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Weekly Date Night Jar – 70 Free Date Night Jar Ideas!

Use this weekly date night jar and commit to each other with a date night a week for a year! From free to luxurious, these 70 date night jar ideas will help you connect each and every week (family ideas included).

Weekly Date Night Jar with 70 Ideas For Free Dates

Weekly Date Night Jar

I spent a good deal of money on the husband’s milestone birthday and needed something frugal for Valentine’s Day this year.

We all know connecting with our spouses regularly helps maintain a strong and healthy relationship but life is busy! Finances change, kids happen, mama needs a pedicure… My point is these ideas are:

  • date night ideas for free,
  • date nights for the whole family, and
  • some pampering options, too. You know, for every once-in-a-while.

This weekly date night jar took less than an hour, including coming up with the ideas. If you use my ideas as a reference, you’ll be done in no time!

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More Date Night Jar Ideas

If you want to make a HUGE impact with a few date nights at home, grab some more mason jars and put together one (or all) of these date nights in a jar. All of these take MUCH LESS TIME than the popsicle date night jar and they’re themed.

Supplies For the Popsicle Date night jar

I spent $4 (price listed for what I purchased) and used what I had on hand for the rest.

  • Craft Sticks $2.99 (Michael’s)
  • Washi tape $0.99 (Target Dollar Spot)
  • Wide-mouth Mason jar
  • Fine-tip Sharpie marker
  • Stickers to decorate jar
  • Scraps of paper for a sign

You can either follow the simple steps below or print out the list of ideas, cut them out and put them in the jar as folded up strips of paper.

Get the printable list of 70 weekly date night jar ideas!

Supplies for a quick weekly date night jar craft for Valentines Day

Instructions to Craft a Weekly Date Night Jar

You’ll flip over the sticks in order to know that one has already been selected.

Make a quick date night jar using craft sticks and washi tape

Easy, right?

Weekly Date Night Jar with 70 Date Night Jar Ideas
Yield: 1 date night jar

Weekly Date Night Jar - 70 Free Date Night Jar Ideas!

Weekly Date Night Jar with 70 Ideas For Free Dates

Use this weekly date night jar and commit to each other with a date night a week for a year! From free to luxurious, these 70 date night jar ideas will help you connect each and every week (family ideas included).

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Craft Sticks
  • Washi tape
  • Wide-mouth Mason jar
  • Fine-tip Sharpie marker
  • Stickers to decorate jar
  • Scraps of paper for a sign

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Wrap one end of each stick in washi tape, leaving the other end plain. You'll flip over the sticks in order to know that one has already been selected.
  2. Write the date on one side of the stick. You can leave a couple blank to allow for impromptu dates to match the season or local opportunity.
  3. Fill the jar with sticks (washi side up) and decorate the jar.
  4. Add a tag with the only rule: "Take a photo on your date."
  5. Create a repository for the photo and at the end of the year, print the photos (or have them printed) into a book.
  6. Supplies for a quick weekly date night jar craft for Valentines Day

Did you make this?

Please leave a comment or share a photo and tag me @rufflesandrain

Ideas for Keeping and Printing Weekly Date Night Jar Photos

  • Use a print-on-demand service on Instagram (like Chatbooks) – wouldn’t it be great to create an Instagram account just to document your weekly date nights?!
  • Create a photo book on Shutterfly or even mementos on PicMonkey (my favorite).
  • Set up a Facebook album
  • Print out each week and add to a family album.
  • Add a date jar idea stick to a journal (use washi tape) and then write a summary of the date.

Date Night Jar Ideas (some can include the entire family):

Ideas for Date Nights (some can include the entire family) – remember, you can get the list of 70 weekly date night jar ideas here.

  1. Dinner and a movie (his choice)
  2. Dinner and a movie (her choice)
  3. Bowling
  4. A night away (plan it as you pull it)
  5. Steakhouse, sushi, or ‘high dollar’ dinner (treating yourselves)
  6. At home movie night (his choice)
  7. At home movie night (her choice)
  8. Wine and Cheese Night
  9. Go through wedding book / videos
  10. Play scrabble (clean or dirty version)
  11. Tv show marathon (his choice)
  12. Tv show marathon (her choice)
  13. Write out a couples bucket list
  14. Sexy dice game
  15. Thrift store gift exchange ($10 limit)
  16. Tech-free date night out
  17. Family or couple impromptu photo shoot
  18. Mini road trip spent holding hands and snuggling
  19. Somewhere new in the neighborhood
  20. Go to a pottery or painting class
  21. Feed kid early and make a late-night dinner together
  22. Massages
  23. Go to a nursery and pick out a new plant together
  24. Go out for dessert
  25. Have at 5 deep, long, slow kisses through the day
  26. Photogram – each snap pics of things that remind you of each other
  27. YouTube dance lesson
  28. Documentary night (or racy movie)
  29. Back deck dinner and wine
  30. Night car ride
  31. Breakfast date, sitting on the same side of the booth or table
  32. Paper airplane building and racing contest
  33. Go to a whiskey or wine-tasting
  34. Picnic on the beach
  35. Text back and forth why you love each other
  36. Couples double date night
  37. Firsts date – first date place, first kiss location, etc.
  38. Him – create a surprise date for her
  39. Her – create a surprise date for him
  40. Play a board game (can make it racy)
  41. Go to a local museum and hold hands
  42. Go to an arts and craft store, pick out, and create a project together
  43. Eat at a new, exotic restaurant
  44. Write love notes to each other and give them on the same day
  45. Plan a dream vacation together
  46. Dollar store date – pick out one thing that reminds you of each other, meet at the car, and exchange
  47. Plan a weekend getaway date (schedule it after securing child care)
  48. Go to the market together for a leisurely day (Pike’s Market here in Seattle)
  49. Play spin the bottle or another make-out game
  50. Make a why I love my life list
  51. Carve your initials in a tree (in your yard)
  52. Play 20 questions with each other
  53. Visit a close-by historical landmark
  54. Clean out a basement box together
  55. His choice
  56. Her choice
  57. Kid’s choice
  58. Blank – seasonal
  59. Blank – family-friendly in case childcare falls through
  60. Blank – fairs / amusement parks in town or while on vacation
  61. Blank – high-ticket outing like a play, ballet, or concert
  62. Make homemade ice cream sundaes
  63. Camping in the backyard
  64. Find an arcade and try and win each other the most ridiculous prize
  65. Walk on the beach (or around town)
  66. Stay in bed. All day.
  67. Go to a karaoke bar
  68. Make a living room fort (leave it up for the kids the next day)
  69. Share a milkshake at a diner
  70. Kiss on the Ferris wheel (or a city landmark)

For additional free or frugal date night jar ideas, check out these 33 at home date nights.

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AnnMarie John

Tuesday 7th of February 2017

Wow Sarah, it's been ages since you've posted on here. I'd almost forgotten you had this blog. BTW those are some great ideas and I love that date night jar idea myself too. It's a little too late for my relationship with that but I'm sure it'll help others. :)

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