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DIY Date Night Jar for Couples


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Our February, the official love month of the year, begins with a DIY Date Night Jar. I found this brilliant idea from Pinterest and so I started creating our own list of dates a few weeks ago. Here’s the tutorial link that I followed: Date Night in Jar by Life in the Green House.

I suggest that married couples consider this as a ritual. Those who don’t spend much quality time together and find it impossible to still date each other – even once in a while – should better be having a date night jar to start rekindling the kind of companionship they’ve had before. As for my husband and I, we still go out and have dinner dates or movie nights every now and then, despite our busy schedules. But then I think that we still need more dating ideas to keep our relationship interesting and fresh. There are days when we can’t think of something special or something new to do together so this will be of great help.

Date Night Jar

This craft project was an exciting one. I had to jot down our usual dating activities and made a separate list for our dream dates. Then I divided the dating ideas into three (3) categories – “at home”, “on the go”, and “over the top”.

Materials needed:
Popsicle sticks. You can either buy the colored ones (in three shades for the 3 categories) or the plain popsicle sticks so you can color them yourself.
Highlighter pens. Colored highlighter pens are cheaper than spray paint. I bought 3 colors of my choice – light pink, purplish fuchsia, and orange.
Black Sharpie marker. You will need this for writing on the popsicle sticks.
Mug (with cover). You can also use jars, bottles, and cans.

DIY Date Night Jar

There was no jar or bottle available so I used my mug. This was my husband’s old anniversary/birthday gift for me and it very much described our first year as a married couple. 😀 He got the couples mug from Me & U Shop (Stuff for Togetherness). I used to have it on my office desk but when I quit my regular day job 2 or 3 years ago, I’ve decided to keep it in a box and make it a souvenir instead. The popsicle sticks fit right into the mug. Perfect!

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Me & U Shop - Couple Mug


Here’s our own list of date night ideas and random challenges. I will be adding more from time to time. 🙂

Date Night Jar Popsicle Sticks



“At home” date ideas (light pink sticks). For those let’s-not-spend-too-much and we’re-too-lazy-to-go-out moments.

  • Breakfast cook-off (serve each other breakfast and decide who’s a better cook)
  • Make dessert together
  • Cook a new dish together
  • Chocolate roulette (check out the movie “The Vow”)
  • Bake a dish together
  • Make smoothies
  • Scent exchange (use your partner’s perfume for a day or a week)
  • Play a board game
  • Pizza delivery
  • Puzzle time (500 or 1,000 piece puzzles)
  • Sweet fondue night
  • Indoor grill dinner
  • Dinner and wine
  • His movie night (his choice)
  • Her movie night (her choice)
  • Horror movie + popcorn

“On the go” date ideas (orange sticks). Easy-to-do date activities outside the comforts of home.

  • Window shopping
  • Milk tea delight
  • Movie date
  • Couples massage
  • Fancy restaurant dinner
  • Gym buddies
  • Ice cream treat
  • Wear matching outfits
  • Arcade fun
  • Coffee date
  • Try a new restaurant
  • Dessert only date
  • Bowling brawl
  • Burger and beer night

“Over the Top” date ideas will require a certain budget and planning (purple sticks). We have decided to pick amongst the purple popsicles every 3 or 6 months, or whenever our budget will allow us to.

  • Hotel stay for a night
  • Out of town trip
  • Zoo visit
  • Concert night
  • Watch a musical
  • Theme park fun
  • Beach getaway
  • Fly out of the country
  • Chill at a resort


Our very own Date Night Jar! 🙂
Also check out some of my favorite date night jars below shared by other bloggers.

Date Night Jar Idea List


From B & B Build a Life

Date Night Jar - B and B Build a Life


Jar of Dates from

Jar of Dates - Adventures in the Big Peach


Date Night Ideas from

Date Night Ideas


Valentine Date Jar from



The Date Night Jar from

The Date Night Jar


Published: 2013-02-01 13:05:43


  1. Vance

    One thing I’d like to say, bilib ako sa patience mo! It takes time to write on those popsicle sticks and much more think about what to write about. But they’re lovely and so cute! Plus, I love your blog’s name, parehas tayong may “purple”.

    14 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      I love purple!

      14 . Apr . 2015
  2. Lulu Monedero

    I would love to do this when my partner and I decide to tie the knot. In this way, we won’t run out of ideas :)) It also helps you realize that there is so much more to do than the usual movies and eating out.

    14 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      True! And the fun should continue even after tying the knot. Thanks for the visit! 🙂

      14 . Apr . 2015
  3. nilyncartagena

    wow, it’s a nice and cute idea! 🙂 interesting!

    14 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Try it! 🙂

      15 . Apr . 2015
  4. Pam / Hey, Miss Adventures!

