You and your partner deserve a night out to celebrate your relationship.
But what if your funds fall well short of your love and regard for each other?
No worries. Let us suggest some cheap date night ideas where love speaks louder than money.
Picnic Lunch or Dinner
With the warm summer breezes and temperatures dominating in most of the country, couples can take their romantic celebration into the great outdoors.
Try a picnic lunch or dinner. Every part of Australia features amazing opportunities to enjoy nature and celebrate your love. National and state forests and parks, as well as beaches, all provide a number of perfect possibilities for a picnic lunch or dinner. Bring a bottle of budget-friendly bubbly and have a ball together!
Romantic Dinner In
Even better if you’re looking for inexpensive date ideas, impress your special someone with home-prepared food.
True romantics should love this. Imagine a delicious dinner spread before you and your partner. Between the two of you burns a few candles and a decent bottle of wine. The truly ambitions may light candles throughout the house.
You add the final touch of ambience by playing some light music in the background.
On top of that, get creative with decorations. Rose petals leading from the door to the dining room table work very well.
If you only look into each other’s eyes, the music and fragrant food might fool you into thinking you have gone out to a fancy restaurant.
Cooking at home may not seem romantic at first glance. Making your partner’s favourite meal (or ordering tasty mid-priced take-home if cooking is not in your skillset) and surrounding it with all of the trappings of a romantic dinner will still make your partner feel loved and appreciated.
Overnight Stay at a Discount Motel
Discount motels often get a bad rap. Many of these motels, however, have enjoyed tender loving care by their owners. They work hard to retain the retro charm of the last century whilst also providing welcome amenities and comfortable rooms. A large number of the better-maintained motels still have swimming pools and offer complimentary breakfasts.
Many have fond memories of staying in such places on family holidays in their younger years.
You can feel like you took your partner on a trip without ever leaving town with this cheap date night idea.
Get Artsy on Your Cheap Date
No matter if you are a da Vinci or merely decent, consider artistic painting during your romantic evening. It’s one of the many activities that you and your partner can do together at little cost.
There’s no need to worry about how your work of art will turn out. The point is not to create a masterpiece, but to create memories and a permanent memento of special time spent together.
Romantic Scavenger Hunt
Get creative on this one, but also make sure that you have a lot of time to invest.
Each partner should make a list of romantic “must-haves” for a date to top off the day. On that list, make sure to put a budgeted dollar amount that cannot be exceeded. The list should also mandate a few items that the person can pick on their own.
Once the scavenger hunt ends, this super-fun but cheap date night should somehow incorporate most or all of the items found or purchased.
Get as wild and creative as you wish. Romance thrives on the unexpected.
A romantic scavenger hunt guarantees that you and your partner will create unique memories that will last a lifetime, even on a budget.
As long as you’re together, it’s going to be special.