Who doesn’t love date night? But when the average date in the US costs over $100, it can be hard to budget for them. Instead, try one of our cheapish-dates - ones that won’t skimp on the romance and not break the bank. Want ideas? We got you. Here are 25 fun ways to date night on a budget:
Who doesn’t love Food Network’s Chopped? Do your own at-home version where you judge each other’s creations with groceries from your fridge and then be your own judges. For example, homemade pizza is surprisingly good, eat to make, and cheap!
Go out to your favorite nature spot and walk through the woods. There's something about being amongst nature that's calming and romantic. If you need advice on good trails, check out AllTrails for some awesome adventures.
Picnics are an absolute classic when it comes to dates on a budget! Grab a cooler, throw together some sandwiches and grab some water (or alcohol). Our favorite snacks come via Trader Joe’s - hmmm caramelized onion cheddar.
Remember when you were a kid and you used to stack dominoes or at least watched videos of insane domino chains? Give it a go with your partner and see if you can make a crazy domino chain, like this one!
Instead of passing up your fave outings with bae just to save money, try a half date instead! For instance, have a homemade meal together and go out for dessert. You could also switch it up and do a coffee date to keep it low cost.
Remember the 20 questions game growing up? Grab your S/O, your favorite bottle of wine, some sweets and buckle in for an uninterrupted game of 20 questions, money-style. Put your phones away and embrace the conversation! Refinery 29 can get you started.
Have an idea of the dream home you want to own together one day? Go on Zillow and find a bunch of open houses to get some inspiration. They may even have free snacks - score.
If you didn’t know, electric scooters and bikes are a thing now! They make for a fun and adventurous way to get around for cheap. Try a service like Scoot to get around town to explore the city a totally new and different way!
Go to the store and grab a selection of mini bottles of wine, grab some travel wine glasses (check these out on Etsy) and hit the road to a fun location for your private wine tastings. Extra credit for making your own chocolate covered strawberries.
Start a new tradition that is all your own! Make a time capsule and add to it throughout the years. It doesn’t have to be a metal box that you bury in your backyard, but decorate a box with memories specific to you and your boo and check back on it in 1, 2, 5, or 10 years and reflect on your awesome mems!
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