Friday, January 30, 2009

Frugal Friday - Cheap Dates

I love my kids just as much as the next mom, but one of the good ways to make a marriage strong is to date. Alone time without the kids always recharges my batteries! When you are trying to keep to a tight budget, sometimes dating can fall by the wayside. Just going to dinner and a movie could set you back almost $100.00 including paying the babysitter! With a little creativity, you can still date your spouse and spend little to nothing doing it. Here are some of the things we do:

  1. Watch a movie to watch after the kids are in bed, have cheap/free snacks, pop some popcorn. (use a FREE Redbox code, grab a movie from the library, or swap movies with a friend)

  2. Take and nice long walk and talk with each other. This is good for your body and for your marriage!

  3. Take the kids to a friends house and go home and have a nice quiet dinner. This is an actual dinner my hubby prepared for me as a surprise. He even borrowed his parent's table linens, candelabra, and china!

  4. Spend an evening taking pictures of each other with the digital camera. We have done this so many times, it can get really silly!

  5. Pack a picnic and eat it in the backyard, living room, or go to a park.

  6. Find a book you both want to read and spend some time reading it out loud to each other.

  7. Read this article I shared early on in my blog about some other fun date ideas - some I have tried, and some I haven't!

How about you? Any great date ideas?


Linda said...

We have never tried taking pictures. That sounds like fun!

Lisa said...

You guys are too cute!

sabakose said...

All great ideas! :-) I have to say, yikes to the plate that looks like it's about to fall off the table! LOL What a sweet hubby to do all that. :-)

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