Clear jar with folded up piece of paper with date night ideas on them

No matter how long you’ve been in a relationship, going on dates is the perfect way to keep the romance alive. But, planning a date night can feel like such a chore, especially when you’ve been together so long that it feels like you’re out of ideas. Enter..drumroll.. the date night jar!

A date jar is a great way to come up with ideas for date night. It’s also a fun AF and makes it easier to get to know your partner on a deeper level. A healthy relationship (like they talk about in this episode of We Met At Acme) includes continuing to date your partner, no matter how long you’ve been together. So, a date night jar is for everyone! 

A DIY date jar is crazy easy to make. Just take a list of date ideas and write them down on popsicle sticks or slips of paper. Then, put them all in a mason jar, your fave Dear Media mug, (or whatever container you want) and pull one out when you’re ready to plan an unforgettable date with your beau. 

Today we’re sharing our fave date jar ideas to stick in your mason jar!! Let’s get into it: 

Date Night Jar Ideas

55 Date Night Jar Ideas 

Cute Date Jar Ideas

You know those date ideas that sound sickeningly cliche? We’re talking about the kinds of dates that make you feel a nauseating mixture of jealousy and cringe when you hear about other couples participating. 

Those are the dates we want you to consider adding to your date jar. Why? Because as cliche as they might seem, these date ideas are popular for a reason. They’re surprisingly fun and adorably cute, no matter how old you are or how long you’ve been together. 

Don’t knock ‘em til you try ‘em! 

  • Go on a picnic
  • Explore a nearby small town
  • Take dance lessons
  • Go wine tasting
  • Try a new restaurant
  • Go apple or pumpkin picking

Romantic Date Night Jar Ideas

If you’re a sucker for romance, these date night jar ideas are on point! We’re talkin’ about the dates that put butterflies in your stomach and maybe even reignite the flame that was beginning to flicker in your relationship. Include these romantic date night ideas in your date jar for a much-needed relationship boost: 

  • Go to dinner and a movie
  • Take a staycation
  • Revisit your wedding or honeymoon location
  • Book a couple’s massage
  • Go to the theater
  • Have a wine and cheese night
  • Meet for rooftop drinks
  • Eat takeout by candlelight (and, maybe add a bottle of wine?)
  • Have dinner at a fancy restaurant

Naughty Date Jar Ideas

Looking for some fun ways to spice things up? Ohhh do we have some good ideas for you! Here are some hot AF, naughty date night jar ideas to include. Fair warning… these dates will really turn up the heat so they aren’t for the faint of heart… 😉

Fun Date Jar Ideas

If your relationship feels more bleh than bomb, add these fun date night ideas to your date jar. We included a bunch of unique date ideas that will def mix things up and help you and your beau see each other in a new light. 

  • Go to a festival
  • Attend a concert
  • Go ice skating
  • Go bowling
  • Attend a sporting event
  • Go skiing or snowboarding
  • Try ax throwing
  • See a comedy show
  • Visit a nearby amusement park
  • Play pickleball
  • Go to the driving range
  • Have a backyard water gun fight
  • Be tourists for a day
  • Drive-thru sampler meal (drinks from one place, appetizer from another, entrée from a third, etc.)

Creative Date Night Ideas

Even if you don’t usually consider yourself the creative type, these date night ideas are great for more than just getting your creative juices flowing. Creating something together is not only fun, but it can bring you closer as a couple. You might even see a side of your significant other that you never noticed before!

  • Take a painting classes
  • Join a pottery classes
  • Carve pumpkins
  • Sketch a portrait of each other
  • Tackle a DIY project 
  • Record a podcast together (like Whitney Port of With Whit!) 

Affordable Date Night Ideas

We get it!! Sometimes you don’t have a lot of dough to spend. For those times when you need a date idea that won’t break the bank, reach for one of these affordable date night ideas. 

You don’t have to spend a huge chunk of change to have a memorable time with the person you love. 

  • Go out for ice cream
  • Try a new recipe together
  • Enjoy chocolate fondue at home
  • See a drive-in movie
  • Go fishing

Free Date Night Ideas

There are a ton of great ways to spend time with your significant other without spending a dime. These free date night ideas make the perfect addition to your date night jar. 

Date Night Jar Ideas List

List of over 55 date night jar ideas

A date night jar is a PERFECT way to come up with new ways to spend time with your partner.

We seriously LOVE this idea, but we’re curious to know how it works for you. Give us all the deets in the comments once you try a date jar for yourself. Which date ideas did you include? What date ideas should we have mentioned? We’re dying to know!!!

Oh, and before you go, be sure to check out the best podcasts for couples, as well as the Dear Media blog for more game-changing info on everything from dating and relationships to business and podcasting. 

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