Friday, January 30, 2009
In light of my not-so-inspired self and my not-so-full wallet I'd like to engage the cyber-world with an exchange of ideas.
After dropping 100 bucks on dinner for two and then realizing that that is a weeks worth of groceries for those very same people, I've decided to make a list of the perfect CHEAP DATES.
A list we can all turn to when "dinner and a movie" seems the only way out of the winter doldrums, but it pushes us farther and farther into debt.
Here it goes...
1. A winter hike
We live in a really beautiful area with a LOT of great hiking trails, some more easy than others and nothing makes you appreciate the warmth of staying in like being out in the cold for a few hours.
2. Crane Lake
@3.99 a bottle, this poverty-friendly wine will make any night feel like more of an occasion.
3. Themed movie nights
For some reason "movie night at home" is a lot more fun if you create a theme for the event. Watching The Godfather means drinking red wine and eating antipasto and if you prefer a romantic comedy finish it off with some champagne and a box of chocolates.
4. Game Night
This is best attempted as a "group date," and can include both board games and the more technological stuff courtesy of the Nintendo Wii.
5. Make a "fort"
Remember how much fun it was to "make a fort" out of your parents living room furniture when you were younger? You might be surprised how much fun this STILL is. Grab all the blankets and pillows you have and watch a movie in your new "love nest."
What other ways can you have a cheap date?