If you’re like most of the country, you’re coming down with a pretty rough case of spring fever right now. While some of us still have pretty decent sized snowbanks (it’s been a really long winter!), others of us are experiencing warmer weather and starting to see new spring growth in our gardens.
For your next date, why don’t you go out and enjoy some of it? Here are some spring date ideas that are both fun and frugal.
In some areas, there are festivals to celebrate spring. For example, Albany, New York, has an annual tulip festival with vendors and music all about celebrating the beginning of longer days and warmer weather. Google your own area to see what’s available.
If you don’t have a green thumb, take a class with your sweetie so that you can learn to garden together. If you do have a green thumb, spend some time together getting your hands dirty planting flowers and doing some yard work. Time spent together is well spent, even if it is called “work.” You’ll enjoy just being together so much that it may not feel like work at all.
Walking is good for your body and your soul. Hold hands and take in some of the sights of the spring. Just like Mother Nature renews the Earth in the spring, your love is renewed by simply taking time to notice the small things together.
Much like walking, bicycling is great for both your body and your relationship. Race each other to a destination, or even slowly ride around the neighborhood noticing things you don’t normally notice because you’re so busy.
Go all out and do this with a picnic basket for extra flair. Find a perfect spot, sit down and feed each other lunch. You’ll feel like you’re starring in a romantic film.
Drive-in-movies are a great American pastime. Grab a blanket and head out to the drive-in. Most places offer two movies for the price of one person at a theater. Lay on a blanket and see the stars both on-screen and off-screen or cuddle in the back seat together. You’ll want to make it a tradition. Not sure where you can find a drive-in? Check this site to see if one is in your area.
If you live in a place where you can have a bonfire, spring nights are the best time to do it. The nights are cooler and the fire warms you. Snuggle up by the fire with a bottle of wine and just talk for hours.
Just as spring is about new beginnings and growth, you can take your relationship to new levels by simply spending time appreciating each other and all you have together. It doesn’t have to be costly or flashy – just meaningful.
What is your favorite frugal spring date idea?