If you are in a committed relationship, regular date nights can really help strengthened the bond you have with your partner. However, if you are on a budget, going out on a date can seem like a really large expense. Fortunately, there are several ways you can have frugal date nights so that you do not spend a lot of money. Here are some ideas:
One of the least expensive date night options is to stay in. Take some time to make your night in really special. Put your children to bed early if possible, or get them set up with a quiet activity in their room before going to sleep. You may even want to see if you can trade off babysitting with a neighbor or friend.
Take the time to make a really nice meal. Choose something that you normally would not have on a regular night at home. To save some extra money on your meal, look in your local grocery store ad to see what items are on sale and create a meal around the sale items. For instance, if rib eye steaks are on sale, you can make a really nice steak dinner with a baked potato and salad. This is a really inexpensive way to have an amazing dinner without going to a major expense.
After dinner, choose a fun activity that you both enjoy. You can watch a movie, go for a walk, or play a board game.
Dessert Only Date
Another frugal date night option is to go out for dessert. Have your main dish at home first so that you save money on a meal out. Then head to your favorite destination for dessert. If there is a restaurant in your area that serves a specialty, ask to sit at the bar and share dessert only. This is a great way to get the ambiance of a really nice date without the expense. You could also go to your local ice cream shop for a banana split or your favorite cone. You can always pay for it using a gift card you earned with iRazoo points. What can be better than free dessert on date night?
The Bookstore Date
Another fun activity is going to the bookstore. If you both love to read but don’t want to spend money on a lot of books, this is a really fun way to get out with your loved one. Browse the aisles, choose your favorite books, find a cozy seat and thumb through them together. You can even splurge at the coffee shop on a nice frozen coffee treat. Take the time to not only read through your books, but also take the time to discuss them with your significant other. This can lead to some really nice, insightful conversation that makes for a great evening.
If your budget is tight and you feel like you cannot afford to go out on dates, do not become discouraged. These are just a few ideas you can utilize to make an evening special. For more ideas on saving money and spending quality time with loved ones while on a budget, be sure to visit the iRazoo blog.