Who can relate to having “one of those days”? Sometimes “those days” are many. Causing stress to slowly build up. Doing more harm than good. Some of us may go to the gym, go for a run, or have a drink.

BUT, what if I told you that there was a place where you could take a baseball bat or sledgehammer and smash everyday items like a TV, dishes or plates to release some frustration? Would you believe me?

Well, there is!! 

The last two months I have shared “typical” date night ideas. This month, I’m changing things up and taking date night into a different direction. Now, before we go any further, there is NOTHING glamorous about this date night idea but you will probably have a SMASHING great time!

I first learned of Tantrums LLC, unique place in Houston, TX, while scrolling through Instagram. I saw some pictures and thought, “Wow, that’s really different!”.  I was intrigued and wanted to learn more about it.

So, naturally, I decided to make it my monthly date night adventure with the hubby! When I first told him what we were doing he was so confused. Not fully understanding what we were going to be doing.

When we arrived we had to sign a waiver and also go through a quick safety training. We then got to pick a “weapon” of choice. I choose a steel bar and a golf club. Eye safety and gloves are a must before heading into a private room. The room has random everyday items scattered about. We were able to plug in our own music, close the door behind us and start smashing things. My husband immediately started smashing things with no hesitation. For me, it felt very weird. Kept thinking, “What am I doing here? This is so strange?”. My husband encouraged me to take a couple of swings and once I did I became more relaxed. I was able to smash glasses, plates and all other sorts of things. We laughed and joked around the entire time we were smashing stuff but once we were done, we both felt it was therapeutic. 

Like I said above, there is nothing glamorous about this sort of date idea. So if you are looking for candles and gazing into each other’s eyes kind of night, this won’t be for you. If you are looking to do something that is more of an out box adventure this is definitely up your alley!

Shawn Baker, the owner, took a major leap of faith when she opened up Tantrums LLC. Since her opening she has had thousands of people walk through her doors. Her business has been featured on print, radio, TV along with write ups in the Houston Press, The Houston Chronicle, The Houston Business Journal,The New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal and many more. She was also featured on Top 10 Best Date Ideas on About.com!

Shawn shared with me, that even though she always knew this would be unlike anything most people would ever experience, she wasn’t aware of the emotional journey her customers would bring with them when they entered her establishment. Some have experienced loss, heartbeak, financial issues, divorce, health issues, marriage strain, and many other life challenges. They come in thinking it will be fun to smash things but leave feeling like it was a therapy session of release. Letting everything out in those private rooms. Their hidden pain finally able to release itself. Letting go of some negative feelings and having fun while doing it.

Tantrums, LLC.
1730 Elmview Dr.
Houston, TX 77080

Mon Closed

Tue 11:00AM – 7:00PM

Wed 11:00AM – 7:00PM

Thu 11:00AM – 7:00PM

Fri 12:00PM – 4:00PM
6:00PM – 10:00PM

Sat 12:00PM – 4:00PM
6:00PM – 10:00PM

Sun Closed

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