The frugal couple is unlike many other couples. Whereas most couples feel dating is an important part of a healthy relationship the frugal couple draws their sense of security from other areas in marriage. One of which is quantity of time rather than quality of time. To the frugal couple the quality comes from being with the other spouse and therefore seeks out quantity in that time. Whereas most couples would define quality time as doing things together that build upon memories such as outings and grand adventure the frugal couple does not place such things at a higher level than just simple daily task as folding laundry together.
The pitfall of the frugal couple is the lack of creativity in the time spent together. Over time it becomes easy for the frugal couple to go on a date and run errands together. This is not a bad thing in its self but it can be easy to loose focus on the romantics of dating.
Thats why we at FrugalMommas.com have created this list of stay at home date ideas for the frugal couple. None of these are designed to break the bank or your debt busting snowball but what they will do is help remind you of the importance in romance. To brings them up a level be sure to check out this post on making at home dates feel special at bPatty.com.
Stay At Home Date Ideas For The Frugal Couple
BOGO blizzards from diary queen
Go here to sign up for the DQ Blizzard Fan Club. They will send you coupons throughout the year for BOGO’s on their blizzards. Confused as how this is an at home date? Simply pick up a pair on the way home from work and then once the kids go to bed, it’s date night time!
Be sure to use the cheap Jenga set from the dollar store. Open up the box and on each block write another dare (ex: kiss me on the neck). Whoever knocks the tower over does the dare that caused it to fall. Be sure to write the dare on the long upper side of the block so that the dares aren’t easily visible.
$5 Movie from Walmart
No frugal couple ever pays full price for the movies. Grab a cheap one from Walmart that you’ve not seen before. You’ll own it and you will still have a great date.
If you pay for Netflix, curl up on the couch with your spouse under a cozy blanket and watch a marathon of your favorite shows.
Design your dream home
Check out this fun site that lets you design your own dream home. Best of all, it cost nothing. Well, the actual house would, if you were really building it but it’s free just to play!
Work in the garden together
There isn’t much in life better than the smell of home grown tomatoes. Working in a garden together as a couple does wonders to building a lasting relationship.
Play one on one ball
Speaking of lasting relationships… did you know that the couple that plays together will grow old together? Get out there and have some old school fun!
Essential oil bubble bath – Lavender and Rose, are great choices!
Paint a bedroom together
Got a room that could use some tender loving care? You’ll be sure to create memories together by tackling it together.
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Play a board game
Sit by the fireplace and talk
This may sound rather simplistic but sometimes it’s the simple things in life that can mean the most.
Even if you have already done this, your answers can change as you grow older so it’s worth doing again. If you have never done this quiz, please do! All joking aside, it could just save your marriage one day.
Recreate your first date, if possible
Not every couple can do this but my husband and I love to recreate our first date together and have done so many times over the years.