Treating that special someone to the night of their life doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Just because you’re not spending a lot of money, doesn’t mean that your date will be less special or fun. By thinking out of the box, you can create a magical date night that you will remember for time to come. To make things a little easier, we came up with 9 affordable date night ideas to help you.
Take a Winery or Brewery Tour
Most winery or brewery tours are free and exciting. Walking around with your partner and learning how the backend of these places work can be interesting and a lot of fun. It also gives you something to talk about afterward. Some tours include free or cheap samples of the drinks. Many breweries have interesting things that you and your date can do, for example, quizzes or beer yoga.
Picnic in the Yard
Taking a blanket outside and watching the stars is an old-school tactic to get romantic without spending a lot of money. If you have a bottle of wine lying around somewhere in your house – even better. Watching and talking about the stars is a sure-fire way to get a philosophical or deep conversation going. Remember to take something to eat as well as a blanket in case it gets chilly.
Go to a Book Reading
Going to a book reading is a nice way to show how cultivated you are without actually having to say a word. Most readings are very compelling and sharing it with someone close to you can make it even more special. Talking about the reading and the different books can be fun and give you some ground for a more engaging conversation afterward.
If you and your date don’t mind the shoes, it can be the perfect date. It’s affordable and a great way to get some playful competition going. Some bowling alleys have places where you and your date can order drinks, talk, and watch the other people enjoy themselves. Bowling is perfect as a way for the both of you to get to know each other while having fun and being active.
Netflix and Chill
Another obvious affordable date night idea that is elegant in its simplicity. If you don’t have Netflix or an Amazon Firestick, consider subscribing to these or other online streaming services with on-demand content. If you feel that the content is too limited for your date night, you can take a look at Kodi build tutorials to get access to unlimited movies and tv shows.
Go Out on a Rowboat
If you live close to a body of water like a lake or a dam, try to get your hands on a boat of sorts. Extreme water sports or jet skiing may be more expensive but getting a simple boat can allow for quality time together. Remember that safety comes first. Always wear lifejackets and don’t paddle around after dark.
There are tons of affordable, yet delicious recipes online that you and your date can try out together. The only other expense may be a bottle of wine. Preparing food together can be a fun activity that the two of you can do as a team. If you are serious about cooking, remember to cut your date some slack and focus on having an enjoyable time with them.
Visit an Art Gallery
Looking at art can be a lot of fun, even if neither of you is experienced in, nor particularly excited about art. Taking a detailed look at paintings and discussing what you are seeing and how you are perceiving a piece of art can make for an interesting and fun date night. You may learn what you like in art, what you would buy for your home, and what style you prefer.
Turning your home into a spa with towels, candles, and soft music can be a relaxing and affordable idea for a date, especially if you like giving and receiving Indian head massages and back rubs. Chances are that you may have lotions and exfoliators in your home that you can use. Maybe not a good idea for a first date, but definitely one to consider at some point.