Date Night “In” Jar

Date Night “In” Jar


Sometimes, as parents, Date Night has to involve staying “in” instead of going “out” on occasion. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t mix it up and keep the fire alive! Here is a cute idea to spice up your Date Nights at home…

You will need to start by finding an empty jar or canister you can use to fill with your Date Night ideas. Then, collect wide Popsicle sticks, big enough to write your ideas on. Lastly, gather a few colored markers and a black sharpie.

Next is the fun part, thinking of the Date Night “In” ideas!  Here is a quick list of ideas to help get you started! Definitely add your own ideas that work into your relationship well and include activities you and your significant other enjoy.

  • Make a fort
  • Play trivia
  • Watch a sports game and make bets
  • Look at wedding album and/or video
  • “Minute to Win It” games
  • Make a music video
  • Do a science experiment
  • Watch YouTube videos
  • Make a song list and dance
  • Candle Lit Dinner
  • Give Massages
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Cook a meal together
  • Picnic in backyard or living room
  • Play cards
  • Put a puzzle together
  • Camp in backyard or living room
  • Play board games
  • Make a couple’s “bucket list”
  • Build a snowman
  • Spend $10 at Thrift Store
  • Italian Night – Food/Music/Movie
  • Mexican Night – Food/Music/Movie
  • Shoot hoops together
  • Play racquetball
  • Go swimming

Incorporate the Date Night “In” Jar into your weekly routine and have some fun with your partner in crime. Even if you have to stay in, you can still make a night extraordinary. 🙂

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