Whilst I've always sent him Valentines packages (and ones for just about every holiday you can think of), this year we have the opportunity to actually do things together - and pretty soon, we'll have all the time in the world to spend together!
Living at home with my family means that whilst we do spend a lot of time together - we don't spend that much time alone - so we've made an effort to do things with just the two of us.
Thus the idea of a Date Night Jar came about! Inside the jar are dozens of fun date night ideas that are inexpensive and easy to organise - that way you don't pick anything out and have to put it back inside because it's just no do-able.
With me having so many food intolerances, we don't go out to eat (unless it's a froyo date!), so we have to be creative with how we spend our time.
So how do you do it? Easy!
One: Get a clean (preferably pretty) jar
Two: Cut strips of paper
Three (optional): Use a heart shaped hole punch to punch hearts on one end of the paper (I chose the far right end).
Four: Write out your date night idea
Five: Fold the piece of paper up and pop it into the jar
Repeat until your jar is full and you've got yourself a super easy DIY present.
I also added some hearts and a label for the top of the jar - but you can decorate yours however you would like!
Date Night Ideas:
- Cook something together
- Play a board game
- See a movie (if you're on a budget, check to see if your local movie cinema has a day where the tickets are cheaper!)
- Go to a museum
- Video Game night
- Have a picnic
- Share dessert
- Go to a comedy show
- Have a movie night at home
- Play mini golf
- Go bowling
- Have a candlelit dinner at home
- Go and see a band
- A day out in the city
- Go to the theatre
- Froyo Date
- Walk along the beach at night
- Try something new together (think: a new food, a new place you've been thinking about going, a new experience)
So tell me, what do you and your significant other like to do together? Do you have date nights?
If you're single, tell me - what posts would you like to see on Southern In-Law soon?