Date Night Bag

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A Quick and Easy Way to Plan Date Night

We live in a world where everything needs to be hassle- free and fast!  How would you like a date night bag that is always ready to go?! This date idea can be ready in a jiffy!  We know life can get hectic and this idea is something you can prepare now and have ready whenever you need it. I like to use our date in a bag whenever the kiddos are in bed and we actually have a little bit of free time or if a last-minute opportunity presents itself for a free babysitter {Thanks, Mom and Dad! ;)}.

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Introducing… Date Night in a Bag!

His turn to plan date night!This Date Night Bag is a cinch to prep! (Ok, so even though it is a cinch, if you’re not ready to prep it quite yet, don’t lose this fabulous idea… PIN it!!) The first thing you need to do is grab a gift bag and glue the printable bag cover on the outside of the bag, designed by the fantastically talented Courtney of Paperelli! How cute is that cover?! She is a wizard!

Date Night in a Bag with His and Her Tags.We’ve also included “His” and “Her” tags because – here’s the best part – you and your spouse are switching off who plans date night! Let’s say that I am the first one to use the date bag, I’m going to put all the ingredients to a fun date night inside, enjoy a fabulous night with my husband, then flip the tag over that says “His” and hand that bag over! Now it is Husband’s turn.

Leave the date ideas in the bag to help plan.

This bag is perfect for those nights when you want to have date night {ahem… EVERY night? 😉 } but it’s crunch time! As soon as it’s your turn with the bag, think of a date night idea to go inside of it. We’ve included a list of some of the Divas’ fave dates {hyperlinked in the PDF for your pleasure!}. We like the idea of having them “prepped” and in a baggie or manila envelope, but you can also PIN these ideas and use it as your go-to date night resource. That way you can choose which date and just put the supplies in your date bag! Some of the dates are at-home dates and others get you out on the town. 

You Tube date idea for your Date Night Bag

You can also go rogue and create your own content! My husband and I wanted to see the movie, Red. So I found it online, printed off a picture of the DVD cover to go in the bag, and bought a ton of red treats to go with the movie. Voila, our date night in a bag was ready to go! Now, whenever we have a chance for a date night… we are SET. I am so excited to try out all of these dates—and how easy it is to toss a deck of cards in the bag and be ready to go?!
Date Night in a Bag with helpful date ideas.

For those of you who like a little more planning, we included a calendar printable so you can decide which night you want to use Date Night in a Bag. Simply fill in the dates for the current year and mark which day you’re dating! {We marked ours with a heart… aawww!}

Plan your date nights with this Date Night Bag calendar.

Dating your spouse doesn’t have to be a big event. It can be something that is simple and easy! This is a fast idea that will have lasting effects on your date night.


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Date Night in a Bag

Printables Designed by Courtney @ Paperelli Exclusively for The Dating Divas


I am a reading, singing, shopping queen! (I'm very lucky that my handsome hubby likes shopping as much as I do) Married for 9 years and ready for forever, I love spending time with Brigham (my husband) and our 4 kiddos. I teach high school English during the school year and in the summertime, we love to go on adventures in the great outdoors.

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  1. I love your cute printables but am a bit disappointed that so many of your date night ideas involve MOVIES or NETFLICKS. would love to see more active, cultural, educational date night ideas.

    1. Hi Ellen, thank you for your input! We definitely try to create dates based on what our readers request. We are always coming out with more and would love any suggestions you have for future dates. In the meantime you should check out our Around the World date series, library and bookstore dates, our getting fit challenge or 50 Healthy and Active Dates, to name a few. One of my favorites is the Farmers Market date and the tourist in your own city (or explore a new city) since we have lived in several states across the country these dates can be done over and over with only the location or farmer’s market changing. I hope that gives you some good ideas for what you are looking for but we would LOVE to hear any ideas you’d like to see created into a date! XO

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