This week on the blog, I am featuring a very special guest, Connie Bartlett, the author behind Bless Your High Heels. I met Connie through a Facebook group that we were both members of. I have not only come to adore her blog but she is a valuable resource for all things Search Engine Optimization and christian blogging. While on this particular blog post she won’t be talking about Search Engine Optimization, she will be sharing her best ideas with us for Unique Date Night Ideas On A Budget. Without further adieu, I give to you, Connie Bartlett.
Having regular date nights is important to protecting and improving your relationship or marriage. It’s important for the busy working couple and the couple that has young children but can become expensive to maintain. Way too often I hear of couples who do not set aside special time to reconnect in their marriage and relationships. They lose the intimacy and connection. You know, those butterflies you feel when you first start dating. It’s important to take the time to schedule date nights, but what if you don’t have a budget to fit in elaborate expensive dates?
This is the very reason I created this list of unique date night ideas for couples on a budget.
A great way to increase your love for each other is to work together to serve others. Consider spending one of your date nights serving meals at a homeless shelter, sorting through clothes in a clothing closet, or serving another need in your community. You will be glad that you did and may see your spouse in a different light afterwards.
MAKE EACH OTHER LAUGH
Take a cue from your childhood and play MadLibs, using inside jokes that you know will have the other one in stitches. For something a little less G-rated, try the adult version of the classic party game, available at the iTunes store. You don’t need anything more than your phone and each other!
MAKE PERSONALIZED SCAVENGER HUNTS FOR ONE ANOTHER
Have it go around your city or town, filled with clues based on your history together.
GET SWEET WITH ICE CREAM
There is always something sweet about sharing ice-cream with your love! Dates don’t always have to be dinner!
SPEND THE NIGHT COZY BY THE FIREPLACE
Start a fire, turn off the lights, and enjoy talking to one another sharing stories and simply enjoy being snuggled up.
KITCHEN COOKING DATE
Instead of going out to dinner try cooking your favorite meal at home together. You could put on some music, poor some wine, and enjoy cooking for each other.
TAKE SOME FREEBIE CLASSES AT A FEW STORES
Go to an Apple store for a software demo, Home Depot has home repair classes that you both can take. Or just get out of the house and go browsing around the mall holding hands and people watching for a few hours.
I know this sounds crazy but maybe this is something that is on your bucket list. Check out some coupon sites for deals and just make the plunge, literally, and just do it together!
GO SEE A MATINEE MOVIE
Going to the movies cost a fortune if you wish to get popcorn and a drink! So in an effort to see a great movie on a budget beat the crowds at a matinee with your sweetie.
WRITE LOVE LETTERS TO EACH OTHER
What better way to show someone how much you love them then writing love letters to one another. Sit on separate couches and take the time to write each other love letters and then read them to one another.
Hopefully, some of these ideas have sparked creativity and inspired you to create your own unique date night ideas! Don’t be limited by this list try to come up with your own creative ways to spend quality time together at home with your special someone!
A Year of Dates
In our family we are all about some amazing adventures. We love to try new foods and visit new places. If we could, we would spend just about every free moment we had traveling together. But that’s where the problem is… everyday life just gets in the way. School. Work. Bills. We have so many other obligations and fun vacations just aren’t always in the budget. I’ve just discovered the next best thing to actually traveling abroad: A YEAR of Dates that are inspired by fun cultures from all of the world! The Dating Divas have put together a kit of printables so that every month you can choose a new country to “visit” with your spouse without ever having to leave your house!
To help you broaden your horizons and explore the fun of these 12 fantastic countries, all you’ll have to do is print off everything that’s included in the bundle. For EACH country you get:
A Date Night Activity
A Sexy Bedroom Activity
Bonus Ideas to Extend the Fun!
You’ll be visiting places like India, France and Brazil. Get ready for TWELVE exotic “vacations” from the comfort of your own home! This bundle has absolutely everything you need for a full night of fun.
If you’re ready to immerse yourself in cultures from all over the globe, you can grab all twelve Around the World Date Nights and have the next year of adventures completely planned out without having to lift a finger – except maybe to click print!
What are some fun ways you and your love have spent Valentine’s together at home?
I’d love to hear from you! Visit Bless You High Heels for more date night ideas!!