Date Night Jar


With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to share some fun ideas that will help you keep a happy and healthy marriage. If you are married or in a relationship, keep reading because this post is for you! Today, I am sharing my version of a Date Night Jar and fun ways to keep your marriage or relationship exciting!


  • Mason jar
  • Jumbo-sized Popsicle sticks
  • Cream, Pink and Red Craft paint
  • Ribbon {red, pink, cream, and silver}
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Permanent Marker
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush

At Home Date Night Ideas


  1. Paint your popsicle sticks 3 different colors to organize them into categories based on cost.
    CREAM= $10 and under  // PINK= $10-$25  //  RED= $25-$50+ {this category should take some planning}
  2. Once you paint your sticks you will take you permanent marker and write date night ideas on them based on the cost value associated with the date.
  3. Add some ribbon to the outside of your jar and add a tag with directions on the back so your spouse knows how the “Date Night Jar” works.
    Here are some date night ideas that we chose together:

Married Date Night Ideas

CREAM= $10 and under:

  • Dinner and a movie in “He picks”
  • Dinner and a movie in “She picks”
  • Walk by the river
  • Smoothie/ Hot Cocoa Date
  • Garage Sales/Window Shop
  • Homemade Pizza Night+activity
  • Cruise in the Car
  • Picnic Lunch or Dinner
  • Take out Dinner and Game Night

PINK= $10-$25:

  • Dessert Only Date
  • Italian Dinner Night Out
  • Mexican Dinner Night Out
  • Movie Date
  • American Cuisine Night Out
  • Take a Class Together
  • See a Show {play, inexpensive concert, comedy, etc.}
  • Local Sports game {even high school games count!}

RED= $25-50+:

  • Couples Massage
  • Concert/Show “Her Choice”
  • Concert/Show “His Choice”
  • Hotel Stay for the Night
  • His choice {wild card}
  • Her choice {wild card}
  • Active Activity….anything sports related, outdoors, etc.
  • Dinner at a Nice Restaurant

How to Spice Up Your Marriage

I hope that these ideas have sparked something in you that urges you to make some changes. Creates a spark in your heart to keep your marriage alive. An excitement to date your spouse again {or significant other} and to work things out. If you have made the choice to do this again, please leave a comment and let me know. I’d love to hear what you plan to do!

Date Ideas for Married Couples

Cheers and happy “dating!”

About the Author: Jennifer is the creative mom and wife from Blissfully Ever After. She was on the Somewhat Simple Creative Team in 2012-2013.

This post originally posted on Somewhat Simple in February 2013

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