Date Night Ideas
Here are 20 inexpensive date ideas:
2. Go on a photo date where you snap photos of each other all over the city. If finances permit it, take them to a one hour developing location. You may want to frame your favorite snap shot and give it to your spouse with a note. The others can be sent as postcards to each other over the next year.
3. Walk or bicycle to an inexpensive ice cream shop or a fancy coffeehouse.
4. Drive outside city limits, arriving in time for a sunset or moonlit stroll.
5. Go to a park, push one another in the swings and talk. Take turns listing A to Z the reasons you love your mate.
6. Play twenty questions. Each of you think of ten questions you'd love to know the answer to. Try questions like, "If you introduced me to a stranger today, what one thing would you say I do that you really appreciate about me?" or "If money was not a factor, where would you like to go on a romantic getaway?"
7. Have a squirt gun fight.
8. Write clues and place them around town, then take your love on a treasure hunt. The date consists of gathering clues and small romantic treasures like poems, chocolates, and other small treats.
9. Put on your special song and waltz around the living room or find some new romantic music.
10. Write a song or a poem and perform it for the one you love. Even an original version of "Roses are Red . . . " can be a treasure since it's from the heart.
11. Have a board game night - play all of your favorites board games.
12. Anticipate the future. All marriages go through seasons. Consider buying a book to help prepare for the next season of love. Talk about how to stay in love for the next ten years.
13. Reminisce over old photo albums or your wedding album. Set the mood by relaxing together and talking by firelight or candlelight. Another option is to have your children play waiter and waitress and serve a romantic dinner, then tell them the story of how you fell in love.
14. Go to a local Bookstore and buy a book on marriage and read it together. (For a deeper time together, each of you get the study guide that goes with the book and spend time in God's Word together).
15. Have a living room luau. Find a Spotify playlist, get some plants, throw down some beach towels, put on your bathing suits and eat Hawaiian food. Aloha!
16. Borrow plants from all your friends and neighbors and turn your patio into a private garden retreat and enjoy a quiet dinner.
17. Watch an old fashion romantic movie. The movies made in the 30's to 50's are a good place to start. Hot flicks are often remakes. The original can be more wholesome but just as romantic.
18. Rob the kids toy chest. Go fly a kite or play some one-on-one basketball.
19. Work out together. Go for a jog, do aerobics to a video, or visit a gym.
20. Bake something extravagant together. Bonus points if you both help in the clean up.