Whether you’ve been together for years or only a short while, planning a romantic date can be a little stressful – especially if you have to do it on a budget. Fortunately, we’ve got a few easy, fun, budget ideas for a romantic night with you and your beloved.
Cooking cheap dinner together can be sexy
Meals are one thing many couples love to share together. After all, much can be learned about one another over dinner. Instead of heading out to dinner at an expensive restaurant for romance, consider staying in. Cooking together in the kitchen can be a great way to have fun with one another. It can be extremely romantic and sexy to prepare food with one another. Be sure to keep it simple (forgo the hour-long homemade pie recipe) and stick with something simple. Spaghetti, salad and breadsticks are always a hit! If the weather permits, you can always plan a romantic date at the park. Pack a picnic dinner in a basket, grab a blanket and pick up some cheap wine for a romantic and fuss-free time.
Inexpensive movie night at home leads to love and snuggles
Who says you must go out on the town to create romance? True romance often occurs when you stay inside with a great movie and a warm blanket. Movie night at your place can turn into a very romantic event, if properly planned. Grab a few romantic movies, light a few candles, turn down the lights and snuggle together on the sofa for a few hours. This can be a great chance for new couples to take advantage of being close to one another and a great chance for married couples to reconnect.
Planning little things that count
If your romantic date revolves around a holiday and you just don’t have a bundle to spend on a gift, think about putting together a sentimental basket present. Fill the basket with your sweetheart’s favourite items. Think about stocking it with their favorite snacks and candy and consider tossing in a mixed CD as well. Finish up the gift with a homemade batch of “love coupons”, good for things like a 15 minute massage, a “get out of dishes card” and other fun things you create yourself.
It really is the little, thoughtful things that can make the most impact. Fun and romance – without breaking the bank! And you’re guaranteed to earn brownie points for your thoughtfulness and creativity.
A total winner.
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