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Whether you’re trying to spice up your sex life or simply spend more one-on-one time with your partner away from overbearing family and friends. A date night is a great way to get the ball rolling. After all, this gives you the chance to spend quality time together without the distractions of everyday life.

However, while you may dream of lavish date nights at luxury restaurants and bars or even a trip abroad, this isn’t always possible – especially if you’re dealing with a tight budget in these high inflationary times. Of course, there are plenty of low-cost dates to explore, many of which can even take place within your own home.

With that in mind, here are some of the top at-home date nights that your partner will LOVE!

Home Cinema

If your partner has a deep love of cinema, be that chick flicks or movies starring Dean Cain, (hey he was Superman back in the day), an at-home cinema night may be the perfect date! And these days some theatrical releases now go straight to streaming services. However, instead of just sticking on a movie and turning off the lights, go the extra mile by turning your home into a movie theater. For example, you could make cinema stubs or a program with a list of the different films you’d be watching or recreate your favorite cinema snacks in the kitchen. This will make the night a lot more fun and memorable!


Cooking/Baking Contest

Whether you’re a skilled cook or tend to burn every dish you get your hands on, a cooking/baking contest is another fun, low-cost date night activity that you and your partner will love. After all, it means you can enjoy a bit of friendly competition when seeing who can prepare the best meal, snack, or desert! The end result is expanding your palette and enjoying a good home cooked meal.

In order to keep the competition as fair (and friendly) as possible, you may want to put some rules in place beforehand. For example, you may want to ensure that you follow the same recipe. No cheating by dipping into abuela’s recitas! 


Pottery Painting

 Pottery painting (or any other form of craft activity) is not only a fun date-night activity, but it is also one that creates a lasting memory. After all, you can display your creations proudly in your home or use them in your daily life.

While you do have to spend a little money on this date, there are still ways to keep the costs down. For example, you could buy pottery and ceramics from thrift stores instead of buying them brand-new. While your at it pair it with a bottle of wine. For a little paint & sip night!


Backyard Camping

If the weather allows, backyard camping (or even a picnic) is yet another brilliant example of an unforgettable date night, especially if you’re sleeping under the stars!

To set this up, you’ll need to get your hands on a tent and other basic camping equipment so that you’re comfortable, but you can also use things such as fairy lights and candles to create a more romantic atmosphere! Don’t forget to pour out a bottle of wine either!

A backyard camping trip is also the perfect opportunity to unplug, leaving your phones indoors, so that neither of you are distracted by your screens at a time when you should be talking to each other.


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