5 Inexpensive Date Night Ideas
Ronnie and I just celebrated our first year wedding anniversary and we’ve seen how easy it is to get into a routine most weekends. I thrive on routine and structure, Ronnie thrives on spontaneity and change. I think we balance each other out well in most situations where I need to go with the flow more and he needs to be pulled back into reality.
When it comes to date nights we’ve gotten pretty lazy with finding fun new things to do. Dinner at Chuy’s and a movie on Netflix is the majority of our Friday nights if we don’t have plans with friends or a family event. Ronnie works so much he usually just wants to crash when he gets home. In the past few months we have gone on some pretty fun day or night dates but they were pretty expensive. We’ve gone to a cooking class, a few concerts, a comedy show, and a calligraphy class.
A friend recently asked me for ideas to plan a date night for her fiancé and it got me thinking that Ronnie and I should be more intentional with our date nights. Lazy Friday nights are fine until they turn into the same Friday night months on end. We need a little variety!
I’ve come up with 5 low cost date nights to do with your spouse!
1. Klyde Warren Park picnic—pack a few sandwiches, pick up salads at Whole Foods, or get dinner at the line of Food Trucks there every day!
3. The Drive In—this would be a great double date idea if you have a truck or SUV with room in the back to put down a blanket and watch a movie with friends. The more people you can pile into a car, the cheaper the cost to split between everyone. There are two other options outside of Dallas here and here where you pay per person instead of per car.
4. Be a tourist in your own city—Ronnie and I are both from other states and have only lived in Dallas a few years. There are TONS of touristy type attractions we haven’t been to that we’d love to see. The Dallas Zoo, Aquarium, JFK Museum…you get the picture.
5. Game Night—another great group date idea. Everyone brings a board game and snack/drink at someone’s home. We’ve done this one before and paired couples up then did a boy vs girl round too. So much fun!
What are some of your favorite date nights?