While a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant followed by a concert or a show can make for a great evening out, there’s nothing wrong with having a little romantic fun at home. In fact, for couples on a budget (and who isn’t on a budget these days?), planning a romantic night at home may be the only real option. If you’re watching the wallet, here are a few ideas for saving money.
Have a picnic on your living room or bedroom floor. Just spread out a blanket, make a nice dinner (or maybe some ramen noodles if money is really tight!), and enjoy your favorite movie or put on some music. It has all the charm of a picnic outdoors but without the bugs or the weather.
If sitting on the floor isn’t your idea of a good time, cook a nice romantic dinner. Light the table with candles, put on some nice music, and have a fancy dinner at home. You don’t need waiters or expensive desserts to make it a nice meal.
While going out to a theater to see a movie can be fun, watching a movie at home can be just as much fun. You can have all the popcorn and soda you want without paying the crazy concession stand prices, for one thing. For another thing, you don’t have to worry about missing a key point of the film if you have to make a bathroom run. Oh, and there are no noisy children or rude theater-goers. Of course, if you have children, you may want to arrange for them to stay over at a friend’s or relative’s house for the evening so they don’t interrupt!
Of course, there’s nothing to say that you have to keep your romantic fun PG-13. If you have a large bathtub, you can light some candles, pour some wine, and spend some quality time together covered in bubbles. This type of evening can easily lead to the bedroom. For a little romance there, sprinkle some fresh rose petals on the bed (free if you have roses and they’re in bloom) and, again, put on some nice music. You might even want to do something like read a little romantic poetry or, if you sing or play an instrument, sing a love song.
There are many ways to have a romantic night at home. While these are all great ideas, there are many more that are unique to you and your significant other. Plan something the two of you love to do and see where the evening takes you.