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5 Frugal Fall Date Night Ideas
I know. You’ve been married 5 years, you’ve got 3 kids, jobs can feel like a trap, the bills are piling up and maybe your relationship just isn’t what it used to be. That’s okay. A lot of people are in that situation. Date night is one way that you can help your relationship to be what it used to be. Once or twice a month, you and your spouse, partner or whoever, need time away! Even if you don’t have the money, you still need to put date night into play so that you get time as a couple, away from the prying eyes of children. There are a ton of different ideas that you can do to have a date that don’t cost a lot of money too! Check out these 5 Frugal Fall Date Night Ideas and let me know what you think!
- Take a hike! No really. Take a hike! Most cities are fairly close to a state or national park. Get your hiking boots on and go for a hike with your loved one! The cooler fall temps make this a perfect chance to really reconnect with them while taking in the beauty of changing leaves and a fading summer. All for fairly cheap! Most state parks are free to hike at, but some National Parks will cost a small admission fee. You can check the cost of those at the US National Park Service Website. Don’t forget that the Park Service also offers fee free days to a lot of different National Parks throughout the year. Those can be found on their Fee Free Days page on the website.
- Go fishing! With cooler temps, fall is the perfect time of year to go fishing! Be sure to double check what licenses you may need from the state before you go and then either rent a small boat or canoe or fish from the doc, grab your fishing poles and tackle box and have fun! Even better is that if you live in an area with clean lakes and streams, your catch of the day can double as dinner! What better way to really stretch your cash than to eat what you catch?
- Spend the weekend camping together – We love to camp, but the heat of summer can really keep us from getting outdoors. Fall (and spring) however, is perfect for pitching our tent and becoming one with Mother Nature. Camping can be especially romantic for a couple. Think about it…you, your partner, a low campfire and the stars. What more could you ask for?
- Decorate for the holidays together – With Halloween and Thanksgiving both popping up in fall, why not spend time with your loved one decorating! Grab the spider webs, goblins and witches and spend the afternoon making your house spooky! Or if its Thanksgiving time, put out the turkey inflatable and leaf garlands and spend your time reflecting on what you’re both thankful for.
- Take time to give back – As the temperatures turn cooler, take time together to give back to those less fortunate than you. If you can afford to, put together a few gift bags with snacks and other items and distribute them to the homeless in your town. Blankets and fall jackets are also great ideas for giving away also. Women’s shelters are almost always in need of beauty items (deodorant, razors, etc), baby items, clothing and the like. Not only will you be helping those in need, but you’ll also be building a bond with your significant other while you do it.
Dates don’t have to be expensive, drawn out affairs. The whole point is to just spend time together and no one said that to do that you have to spend big bucks. These 5 frugal date ideas are a great place to start so what are you waiting for? Go plan your date night!
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I am a Wife, mom to 4 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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