Ultimate DIY Date Night Jar: It’s A Vending Machine (& 100 Date Ideas)
by Mia M.
Want to try your hand at the DIY date night jar trend, but want a trendier version? Or maybe something a bit more gift worthy? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here’s how to make a DIY date night vending machine . . . and 100 awesome date ideas. Affiliate links in post.
Hello, beautiful people, and welcome back to my corner of the web! Today, I’m going to be sharing a fun (and useful!) DIY with you all . . . so get excited!
It’s coming up to that time of year again: my boyfriend’s birthday! Every year, I love to make Daryl some handmade gifts. He has enough money to buy himself whatever he wants and needs – but you can’t buy time and effort!
Plus, you know, capitalism. Your girl runs a DIY blog – it helps to have content. My most viewed Youtube video is of my DIY gifts him. Oh, is it that a plug? Why, yes, you should watch it and subscribe.
And today’s creation is keeping in that same vein! I’m slowly starting to make some of my partner’s birthday presents . . . so allow me to share this with you!
WHAT IS A DIY DATE NIGHT JAR
If you’re a Pinterest user, you’ve undoubtedly seen DIY date night jar posts floating around. And for good reason! Coming up with fun date ideas is hard.
Picture this: it’s Friday night, after a long week of work. You and your partner are super excited to spend some together, but – wait! What should you do?
“Ugh, how about dinner?”
“Yeah sure, where?”
“Uh, I don’t know.”
“Well, we went for dinner last weekend. Let’s do something different!”
“Sounds great! What should we do?”
“Uh … I have no idea.”
Does this sound familiar? It does to me! Creating a DIY date night jar helps you to store all your fun date ideas in one handy place. Then, when date night rolls around, you just whip one out and do it!
The only issue? While theoretically cute, date night jars are not actually cute. And I feel like my boyfriend would think I don’t love him if I gave him an old jar and some paper as a birthday gift.
Try a fancy set menu (if you’re in Melbourne, Palermo has a delicious one for special occasions. Bar Edda in Brunswick has a super affordable and delicious set menu, with an optional paired wine tasting. Highly recommend both!)
Create a massive charcuterie board and nosh!
Have a movie-binge day
Do a pottery class!
Do a bar hop of the top 5 bars in your city
Book a fancy hotel for a night and take a mini break
Trawl a vintage marketplace, or big car boot sale
Spend a sunny day gardening together
Find any local festivals that are on and attend one
Explore a nearby local town
Hop on a train somewhere new with no plan!
Whew – that was a long one, but I think there are some stellar ideas in there!
We’re back in lockdown, so my partner and I may have had to hold off on using this. But still! You guys can get on out there and live for me.
I hope you all enjoyed this handy DIY gift idea. It’s so inexpensive to make – but so practical! Would you guys try this out yourself? What were your favourite date ideas? Let me know your thoughts down below!