A jar full of dates))


Firstly, We recommend both of you to sit down and put together a bucket list of all the fun things you desire to do this summer.

Every weekend you should check off one of the bucket list desires!!

Putting together an intentional list to go on adventures, explore, and play with your partner and then doing those things is one of the best ways to strengthen your relationship!!

One of you need to write out each date idea on a piece of paper and then folded each one up and threw them into a jar. Every week you and your partner should take turns pulling from the jar. Do whatever you pull out!!

To save you time we have compiled a bucket list of date ideas; including things both of you would have fun doing.

Below is my list of fun summer date ideas they came up with…and the good news is these are all inexpensive, yet awesome experiences!

20 Summer Date Ideas From A Mason Jar

  1. The “Kidnap” double dinner.

Kidnap another couple for dinner! This make take patience as not many people may be free at the drop of a hat. Enjoy each other in company of others.

  1. Juice bar date.

Challenge each other to a healthy drink that is a new flavor for both of you. This would be a great time to go over goals you both have for the year and envision your future together.

  1. “Flip-a-coin-meal-out!”

Make sure you have a coin with you, get in the car, and drive straight until you get to a stop. Flip a coin to see which direction to turn. Heads is right & tails is left. Go until the first eating place you get to.

  1. Gelato & Pedicures.

Some men may be uneasy to try this one, but I say go for it! Assure them plenty of guys do this and its very relaxing. (buy him a 6 pack to come along)

  1. “Service-project-pie-date!”

Pick out two pies and get the ingredients. Spend time in the kitchen baking the pies. One you keep to eat later that night & one you get to give away. Take a moment to discuss who you want to deliver the other pie to, then drive it to them for a sweet surprise.

  1. Sweet scents shopping.

Go on a hunt to shop for cologne & perfume shopping for each other. Find a scent you both like for each other.

  1. Bike ride

Make sure your tires are pumped and agree on a local trail to ride at sunset.

  1. Hike and a snacknic.

Together pack a bag of fun snacks for a quick picnic, then head out for a hike you love.

  1. Cook an ethnic meal together.

First pick a recipe, make a shopping list, and then go to store for all the ingredients you need. Bring everything home and get to cooking. Fuc* the phones and focus on each other. Turn the music up and maybe even dance a little in the kitchen while you bake or boil or grill.

  1. Night hike.

Place of your choice. Don’t forget headlamps or a flashlight.

    11. Progressive dinner.

This is a fun one that takes some creative planning. Drinks at one place, appetizers at another, main course at a different restaurant, dessert & coffee all in different places. (I personally love this one)

  1. Live music.

Take a Friday night to enjoy some live music. This can be a local band or you can go to a concert.

  1. Art walk downtown.

Pick out one piece of art you would buy and determine where in the house you would put it. Don’t worry about price, this is all hypothetical and a great conversation starter.

  1. Create music together.

Spend time in a park or in the back yard where the summer breeze whips through your hair. Have fun creating music together or write a song together. Don’t stress about not being musically inclined. Just have silly fun. (Sure, you may have a rap session.)

  1. Book store explore.

Go to a book store and locate the poem section. Take some time to skim through the books and choose a poem to read to each other (silly or romantic). Maybe get dessert or ice cream and coffee too.

  1. Prank kids.

For example, you can decorate/toilet paper kids cars, or offer them water that is really sprite, whatever you decide have fun plotting with your partner.

  1. Night picnic & stargazing.

Choose some refreshments and a quiet spot to lay back to enjoy the stars. Don’t forget a blanket to cuddle up in!! (Rum/Tequila could be a good choice.)

  1. Garage sale gifts.

You each get €5 bucks and you have to go garage saling together to buy a gift for each other.

  1. Create art together.

Decide on a creative project, such as painting on the same canvas or making a bird-house for the yard or some cool DIY project you saw on youtube or facebook. Collect supplies, and get it done.

  1. Make yard work fun.

Go to a nursery together and pick out a plant(s) or tree and then plant it in a special spot you both can admire. (On the way back, grab some beers.)


It is also suggested that this date jar is a great way to be intentional to capture memories with your partner. Take pictures of each date, then when you complete the last date in jar, create an album for print. The cover can be a photo of the two of you holding your date jar for splash of colour on the front.

The inside will be full of love and adventure!!

Enjoy life.

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