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Posted: 1/29/2009 10:50:06 PM
My 16 yo dd was just asked to the Valentine's Dance at school. This will be her first real date. The boy did a cute little thing to ask her. He left a package of oreo cookies on the doorstep with a note inside saying "I'd love it if you'd go to the Valentine's Dance with me. Who am I? Fiddle with the riddle in the middle." She had to open up all the cookies to find the letters to his name. She is really excited and wants to accept his invitation in an equally cute way.

Any ideas? She wants to do something with a treat.


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Posted: 1/29/2009 10:56:57 PM
Is his mom a scrapbooker?
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Posted: 1/29/2009 11:01:21 PM
I have no idea if she is a scrapbooker....why?


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Posted: 1/29/2009 11:02:56 PM
that is soooo cute.

I answered to a date once. I got a large bag of m&m's. I counted the light brown and dark browns. I made sure there were more of one color and left a note about if the answer would be yes if there were more of this color etc. Just to make sure he didn't miscount the answer was buried int he candy.

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Posted: 1/29/2009 11:02:59 PM
Because teh cookie idea is quite creative for a boy to come up with on his own so his mom may be a craft scrapbooker who helped him with this idea.

No idea for your dd...just enjoy that he asked her in such a cute way. I would tell him right away yes instead of making him wait!


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Posted: 1/29/2009 11:11:45 PM
I found this on a website:

This idea is a spin on the credit card commercial so popular now on TV.) Fill a basket with several nice items such as a box of chocolates, a rose, a book, etc. Place a tag on each item that has the name of the item and the price. For example: "a box of chocolates - $15.99", "a rose - $3.50", etc. Then place a fancy card in the basket that when opened states: "Going to the dance with (name)… priceless!"

Create a fun scavenger or treasure hunt that must be followed to the end to find out the answer

Leave a big tub filled with ice and a variety of soda and small tea-light candles on the porch of the recipient. Leave a big sign that says "I would be SODA - LIGHTED to go to the dance with you."

Put together a puzzle that has about 50 pieces. Gently turn the completed puzzle over and write the answer on the back of the puzzle. Take the puzzle apart and deliver to the recipient

Deliver a bouquet of balloons. In each balloon roll up part of a message. Leave instructions on a tag with a needle attached - to "pop" the balloons to find the answer.

Freeze a message inside a bucket of ice. It must be unthawed to reveal it. (Laminate the message or place in a sealed plastic bag.)

String them Along

Tie a long piece of string to their front door. Tape messages along the string such as, "I'm not just stringing you along. Keep going" until


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Posted: 1/29/2009 11:15:50 PM
Those are some great ideas! Thanks so much!

Anyone else?


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Posted: 1/29/2009 11:21:29 PM
How about giving him a box of sweathearts, dressed as an ipod. Here is the link on how to make them

With song choices that answer his question like

Lets Dance, yes, take me out, good times, etc.

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Posted: 1/30/2009 12:00:56 AM
I must say that the oreo thing was so cute !!

The only idea I can think of for your DD is to order those printed
M & M's in a variety of colors and have them all printed with "YES" - but you have to wait for shipping on them and I'm sure she doesn't want to wait that long.

Wonder if she could get several boxes conversation hearts and pick all the ones that say "Yes" and put them all in one box for him.

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Posted: 1/30/2009 12:21:38 AM
I am guessing you live in a smaller town? I never hear about this in bigger towns (I grew up in a small town and I think this is a fun thing).

Some of the things that our group of friends did....

The boy I asked to prominade "kidnapped" me early in the morning and drove me around blindfolded. I had NO idea where I was. When they stopped the car they got me out, then told me to keep my head down, but step up. I just heard a loud engine sound and felt us moving and jiggling a bit. They took the blindfold off just as we were taking off the ground in a small airplane (the guys dad was taking flight lessons and had an "in". Then they flew me over our high school football field that had YES in big red letters.

When I answered the guy that asked me to prom I decorated his truck. The inside was filled with loads of little pieces of paper that said yes as well as balloons (each ballon was also filled with confetti so when he poped them it made a bigger mess). Then on all the windows we finger painted YES and different stuff like that. Finally we wrapped the truck in toilet paper and plastic wrap.

