Taking the time and money to take your spouse out is hard in our busy society, but it helps remind them how much they mean to you. Date night doesn’t mean it has to break the bank! Remember whether it is free or costs the world, a date is only as good as the thought put into it.
Grab a couple of blankets, spread them out in your backyard and gaze up at all stars and planets in your night sky. Did you know there are even apps available (such as Skyview which is available for iPhone and Android), that when pointed to the sky, will help you decipher what you are looking at? So fun!
Bonfire and S’mores
Light up the backyard fire pit and get to cooking while sharing a drink and laughs– and remembering why you fell in love in the first place!
Antiquing or Thrift Store Shopping
Take a walk through local antique or thrift stores and talk about all the quirky things you find. Better yet — purchase an item to redo and upcycle together!
A great way to enjoy each other’s company as well as give back to the community is to look for volunteer opportunities. Check with your local animal shelter or other community organizations such as Red Cross.
Take to the internet and search for possible haunted locations in your area. Everything from an old abandoned insane asylum to the local legends surrounding your local watering hole can be fodder for the best “hunt.”
Create little cards with clues on them to lead you from the starting point to your ultimate destination. You can keep it small by keeping it around the house or let it grow to something that covers the whole city. A cute twist would be to have the “treasure” be something that holds significance for the both of you, such as the place of your first date.
Remember, it is always the thought that counts. Whether you are going on your first date or celebrating your 10th wedding anniversary just being together and enjoying each other’s company is the goal. Think outside the box and remember to have fun no matter how you spend your time with the one you love.
My husband and I feel that it is very important in our relationship to spend time together as a couple, but our budget doesn’t always agree. So how do we cultivate our relationship without breaking the bank? What we do is get a babysitter that is okay with watching the little one at their home. Grandparents or aunts and uncles are a great choice for this. Then we go home and do whatever we want together.
We order take out and watch a movie with the lights off. The best part is, it doesn’t have to be a Disney movie we have seen six time already. It saves gas, money and we have all the privacy we need in a date night.
We are talking about more mature board games. Let me just say that it is possible to make any game into a more mature version.We make our own rules and get creative. We may never look at Monopoly the same again. At the very least we always end up laughing together. Best of all it takes the competitiveness out of the game, for the most part.
Back Yard Camping Trip
If our babysitter is willing to take the kids for the whole night we camp out in the back yard. We make smores, tell ghost stories and snuggle in the sleeping bags. Even if we don’t plan on spending the whole night in the back yard it seems like a pretty good place to start.
The garage is usually my husbands private sanctuary, but every now and then on a date night he will let me join him. Why is that? Because that’s where the car is. Teenage fun can commence without fear of prying eyes. Best of all, I know he’ll call me in the morning.
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