Pinterest Project Tuesdays – Date Night Jar

Searching through all my pins I found the perfect project to do!! I had a bridal shower to go to on Saturday and I wanted to give a unique gift to this amazing couple! So the project I decided to do was a Date Night Jar but I added my own twists to it.

This is the pin that inspired my project!

The pin takes you to a cute blog about Jennifer Green and her family. Her jar is color coded by type of date and price. I just loved her idea but I decided not to color code or label the dates because I wanted the couple to make all the decisions about each week. SOOO here is my Date Night Jar I made!

Supplies (cost about $10-$15 depending on the size of jar you get):

1 – Glass Jar with an easy open lid

1 -2 packs of large Popsicle sticks

Ribbon of choice

Hot glue and gun

Scissors

Letter stickers of choice

Sharpie

First step is planning out what dates you want to do. I made a list of all the date night ideas that I could come up with and by looking online. I had dates that ranged all different prices and planning time. I also had dates that were local to us here in Texas.

From there I started writing one date night idea on a Popsicle stick until I had enough to fill the jar leaving some room to pick out a stick.

After I finished with the sticks, I added the bow to the jar. Make sure you put the ribbon below the jar lid so that you have no issues opening and closing the jar.

I hot glued the back of the bow to the jar as well as the front.

Then add ‘Date Night Jar’ to the front in stickers. I had to hot glue some of these down as they did not stick very well to the jar but I think that all depends on the type of stickers you use.

After that you are done! It is a super easy project and who wouldn’t love to go on more dates with their spouse! The most common advice I got before we got married was to go on lots of dates and spend time together. This is a sure-fire way to do that.

NOW, this was a gift for a bridal shower so what I did to make this more fun and unique was I picked 4 of the dates from the jar and bought her the stuff to go with the dates!! How cute is that, right??

The 4 dates I picked were:

  • Bake Something Together Date
  • Game Night and Pizza Date
  • Ice Cream Sundae Date
  • Italian Date: Pasta and Movie

Here is what I got her for the Bake Something Together Date:

Cupcake Pan

Cupcake Liners

Cake Mix

Frosting

Spatula

Whisk (off her registry)

Here is what I got for the Game Night and Pizza Date

Pizza Pan

Pizza Cutter (off her registry)

Oven Mitt (off her registry)

Pizza Sauce

Italian Seasonings

Pizza Dough Recipe

Jenga

Here is what I got for the Ice Cream Sundae Date

Ice Cream Bowls (2)

Ice Cream Scoop (off her registry)

Cherries

Sprinkles

Nuts

Here is what I got for the Italian Night: Pasta and Movie

Strainer

Kitchen Towel (off her registry)

Pasta

Pasta Sauce

Spoon (off her registry)

Letters to Juliet (based in Italy)

I wrapped each gift in a separate bag and labeled them what the date was. I then put all the bags and the jar in a big box and wrapped the box. In the card I gave her I told her to take the jar out first so that I could then explain that each bag goes with one of the dates!!

It was a hit at the shower and the Bride loved it!! I even got kudos from the groom! I can’t wait until the next shower to do this all over again!!

I hope you give this a try and go on lots of memorable dates!!

Until next time!

Love,

Jessica AKA Mrs. Ripple

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