!! Also, the video clip is hilariously brilliant!

    Have a super week, my friend! And Happy Memorial Day!


    • Thanks Ronnie! I feel these little dates bring us just a little closer together. It gives him something to look forward to after a long day and it gives me a way to plan something for him that will make him smile. I like to take advantage of the little things 🙂

  3. You are a great girlfriend, Shae! That was really a lot of thought and effort put into the evening. I really don’t know anything about Vikings. Interesting!

  4. My daughter’s high school mascot is the Viking, but I don’t think I know enough to plan a date around that theme. Very creative, Shae! And I’m pretty sure I would lose a game of spoon frog. Badly.

  5. This sounds like a fabulous evening! What a great idea! I’ve never done a Viking date night, but I think I’d look pretty good in a horned helmet and animal hides!

  6. Now that is totally different. I never heard of it before, but I’m sure your date was very pleased. Hope you had a great time. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Now this is creative and so loving to do for a date. Lucky man!!! I don’t know about vikings but sounds like you did an amazing job and need more than just a gold star. wink wink. Hope you enjoyed it all. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    • This was definitely fun and I certainly suggest trying it with your hubby. What better way to find out a little about Vikings than planning a date night around it?

  8. mad props to you…this is a really cool idea…turning a movie to an experience and tying everything in…a movie can be the quick and easy date night but we end up watching someone elses story and never interact with each other…experiences like this make it so much more…very very cool

  9. Sounds like a great night and you went to a lot of effort to make his Thursday night special! I’ll have to give this a try when my girls are a bit older! Love your mantra of ‘find joy in the ordinary’ – so much of life would pass us by unnoticed if we only waited for the extraordinary moments. Thanks for linking up with #monthlyramblings at Baby Routes !

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