Cheap Date Ideas


Not every date needs to be an expensive candle light dinner.  And let’s face it, if you are one of the many LDS singles who are living on a college budget, you probably can’t afford it.  But even if you’re not part of that demographic, there’s nothing wrong with mixing things up and trying some of these cheap date ideas. These activities are sure to put a smile on your date’s face…and, wait for it…your wallet.

  • Set up a Day Care Service for others to go on a Date Night
  • Learn Magic Tricks and Put on a Show
  • Plan a “Dream Trip”
  • Color in Coloring Books
  • City Council Meeting
  • Arts and Craft Night
  • Finger Painting…with your toes
  • Pretend you’re engaged and try on rings
  • Make Pet Rocks
  • Visit a Cemetery and tell Ghost Stories
  • Knit
  • Learn to Braid Hair
  • Whip Cream / Shaving Cream Fight
  • Stranger Conversation Challenge
  • Soap Sculptures
  • Origami
  • Go Collect Bottles or Cans and Use the Money for Dessert
  • Read all the Greeting Cards at a Local Grocery Store
  • Word Searches / Cross word Puzzles
  • Make Candles
  • Homemade Bread
  • Homemade Ice Cream
  • Make Your Own Music Video
  • Crash a Stranger’s Wedding Reception (make sure to do it politely!)
  • What If
  • Make Taffy
  • Conduct a Science Experiment
  • Movies
  • Make your Own Recipe
  • New Recipe Cook Out
  • Start a Business Idea
  • Root Beer Floats
  • Dollar Ingredient Challenge
  • Story Time
  • Get Lost Together
  • Take Part in a Community Theater Performance
  • Homemade Pizzas
  • Paint Pottery
  • Join a Book Club
  • Participate in March Madness
  • Fantasy Sports
  • Learn a New Language
  • Enter a Contest
  • Make an Entire Meal from Microwave Foods
  • Create Photo Evidence Suggesting you went on an Adventure that Didn’t Really Happen
  • Dollar Menu-naires Date
  • People Watching
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