When you have kids, money and extra time are tight on a good day. Throw in trying to squeeze a date night and you may be picking a date months away. Don’t let the fact that you can’t get out of the house stop you from skipping a date night. You can still have a great time on a tight schedule and budget. You just have to get creative!

3 Date Night Ideas That Won’t Hurt Your Wallet

Date Night

Go on a picnic. Pack up some of your favorite foods, grab a blanket, and head over to your local park! This is one of the simpliest dates to plan. If you really want to mix it up, head downtown and have a picnic in a city park. Or, if you are close to the beach, picnic on the beach! too cold for a picnic? Then maybe you should…

Have a night in! There’s no rule saying you have to go out for a date night. This maybe the best choice for you, especially if you have younger children. Put the kids to bed, rent a movie, pop some popcorn, and spend some quality time cuddled up on the couch. Just try not to fall asleep on the couch before the movie is over!

Take a class together. There are so many classes popping up everywhere! From painting to pottery to cooking classes, there is definitely something for everyone. If you are having trouble finding the right class, take a look at what your community has to offer. Many community centers, libraries, colleges, and schools offer free or inexpensive classes to local residents.

Don’t let the kids and your wallet keep you from having a date night! There are so many great date nigth ideas, you just have to get a little creative.

Looking for more date night ideas? Check out my post over at Care.com, 8 Date Night Ideas for Tired Parents!

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