DIY Date Night Jar

Date Night Jars are easy to put together and make sweet gifts.

This summer has been a season of wedding festivities, and the Date Night Jar has become a bridal shower staple. I will admit that the first time I saw one I couldn’t believe anyone would pay $30 for a jar full of craft sticks. However, when my cousin asked me to make her one for a shower she was planning, I couldn’t say no. These things are allover Pinterest, but finding printables for the tag and sign is not so easy, so I thought I would share how I made my jar. And, now that I’ve made one, they’re kind of growing on me…

Date Night Jars are easy to put together and make sweet gifts. Directions for tags are included, too.

I love how easy this is to put together. Write or have guests write date night ideas on craft sticks. The crafts sticks are stored in a large canning jar, so all a couple needs to do when they need a date idea is reach into the jar and grab a craft stick. Deciding how to decorate the jar is the toughest part, but I think simple looks best, so I used twine to tie a tag onto the jar. I made the tag and sign using PicMonkey. After printing and cutting out the tags, I glued the front and back together then covered them with packing tape. If you have a laminator, that’s even better.

Date Night Jar Tag Front

Date Night Jars are easy to put together and make sweet gifts. Directions for tags are included, too.

Date Night Jar Directions Tag Back

Date Night Jars are easy to put together and make sweet gifts. Directions for tags are included, too.

Date Night Jar Sign

Date Night Jars are easy to put together and make sweet gifts. Directions for tags are included, too.

Here are some date night ideas to get you started:

♥ Find all the historic landmarks in your city

♥ Go to a drive-in movie

♥ Play “Would You Rather?”

♥ Go dancing

♥ Take a class together

♥ Eat at a new restaurant

♥ See a play

♥ Go to the zoo

♥ Ride a hot air balloon

♥ Visit an art museum

What do you think of Date Night Jars?

P.S. If you need more date night ideas check out At Home Date Nights and Summer Dates Around the Blogosphere.

19 comments

  1. I love this idea! What a fantastic shower activity. Pinned. I’m definitely trying this at the next wedding shower I help with. Me and my hubby may have to make ourselves one too. Thanks :)!
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  2. That’s a cute idea! Fedora and I have never suffered from a lack of date (and trip) ideas, so I’m more partial to the advice-based wedding favors (I especially like the ones that assign each to an anniversary, i.e. “wedding advice to be read on the couple’s 9th anniversary”, etc.) But anything that gets people happily invested in the marrying couple is a good thing, in my opinion.
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  3. Definitely cute! We do a lot of fun stuff, but sometimes life gets busy and then I’ll realize “it’s been (weeks, months, over a year) since we did X, Y or Z” A jar like this helps remind of you all the cool memory-creating things there are to do.

    I like the idea of going to a local play production, getting ice cream, go to the park, or flying a kite too 😀
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