Post # 1
My Fiance and I have a date night each week and are sick of eating dinner out and we’ve seen virtually every movie in theatres! Looking for some creative date night ideas! Ideally low-cost or free because we’re saving for the wedding, but we’re willing to spring for a more expensive activity here and there.
Post # 2
tour of a brewery
farmers market (we have a large one locally weekly and it’s fun to walk around for an hour or two)
Post # 3
It really depends on where you live. Try Groupon, they usually have local activities for date night. We have used it for comedy shows, dinners at unexpected restuarants and local attractions.
Post # 4
We did a bookstore date once where we both went through the cookbooks and found a meal to cook together.
Post # 5
Museums sometimes have free days.
Post # 6
A lot of cities now have things like “first fridays” where businesses and cultural institutions have special deals or parties!
Post # 7
Buy some board games(we got some for christmas and its fun)
Go cart racing, laser tag, putt putt ( they have bogo a lot of times)
Go to mall
As pp said look on groupon, they have lots
Go to actual movie store(we thought we saw everything till we found a movie store that had everything, we found so much we wanted to see!)
Trampoline park, i love doing that!
Parks surrounding your area, we have some big ones around us.
Volunteer at dog shelter, playing/walking dogs. Ive done that before and its so fun! Or finding other volunteer events in your area.
Post # 8
Not sure where you live. If it’s a snowy winter area night skiing, or skating with drinks afterwards.
Post # 9
Buy a $50 firepit from lowes and make smores and other campfire treats while sipping wine and watching the stars…it never gets old
Post # 10
countrygirll: awesome ideas! Thank you!
theatrejulia: I love groupons! umfortunately we moved to a small city where there are no groupons available, but I love using them on weekend trips to the city!
mrsditobe: that sounds like such an adorable date idea! Im going to suggest it to my guy!
craigslistgirl: babeba: I love free days! I’m going to look into this Where I live!
ChelseaGabrielle: great list. Omg never thought of a dog shelter. We’re not ready for the commitment of a dog yet, but I loooove the idea of snuggling and playing with puppies with no commitment necessary!
justagirlfirst: I live in Canada so yes! Thanks for the winter date ideas!
sweetloveaj: this sounds so romantic! Once spring rolls around I’ll have to look into this!
Post # 11
Look up dating divas blog. They have tons of ideas! Some are really cheesy which my Fiance would never go for, but it might help you guys! Also Google “free *your city*” I bet there’s lots of coffee shops with free music or comedy, or open mic nights! I love to do craft shows and exhibits, too.
Post # 12
Also look up tourism in your City you will be surprised to see what your City/Town has to offer. Google search: tourism, activities, things to do and city hall community calendar of events
Canadain Small towns often have outdoor hockey Tournements, they are often held in bar parking lot icerinks. They are surprising fun to go to once in a whileAs long as you Dress in snow pants and bring a seat coushion and keep a drink in your hands.
Ice fishing can be another fun dateNight adventure.
Post # 13
cate23: our favorite is to attempt to build the most elaborate pillow fort we can manage. Then we listen to a good album and ask weird questions (chuck klostermans 27 questions can be a fun start, or more intense getting to know you questions like “what would you like to be aknowledged for” and “who is your biggest ally at work and who do you find it most difficult to work with and why” and “how many baby kittens could you fit in your mouth?”)
Pillow fort sex optional.
Post # 14
i went to a paint bar with husband the other night, where we painted and drank at the same time. it was a lot of fun! and we came home with two paintings 😀
Post # 15
If the dog shelter one appeals to you – I heard recently about an idea called an “imaginary date.” You imagine what sort of date you would go on (to a movie, a play, dinner, etc.) and you stay home, make dinner together, and pretend that you are the ones doing the movie or whatever (silly playacting like when you were a kid). Then you take the money you have left over from NOT going to a movie, play or whatever and you can donate all or some of it to:
– a food bank so that kids who would have imaginary dinners will have something to eat…
– An animal shelter to help them find their imaginary perfect families…
– A homeless shelter so people who only have imaginary homes have somewhere safe and warm to sleep…
or anything along those lines. 🙂