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If you have a messy husband like mine who drips and drops food and eats whatever he wants paying no mind to his fussy stomach, then you need to make this DIY Date Night Emergency Kit! When we go out to dinner or on a date, I always make sure I bring my purse and that I have what I call my “Mary Poppins Bag.” It’s a tiny little bag that contains EVERYTHING that you might need for any disaster. Dripped food on shirt? Stain pen. Headache? Advil. Food stuck in teeth? Floss. Chapped Lips? Chapstick! I’ve been carrying around my Mary Poppins bag for awhile now. I’ve always been accident prone and I like to be prepared, but once you get married then you start to figure out that you need to be prepared for so much more! So that’s why I had to make a new emergency kit with more items specifically for my husband. It comes in handy on date nights! So I upgraded to a slightly bigger bag and added the phrase “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” to the front of my bag as a nod to Miss Poppins herself. You know those “What’s in My Purse” articles by celebrities in magazines? Well, here’s a mini version of that, except it’s a few of the items in my Mary Poppins bag, not my purse. Oh! And I’m not a celebrity … Stain pen: My husband never fails to drop some food on himself. Never!
Advil Liqui-Gels: In case someone gets a headache. Nothing’s faster on tough pain (among OTC pain relievers) such as muscle ache, headache, or joint pain with advanced liquid fast relief. Use as directed.
ChapStick Total Hydration: It is a date night must! With 100% natural, age-defying, advanced nourishing formula with argan oil and avocado butter and rosehip oils, this ChapStick instantly smoothes and moisturizes and visibly renews lips with omega 6 & 9 for clinically proven healthier looking lips.
Floss: Because no one is getting kissed with something stuck in their teeth!
Cash: You just never know when you might need cash. You might need a taxi, or a restaurant, a place might be cash only, or you might need to valet your car. I always rely on my credit cards, but I try to keep a $20 bill in my Mary Poppins bag just in case.
Nexium 24HR: My husband is lactose intolerant, he will eat red meat, ice cream, and drink wine, all in one meal, and then he will pay for it. So I’ve started keeping Nexium 24HR in my bag. Just an FYI, it may take 1 to 4 days for full effect. Use as directed. Just one a day for all-day, all night frequent heartburn protection. It is the #1 prescribed acid blocker brand (based on IMS health data: total Nexium® prescriptions 2006 – 2014).
Mints or Gum: I mean, really, this goes back to the ChapStick and Floss approach. It’s date night! You just ate an entire order of garlic fries and no one wants to kiss that!
Emergen-C: There’s nothing worse than waiting for the free time for a date night … and then someone starts to feel like they’re getting a cold. So I keep Emergen-C in my bag just in case. With Emergen-C, you get “more Healthy Days, more Healthy Nights!”
Hair Ties and Booby Pins: You need to look cute on date night!
And last, but certainly not least …
Googly Eyes: Googly eyes?!? Yes!! I don’t condone vandalism of others’ property, but sticking google eyes on items can be so much fun! Want to make your own Mary Poppins-esque bag? Here’s how I made mine: I have a die-cutting machine which is what I used to cut out my letters, but if you don’t have one, you can make your own bag using purchased iron-on letters to spell something shorter like “Practically Perfect,” or “Fly A Kite Kit,” or “Spoonful of Sugar!” Once you’ve added your letters to your little bag, just fill it up with your necessities, drop it in your purse, and enjoy your date! What items will you include in your Date Night Emergency Kit? Check out the social hub if you need more inspiration and let me know in the comments!