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Marriage Mondays: Top 10 Tips to Have Date Night on the Cheap {& Link Up}

Marriage Mondays: Top 10 Tips to Have Date Night on the Cheap {& Link Up}

Did you know we have a Date Nights section on the new Happy Wives Club site?  We sure do and you can find great articles like this one from HWC contributor, Paula Rollo.

Enjoy and today is Marriage Mondays so don’t forget to scroll down and link up! 

Until tomorrow…make it a great day!

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Finances can often be a huge hindrance for couples wanting to have a consistent date night. The desire may be there, but that doesn’t mean it is always do-able financially!

I don’t work outside of the home and we have 2 young kids, so my husband and I have definitely learned to get creative when it comes to making date night work for us.

Here are my top 10 tips to have date night on the cheap:

  1. Share an entree.  This isn’t only a great way to get a meal for less, it’ll help you watch your figure.
  2. Skip the pricey beverages and order water.  This will also help you reach that often elusive goal of drinking 8 glasses each day.
  3. Dress up like you are going to a 5-star restaurant, but eat at a local deli instead.  A night on the town doesn’t need to come with an $100 tab at the end of the night.
  4. Stay home and play board games.  Put the kids down early and let them know mommy and daddy are having a special night.  Incentivize them to stay in their room if need be.
  5. Go on a romantic nature walk.  If you live in the city, this may be a bit tricky.  But there are generally beautiful walking paths (most off the beaten path) almost anywhere you go.
  6. Add date night into your monthly budget. Some couples create a “date night” savings account they add to (and usually drain) monthly.  Some put it in a jar or envelope.  The important thing is to set money aside for this express purpose.
  7. Save a few dollars each week until you have enough for a fancy dinner date. If “fancy” is important to you, save toward it.  But don’t wait until you’ve saved enough money before enjoying a date night (see tip #3).
  8. Swap free babysitting and date night weekends with another couple.  You never know how easy this can be until you try.
  9. Have dinner out but rent a movie instead of going to a theater.  With theater prices going through the roof, it may be time to stay under your own roof.
  10. Go to a movie earlier in the day to get cheaper tickets.  Can everyone say “matinee”?!  If there is a movie you just “must see” while in the theaters, enjoy it for a little less.

QUESTION: What inexpensive date night tips do you have?  Share them in the comments section.


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Paula Rollo: Paula & her hubby have been happily married for 4 years. They decided to tie the knot after knowing each other for just 35 days! They now have 2 rambunctious kiddos known as Little Man (2) and The Princess (7 mos). The family resides in Texas in a small but lively apartment. Paula and her hubby love to play board games, take long walks with the kids and they both LOVE the Texas heat! Paula also has a passion for writing. Her compositions have been featured many places around the web, including her own blog Beauty Through Imperfection where she writes about motherhood and strives to be an encourager through her writing.

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