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50 FUN Date Ideas on the CHEAP!


The theory of going on a date can be fun. But when you’ve been together awhile, it’s easy to get in the same date rut. Like the movie Date Night, SO funny! Anyway, here is a list of 50 fun date ideas…and the best part is, they’re cheap! Nothing can top that! Amen!



1. Make your own fondue. Use a fondue pot (or crock pot) and dip fresh fruit, cake, cookies, marshmallows, and pretzels in melted chocolate.
2. Make homemade pizzas together. 
3. Fly kites. You can usually find them at the dollar store!
4. Try a new sport together.
5. Have a game night. Pull out all of your board games for a friendly night of competition. Be sure to have some treats for the occasion!


6. Be a tourist in your own city. Find what tourist attractions are in your city and spend the night acting like tourists, which includes taking cheesy pictures!
7. Go rollerblading (if the weather is bad, try an indoor skating rink).


8. Explore. Rent a four wheeler, snowmobile, scooter, waver runner or something you can do a little exploring on. You can often find deals online for cheap rentals!
9. Go to a thrift store. Each person gets $5 to spend! See who ends up with the best item(s)!
10. Have a picnic. If the weather doesn’t permit, lay out a blanket on the floor and eat in the living room!

11. Go see a play. Whether at your local community theater, high school or a big production, there is plenty of entertainment available!
12. Stargazing. Pack a blanket, pillows and food, and go somewhere to see the stars. Do some research before and look for constellations.
13. Go to a park (if weather permits). Swing on the swings, play frisbee, or feed the ducks!
14. Check out a local museum. They usually don’t cost much, if anything, to get in!


15. Have a “crazy dinner.” Each person gets $5 (or whatever amount you decide) to spend on any food item at the grocery store for dinner. Come home and prepare your meal! You might end up with some random food!

16. Make ice cream sundaes. Head to the store and buy some vanilla ice cream and your favorite toppings. Relax and enjoy your tasty treat!


17. Go to a local sporting event. Luckily, sports are going on year around! Grab some snacks and head out to the ball game!
18. Treasure hunting. Head to the ATM and get out $10-$20. Drive around to some local yard sales and see what you end up with! There are tons on the weekends!
19. Go on a bike ride (if weather permits). If you don’t have a bike, check the classifieds for a great deal! You could even pack a lunch!


20. Have a living room camp out. Make a tent out of blankets, watch a movie and sleep out on an air mattress.


21. Love Languages. Take The 5 Love Languages Test to see how to improve your relationship.

22. Go for a swim. Head to a local pool and relax in the pool and hot tub!


23. Have a coupon date. Only eat or do activities you have coupons for. You can look online for some GREAT deals!
24. Volunteer. Sign up to volunteer at a soup kitchen, retirement home or somewhere that could use a helping hand!


25. Go to a local fair or carnival. Be sure to bring some cash to play some games!
26. Take a free factory tour. You would be surprised what factories are around you! You may even get samples at the end of your tour!

27. Visit the zoo. If you don’t live near a zoo, go somewhere to see your local wildlife.

28. Take a drive. Get out of the house and take a drive. Take a look at nature or local scenery! For example, changing leaves in the fall, flowers blooming in the spring, etc. 

29. Have a movie marathon.


30. Wii Game Night at home (or any other gaming system). Grab some food and drinks and stay in for the night playing your favorite games! Make some wagers on any sports you might be playing.
31. Go bowling. To make things a little more difficult, try different styles like only using your opposite hand, “granny” style, eyes closed, etc.


32. Make indoor s’mores and read campfire stories. If you don’t have a gas stove, you could light candles to cook your marshmallows over! (we’ve done that one before, ha!)
33. TV show marathon. Pick a TV show and get a whole season’s worth of DVDs (or use Netflix, you can get the first month free) and watch it together!
34. Theme night. Pick a theme for the night and center everything around it. For example, Mexican night. You could eat Mexican food and go salsa dancing!


35. Try a new restaurant. We usually end up eating out at the same places. Pick somewhere neither of you have been and try it out! Who knows, it might be a new favorite!


36. Take some lessons. Try taking a lesson for a couples dance, pottery or a cooking class!

37. Restaurant hop. Go to a different restaurant for each course of the meal. Make three stops for an appetizer, main course and dessert. Take turns picking where to go!


38. Have a spa night. Since your husband/significant other probably isn’t into manicures or pedicures, you could try massages, bubble baths, etc. You can buy some white towels and robes to make it really official.
39. 20 questions. Write a list of 20 questions to ask each other or you can use the list our list of 50 questions to ask your spouse!


40. Make breakfast together and eat it in bed (you could do this while the kids are still sleeping).
41. Exercise together. Attend an exercise class at a local gym, take a walk or jog together or do something active!
42. Go for a test drive. Head to your nearest car dealership and test drive your dream car!


43. Take a hike.
44. Breakin’ records. Read through the Guinness Book of World Records together, and find something the two of you could potentially achieve as a couple and then do it together as a cheap date.


45. Visit a bakery. Go to a local bakery and pick out a treat for each other.
46. Cook a meal together. Find a recipe you’ve never tried and make it together. Be sure to include some dessert!


47. Write a bucket list. Make a list of things you want to do before you die and go do one to cross it off the list!
48. House hunting. Tour some homes and plan out your dream home!


49. Restaurant at home. Find recipes from some of your favorite recipes online, create a menu and have a lovely meal at home!
50. Go to the arcade. Get some quarters and head to your nearest arcade! Play some games and buy prizes with the tickets you win.


How fun are these ideas! Now get on out there and have a good time!

Are there any date suggestions you have? Tell me in the comments and I’ll add them to the list!

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3 thoughts on “50 FUN Date Ideas on the CHEAP!

  1. All of those sound fun! We’ve definitely done some of them, but not all!

  2. We got this one off pinterest – we went to a bookstore and wrote notes to put in books for people who buy them. We put some encouragement in books, we put some spoilers, and some “pick this book, it rocks!” and some “put the book down, walk away”. It was so fun!

  3. Just wanted you to know that you were featured in our ULTIMATE Date Idea Round-up today! Thanks for sharing your date ideas! XOXO, The Dating Divas

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