Here are your uniforms that you must wear for the entire race.
Here is your video camera.Race Rules:
1. You must wear your uniform at all times
2. You must make a video of the events and each member of the team must be in the video
3. You must have completed all clues and the following tasks in order to win:
- Acquire a bouquet of flowers for your wife, without spending any money
- Purchase a gift for your wife, using only the funds provided.
Good luck Boys, here’s your first clue. You may begin the race at the sound of the whistle.
Make your way with great speed,
To the store you use when you need…
To send a package in brown,
From this south side of town.
Mary will tell you what you need to do,
In order to get your very next clue.
Our friends owned a UPS store franchise, so we had asked Mary to let the guys in (after hours), take their photos–passport style, and supervise their making Valentine’s cards for us, using their pictures. We had provided her with Scrapbook paper and supplies, as well as the next clue for when they had completed their task. This is what she gave them:
Your first task in this race,
is to take a picture of your face.
Then glue it on a card,
It really isn’t all that hard.
Make a Valentines card to your wife from you,
When you’ve all done this, then Mary will give you your next clue.
Beautiful people pass through these doors,
To seek an agent for acting and more,
One of you should already have the key,
Look for your clue where things are frosty…
One of our friends on the date, is a talent agent, so she planted the clues at her office, knowing her husband had the key. The clue was in the refrigerator.
The “father of our ward” may be younger than you,
But at his house you’ll find your next clue….
This is the key to get your next clue,
The lock on the box may be stickier than glue.
*Return the key, before you are through!
Out in the country a family you’ll find,
Who love to hunt animals of every kind.
And more animals still you’ll find at their place,
Ask the lady of the house for your next task in this race
[local high school] High is the very next place,
You would go to practice if you want to run a race.
Get your heart rate up and take in the view…
Get a good workout, while you find your next clue.We had taped this clue on one of the top bleachers, I believe.
Have you got your bouquet, your card, and your gifts, yet?
If not, do it now, or you’ll be quite upset
When you reach the finish-line
And have to turn around.
The race isn’t finished until these things have been found.
The finish line, and your fabulous prize
Are waiting at a place familiar to your eyes.
Make your way through traffic,
Obey all the signs
And step on the mat of the home whose name rhymes with Valentines!
You are the first team to arrive. (So what if they were just one big team!)
As winners of the amazing Valentines Race,
You each get the grand prize,
A dream date with your lovely, adoring, beautiful, smart, sexy, talented wives.
We had a little too much planned for one evening, since we all had babysitters to get home, but there were so many fun ideas in a group this size. The rest of the festivities included, couples’ pictures, group lip syncs (girls and then guys) in goofy costumes, and a slide show of all of the couples present and the evolution of their relationships.
I hope this gives you a few ideas (you don’t have to use them all) for a creative date night. It was a fun evening, full of romance and tons of creative insanity!
Thanks to the Ballantyne’s for the photos, and all of the ladies I worked and played with that night for your creative contributions!