I am a very sentimental person. I’m also a romantic at heart. Since my boyfriend’s birthday is tomorrow, I wanted to make him something that reflects both of those traits and that would make him feel as special and loved as he makes me feel every day of the year. And like I often to, I headed to the one place that NEVER fails me…PINTEREST! Seriously, that’s my go to place for EVERYTHING!
While browsing through a plethora of great ideas I came across a homemade Lovopoly game (or Loveopoly, depending on the site).
I knew as soon as I saw it that I needed to make my boyfriend one based on our life together. Though we’ve only been together for just over a year, in that time we’ve created a lot of great memories together, so I had a lot of material to work with.
In the end, Lovopoly took me approximately eight hours to make. It’s far from perfect. I can’t draw to save my life…or anyone else’s…and it shows! I wish I could because I’d have loved to of drawn special pictures for each property, but I can’t so I did the best I could, knowing he would love the present no matter what. And I wasn’t disappointed.
Sure, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to top his birthday last year. But…according to him, I did….by a landslide. He sat down on the floor, in the dark, with his iPhone in hand and its flashlight on, to read everything. His first words were, “How did you find the time to do all of this?”
He was beyond impressed that I included places he and I have been together, as well as places we want to go, like Auckland, New Zealand, Edinburgh, Scotland or New Orleans. I even included places we’ve gone to as a family, like Mount Major.
As far as the Get Lucky and Family Jewels cards go, I even made them relevant to us, like in the picture below. His response, “I don’t even know how you came up with some of these.”
When it came to the instructions, I searched online for the official Monopoly rules and edited them to fit Lovopoly.
I am so happy that he appreciated what I did for him. I live for the moments when I can make him smile or bring happy tears to his eyes. Saturday night was one of those nights. He told me I actually made him tear up. Of course, he hid it from me. Having no power helped.
I do want to add, though, that if you do not want to make a homemade Lovopoly game, but would love one for your significant other, you can purchase one at Lovopoly.com. They have three different pricing options to choose from and each board is customizable based on your personal property preferences.
To see another romantic idea, please visit my Open When post.