Date Night Anyone?
First thing's first. THIS DRESS is only $15 you guys. I know, enough said. Moving on.
So in high school Christian used to set up these extravagant date nights for us. Scavenger hunts, carriage rides, tree-house picnics... consuming all the tips he made from his job at the Greek restaurant I'm sure. We're much simpler these days, because in reality I'm happiest with making dinner to a few episodes of The Office. But I can appreciate a fancy evening, I mean an excuse to dress-up is an excuse to dress-up, right? As long as we're home before the clock strikes (note Cinderella syndrome: aka must be in jammies by midnight).
So here's to the couples on a budget (!!!). A few fun, simple, and inexpensive date night ideas:
- Roller Rink- C and I went over Christmas break, and realized we forgot how much fun it is! Nothing crazy here, just a good middle school flashback. And life seems a little less scary after that you know?
- Music Video- My personal favorite. Choose a song, and just go for it. Dinner should be drive-thru style because windows down, feet up on the dash, and laughing over french fries is music video gold. Next thing you know you've run all over town and have the best kind of souvenir to take home.
- Tapas Tour- If there's a restaurant we've been wanting to try but can't splurge on a full meal, we'll get dressed up and let it be a tapas place for us. "We're just doing drinks and appetizers if that's ok, because we have dinner reservations elsewhere," I always tell the waiter. Just because it takes us out of the equation of being pressured into ordering more, andddd it makes you seem fancy. Win, win.
- Asian Picnic- A dramatic title for take-out on the floor. But somehow it makes things a little more special when you watch Harry Potter on a bunch of blankets with an added adventure of chopsticks. Try and tell me I'm wrong ; )
If you have any fun date nights, tell me!!! We're trying to plan Valentine's Day over here, so we could use some good ideas!
photos by Sara Gatlin Photo