Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Best Date Nights on a Budget


If you are looking to have a fantastic date night with your loved one, but looking to save your hard earned cash, we have you covered. Here are some great date night ideas that will not only be fun and entertaining, but will keep you financially afloat.

Wine or Beer Tasting



Search online for local breweries or vineyards that offer tours of their establishments – its likely that they will offer tastings as well to entice you to purchasing their product. Places such as Meantime Brewing offer 2 hours of educational – and tasty – fun for you and your significant other. This is a great double date idea as well!

Volunteer Together

For those seeking to give back to the community but want to still spend quality time together, opt in to volunteer. This can be walking the dogs at a local pet shelter or cleaning up litter along a canal – anything that allows you to bond with your loved one on a whole other level. Volunteering is absolutely free, is life giving, and a great way to spend the day with a like-minded person.

Go to the Zoo




The zoo isn’t just for children; adults can enjoy the animal kingdom as well! Admission is often at a very low cost, but can offer hours of fun and a bit of exercise for you and your date.

Check out the Town

Depending on what city you live in, there will always be something going on. From a free skate night at a rink, to a festival happening at city centre, enjoy the free activities that may be offered to you. Check out your city’s website for a list of things going on, and embrace what makes your town special!

Homemade Happy Hour


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Who says you need to hit up a bar to enjoy great alcohol and company? Host happy hour from the comfort of your home. Search online for a new drink recipe (This strawberry daiquiri is a great place to start) and test out your mixology skills as bartender for the evening. Out of alcohol?  Order bottles from Hungry House and have them delivered to your door within an hour, and get your drink on!

Game Night

A great idea for a couple or a bit more adventurous as a double date, hosting a game night is a terrific way to have some friendly competition all while enjoying each other’s company. Have your date and friends bring over whatever game they have to offer some variety, or head over Amazon to peruse their never-ending list of board games.

43 comments:

  1. Some great tips here. I like the idea of going to the zoo x

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  2. We love making cocktails at home - it's such a. fun activity - and then you get to drink something nice afterwards - BONUS!!

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  3. im currently looking forward to organising a game night for our family x

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  4. Some really fab dates, I love the game night idea!

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  5. Great ideas here! I love picnics in the summer too!

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  6. These are all great suggestions for having a fun date night on a budget. Having fun together does not have to mean spending money, there are plenty of fun things to do that are free. Going to the zoo, volunteering and hosting a game night are ones I thing are really wonderful x

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  7. Great ideas! We LOVE a games night although we usually double date with our friends, so much fun though!

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  8. These are amazing ideas, we also like to make crafts together lol xx

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  9. Home made Happy Hour and Game Night are 2 of my favourites. Game night can also be really fun with friends, or if we're just the two of us.

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  10. There are some fab ideas here - I like the homemade happy hour - I could get used to that on a weekly basis. I might alternate though and do a 'happy few hours' with the girls!

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  11. I've never actually been to a wine tasting event with my husband! I think this would be a great idea! :)

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  12. The zoo would be a bit exspensive for a budget date I think but love the other ideas.I think couples with spare time should volunteer tigether x

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  13. I like the sound of the games night. Sounds a lot of fun.

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  14. Great date night ideas! we need to make more of an effort with this!

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  15. Love the idea of homemade happy hour!!

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  16. I love games nights especially when we go around my other halves friends as he has so many x

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  17. We've had a game night and absoloutely loved it. We enjoyed it so much. Great list

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  18. Some fab ideas - i like the sound of zoo, volunteering, wine tasting, games night and homemade happy hour! Ok so basically them all :)

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  19. Visiting the Zoo is such a great date day out! xo

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  20. I like to have more affordable date nights then it means that we can enjoy more of them throughout the month! I love the idea of the games night!

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  21. I really like the idea of wine tasting. I can imagine it being so fun, plus we love wine so that is a bonus :)

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  22. Love the ideas here, especially doing your own happy hour at home x

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  23. I absolutely love going to the Zoo, I can spend hours just watching the Gorillas x

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  24. The strawberry daiquiri is my fave cocktail - hubby and I normally do a show if we got out without kids

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  25. Game nights and happy hours can be a source of bonding moments with family too.

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  26. GREAT post.Thanx for sharing with us all these ideas

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  27. I really like the volunteering idea, it’s a great way to spend time together and give something back.

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  28. The strawberry daiquiri sounds good. I didn't realise hungry house did drinks I thought it was just food.

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  29. Home made happy hour and then a movie sounds a great indoors date night!

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  30. There's been no date nights in my love life for near 3 years now since we have had our little girl. Everything seems to revolve around her and even though as a mother I should ALWAYS pit my daughter first it would be nice to have some quality time with just me and my partner one day 😑

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  31. Some lovely ideas here. I'd vote for a gin tour but I don't have a date!!!

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  32. Some great budget ideas here, we enjoy watching films with snacks

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  33. Fab ideas! I'm hoping once this baby is out we can do some form of alcohol date! lol

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  34. I love all these ideas, especially game night! A chilled bottle of wine, games, chocolate... I would be very happy x

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  35. I really love the sound of a homemade happy hour and like you said it would definitely cut down on costs as well! Looks good x

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  36. Great ideas for a date night! We usually watch a movie with takeaway! :)

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  37. Awww .. loved your post. My husband and I are always looking for fun and different date ideas. Going to the zoo reminds me of something we used to do before we were married.

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  38. The homemade happy hour sounds great! Nothing better than snuggling up in the sofa with a movie and a takeaway x

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  39. I love the sound of wine/ beer tasting, it sounds like my ideal date scenario to be honest xx

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  40. What a great tips glad that you share, I would love go to in the zoo with my kids.

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  41. My husband and I used to love going to the zoo before we had children and now it's even more fun. Xx

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  42. I love the idea of an at home happy hour, I would never have thought of that and I'm an avid drinker ha. Will definitely be giving it a go xx

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