Here is what you need:
Mason Jar (at least a 16 oz. jar)
3 different paint colors
Ribbon (to match your paint)
Date Ideas (several for each category)
1. At Home Dates
2. Out of the House Dates (Cheap)
3. Weekend Getaway or Day Trips
The first thing I did was make a list of dates for each of my categories. I typed up my list and , here is what I came up with:
At Home - $
Homemade Pizza and Italian Movie
Nerf Gun War
Play a Board Game
Chick-flick and Popcorn
1,000 piece puzzle
Netflix TV Show Marathon
Out of the House - $$
Dinner and Games at Dave & Busters
Go Karts at Boomer’s
Pick a Groupon
Drive-In & Sushi in Riverside
Weekend/Day Trips - $$$
Apple or Berry Picking
San Diego Zoo
The next thing I did was paint my popsicle sticks. I started with one color at a time and I painted one side at a time. While one color dried, I painted the others, and so on. By the time I was done painting with all 3 colors, my first batch had dried. I painted the unfinished side and repeated my steps. When I was done, I let them sit over night.
The next day, I took my painted sticks and wrote each date on the popsicle sticks. (It is really hard to write on those bad boys!) I let those dry for a few minutes and I put them into the mason jar.
Last but not least, I took all 3 colors of ribbon and tied them in a bow around the lip of the jar.
Here is the final product!
Anthony loves the Date Night Jar. Every Monday he picks a date; last Monday we forgot to choose, and he was the one who remembered. He brought over the jar as I was getting ready for work and I just so happened to choose "Chick-flick and Popcorn"... his response - "MAAANNN! I should have picked!"