How to Make a Date Night Jar DIY to Keep Your Relationship Strong

Whether you’re newly engaged or newlyweds, making time for a regular date is essential. From lazy movie nights at home to visiting posh restaurants, being together with doing something new is fun! For fresh inspiration, learn how to make a date night jar DIY to keep your relationship strong and healthy.

How to Make a Date Night Jar DIY to Keep Your Relationship Strong

What is a date night jar?

Are you struggling to remember to take those weekly date nights? Then setting up a date jar can be an easy way to ensure you regularly commit to a date night. Essentially, you fill a jar with ideas and pull one out when the time arises.

You can pick a date in the morning or night before so that you can plan, but you let the jar dictate what you do. It’s a fun, unique take on your regular date night. A couples date night jar is a simple DIY project, too. 

From free items to long weekend getaways, we’ve also included 30 date night jar ideas. The variety and regularity ensure you and your partner connect for a date night.

Couple on a Date Night

How to Make a Date Night Jar

All you need to put together your date night jar are some popsicle sticks or slips of paper and a jar of your choice. On each piece of paper or stick, write down a date night idea. Then, you can use Washi Tape or color one tip of the popsicle stick to categorize each item. Alternately, you could use different colored sticky notes if you’re using paper.

Date Night Jar Categories

There are a few different ways you can choose to organize your date nights. You could organize them by price, length of time, or at-home versus getaway dates.

You can even do a separate jar for at-home versus out-of-the-house dates. That way, you could plan on doing multiple date nights in a week or a lot of date nights over a month.

Once you’ve made all of the date night ideas, stick them into the jar with the colored side up. Next, when the date night arrives grab the date category that best suits your plans.

Don’t forget to make a cute date night sign! Additionally, you can use your Cricut or a Sharpie to write “Date Night Jar” to make it look a little nicer.

Couple Walking Dog in Park

Ideas for Where to Go

Now comes the hard part—filling up your date night jar. If you’re looking for ideas, stick with some of the places in your local area and then branch out from there.

You can always Google “date night ideas” if you need more help. However, we also came up with a great list if you need some ideas to help you get started. Here are 30 date night ideas that you can use to fill your jar.

  • Have a picnic
  • Take a walk on the beach
  • Visit a museum
  • Play a round of mini-golf
  • Go to the movies
  • Sit out in your backyard and go stargazing
  • Take a dance class together
  • Get some ice cream
  • Play a board game
  • Go bowling
  • Splurge for a couple’s massage
  • Go for a hike
  • Grab a cup of coffee
  • Recreate your first date
  • Attend a local festival or event
  • Visit an amusement park
  • Enjoy dinner and a movie
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset together
  • Have a chocolate tasting
  • Go out for happy hour
  • Take a stroll around an art gallery
  • Visit the farmer’s market
  • Go to the zoo
  • Test drive a sports car
  • Enjoy a glass of wine by the fire
  • Go bird watching at the park
  • Fly a kite
  • Take a walking tour in your city
  • Go swimming
  • Take a fitness class together

Hopefully, this date night jar DIY will help you get back into the habit of making time together. With these tips, you’ll hopefully never run out of ideas or inspiration for getting together with the one you love.

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How to Make a Date Night Jar DIY

Photos: Kelly Sikkema, Andres Ayrton, Jarritos

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