The Date Jar

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bryan and I love to go on dates, the problem is, we are absolutely horrible at making the time for them! We are also extremely boring with our date choices....basically it always ends up being dinner and a movie (which is still one of my favorites even though it's overdone).

To remedy this problem, I decided to make a "Date Jar" with pre-made dates already thought out and planned for us to go on. This month, we have blocked off every Saturday night for a date, so each Saturday, we just draw one of the little cards out of the jar and head off for a fun evening together. I'm hoping that scheduling and planning these things ahead of time will help us continue to make Date Night a priority for the rest of our marriage.

I designed these cute little cards to write our dates on. After printing and cutting them out, Bryan and I sat down and wrote out creative date ideas to fold and place in our Date Jar. 

I made the cards in two colors so that we could differentiate between "spending dates" and "free dates", since we only budget so much money to spend going out each month. Although this was our method, you could use the two colors to designate dates that he planned or she planned, dates that are at home or out on the town, or dates that are during the day or at night. 

(Our Date Jar isn't see-through, so I put a few of our folded date cards in a bowl for blog pictures....just so you know!)

We got many of our date ideas from these great sites:

And in honor of Valentine's Day being this week, I am posting these fun printables for my sweet blog readers to download HERE (You can also click on the image below). This is my first printable to ever post, so if it doesn't work, please let me know!

Now go off and enjoy a date with your hubby or boyfriend! Happy early Valentine's Day friends! See you all tomorrow :).


  1. This is such a fantastic idea! My bf and I often struggle with wanting to do something different than our usual dinner and a movie at home (which, as you said, is lovely...just not every single night by default), but we're too tired or hungry or indecisive by that point to muster up the motivation to try something else. This is a great solution and I can't wait to try it with him! Thanks. :)

  2. Such a cute idea!! I want t know some of the things you plan on doing! Love that you're mixing it up!

  3. LOVE it! I think this is a great idea.

  4. Such a great idea! Remembering this idea for future ;)

  5. Seriously such a good idea!! Matt and I have a hard time with dates, too and making time, etc. We usually end up going out to eat or to a movie like you all! I will definitely be doing something similar to this for the future! Thanks :) and Happy Valentine's Day! Xo

  6. Love this! I am going to direct my readers over here, too!

  7. This is such a great idea and such a good way to get out of a dating rut!

  8. This is super cute and a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!


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