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September 17, 2012

Date Jar

How many times have you had a date night where you go back and forth with "What should we go do?" Well this will solve the problem. Make a date jar :-) You can color code them for different things. Here is what I did.

You need a mason jar, colored Popsicle sticks, a fine sharpie, cute ribbon.

I color code mine this way;
Green= Money needs to be spent (these are great to use on birthday's, anniversary, special holidays or just for fun)
Yellow= Doesn't take too much money and can be spontaneous dates
Blue= Stay at home dates with little to no money spent

You can decorate the jar anyway you want or keep it simple with a fun cupcake liner under the lid.

Here are some ideas to get you thinking on some for your date jar :-)

  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Dinner at a fancy restaurant
  • Hotel stay for the night
  • Tickets to a sports game with hubbys team
  • Concert and dinner (his choice)
  • Concert and dinner (my choice)
  • Weekend away
  • Couples Massage
  • Takeout and board games
  • 1,000 piece puzzle and pizza
  • Football game and nachos
  • Popcorn and a chick-flick
  • Crosswords and breakfast for dinner
  • Make a dessert together
  • Homemade pizzas and an Italian movie
  • Dinner and a movie (my choice and his choice)
  • Laser tag and go carts
  • Drive-In date
  • Dessert only date
  • Window shopping for the house
  • Bowling
  • Go to a parking lot and turn up your music in the car and dance in the moonlight
  • Go for a bike ride in your neighborhoodmaybe find a tandem bicycle to borrow or rent.
  • Go look for luck by hunting for some four-leaf clovers.
  • Go to the park and feed the birds
  • Play “Tackle Football” - ON YOUR KNEES
  • Go to random spots in your hometown and take pictures
  • Find inner tubes and float down a nearby river
  • Go ice blockingslide down big hills on a large block of ice
  • Go on a picnic, but choose somewhere extremely random--like on your roof
  • Go on a nature hikepick wild flowers or have a picnic 
  • Watch the sunrisewatch the sunset
  • Find a muddy area, dress in old clothing and have a mud fight.
  • Play your favorite sport together
  • Play capture-the-flag or hide-and-seek in a park
  • Play croquet at a park
  • Go rollerblading better yet, go roller-skating!
  • Go fishing
  • Wash your cars togetherIt's always fun to play with water
  • Have a water balloon fight or set up a slip-in-slide
  • Build a snowmanHave a snowball fight
  • Find a big hill and go sledding
  • Rent a paddle boat or canoe
  • Go boating
  • Water parks
  • Outdoor Water balloon volleyball date   
  • Rock Climbing
  • Go to the library
  • Horseback Riding is a great outdoor date idea
  • Dance in the rain
  • Hike to see waterfalls or wildflowers
  • Lie in the grass and find shapes in the clouds
  • Have a Tin-foil dinners...cookout
  • Go to the park, feed the ducks, play on ALL the toys
  • Have a whipped Cream fight.. Buy at least 3 bottles per person, they go really fast. See who can stay the cleanest
  • Dodge sprinklers on the public golf course or Public Park and see who can stay the driest.
  • Have a pie fight with lots of pies made in advance. Surprise your date when you throw the first pie!
  • Picture scavenger hunt- Double date, split into couples and take pictures (within a defined area) and then swap cameras with the other couple and see who can be the first to find where the pictures were taken and imitate them.
  • Go to a lake and dance on the dock.
  • Make a time capsule to put in a park or just your own backyard full of pictures and objects that represent your relationship and then dig it up for a big anniversary.
  • Go on a nature hikepick wild flowers or have a picnic
  • Do some service. Rake leaves, plant flowers for a neighbor, shovel snow on all the walks of a given street.
  • Go to a public place, like Starbucks, and just hang out and talk
  • Draw pictures of each other... show off that artsy side. 
  • Play UNO in the middle of a public place
  • Visiting a nursing home or a rest home can be a surprising fun cheap date idea
  • Describe your life in pictures by cutting them out of magazines or make up a story from the pictures.
  • Watch the sunrisewatch the sunset
  • Play Board gamesMonopoly, Candy Land, Sorry
  • Pick Wild Berries
  • Find a muddy area, dress in old clothing and have a mud fight.
  • Tour Historical Buildings
  • Play capture-the-flag or hide-and-seek in a park
  • Play croquet at a parkmaybe on your school campus grounds
  • Go rollerblading better yet, go roller-skating!
  • Play pool, foosball, or Ping-Pong
  • Go visit your local planetarium
  • Play Guitar Hero or Rock Band
  • Free factory tours
  • Have a coupon date go through the local newspaper together and find coupons to use on your cheap date
  • Go fishing
  • Find a good service project or volunteer activity in your area
  • Walk through the library or a bookstoreFind a corner to sit and read a childrens book together
  • Have a cotton ball fightbuy several bags of cotton balls to throw at each other (or marshmallows)
  • Draw Pictures with Sidewalk Chalk
  • Build something together out of play dough
  • Blindfold your date for a surprise dinner and take them to McDonalds. Only, make your table really fancy with a tablecloth, nice dishes and cups, etc.
  • Go jogging to an interesting building or landmark, or a simple 'walk in the park'
  • Make a homemade pizza together then sit down for a candle light dinner with some nice Italian bread and freshly made tossed salad.
  • Go "people watching" at the mallit can be fun to just sit and talk. 
  • Make life lists togetherall the things you want to do before you die
  • Visit a nursing home or a rest home
  • Go to an IMAX movie
  • Karaoke
  • Order Chinese, then eat it on the floor 
  • Go to a comedy clublook for a local group, there are a lot of fun comedy groups especially at local universities. 
  • Have a cookie-baking contest
    • Directions: each couple chooses a recipe -- go to the store and have fun finding all the items you need, then return home and bake the cookies (play games or watch a movie while they bake).  Try each other’s cookies and have someone outside of your group choose a winner


  1. I LOVE this idea!!!! Visiting from the Weekend Blog Walk.

  2. A great idea for the indecisive couple!:)
    I am your newest follower and would absolutely heart a visit from you!

  3. What an awesome idea! Maybe the first date night will be sitting down to make the date night jar! :)

  4. This is good to do with the hubby and with the kids... I am going to make 2 jars one Rated E for everyone and PG 18 for adults :)
    Thanks for sharing and I am following you now. I would appreciate a follow back.