Date Night Jars

Date Night Jars are a great way for you and your spouse to put a little life back into your relationship.  Having regular time together to renew your courtship is important throughout all of your marriage.  Some times it is easy to get into a rut, or if economic conditions make it tough to spend extra money for dates, you may feel like you can't go out on dates together. You don't have to spend a lot of money to spend time together. In fact  if you look back on your dating experiences when you first met,  especially if you were young , you may have had the best fun together with very little or no money.

These date night jars work together.  One is filled with ideas for dinner. The other is filled with ideas for an activity to do together.  The day you go out, each of you pick a jar and draw one thing.  What ever dinner and activity you draw out is what you'll be doing together that night.

The best way to start this is by having a date together one evening at the house. Tuck the kids in bed, turn off the t.v. and both of you write down at least 10-15 activities and 10-15 dinner ideas.  These do not need to cost money.  Make a pizza at home, grill some burgers,  Picnic at the park, bike riding, window shopping at a book store or home improvement store, etc. don't have to cost any/little  money.  Mix it up with a few tried and true splurges you both enjoy.

Have fun with it.  Let each person's personality show through and be creative.  Also both of you promise to be good sports and do what ever you draw from the jars.  You may be surprised at how fun you find your date nights to be.

Here is an example of the dinner ideas:

Here is some ideas for activities:


  1. good thoughts I will think on this.

  2. This is such a great idea!! Found you on Sumo's Sweet Stuff, hope you have a great week!

  3. What a great idea....now if I could only implement it.

  4. We have an entire date night book, and we still forget to use it! It's always great to get some fresh ideas for date night. Thanks for the reminder!!

  5. Love this idea! We can never decide what to do/eat when we actually get a date night. :) Thanks for linking up to A Pinteresting Party.

  6. What what a great idea, it's so hard to find time together each week.

    I would be thrilled if you joined my 'Beat the winter blues' party on Saturday. Happy new follower.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, I will definitely join your party next saturday! Thanks for the invitation!

  7. Cute! I'm always looking for ideas to do simple things for date night with my husband. Thanks!

  8. Really cute idea! Love it. :)

  9. What a great idea! It's important to keep a sense of excitement in a relationship especially when you've been together as long as my husband and I-nearly 23 years!
    I'm hosting a weekly linky and would love it if you popped over and linked this post! It would be great to introduce your blog to my readership! Seasonal Celebration Linky http://naturalmothersnetwork.com/seasonal-celebration-sunday/seasonal-celebration/ Thank you :-). Rebecca x

  10. Thanks for the nice comments! My husband & I are approaching #26 and you can only go to Sams club for the samples and the Home Improvement store so many times before it can't count as a date anymore! I appriciate the invite to your party and am heading there now!

  11. Thank you very much for placing this post at Natural Mothers Network's linky: Seasonal Celebration! You helped make Seasonal Celebration a wealth of intelligent, creative and resourceful information and it's been such a pleasure for me and many others to read through each post. I am really looking forward to seeing you again Sunday evening or Monday! Rebecca x

  12. I love this idea -we have a tendency to just say whatever you want to do. This makes the decision making easy! Have a great day!


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