    Hey, this is such a great idea. Our idea of date nights are usually movies at the mall (happens like twice a year at most), a dinner out or a mountain/beach camp. Except for movies, we usually bring our daughter with us. Hmm, we do go to rock concerts din pala which is also kind of a date for us, too.

    It would really be nice to have new ideas for spending time with your loved one though. We rarely see and talk to each other since I work days and he works nights. We might as well try this out. 🙂

    15 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      List the things from your bucket list din! Thanks for the visit, and good luck! 🙂

      15 . Apr . 2015
  5. Alarcon Alfonso Noel Ruth

    Wow! I love this idea! Gusto ko din gumawa nito! Hehehe 🙂

    15 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Go gawa na! Thanks for the visit 🙂

      15 . Apr . 2015
  6. Maan

    Wow this is a really cute and sweet idea! I think every couple should try this!

    15 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Thanks! Make your own too! 🙂

      16 . Apr . 2015
  7. Mommy Anna

    Great idea for a couple na nawawala na sweetness 🙂 you really good in DIY

    15 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Yes, ibalik ang sweetness! Thank you 🙂

      16 . Apr . 2015
  8. katjrod

    Cute idea. I love the DIY factor on this thing, but thinking of what to write would be the challenge for me, haha.

    15 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Make your list of activities na! Thanks 🙂

      16 . Apr . 2015
  9. Monica

    Marriage first they say! It’s these little things that keep the spark alive! Magawa nga! Haha!

    15 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Go! Let me know how it turns out 🙂

      16 . Apr . 2015
  10. nanaystrip

    Cute and creative ways to keep those kilig moments! I will definitely have a popsicle stick for this date idea : “watch a rom-com movie, the upcoming Piolo-Sarah movie to be specific! Haha. Away na ‘to! Thanks for sharing!

    16 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Haha too funny! You’re welcome 🙂

      16 . Apr . 2015
  11. Mommy Roxi (@MommyRoxi)

    I really like this idea! I’m sending your URL to my husband NOW! 😀

    16 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Oh thanks! I hope your hubby will also like the idea 🙂

      16 . Apr . 2015
  12. Cheanne

    Oooh, love the idea! 🙂 The problem is thinking what stuffs to write that’s appealing to the husband. Feeling ko kasi irereject niya yung mga hard to do hehe.�

    16 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Make rules! No rejections at all hehe 🙂

      16 . Apr . 2015
  13. mumwrites (@vixquips)

    this is a really cute + clever idea, i just hope jared’s dad won’t be such a killjoy when i finally give this a shot at home! ^_^

    16 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Try it mommy! It can be super fun! 🙂

      16 . Apr . 2015
  14. Phincy De Leon

    Having a couple’s day out has been a problem for me and my hubby for quite some time now and thanks to this idea we can have it without spending hahaha. A big thanks to you dear!

    17 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      You’re welcome Phincy! 🙂

      25 . Apr . 2015
  15. Badet Siazon (@badudets)

    This is a fun way to bond with the husband. Yeah, I think I also saw this on Pinterest. Glad you made one na medyo Pinoy friendly 😛

    19 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      You’re welcome, and thanks for the visit! 🙂

      25 . Apr . 2015
  16. Que A Sullano-Gavan

    This is fun!

    20 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Yes! Thanks for the visit! 🙂

      25 . Apr . 2015
  17. Janice

    This is such a great idea! My hubby and I don’t ever get to date anymore. I hope this one will inspire us to do date nights again even if we’re just at home.

    21 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Always date! Kahit yung simple lang to keep the fire burning! Thanks for the visit 🙂

      25 . Apr . 2015
  18. Maria Teresa Figuerres

    Exciting! Glad you’ve included date night ideas to do at home for couples because these days, we always go out with our son since we have been without a helper for more than a year now. We’ll try some of your suggestions. Thanks!

    22 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Update me about your date night jar! Thanks 🙂

      25 . Apr . 2015
  19. Katrina Chua Alcantara

    sis you are so creative. nakakatuwa ka naman! 🙂

    23 . Apr . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Thank you so much! 🙂

      25 . Apr . 2015
  20. MissKeenReviewer

    Te date night jar caught my fancy but not with partner but with kids at home…great idea of fun random things to do with kids and family. -MacySantos

    28 . Apr . 2015
  21. Jem Alvarado (@esupermommy)

    Wow! Great idea! Thanks for sharing – This will definitely make the couples relationship exciting and interesting in this so busy modern world. I will add this to my list to do 🙂

    28 . Apr . 2015
  22. Josephine

    Nice idea here! Hopefully, can find time to do this with hubby! 🙂

    10 . May . 2015
  23. Mommy Pehpot

    uy this is a great idea! Kame naman ni husband every week dapat may isaw date kame 🙂

    15 . Jun . 2015
    • Amethystine

      Thank you! Lucky you, kami at least twice a month haha. Basta quality time is love! 🙂

      15 . Jun . 2015

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