Have you ever seen those super cute date idea pins on Pinterest?
(The Dating Divas have the best ideas too!)
You can also visit my Pinterest page and look at a bunch of date ideas here
Well, I love looking at them because I love finding new ideas especially CHEAP ideas for dates with my man. Living in a small town in Central NY can make it VERY EASY to run out of things to do. I also have found that it is Super important to make sure you set aside time to go on dates even after marriage. Both Ryan and I are extremely busy people with full time jobs on top of being campus ministers so it is easy to push aside date night. So for our 2nd anniversary this year I decided to make my own date jar full of date ideas to give to Ryan.
I kind of took a bunch of ideas from all different pins and combined them into one jar. There are a total of 30 dates in this jar. I made 10 of them as "free dates" which are the orange ones. 10 of them as "more expensive dates" which are the red ones and then the last 10 are "$2 dates" which are the coral ones that are wrapped up with $2 inside. This way if some week we really don't have any extra money we can just avoid picking a red one.
So it's pretty much self explanatory how to assemble. I came up with 30 date ideas gathered from other pins and made PDF's of them and printed them out and cut them. The PDF's I made are below, feel free to print it out and use them!
Afterwards I cut them out into strips and rolled them up attaching $2 to the 10 that were $2 dates and fastened them with bobby pins, haha. I didn't actually have enough rubber bands but of course they still all had to match! So I had to be resourceful and use what I had. It actually ended up looking better than if they were rubber banded!
After that I went searching through my many mason jars and other glass jars that I had collected for our wedding and found that this cookie/candy jar worked out the best! (The mason jars ended up being too small) So I filled it up with the dates and tied some Twinery twine (the best twine!) around it, added a cute little homemade sign and Voila! If you have a boyfriend or are married I hope you enjoy having a lovely date this week! Do something different!
Thanks for taking the time to read my post!