10 Fun Yet Frugal Date Night Ideas

Has date night with the one you love turned into the same old dinner and a movie routine lately? Or are you both just hoping to save a little money while still having a blast together?

The Celebrations staff all got together to come up with 10 of the best and most frugal date night ideas. We hope you get to try one with the person you love ... tonight!


  • Soak Up Culture at an  Art Gallery Opening

    Art galleries usually have openings of new exhibits on weeknights in which they’ll unveil the newest featured artist and their artwork. What a cultural date! And the best part? There is most always wine, beer, and light appetizers served, and it is all free for you. 

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  • Play Ball! Attend a Minor League Baseball Game

    Go out and support your local team with a couple tickets to a Minor League Baseball game for date night! One person gets the tickets, the other the popcorn and drinks and you’ve got yourself a date night that could potentially cost less than the movies!

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  • Theme Your Next Movie Night

    Make an evening at home into a fun event and save a little money too! By creating a theme around movie night, you make it extra special. In the mood for Italian? Rent ‘The Godfather’ and make some homemade pizza or spaghetti. Or for those with an ironic sense of humor, you could rent ‘Finding Nemo’ and order in some sushi! 

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  • Make it a Brunch Date

    Many pricier restaurants offer great deals on their brunch menu. By indulging in this popular meal that falls between breakfast and lunch, you can indulge in cuisine at a high-end restaurant while sipping on a Mimosa or Bloody mary with your sweety!

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  • Have an Indoor Picnic

    The fun of a picnic can absolutely be had at night, just take the party indoors! Buy some french bread, fresh grapes, yummy cheese and cold cuts, and of course some wine! By tossing a picnic blanket on the floor and lighting a few well-placed candles, you have all of the makings of a romantic picnic date night!

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  • Catch Some Laughs

    Laughter is quite the aphrodisiac, so grab your honey and head to a comedy show. In the mood to smile AND save? Check out the amateur night at your local comedy club. You never know, the next Jerry Seinfeld or Chris Rock could be making their big debut!

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  • Watch the Sunset

    How long has it been since you and your boo took in a beautiful sunset together? Head out to your backyard, rooftop, or local park and take in the beauty of nature through your best possible vantage point. By taking the time to take in the beauty of nature you realize that there is so much in life to be thankful for, including the person sitting right beside you. 

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  • Catch Some Tunes

    From spring until fall, the number of outdoor concerts around the country abound. If you’re looking to stay local, then you probably have a great amount of free or low-cost options too! Be sure and wear shoes you feel like dancing in, you never know when they'lll play your favorite song!

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  • Game Night!

    Pop some popcorn and let the games begin! The board games stashed away at the top of the closet that are reserved for family gatherings and big game night get-togethers can totally be brought out to be enjoyed just for the two of you! You never know someone as well as you may think, until you’ve gotten ultra-competitive over a game of ‘Sorry!’

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  • Double Feature, Double Fun

    Sure, going to the movies may just sound like any other date, but when you pick the perfect rainy afternoon to play hooky and catch not one, but TWO movies, then you really feel like its special! You pick the first flick, and the other is up to your partner! That way it’s fair and balanced and you’ll get a feel for your sweeties’ tastes!

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