Jo here. Today I want to share 3 budget friendly, fun date ideas with you that range from low budget to slightly fancy pancy. Recently hubby and I took a break from work to celebrate our 7 yr anniversary and his 30th birthday.
We decided we wanted to make the most of our 2 day break and do as much as we could on a budget and still feel slightly “posh” (jokes).
So date number 1 – Our first date was a beach day (picnic). It was a school day so childcare was sorted. We packed our bags and went to the grocery store and picked up some of our favorite snacks. Hubby knows the best beaches on the west coast so we drove to St.James and rented some beach chairs (optional obviously), lounged and had lovely sea baths.
- Pack snacks that are yummy cold or room temp so you don’t need a cooler or flask.
- Pack glasses for your drinks if you want to feel special
- Don’t forget sunscreen
(lol at hubby’s face)
This date is our cheapest and most relaxed date. You can easily do this for $40 (including transport or gas)
Date number 2:
Movie Night – We had not been to the movies in 4yrs. So this was a treat and we decided to go to Limegrove cinemas. Which is the more expensive of the cinemas here in Barbados. But we went on a Tuesday which is their discount night and tickets are $15. We watched Wonder Woman and I felt like a real teenage girl jumping and ducking at all the thrills in the movie. It was well made and we had fun.
In terms of food we just had popcorn as we weren’t very hungry. But the service there was great! They bring the snacks to your seat.
We wore our slightly cheesy cutesy matching Mr and Mrs T shirts. And it was nice to feel like a new couple dating again.
This is our mid-range date you can do this date for approx” $60.
1. Take advantage of discounts
2. Eat dinner first
Our 3rd date was a splurge date, and the most common date. A dinner date. We went to one of our favourite spots and it was delish!
Although this was a splurge for us here are some ways you can save and get more for your money.
Ask a family member to babysit if you have kids, instead of a sitter.
Order 4 or more appetisers to share instead of entrees. That way you get to try more dishes for the same price of less.
Skip bottled water , tap water is fine.
Mention if its a special occassion, many places give a dessert for free!
I hope my tips really helped you guys plan your next date day/night.
See you soon