How an old jam jar can rev up romance from Valentines day & beyond


February 12, 2013 by resparkleyourworld

If you have not planned anything for Valentines day tomorrow, don’t panic! Here’s a simple and fun exercise you can do with your partner/spouse that would keep the romance burning way past V-day. All you need is an old jam jar and a pinch of creativity to create a Date Night Jar.

In our busy lives of running a home, running a career/business, running after kids, running to the grocers so your family doesn’t live on peanut-butter sandwiches, it’s so easy to forget to spend quality time with your other half. Yes, you might have tried the whole once a month date night thing but if you’re anything like me, thinking of fresh ideas for date nights can often become a drag. Date nights may soon evolve into another dinner-on-couch-watch-a-dvd night.

So this Valentines Day, we both decided we would create a Date Night Jar together. We will fill up a jar with little notes of fun & practical ideas that we would like to do once a month. On the morning of each scheduled date night, we just have to do whatever we draw from the jar! Now we would have something to look forward to every month, a welcomed break of together time in our hectic lives.

To help you get started, here’s 2 lovely date night jar labels you can download. They’re designed by a very talented Shannon Morton from You just have to print it on a A4 sized paper, cut the labels out and stick it onto a reused jar.




Here’s 10 date night ideas to get you inspired ranging from silly to sweet to raunchy. Please share any date night ideas you might have.

1. Have a Carpet Picnic (great for winter date nights). Spread your picnic rug in your living room, layout a picnic basket & wine. Don’t be tempted to switch on the telly though! Instead spend time having a conversation.

2. DIY Beer Garden. Spend the day scouring the shops for unusual beers and create your own beer garden with finger foods right at home.

3. Ice-cream for dinner – Make the CRAZIEST BIGGEST ice cream sundae together & have it for dinner!

4. Invest in a ice-cream machine and get whacky with flavours. Beer & chocolate ice-cream anyone?

5. Hit the local video arcade together

6. Fly a kite, play frisbees, or any game you used to play as a kid.

7. Go to a luxury car dealer, test drive your dream machines & pretend you’re gonna buy it

8. Go on a spontaneous road trip. Don’t plan, just drive to where ever your heart takes you. Spend the night at the first available bed & breakfast.

9. Play hooky from work and check into a city hotel šŸ˜‰

10. Give each other a $10 budget and make the most romantic dish you can.

So there you have it, a creative way to reuse a old jam jar that would spice up your couple hood for the rest of the year!


One thought on “How an old jam jar can rev up romance from Valentines day & beyond

  1. Gorgeous ideas! šŸ™‚ x

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