Minute to Win It Date Night in Box

Happy Thursday! I am back today with a fun post our recent Date Night In experience. I’ve been meaning to get this post up a lot sooner, but like our actual plans for date nights, it got put on the back burner! Summer has been pretty hectic between trips, kids sports activities, BBQs…basically the usual summer things! So, my husband and I have not gotten to have many date nights whether it is out and about or at home! Therefore, I was so excited to spend a few hours on our Minute to Win It Date Night In Box! This is our second Date Night In Box (details on our first box here) and we really love them! It is a great excuse to hang out together, yet not have to leave home.

***Be sure to stick around to the end of this post as I am partnering with Date Night In to giveaway ONE DATE NIGHT BOX!****

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Our Minute to Win It Date Night in Box Experience

Each month, the Date Night in Box has a different theme and, as I mentioned, this month’s theme was Minute to Win It. I had a feeling it would be fun and light-hearted–a perfect theme for summer time!

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Our last Date Night In box did not have recipes but this box did and I was so excited! You certainly do not have to make the recipes for the date, but I thought it was fun to have a dinner plan and to get a chance to cook together (like we did often pre-kids!)

We got to make chicken burgers, sweet potato fries and a Mexican dip! I prepped the dip earlier in the day and then my husband and I made the burgers and fries together.

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After dinner, we got to the date activity! I am going to say now–this box was SO MUCH FUN! We loved that this date box was so silly. We decided to have our date on our back patio since it was so nice outside.

We reviewed all the instructions and contents in the box before starting our activities.

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For this date, we were competing against each other for six minute to win it challenges. They were all very silly competitions! We started with a contest to see who could unwrap a roll of streamers the fastest.

I tried my hardest on this challenge but I was no match for my husband.

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He was hands down the winner on this challenge!

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My husband and I can be competitive when it comes to fun games (hello putt putt golf!), so we rose to the challenges for this date!

We also had a few fun challenges with jelly beans!  (I won one of the challenges and my husband the other challenge).

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The cookie challenge was too hilarious! We had to place a cookie on our foreheads and move our faces so that the cookie would end up in our mouth. I had such little faith in my skills but  I won this challenge!

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After our six challenges, we actually TIED 3-3! Phew! This was such a fun and memorable evening! I love that we could have such a fun date without leaving our house.

How The Date Night in Box Works

The Date Night in Box provides all the tools and instructions you need to have a unique date night at home experience! When you open up the box, you first need to read the instruction aka date card! (Anyone catch the Bachelor reference?!). Most months, the box comes with a link to a playlist of music for the date as well as a recommended menu. This box allows you have have a complete night in with very little preparation on your part!

Considering all the effort it can take to plan a date night out (coordinate schedules, find a sitter, get dressed up), the Date Night in Box is way more enticing!!

Date Night In Box Details

This subscription box is available on a month to month basis or you can sign up for a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription. Prices start at $34.99 for a month to month subscription. The subscriptions is cheaper if you sign up for a set month package ($99/3 months $197/6 months). There is an option to customize the box for a faith based activity. The box includes materials for the activity, access to a Spotify playlist of music for the date and a recommended menu complete with a shopping list!

If you are interested in trying out this subscription box, sign up here! (Affiliate Link)

This subscription would be so great for an anniversary gift, wedding gift or even a gift to new parents (who aren’t able to get out much!).


I am so excited to collaborate with Date Night In to giveaway ONE DATE NIGHT IN BOX! This will be for an upcoming date, so it will not be the same theme as mine!

To Enter (Deadline Thursday, August 16th at 11:59 P.M. EST)

  1. Follow Coffee, Pancakes and Dreams on Instagram or Facebook
  2. Follow Date Night In on Instagram
  3. Comment done when finished
  4. Additional entry for sharing this post on Facebook or Twitter

Thank you so much to Date Night In for providing this box in exchange for a review. As always, all opinions are my own and I would not share a product that I did not truly stand behind!



  1. Carol G.
    August 9, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Done. Love this idea.

  2. August 9, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Interesting concept, not sure I could get my man to do the activities.

  3. August 9, 2018 / 10:00 am

    Interesting concept, there is so many thing come in box subscription this day! I think my kids will love the activity with their dad too, hehe

  4. August 9, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    Never heard of this box, but I love the idea. Our date nights in consist of a movie or TV show we can’t watch while the kids are awake.. So not much interaction going on there. I will look into this.

  5. August 9, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    I absolutely got the Bachelor Date Card reference! The Date Night In box sounds like so much fun! I want to try one!!!

  6. Tiffany
    August 10, 2018 / 12:23 am

    I could see this being fun (especially the box you posted about). The food looks yummy too. I might have to give this a try with my husband.

  7. August 10, 2018 / 2:02 am

    Done! (Followed on Instagram) This is so fun! I love silly, minute to win it kind of games! We just got a kids date night in box to try, but I would love to win a regular adult date night in box!

  8. Bailey
    August 10, 2018 / 9:44 am

    This looks SO fun! Minute to Win It games are my favorite. What a unique way to connect with your spouse!

  9. August 10, 2018 / 11:11 am

    GREAT idea. This post made me smile – love all the photos. 😉

  10. August 10, 2018 / 11:14 am

    This is so fun! I love the concept 🙂 Looks like you guys had a great time.

  11. Jalisa
    August 10, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    My husband and I stay in all the time so this would be great for this.

  12. Heidi
    August 11, 2018 / 8:29 am

    Done! This would be a great gift for my friend who just had a baby!

  13. Stephanie
    August 13, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    Done. This looks like so much fun!

  14. August 14, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    Done. So excited! Followed on instagram as @momtessorian1

  15. August 15, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    Done! Followed on Instagram as @denysearnold. I also shared on Twitter as @k_mdjones97. Very intrigued by the product! It looks like a very enjoyable time.

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