10 Cheap Date Night Ideas For Keeping The Fire of Love Burning

Want to go out with your partner more but simply can’t afford to? Beauty and Tips have got you covered with 10 budget date night ideas.

People are always telling couples to go on more date nights. Wanna keep things exciting? Go on a date night at least once a week. True, date night breaks the monotony, gets us out of the house and keeps the fire of love burning. But it’s also expensive. After one meal that got totally out of hand (starters, main meal, desert, wine, tips THE WORKS), we realise we can’t even afford to drink a cup of coffee together for the rest of the month. It totally sucks! However, you don’t need to break the bank to have date night. There are more cost effective ways to do it without losing the romance or fun. Let’s take a look at 10 budget date night ideas that will keep the fire of love burning.

Go For a Walk

Okay, we’d all much rather wait for a warm, dry night that has the promise of a burning sunset, before going out on an evening walk with our partner, but sometimes you can’t be so picky. Walks are free, romantic and a great way to spend date night. It’s just you, your partner, a cup of coffee and lots of fleeting gazes, loved-up feelings and awesome conversation. Walking also gives you the chance to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air, while taking in scenery. Either drive to a cool spot or just walk from the minute you leave the house. To make it extra exciting, why not go somewhere you’ve never been before and risk getting lost?

Go Hiking Together

Want to do more than walk through a park? Put your boots on, hit the trails and go for a hike. It’s one of amazing cheap date night ideas, if you want to spend some quality time with your loved one, but don’t have a big budget. Hiking in the wilderness is a great way to spend time together. The views will be epic and you can both fill your hungry bellies up afterwards in a local pub. It’s a guaranteed good time that won’t cost you much money.

Have a Picnic

Picnics are cute, romantic and they don’t have to cost much at all, it’s one of very popular cheap date night ideas. The only things you need to do is pick the right food and drink, the right spot – and check the weather forecast beforehand! A picnic in the park on a cool or warm spring or summer’s day is one of the best ways to spend some time with your partner. Make sure you’re both hungry and then wolf down the food, enjoy a glass of wine and some sweet conversation. You could also indulge in some epic people-watching too before going home happy, your bellies filled and more in love than ever. Lovely!

Go Stargazing

This one can follow the picnic. All you need is a field, perhaps a tent if you plan on staying all night and a clear sky. The night sky can be seriously epic sometimes and staring at the stars together is one of the most romantic, cheap date night ideas ever! In fact, the only money you really need for this one is to pay for the gas to get you to a field in the first place. Just make sure you pick a clear sky and find a location that’s well known for stargazing. Then, download a stargazing app and pick out the stars. If you’re feeling extra cheesy, name a star after each other and lasso the moon!

Play a Board Game

Let’s face it – board games are always Win. They’re fun, bring out our competitive streak, and they can keep us entertained for hours on end. Board games can be expensive to buy, so the best thing to do is check the attic to see if you’ve got any old ones still up there. Alternatively, you could head to a garage sale to see if anyone is selling some board games for a good price. Then all you need to do is get some snacks and drinks in and prepare for War.

Cook Together

Cooking by yourself hardly feels romantic. So how about you both cook an awesome meal together for date night?! Then, order a movie and enjoy it in each other’s company. Awesome.


Okay, hands up who doesn’t like karaoke? Didn’t think so! Karaoke is amazing when you’ve had a few drinks – and it can make for an amazing, utterly unforgettable, cheap date night ideas. All you need is money for a few drinks, a good song choice – and lots of courage! Neither of you forget the moment you look into each others eyes during A Whole New World. This will be a budget date night that lives long in the memory! (though maybe not for good reasons!!)

Open Mic Night

Don’t have the money to afford to go to a concert? Then take in an open mic night at a local bar instead. There’ll definitely be some talented local artists, musicians, poets and comedians on show. All you need to do is soak up the atmosphere together and enjoy a night out.

Go Bowling

Ten-pin bowling can actually get a bit expensive but if you can find an alley that charges reasonable prices, ten-pin bowling is an AWESOME way to spend your evening together. Don’t just bowl, of course. Do the works – get a meal, order some milkshakes and then go for some competitive bowling. Again, this one can stretch your budget so just be careful. Perhaps eat cheaper elsewhere, before arriving at the alley and then have an awesome time in the lanes. Don’t forget – whoever loses must do a forfeit!

A Cheese and Wine Night

Has there ever been a more modest, yet romantic date night than a good old cheese and wine night!? Cheese, wine and your partner is just win, win and WIN. All you need is to pick out a few of your favourite cheeses, two bottles of wine, as well as some extra snacks and cosy up in bed together. Top it all off with a bubble bath and a movie, and you’re all sorted. Heaven!

What are your favourite cheap date night ideas? Feel free to share them in the comment section below.

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