Some friends found a place that sold huge fortune cookies. They would then slip one in that said something about the future looking great on that date night.

Another friend sent a boy a case of oranges. Attached the note said "Orange you glad I said YES" (ok a bit cheesy...but we laughed).

There were a lot of rooms that got decorated and scavenger hunts. We had some people put up posters ALL over the school saying YES (they knew where the persons classes were and put up signs along their path).

The most hilarious was one boy who got his football buddies to sing with him. They made up a little song and dance. It was horrible, but hilarious.


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Posted: 1/30/2009 12:26:26 AM
I'm actually just south of you Lippymans! I guess Provo is kind of a small town...sort of. Great ideas!

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Posted: 1/30/2009 12:35:48 AM
That is waaaaaaaaaaay cute!

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Posted: 1/30/2009 6:53:17 AM
I can't think of any response ideas right brain isn't quite up to speed yet, LOL. But I liked the ideas that mom2kbs posted.

Lippymans--when I was a teenager our stake used to have a Debutante dance for the girls who turned 16. It was girl ask guy and the tradition was you had to ask the guy creatively.

So I sent my date on a scavenger hunt and while he was off searching for clues I decorated his room with streamers and helium balloons and a giant poster revealing who I was.

In order to obtain one of the clues, he had to go in to a pizza place and order pizza. I went in to the pizza place earlier and told them what I was doing, pre-paid for the pizza and decorated the box with the next clue. As I handed the box back to the old guy behind the counter he sadly shook his head at me and said, "This is a shame. A pretty girl like you shouldn't have to work so hard to get a date!" LOL!!!

He didn't quite get the concept of creative dating.


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Posted: 1/30/2009 7:01:32 AM
Is it wrong of me to be bitter that your dd's date is romantic than my dh could ever be?

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Posted: 1/30/2009 7:48:23 AM
TankTop, I think it is ok to be bitter. My older DS did a lot of really cute,creative things to ask his dates to the dances when he was in high school. He did not get his cute romantic side from his father. One of the dances he went to was a Sadie Hawkins, and his GF at the time came over to the house while he was at practice. She had made a mix tape (cd) of songs about dancing and put it in a cd player/alarm clock. She set it up under his bed to go off in the middle of the night to the song "Sadie Hawkins Dance" by Reliant K. When he scrambled around and found the cd player, it had a note attached asking him to go to the dance with her. If your DS knows the family, and could get access to his room that could work.


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Posted: 1/30/2009 8:05:11 AM
My son has tried asking in clever ways. Nobody around here does it so it's been fun for him and the girls who he has asked.

You could turn these around for answering but the last girl he asked he wrote with a permanent marker on the front of a white t-shirt "Will you go to the Prom with me? Wash this shirt to see who is asking." With washable marker he wrote the names of all different guys in his school and then his name with permanent marker. Then he gave her one of those tiny boxes of laundry detergent with the t-shirt. You could write all the "yes" in permanent and all the "no" in washable!

He also asked with a fortune cookie once. His sisters helped him do that and it was hysterical...we had to buy a ton of fortune cookies in case we broke one getting the paper back in!

One of the missionaries here was telling me that he took a bunch of hearts and plastered them all over his girlfriends bedroom then he put a Tonka dump truck with a package of hamburger buns loaded in the back of it. He left a note that said, "Now that I've given you a heart attack, can I haul your buns to the Prom??"

Oh my...

Have fun! Be sure and update us on what she did!!


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Posted: 1/30/2009 8:37:06 AM
I've seen small, all white, blank puzzles for sale at craft stores where you can write or draw something on it. She could write her response on the puzzle and then take it apart and put it in a box. Then she could give it it him and tell him he'll have his answer when he solves the puzzle.

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Posted: 1/30/2009 9:07:11 AM
I have no other ideas, but the ones I've read here are so cute!


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Posted: 1/30/2009 10:27:22 PM
Thanks so much for all of your creative ideas and help! My dd went with the soda bottle and candles idea and had so much fun doing it! Thanks again, you can always count on the peas!
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