Date Night Ideas in a Jar

Whether you’ve been with your boyfriend for a year, or just celebrated your 10-year wedding anniversary, it can be easy to get stuck in a date night rut. That’s why we love the idea of a Date Night Jar—it’s fun to make and the both of you can contribute ideas.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started…


  1. Mason jar
  2. Jumbo craft sticks
  3. Markers or colored pens
  4. Cardstock
  5. Colored buttons
  6. Ribbon
  7. Scissors


To get started, brainstorm activities you both want to do. Maybe finally trying that new restaurant your friends have been raving about, trying an adventurous sport together, or simply enjoying the sunset with each other. We recommend an even split between your ideas and his.

Below are a few Date Night (or Day) ideas:


  • Pack a picnic basket
  • Stargazing
  • Sunset hike
  • Take a stroll through the park
  • Watch the sunset
  • Window shopping


  • Classic: Grab dinner and a movie (she chooses the restaurant and he picks the movie)
  • Go to the zoo
  • Listen to live music
  • Mini-golf tournament
  • Rent bikes and explore the city
  • Visit a local museum


  • Couples massage
  • Craft beer or wine tasting
  • Enjoy a dinner cruise
  • Go to an amusement park
  • Have a staycation at a bed and breakfast
  • Take a dance class

Remember, the point is to have fun and choose things that you guys will enjoy doing together!

After you’ve created your list, it’s time to divide the craft sticks into three categories:

  • Silver Heart: Wallet-free dates nights
  • Green Heart: Things you can do away from home but are less expensive
  • Red Heart: Dates you can splurge on

Grab your list of date night ideas and write them on the jumbo craft sticks.

Date Night Ideas

Now it’s time to decorate your Date Night jar. We added colored buttons to make our Date Night Jar stand out on our shelf.


Then we made a label out of cardstock (inspired by The Chic Site) and wrapped it around the neck of the jar with a ribbon.


When you’re done, place your craft sticks in your Date Night Jar.

Date Night Ideas in a Jar

And that’s it! Now the next time you think you have nothing to do, go to the jar! Since you’ve created all the ideas, it’s guaranteed to be something you’ll enjoy.

Tell us what you think!