Valentine’s day is just around the corner and Ryan and I definitely spend February 14th at home these days. Not only do we both agree on avoiding the crowds, we also have 3 kids under 5 with another one on the way. That makes going out very difficult and very expensive. We definitely do not let that stop us from making the most of our evenings and finding creative ways to have fun from time to time. We haven’t quite decided what we want to do this year for Valentine’s day, but last year we played 20 questions and learned so much about one another. It was actually really fun. We ended the evening with a movie and popcorn. Here are a few ideas for at home date ideas for those of you who are in the same boat as us!
Ryan and I do not get to go on dates as often as we would like to. With him traveling a lot with work and 2 young children, it is a lot tougher to squeeze in that alone time these days. It is important for us to have that time and we are trying to make it more of a priority. My mom offered to keep the kids for us to go out to dinner Friday night and it was so nice and we really enjoyed the quality time together. With my favorite season looming and most of us already in the fall state of mind, I wanted to share some of my favorite fall date ideas! I am adding these to my personal list of to-dos this season.
Bake Pumpkin Bread
Go Apple Picking
Go on a Hayride
Walk through a Corn Maze
Watch a Scary Movie
Have a picnic (pack some soup in a thermal)
Go to a Football Game
Go to the Fair
Attend a Thanksgiving parade
Go into a Haunted House
Decorate your car for Trunk or Treat
Go to a Bookstore
Attend a Costume Party
What is your idea of the perfect fall date?
I am always looking for date ideas that don’t cost a lot of money. We love to go on dates, but they can be so expensive. Especially if we go often (who am I kidding). I’ve been trying to get a little creative this summer with our dates in order to save money. With the holidays approaching and all of our summer birthdays, we are starting to budget a little tighter and don’t have as much to spend on “fun” things. Here is a list of a few Summer date ideas that won’t cost you a dime!
Free City Concert
Cook a Romantic Meal Together
Feed the Ducks at a Local Pond
Go to a Free Museum
Build a Sand Castle (make it a contest!)
Fly a Kite
Learn to Surf
Play your Favorite Card or Board Game
Make Homemade Ice Cream
Tour Your Hometown
Lay on the Beach
Make S’mores around the Firepit
Get Lost in a Flea Market
What do you like to do on date nights?
Ryan travels to Washington D.C. several times a year with his job. Although I have been to the city before, I have never been with him. I’m determined to go with him after the baby is born. I have been so excited about visiting our nation’s capitol again that I am already planning our trip. Of course, I would like to visit the monuments and museums, but I really want to spend more time touring the city itself. Vimbly is one of the websites I have been using to find things to do and places to see and it has shown me that there is much more to DC than the typical tourist stops.
I thought the monument tour looked really great and being the chocolate lover that I am, I’d love to go on the chocolate tour. As far as food is concerned, the possibilities are endless! Did you know you can go on a Gelato factory tour? Yes, it may be the pregnancy cravings talking, but yum. I don’t turn down gelato.
If we go during the summer, I would love to go kyaking or paddle boarding! There are so many options for fun activities that we don’t get to do here very often. From dance classes to BYOB Wine and Painting, this city has so much more to offer than I ever realized.
Vimbly has made it extremely easy to plan our entire trip to D.C. They operate in 18 major cities across the U.S. and are expecting to establish a national presence this year. It has helped me tremendously in finding great restaurants and date ideas. Be sure to check out all of the incredible classes, food, tours and more going on in your city!
I’m always trying to think of romantic date ideas that don’t cost a lot of money. We like to do our date nights on the cheap…or free. Because dates are so rare for us these days (once a month if we’re lucky), we try to make the most of our time together. I like to plan ahead so here are a few ideas for this Valentine’s Day:
-Cook your favorite meal together. Get real fancy and make it a themed night.
-Netflix your favorite show or movie and snuggle on the couch with popcorn.
-Go for a long walk.
-Relax at your favorite coffee shop.
-Go ice skating.
-Go out to eat at your favorite restaurant.
-Go to a local show or event.
-Visit a bookstore.
-Plan a weekend getaway at the lake or in the mountains.
-Get some other couples together and play games/have a photo booth set up
-Go on a hike (if the weather permits)
-Go on a picnic
-Write each other a love note and read them to one another.
-Go on a bicycle ride
-Explore your hometown
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? What is your favorite date night?