If you are looking to spend more time with your partner, but you know that a dinner at Ruth’s Chris (or even Waffle House) isn’t in your budget, here are some seriously fun date ideas that you can do at home and on a budget.
1. Making A Meal Together
We all know that eating at home is always the cheapest and more often than not, healthiest option. Spend some time cooking your favorite meal together.
2. Taking a Drive
Don’t have any place, in particular, you want to go? Not hungry? Hop in the car and just drive. Spend time talking to one another and listening to some tunes. And remember why you fell in love, to begin with.
3. Going for a Walk in the Park
Walks in the park are an amazing way to reconnect with one another without being in a loud and noisy space.
4. Going to a Thrift Store
We love antiques, so for us just being able to go from store to store and looking at items is relaxing and fun. If you two enjoy something similar give it a try.
This is by far one of the easiest (and also a tried and true) dates. Switch things up a bit and make the picnic somewhere unique (like the zoo, on the beach, by a lake).
6. Catching a Movie at the Dollar Theater
If you have $1 movie theater in your area, go see and old favorite.
7. Listen to a Podcast Together
Podcasts are amazing. You can usually find one on any topic. Pick something you both are interested in, and cuddle up on the couch and listen.
8. Split A Dessert at a restaurant
If you can’t really afford a big meal for the two of you, have dessert instead. You can even head to an ice cream shop and make it extra sweet and split a cone.
9. Karaoke Night
Youtube makes an awesome karaoke machine. Put on your favorite song and have a sing off.
10. Enjoy a paint nite event
I absolutely love paint and wine events. If you don’t have one in your area, head to Hobby Lobby or Michael’s and do it on your own at home.
11. Play video games
If one or both of you are into video games, make a night of it and play your favorite.
12. Candlelit Dinner.
The dinner doesn’t have to be fancy. It just has to be edible. Light some candles and either sit on the floor or the kitchen table and stare into each other eyes lovingly.
13. Camp out (at home).
14. Movie Marathon
Do you have a favorite movie series that you enjoy as a couple? Or do you want to test out some new ones? Set some time aside and make it a night (or entire day if prefer Lord of the Rings or Marvel marathons like we do).
15. Take a Bubble Bath
This is exactly how it sounds. Enjoy ?
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.