Friday, January 11, 2013

The 50 First Dates Jar

Ask anyone who knows me really well and they'll probably tell you I'm one of the most indecisive people out there. My dad will ask my sisters and me what we want for dinner, and the answer 99% of the time is something like, "Ummm........I dunno." Perfect summary of any time I'm asked to make a decision.

For my boyfriend, I'm sure my indecisiveness gets annoying. I rarely know what kind of food sounds good, much less where I'd like to eat.

So, I decided to make it a little easier on him. I see so many "101 Fun Date Ideas" on Pinterest and occasionally (meaning like once) referenced the pins for ideas. My solution: make a cute little jar of ideas to draw from when we (and by we I mean) can't decide on a date! It's really nothing fancy, but he loved it :) Initially, I was going to actually put 100 or 101 ideas, but the jar was too small. The next best thing: 50 First Dates! (Movie reference, anyone?) And my little footnote: Who says they can't all be as good as the first? :)

All I did was type up 50 of my favorite date ideas; most were free or pretty cheap dates--then of course I threw in the really good stuff like going shopping, because he loves to take me shopping, and who doesn't love a cute new pair of shoes every once in a while! I printed these out and cut each one out individually, then folded them once or twice and put them in the jar. Then I made a little "label" (not much of a label...I admit it's not half as cute as it could've been!) and added a cute little gold ribbon. To see all 50 dates, read below the photos :)

50 First Dates
Bike ride
Cook dinner together
Go see a play
Visit a museum
Go shopping – something new for you and for me :)
Play Scrabble
Walk on the beach
Video games
Watch a sunset
Take a cooking class
Go to a coffee shop
Find a local bar with music being played
Go bowling
Go to a basketball game
Check out houses for sale just for fun
Visit a zoo or aquarium
Go rollerblading or rollerskating
Couples massages :)
Create a video for your blog together!
Go to the beach and collect beach glass or shells
Play basketball together (he loved this idea, of course!)
Dance to our favorite songs
Bake chocolate chip cookies from scratch
Batting cage
Walk around South Beach
Go on a boat ride / whale watching :)
Test drive cars just for fun
Spend the night at a local  B&B
Go ice skating
Dinner boat/train
Local art exhibit
Movie night in
Visit an animal shelter to look at pets :)
Start a new series/season together!
Hammock park! (I've been dying to go to this place!)
Volunteer somewhere
Go out for ice cream
Play a card game!
Go for a night drive :)
Rent a funny movie
See if there's an outdoor concert playing
Have a game night!
Find a place away from the city to stargaze
Find a park & play frisbee or basketball or football
Photoshoot :) (Yay for Photography Major excuses!)
Go for a scenic drive & bring good music!
Fly kites
At-home massages
Have a sandcastle-building competition!
Plan a road trip or vacation

If y'all have any other ideas, feel free to comment! :)