5 Date Night Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and some of you may be on the edge of jumping into a pool of debt for your significant other because that’s love, right? Not necessarily. While extravagant gestures are something any person with a soul would love to be surprised with on this Hallmark holiday, that’s not always the best way to spend your time or money to show your partner you love them (but if you’re with someone that only expects grandiose actions, then we strongly suggest getting out of that garbage relationship...like now). Here are five stay-in date night ideas you and your boo can try this year that won’t break the bank or make you put on pants.


Game Night

Who doesn’t love a classic board game? Throw on your favorite pair of Lounge Pants or drape yourself in a Onesie and let the games begin! If kicking it old school isn’t your style, pop in your favorite video game and spend the rest of the night eating pizza and kicking your partner’s butt in Mario Kart.

At Home Spa

Treat you and your boo to an at-home spa day/night. Grab your favorite candles, essential oils, and playlist and hop in a soothing bubble bath. Or give each other a massage to de-stress from the week. Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to turn off your phone and focus on the zen that these activities bring.

Try A New Recipe

Cooking can be daunting at times, but it can also be a great way to spend time with your partner. It doesn’t matter if you’re Gordon Ramsey’s prodigy or have never touched a spatula in your life; trying something new in the kitchen will be a memory you can both look back on and enjoy (regardless of the outcome).


Fort Night

No, not the game, an actual fort. Despite your age, we all still have a kid inside of us. Making a fort is the perfect way to spend the evening in. Pop in your favorite flick, pick out a cozy T-Shirt, and you’re sure to bask in the softness and comfort; something every good fort needs.

Breakfast In Bed

If you’re in the 1% of the population and are a morning person, one way to surprise your boo this Valentine’s Day is to whip up some waffles and enjoy breakfast in bed. Nothing screams “I love and appreciate you” more than coffee and syrup.

Even if you’re single, you can still enjoy these five stay-in date ideas because self-care is critical these days. We hope these tips make this the best Valentine’s Day yet and stay comfortable, fam.

caroline judd