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« on: August 24, 2008 12:25:33 PM »

Soo my fleshy companion and my anniversary is February 8th... close enough to VD and same sentiment. The first week of February we were in Mexico (my first real vacation, yay!). One of the days, I woke up at 4AM and snuck out of the villa with my treasure chest to go down to the beach (everyone wakes up super early to claim beach/pool chairs with their towels, so I had to make sure to get a good spot). They had trams that drove you around that don't technically start up until 7AM, but the drivers were nice and drove me to the beach anyway. It was PITCH BLACK. I couldn't even tell if there were people right in front of me. Okay, well not completely pitch black, because I saw enough by the moon to find some chairs near the sand. I dug a deep hole and buried the treasure (making sure to put a rock on top so I remember exactly where it is). Threw the towels down with a book, drew a quick map with pastels, and headed back.

He was so excited when he woke up and I handed him a map, bucket, and shovel. Here he is digging up the treasure:

Inside the chest were these paper stars and knitted hearts:

a pretty lacy nightgown, and this book:

I used the idea in the generic boyfriend gift thread for the pictures spelling out "I Love You"  Here are some of the pics:

and on the page:

The longest part of the book was drawing the fancy letters, really.

He LOVED the treasure! He said it was the nicest thing anyone has done for him and couldn't believe I snuck out at 4 AM to set it up  Smiley

Oh, and I made chocolate bowls. They are fiddly, as you have to make them thick enough so they won't break when you pop the balloons. But not that hard overall, and super impressive.

And some bleeding heart cupcakes I made for my office:

Sorry for the crappy pic. You can find the recipe here:

If you really want to hurt your parents and
you dont have nerve enough to be homosexual,
the least you can do is go into the arts.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008 02:23:19 PM »

That's such a sweet idea for the buried treasure.  We got married in OBX 2 years ago and we've made a point to go back for anniversary.  I might have to borrow this next summer.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008 02:40:43 PM »

My husband thinks that's super cool. I'm kind of sorry I showed him, because now I can't steal it and use it on him. Smiley Oh well, maybe he'll forget in a few years. I doubt it, though. That's so clever!

Is it difficult to gloop on enough melted chocolate on the balloon to get it thick enough? How long does it take for them to dry? I've seen this done before, but yours look really great.

« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008 03:20:16 PM »

Thanks! I recommend a brush to get the chocolate on the balloons, and give it a minute to dry inbetween layers. I left mine to dry overnight after they were finished, but the second time I tried them, I only made them a few hours ahead of time and they caved when I popped the balloons. So... overnight it is lol. It's a lot of fun because you get chocolate everywhere! Tongue Try them!

If you really want to hurt your parents and
you dont have nerve enough to be homosexual,
the least you can do is go into the arts.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009 04:10:03 PM »

I love this idea although I cant quite do it because Im in a long distance relationship but I was wondering where you found the dress/nightgown(?) in the fifth picture? I absolutely adore it! And what exactly was in the book? This all is so cute!
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009 06:02:28 PM »

Sorry I've taken so long to reply!
The dress is from H&M but it was a couple of years ago  Sad
The book just has pictures of me holding letters to spell "I love you"

You could always mail him a treasurebox anyway?  Wink If you taped it up really well you could put it in a cardboard box full of sand... hopefully the post office wouldn't want to inspect it LOL

If you really want to hurt your parents and
you dont have nerve enough to be homosexual,
the least you can do is go into the arts.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009 12:27:15 PM »

Aw the book is adorable and I still loveee the dress =p
Guess I'll have to keep looking!
Haha I'm actually going to put together a beach kit for
him for his bday in June so that will come in handy aha
I'm totally going to try to send sand in it xD LOL,
thanks so much!
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