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“Pick A Date” in a Jar

Married couples need date nights and days! They need them more than anyone. They need quality time for each other to strengthen the relationship even more. Even amidst busy schedules or even if they already see each other everyday at home, they still need to find time to go for a date may it be outdoor or at home.

In our case, my Mahal have to escort and pick me at the office every weekdays. So that means we are together every day. But the problem is, it just became ordinary for us. We sleep together…we ate together…that we thought its already enough. But then I realized, marriage will always be a work in progress. We should NOT stop after saying “I do” and just be contented being together. So we agreed together that we spend a night or day every weekend, if possible, to have a date. But of course date does not always mean spending a lot of money going to a fancy hotel or restaurant. And so I listed all date ideas we could possibly try.   

I included in our date ideas those we can spend at home and/or outdoor. And as DIYer and craft lover as I am, I thought I should present the ideas to him in a creative manner instead of just handling him an ordinary list in a paper. I got the idea of a “date night in a jar” in Pinterest and made my own “Pick A Date” in a jar.

Source: I Am Lady Fab

I used my pink Popsicle sticks in stock and colored washi tapes. I wrote “dates at home” in Popsicle sticks with pink washi tape, “dates outdoor” in a yellow washi and those dates that can be spent either at home or outdoor in Popsicle sticks with green washi tape. Then I decorated a small jar where I will put the date ideas.

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Our date ideas include the following:

DATES @ HOME

  1. SPORTS DATE NIGHT AT HOME
  2. COMEDY MOVIE NIGHT AT HOME
  3. SCARY MOVIE NIGHT AT HOME
  4. ROMANTIC DINNER DATE AT HOME
  5. BREAKFAST IN BED
  6. TRIP AROUND THE WORLD DATE
  7. MOVIE TRILOGY MARATHON
  8. BEER TASTING AT HOME
  9. HOMEMADE PIZZA DAY/NIGHT
  10. SCRAPBOOKING TOGETHER
  11. HAVE A FONDUE NIGHT AT HOME
  12. BOARD GAME NIGHT
  13. READ ALOUD ACTIVITY
  14. COOK TOGETHER FOR DINNER DATE
  15. THEMED DATE AT HOME
  16. COCKTAIL NIGHT AT HOME
  17. FINGER FOODS ONLY DINNER AT HOME
  18. DOUBLE FEATURE (MOVIE) DATE NIGHT
  19. WINE TASTING AT HOME
  20. CANDLE LIGHT NIGHT AT HOME
  21. ICE CREAM PARTY AT HOME

DATES OUTDOOR

  1. CAMPOUT DATE NIGHT
  2. ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO
  3. SPECIAL MEMORIES TOUR
  4. CHECK OUT A LOCAL MUSEUM
  5. OUT FOR A MOVIE DATE
  6. GO FOR A HIKING ADVENTURE
  7. GO FOR A PICNIC
  8. SPEND A NIGHT AT A HOTEL
  9. OVERNIGHT SWIMMING
  10. ATTEND A CRAFT LESSON
  11. VISIT A FARMER’S MARKET
  12. AN HOUR OR MORE IN AN ARCADE
  13. DROP A PIN INTO A LOCAL MAP AND DRIVE THERE
  14. VISIT A THEME PARK OR CARNIVAL
  15. VISIT A ZOO WE’VE NEVER BEEN TO
  16. DRIVE TO SPOT OVERLOOKING THE CITY
  17. WATCH A THEATRE PRODUCTION
  18. GO FOR A FUN ACTIVITY
  19. FISHING
  20. WEEKEND JOYRIDE
  21. LOCAL TOUR
  22. GO TO THE BEACH
  23. GO FOR A LOCAL PARK
  24. GO TO A MALL WE’VE NEVER BEEN TO
  25. VOLUNTEER TOGETHER
  26. PROGRESSIVE MEAL

DATES EITHER @ HOME OR OUTDOOR

  1. ICE CREAM NIGHT
  2. SPORTS DATE
  3. KARAOKE NIGHT
  4. MASSAGE DATE
  5. FITNESS ACTIVITY
  6. GO FOR A BIKE
  7. GROUP DATE NIGHT BURGER BBQ
  8. DINNER + MOVIES (HIS CHOICE)
  9. DINNER + MOVIES (HER CHOICE)
  10. STARGAZING
  11. TRY A NEW CUISINE
  12. AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO

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We also agreed some rules on our date nights:

  1. It will be a weekly date activity.
  2. Every end of the month, date ideas for the following month will be picked up.
  3. The one in-charge for the date prep will be:   a.) Me – 1st week; b.) Him – 2nd week; c.) Together – following weeks 
  4. Only three tries to pick are allowed for the specific week.
  5. No same date ideas are repeated for two consecutive months.

And so with our “Pick A Date”, we will never be bored having the same predictable dates every weekend. And most of all, we will always look forward to it and surely we’ll be full of great and wonderful memories and stories to tell our children in the future.

I look forward to reading your share of date ideas too my friends! And hope this post will also inspire you in your relationship with your partner and love.

xoxo:

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