Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day last weekend.
For this week’s post, I’d like to talk about creative dates for couples. I mean creative in the sense of cheap or free. :-) I’ll share some things my husband and I do that costs very little other than time and maybe a little gas money.
1. Play a board or card game for 2. We are currently on a Catan kick. :-)
2. Go for a walk around your neighborhood.
3. Spend time praying together for others or your church, pastors and your small group leaders if you’re in a church that does that. If you are the pastor or leaders, spend time praying together for those God has entrusted to you.
4. Visit a local public pond or lake and feed the ducks or geese safe food for them.
5. Go to the mall and window shop together. Feed each other ice cream cones, french fries or cookies in the food court. :)
6. Stroll through a beach looking for shells.
7. Watch a show you both enjoy.
8. Do a couples devotion or share your favorite Bible verses/discuss what God’s doing in you right now.
9. Hold hands while you watch your kids play instruments or ball or other activity.
10. Dance to “your” song in your living room. Dim the lights. :)
11. Give each other a back rub.
12. Cuddle on the couch and eat popcorn while having a Netflix marathon or other television series.
13. Go to the park and swing together.
14. Enjoy a sport together-frisbee, fly a kite, toss a softball, etc.
15. Organize/declutter a cabinet together and smooch in between each item you stack or toss out.
Okay, some of those are silly and I’m grasping at straws here. Help me out. :-)
I’d LOVE to hear from you. What are some ideas you have for creative (cheap or free) dates?
Share in the comment section. :-)
Jill Weatherholt says
One of our favorite things to do together is go to our local park for a hike. Also, we have a nightly date with our “friendly” Jeopardy competition. :)
That’s great, Jill! My husband often hums the Jeopardy tune. LOLOL! Thanks for stopping by and sharing. :)
Elizabeth Maddrey says
We’re big board game players. We love to play collaborative games like Pandemic, Forbidden Island, and Zombiecide (hubby’s a big zombie guy.) How do you play Catan with just two? Ours says you need three, so we don’t play very often.
Elizabeth, I haven’t heard of those games. I’ll have to check them out. We play the regular settlers game (not seafarers, etc.) and don’t use any of the expansion kits. Also, we modified it so we have to go to 16 points to win, rather than 10. That usually means it’s imperative to get the longest road and or the largest army in addition to settling all of your settlements/cities/roads. You may be able to look online for rules for two. I think our box has directions for two, so maybe that’s been added recently. We’ve only been playing a few months. :)
lori meyer says
Have a romantic dinner for two at home! Set the table for two with candles, wine goblets and your nicest dinnerware. Cook , or order out your husbands favorite meal. Serve some wine or sparkling cider or sparkling grape beverage. Dim the lights, play some romantic music softly in the background, and speak softly to one another. If you feel so inclined, maybe dance around the room for a while, and just bask in each others company!
Lori, that sounds great! He’d pick steak and so would I. LOL! I’m guessing it would be good every so often to surprise our guy with this setup. :) Thanks for stopping by!
We like to go visit people that are not able to get out much anymore. We enjoy the visits.
Oh my gosh! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!!!!!!!! How fantastic. Really, this is amazing and something I’d love to do. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m glad you came by!
Kimberly Rose Johnson says
We love to go for bike rides and then stop for coffee or italian sodas afterward.
Oh fun! We used to ride bikes together but then all the littles came along. LOL! For awhile we attached a bike stroller but cars weren’t paying much attention and we were concerned they’d hit the little ones (3 under age 4), so we just got out of the habit. Would love to air the bike tires up and go for it again. :-) Thanks for sharing. What’s italian soda? That sounds yummy!
Kimberly Rose Johnson says
We didn’t ride on the street, but rather on bicycle trails. We have a wonderful park with miles and miles of trails that wind through the woods and along the river. An italian soda is basically soda water mixed with a flavored syrup, ice and some people like it with cream and whipped cream–my kids, now adults, love them that way.
That sounds fantastic!
Winnie Thomas says
We like to go for a ride up the canyon near us, maybe go for a short hike, and then stop for some fabulous ice cream made by the university nearby.
That sounds like great fun and good memories, Winnie! My husband would especially like the ice cream part. :-) So glad you stopped by. Have fun on your canyon adventures. I bet it’s beautiful scenery.
Sally Bradley says
I find we always talk a lot when we’re driving somewhere together. We both work from home, so driving in a car together doesn’t happen too often! So I look forward to it. :) All you gotta pay is gas, technically.
That’s precious! :-)
Julianne Archer says
We just played Go to the Head of the Class the other night with our 15 year old. I rarely win, but it’s fun to play. We also enjoy cribbage, 5-in-a-row, Uno, and mille bornes. If we feel energetic, we may go for a geocache :) And ice cream is always a good choice with my two guys!
Geocaching and ice cream sounds like a great combination! :-)
You’ve already mentioned some of my favorite dates, but lately my husband and I been in a jigsaw puzzle mood. It’s a nice way to spend time together. Board/ card games are also among favorites.
I love puzzles! I’m not sure my husband and I have ever done one together. Will have to remedy that. :-)
We play card games together sometimes and we also have done crossword puzzles together on occasion. I will also join him at the coffee shop he runs in the mornings sometimes while our kids are at home getting their morning chores done-this is new because our oldest is finally old enough to stay at home with the younger ones for short periods of time. The times at the coffee shop are probably my favorite. :)
I remember those days. :-) So glad you’ve been able to get some you-two time! :-)
All great date ideas! We too find inexpensive to no expense things to do together. Like I had shared on another Inspy post the past week…there’s a little home-made ice-cream shop in the mall here that has $1 cones, in all sorts of flavors that we like to go to during the summer. And in the same mall is a 50’s type shop that you can get home-made root-beer floats and sit at the black & white checked counter on red vinyl stools. They also sell their home-made soda in all sorts of flavors or you can buy old fashioned sodas in glass bottles like you used to get in the olden days. Or we just simply stroll through the mall and usually end up at the toy store looking at something to buy the grand-girl. There’s a myriad of things you can do if you but look :-)