Looking for fun date ideas that are budget-friendly? Romance doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag! Check out affordable date ideas that not only save money but also strengthen your connection and create long lasting memories!
Coffee DateInstead of an expensive dinner, grab a coffee instead. Start your day early and visit your local coffee shop!
Cook TogetherChoose a new recipe together, gather the ingredients and prepare a delicious meal side by side! Here are some cooking at home date night ideas:
- Homemade Pizza: Prepare pizza dough and set up a variety of toppings.
- Sushi: Roll your own sushi rolls with favorite ingredients and experiment with different combinations.
- Pasta: Create pasta from scratch. Roll out the dough together and try making various pasta shapes.
- Outdoor BBQ: If weather permits, take the cooking outdoors!
- Charcuterie Board: Select a variety of cheeses, meats, crackers, fresh fruits, and spreads. Consider pairing wine and having your own wine tasting.
Home ProjectIf you and your partner live together, take on a DIY home project! Here are some ideas:
- Paint a Room: Give a room in your home a fresh new look with a coat of paint. Choose a color together and spend your evening painting!
- Upcycle Furniture: Find old furniture pieces or thrift store finds and upcycle them. Sand, paint, or refinish the furniture to give it a new life.
- Revamp Cabinets: Give your kitchen or bathroom cabinets a makeover. Sand them down, paint, or stain and update the hardware for a new look!
- Build a Headboard: Use reclaimed wood or fabric to make a unique and budget-friendly headboard.
- Create a Photo Wall: Gather your favorite photos or artwork to create a gallery wall.
Volunteer TogetherSpend a day volunteering for a cause you both care about. It’s a great way to give back to the community while spending time together.
Dream about the FutureAttend an open house in a fancy neighborhood or sit in the car you’ve always dreamed of owning at a car dealership. As you dream about these things together you can get inspired to take the necessary steps towards turning those dreams into reality!
ThriftingSet a budget and visit your local thrift store or Goodwill. See who can find the most interesting or unique items within your budget.
Movie NightFind the closest drive-in movie theater and bring your own snacks and blankets! You could also have your own movie night at home. Get cozy, make some homemade popcorn and put on your favorite movie!
Game NightHave a game night with board or card games. It’s a simple yet enjoyable way to spend quality time together.
Bike RideIf you both have bikes, go for a bike ride together. It’s a great way to stay active and explore!
Visit a Local ParkPack homemade sandwiches, your favorite snacks, and a blanket for a picnic in a local park. Consider parks with fishing opportunities, canoe or kayak rentals, and hiking trails for added fun!
Ready to try these dates out? Print off our date idea cards, put them in a jar, and pick a date!