Simple and Cheap Date Ideas

by - October 18, 2017

If you are like me and juggling two little kiddos, trying to make sure your house isn't in shambles and not completely look like a slob,and still be the best wife you can be then date nights have slowly taken the back burner but I think it's time we do better. For me it's so easy to be the best mom I can be and give my kids my all than be the best wife because I always think my husband will understand (which he does) but that isn't fair to him or our marriage. So with the weather finally getting better here in Texas and me finally feeling more like myself after baby, I thought I would share some simple and very easy date ideas. Honestly these are ideas that could work for anyone, even for couples just starting to date.

  • Lunch dates! I think we get so consumed with the ideas of date night and making such a big deal about going on a date with our significant other thinking we have to plan this elaborate ordeal but sometimes planning such a big deal and trying to make sure every I is doted and T is crossed might make it harder to get those plans off the ground. Especially if you are married with kids, trying to plan a babysitter and then make sure time works for everyone ends up being the reason why plans continue to get pushed back, so why not plan a simple  middle of day date it's casual but you can still make it as fun as a night time date.
  • Netflix and Chill, Netflix was seriously invented for parent with little ones in mind lol. Since I had my baby we haven't had the chance to go to the movies, so being able to have options of movies in my home has been so helpful ( and you don't have to only watch movies though even your fave shows will do the trick too). I would advice to do it up though, get some popcorn and theater candy and make it a fun night. If you are a parent, put the little ones to bed early and cozy up with the boo.
  • Dinner and Wine Down, make a meal together or order in some of your fave and enjoy each other's company talking and unraveling your day with a bottle of wine. Your both get to relax as well as be in each other's company.
  • Game night, this can be something traditional like a board game or a free game app on your phone but either way there we be loads of laughs and bonding.

There are plenty of ways to spend time with your significant other, without having to drop your entire bank account. What are some date nights or day activities ideas you all have tried or will be trying out with your partner?

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  1. Great tips--its easy to forget that simple nights in can be just as fun as going out! We do lunch dates sometimes--so fun!

  2. I love the idea of lunch dates. Those are perfect for busy parents.

  3. These are all great suggestions. We love to cook dinner together and then watch a show on Netflix.

  4. These are some great ideas! We love going to Brunch on Sunday mornings. We do this about once a month, we get a sitter and go get some mimosas and French toast. Afterwards we walk down the strip and window shop because we know dang well we are not spending any money lol.

  5. Interesting ideas. I really love to cozy up with hubby to watch netflix.

  6. Love the lunch date idea!! I think I'll try that now that most of my kids are in school.

  7. Super cute blog and great ideas for simple dates. We Netflix and chill around here all the time. Also, Puzzles are our thing... I don't know why but we enjoy doing them together.