Friday, August 3, 2012

Date Jar

Hubby and I celebrated our three year anniversary last week.  Because it seems a little silly to go all crazy for three years (even though we have been together for 8) we kept the whole event low key.  We did, however, exchange gifts.  I got a two person tent.  That was Hubby's way of saying he would try camping with me (yay, I love camping).  We have yet to get the sleeping bag, but all in good time.

My gift to him was much more personal.  I made a DATE JAR.  We never know what to do when we want to go on a date.  We end up sitting there saying "What do you want to do?"  "No, what do you want to do?"  it goes on forever until we just settle for dinner and a movie.  We ARE already an old married couple.

So to solve this issue I made a jar full of date ideas.  

It was super simple.  I started with a long list of date ideas that I actually made with Hubby's input.  I then categorized them from most expensive to least.

I printed each selection of dates on different colored paper.  Cut them out.  Folded them up ... and put them in the jar all mixed up.

I labeled the jar (so hubby would know what this jar full of paper was.

On the back of the label I have the code to the price range of each date.

Tie a cute ribbon on it, and I am done.  I picked a more "manly" ribbon with Hubby in mind.  (I didn't think he would appreciate a pink ribbon, but did throw in some pink paper for style.  I like pink.)

Now, when we don't know what to do for our dates we can just pick a card from the jar.

What do you think?  Do you have a similar problem with dating your hubby or significant other?  What is your "go-to" date?  


  1. aww, cute idea, and i love the color coding for price. we pretty much just go out to dinner or rent a movie. we're super exciting like that, lol.

  2. Congratulations, and here’s to many more happy years! We’ve never really done “dates” ... but a long walk or a bike ride together is wonderful to spend some time together.

  3. What a cute idea!! Happy anniversary Chandeen. My anniversary was yesterday! (Aug. 2) Mine was probably more then you are old! LOL


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