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You can have an amazing date minus the large price tag.
Just because you are watching your pennies doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an amazing date with your partner. Imagine watching the sunset from the beach or enjoying a gourmet picnic in the rose garden. Or if you are a sports family what about a game of one on one or a run in the park followed by a lazy lunch at your favorite cafe?
You can have your cake and eat it too without all the expense. Romance doesn’t have to be expensive it just needs to be inventive. You could have an amazing date and it costs you nothing or you could have an okay date and it costs you hundreds. I honestly would prefer the amazing date and if it costs me minimal that’s a plus too.
Romance and dating isn’t about the dollar amount on the receipt.
It is amount spending quality time with your partner. As a Mom to littles it is about stealing away two seconds to cherish and remember what brought you together. It’s the small stuff. The coffee and the walk in the park. It’s the cuddle on the couch after a long hard work day. Its meeting half way with understanding after a disagreement. It is about enjoying each others company.
Enjoy time after the kids have gone to bed or call in a babysitter.
Enjoying a date night with your partner doesn’t have to mean spending money on child care. You can arrange for babysitting exchange time with friends or ask family to watch the kids for a few hours.
Or you can arrange your date at home after the kids have gone to bed. Cook a romantic dinner and enjoy a long relaxing soak in the bath together. Prepare all your favorite snack foods, cuddle on the couch and watch television.
Whatever you may do whether you enjoy a night in or a afternoon out here are 50 amazing cheap date suggestions. Enjoy the time together and save money.
50 Amazing Cheap Dates:
- Romantic home cooked meal
- Coffee and walk in the park
- Picnic by the lake
- Breakfast in bed
- Couples massage
- Cuddle on the couch and watch television
- Watching the sunset at the beach
- Take a relaxing bath together
- Game of tennis or basketball
- Sit on the patio and talk
- Play favorite board game
- Go for hike
- Go fishing
- Go camping
- Take the dog for a walk
- Take an afternoon nap together
- Wander the local farmers market
- Do a winery tasting tour
- Walk through local botanical garden
- Enjoy the afternoon at the beach
- Go swimming
- Go canoeing
- Enjoy a coffee and people watch
- Have a bonfire and roast marshmellows
- Go for a drive
- Get work done around the house
- Attend a church event
- Wander your local thrift or vintage store
- Take a class together
- Attend a community event
- Window shop and wander town
- Checkout a local festival
- Have brunch at your favorite cafe
- Cook a themed dinner together
- Tackle the household chores together
- Enjoy a drink together
- Sit on the patio and look at the stars
- Go quading or camping, spending time outdoors
- Be a tourist in your own town
- Enjoy cheap night at the movies
- Checkout art in the park events
- Visit the local museum or art gallery
- Go sledding or skiing
- Take in the events of the season
- Visit family or friends
- Have a family budget meeting
- Plan your next vacation
- Talk, communicate, enjoy each other’s company
- Sleep in or go to bed early
- cuddle, hold hands and value each other
I love every cost effective romantic date suggestion on this list.
My favorite frugal date activities with my husband are walks in the park, picnics by the lake, cup and conversation on the patio and Sunday breakfast.
We have this Sunday brunch tradition in our house that we have been doing for, as long as, I can remember and I love it and it’s real simple to do. We feed our son breakfast first and set him up with an activity. Then my husband cooks a beautiful Sunday brunch while I enjoy my morning coffee.
This is the one meal I get to sit out and not cook, which is nice. We sit and enjoy our time together over coffee, conversation and yummy food. I think my other favorite frugal date if I had to pick just one is a simple walk in the park away from the telephones and the laundry. You can connect, talk, hold hands, communicate, make plans and take in the view. What can I say I like the simple things.
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Have an amazing day and enjoy your dates,
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