Post # 1
Hey Bees! I know many of us are saving money for the wedding (that was my 2011 and 2012) or saving for a house (our current situation). So, I thought it would be beneficial to start a post about cheap ideas for a fun Friday or Saturday night.
I’ll start: Nekked movie night: Rent a movie from redbox ($1), get some microwave popcorn from the store ($2), go home, strip down (with your partner), pop the popcorn, lay down some comfy blankets, and voila! Nekked movie night! (bonus points if you get through to the end of the movie…) Total cost: $3, and it beats going to the bar any day of the week
What do you do to save money and have fun?
Post # 3
@Rock Hugger: That’s awesome!
I’d say any type of outdoor exercise can be a free date – hiking, biking, etc. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner for afterwards. H and I did this last week. We drove to 8,000 feet where there is this beautiful lake and could escape the 100 degree weather that was plaguing our valley, did a hike, and had a picnic dinner on a picnic table. Lakeside dining!
Post # 4
Grab some picnic food on sale at the supermarket and go to the park and find a place to chill. Way cheaper than lunch out at an expensive bar.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
Ohh good idea!
Tagging to follow – we need some more cheap weekend ideas… Saving for a house too 🙂
Post # 6
Cook together, make pizzas instead of buying Dominoes. For dvd nights swap dvd’s with friends instead of buying new ones.
Post # 8
Great ideas everyone!! I really like the idea of volunteering – we used to walk dogs at the local shelter, but stopped going because…well, life got in the way. I am going to get us back into Saturday’s at the shelter!
Here is another idea (kinda combing a few of the above) – going stargazing – just pack a blanket and some snacks in the car and head to an open field!
Post # 9
Check out your town’s free concert/movie/play schedule. In Boston, there is Shakespeare on the Common in July, and movies (Friday Flicks) and concerts at the Hatch Shell. Smaller towns may not have it.
Post # 10
My FI and I often have game nights. We (or maybe just me) LOVE playing games!
Post # 11
Free outdoor concerts! My city has these several nights a week!
Sit on the front porch. Preferably with a yummy beverage and/or snack. Make friends with your neighbors. Sit on their porch. They can sit on yours. Voila – convenient social circle!
Post # 12
I love cheap date threads.
Driving around to the expensive looking homes in the city, free movie in the park night. Festivals with free admission, cooking in instead of eating out, board game nights with friends 🙂
All so fun!
Post # 13
We are making photo albums and putting memory photos in frames, we just put together our engagement photos from New York. Loved doing that together.
Next year, I can’t wait to do wedding projects together like making our invites, banners and our guestbook.
Post # 14
We have bad movie night. Redbox movie $1 or less since we get money off each week since we gets texts with codes, a bottle of cheap wine about $6 and bad movie night is a go. The wine makes the movie better as the bottle becomes more empty.
Post # 15
DH and I love working on our motorcycles together! We’re also fans of game nights, cooking together, movie nights, heading to the coast for some hiking, driving to Portland and walking along the riverfront, berry picking (Last time we went we got 5 lbs of Strawberries for $8!), and we also enjoy riding previously said motorcycles together. 🙂
Post # 16
We cook dinner together, did our save the dates together (took a few hours), take walks, take the dog down to the ocean and walk around, last night we bought some nice aromatherapy bubble bath and ran a bath with a bunch of candles and a couple beers – was really romantic and relaxing 🙂