DIY Date Night Jar for Couples
My Rating: ★★★★★
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.
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”.
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.
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!
Here’s our own list of date night ideas and random challenges. I will be adding more from time to time. 🙂
“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.
From B & B Build a Life bandbbuildalife.com
Jar of Dates from adventuresinthebigpeach.com
Date Night Ideas from fasterkittykill.blogspot.com
Valentine Date Jar from scrapbooking.craftgossip.com
The Date Night Jar from whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com