20 Cheap Date Night Ideas

cheap date night ideas

20 Cheap Date Night Ideas

My husband and I have been together 17 years this month. It is definitely difficult to come up with new date night ideas especially with 2 kids running around. It seems when we do get a night out, we have no idea what to do beside going out to dinner. I decided to come up with a list of cheap date night ideas. Hopefully this will inspire me for next time!

date night

  1. Have a picnic. This could be at a park, in your backyard or living room.
  2. Take a hike.
  3. Movie night. grab some popcorn and watch your favorite movie.
  4. Game night. My husband hates games, so this one won’t work for us but could be fun!
  5. At home wine tasting
  6. Spa night. light some candles, give each other massages and take a bubble bath!
  7. Stargazing. Go out and see the stars, you could even fill up your truck bed with pillows!
  8. Cook together or have a cooking contest
  9. Play a video game together. One of my best memories with my husband is when we spent an entire weekend playing a video game. Neither of us are gamers and it was on the Wii but it was fun!
  10. Scavenger hunt. This could be around the house or even at a store.
  11. Put together a puzzle.
  12. Have a bonfire and s’mores.
  13. Go to a museum or art gallery
  14. Movies or Music in the park. My local town does both in the summer for free!
  15. Go for a leisurely drive through the country.
  16. Watch the sunset. This is one of my favorite things to do.
  17. Go watch a play. This could be at a community theatre or at a local school.
  18. Volunteer together. Go to the local humane society, soup kitchen or shelter.
  19. Find free community events. Join a Facebook group that promotes local events to stay up to date.
  20. Research historic sites in your area and visit them.


What do you do for a cheap date night?



17 comments on “20 Cheap Date Night Ideas

  1. These are great! With 3 little ones around we are always trying to get out of the house for a date night. We have a winery in town that only charges $5 for tastings which is cheap and fun to do. In the summer we like to go do mini golf too!

  2. This list makes me miss my boyfriend!!! I saw him Sunday, but still lol. We love to go on hikes, workout, make dinner/brunch, watch movies, or just go to the beach to relax, play games, or for a bonfire πŸ™‚

  3. I love these ideas! My fiance and I love making a great meal together, then getting all dressed up and setting up the dining room table for a fancy dinner with just the two of us. Beats a lot of the restaurants we’ve gone to πŸ™‚

  4. These are lovely, even for couples without children. Sometimes you get stuck in a routine instead of doing something slightly special because you’re worried it might be too expensive. But these examples prove that it doesn’t have to cost a lot to do something nice together.

  5. I love this! With 3 kids at home we are always looking for original, fun cheap date nights! One thing we have done is start doing coffee dates on Saturday mornings while the kids are still asleep. It’s great because we get some time to ourselves and can wind down after a long week and before the busy weekend actually kicks off! πŸ˜‰

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