|One of our "date night dinners" my husband and I have enjoyed. One of our favorite date night traditions is drinking homemade grape juice, which we save for special occasions only...|
- Candlelight Dinner - This is one of our favorite dates. We send the kids to bed and cook a yummy dinner together (or my husband will cook it for me since it usually falls on Saturday - his night to cook)...
- Have a music or dance night - turn on the music and dance or if you're not the dancing type, then just listen and enjoy.
- Have a picnic in the backyard - You can even go stargazing afterward if it's a clear night.
- Go on a hike - Another favorite of ours. Get away from the crowds for a little while and enjoy nature together. Pack a lunch or dinner and have a fun get away.
- Be a tourist in your own town or a neighboring one - go see the sites you've heard about, but never taken time to see. Take pictures, talk to people, and learn some interesting stories about the area.
- Plan a dream vacation or your next anniversary celebration - If you're really serious about it, start talking finances and see how much you can save each month to make it happen.
- Fly a kite at the park - Make your own or go buy one for cheap at the dollar store.
- Dates don't always need to be at night. Get up early and watch a sunrise together
- Play Frisbee - a lot of parks have free Frisbee golf courses that you can use
- Make a puzzle together
- Play a card or board game - some of our favorite games for two are: monopoly deal and speed scrabble.
- Watch home videos and relive the happy and funny moments of your life together
- Spend time doing something you both enjoy together - Love art? Do it together. Love to read? Do it together. We both play the piano and love to play duets together.
- Go for a random drive, and then get out and go for a walk
- Browse together at a bookstore or library - create a list of books that you want to collect for your own home library someday.
- Write a script and create a funny video to show the kids later
- Return to your younger days...Play at the park, go sledding or build a snowman
- Make a fire in the backyard - and cook your dinner or dessert over it.
- Work on a project together - A home repair or remodel project, working in the garden, folding laundry, or just something that just needs to get done.
- Go bird or animal watching - take pictures
- Go on a bike ride - this is one of our favorites
- Check out an origami book and fold some interesting figures
- Find a sandy beach and build a sandcastle
- Make something useful out of recylables - a toy for the kids or a work of art to display somewhere
- Play the penny game
- Have a pillow fight
- Check out a book or CD on a foreign language and start learning some words and phrases together
- Bundle up, get umbrellas and go for a walk in the rain or snow
- Have a loose change date - collect all your loose change in a jar and each week spend only that amount for the date.
- Bring your favorite treat and go watch the sunset somewhere - Watermelon is one of our favorite summer treats to enjoy on our dates.
- Go window shopping. Remember, don't buy, just look.
- Take a free community class together - often you can find free classes at hardware stores, garden centers, the library, etc.
- Go to the store and buy five random foods each (without showing the other person). Then blindfold each other at home and taste test the foods, trying to guess what they are.
- Bake cookies or your favorite treat together
- Go sit out in the garden or have a late night BBQ
- Make a map of places you've been or want to go
- Play basketball at the park
- Check out a movie at the library and watch it together after the kids go to bed - we do this one quite often as well because it's cheap and we don't have to find a babysitter.
- Drive the highest point in town in the early evening and watch the lights go on
- Go for a drive in the ritziest neighborhood around to see the beautiful homes, come back and plan your dream home
- Find a fountain and each throw in 10 pennies making wishes
- Set up a practical joke for the kids
- Make up a recipe for dinner using only ingredients that you already have in the house
- Buy a carton of ice-cream and make homemade sundaes
- Plan your next family vacation
- Take a walk down memory lane. Visit a place or places that you've gone together before as a couple. Relive the magic.
- Get lost in the woods. But be sure to bring a compass or gps to help you get home. :)
- Build something together, even if it's just out of legos.
- Cook a meal together for someone in need and then go deliver it
- Wash the car together and then have a water fight
Need more ideas? Here's a few more great lists that I found online:
|My husband and I on some of our dates...|
Or check out my lists for frugal family activities for different seasons.
A lot of these would work for dates as well.
And now I'd love to hear from you. Do you have any ideas to share? What are your favorite frugal date nights? Happy Frugal Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
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