Planting Those Date Night Seeds

Looking for a fun date night idea? Have we got a suggestion for you! Have an at-home date night by brainstorming and dreaming up other date nights you want to do with your partner.

For this post, we’re moving our vlog up the ranks.
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Kara got this date night idea from a popular wedding tradition. Do you know the one where each guest writes a date night suggestion on a note card or in the sign-in book? Yeah! Like that, but a few changes. You’re encouraged to make your own changes as well.


Step 1 | We gathered all our supplies.

Step 2 | We pre-set categories based on cost.

Step 3 | We each went to our separate sides of the couch and wrote down some things that we’ve been wanting to do for a date night on popsicle sticks. Or some things that we’ve enjoyed before but wanted to do again.

Step 4 | We kept it secret from each other. It’s a fun surprise and adventure pulling the sticks and seeing what was written on it (by now Kara’s even forgotten the date ideas that she wrote down).

Step 5 | There might have been wine – – there definitely was some wine and music.

Step 6 | Put them all together and pull one out at the start of your date day and/or evening.


Theme: We decided to house the date nights in a flower pot. We marked our popsicle sticks with flower stickers, each color representing different cost categories.

Supplies: We had the pot from a money tree that didn’t make it. We had the Sharpies. We had the labels. We got the popsicle sticks and flower stickers from Michaels (which was also a fun errand to run together). We got the wine from Trader Joes. We got the date night ideas from our imaginations.

Categories: The price ranges we used for categories are broken down as follows:

  • Free = no flower
  • Less than $20 = hot pink
  • $20 – $60 = orange flower
  • $60 – $100 = green flower
  • $100 or more = white flower.
Sample date night ideas: WII game night, buy a new puzzle and do it, coffee shop date, cooking night ground up, bike ride to town and have dinner, treat yourself sports event


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