7 Fun Date Ideas Under $25!

The battle between wanting to have fun and staying within your budget often results to becoming couch potatoes. But having an inexpensive date night isn’t as hard to achieve as you think! There are plenty of fun date ideas to consider!

The CGS Team has come up with 7 fun date night ideas that will cost you (or your partner) less than $25! Yes, you read that right, you can enjoy an entertaining date night with your partner for under $25. Continue reading to see.

Fun date ideas under $25

#1: Breakfast Date

Who doesn’t love good food with good company? It’s like knocking two birds out with one stone! You get to enjoy the most important meal of the day with one of the most important people in your life. Having a date over breakfast is not only affordable, it also satisfies your appetite.

Try whipping up homemade blueberry pancakes together while sipping mimosas. If you prefer an actual date, then check Yelp or Groupon for local brunch spots. Most places offer happy hour prices and great breakfast and lunch options for a low price.

#2: Bingo!

If you or your partner have never been to bingo, then expect to have a lot of fun trying to win some money! Each bingo hall is priced differently, but the average cost of markers and papers for 2 is $15. That allows you and your partner to play multiple games and increase your chances of making money.

Imagine if you actually win, then you can have some extra cash to put into savings!

#3: Dinner & a Movie

Unless there is a dollar theater nearby and fast food is on the dinner menu, we don’t mean actually going out to dinner and a movie. Instead the CGS team suggests renting a newly released movie and cooking a meal you have never tried before.

With services like Netflix, Redbox, and OnDemand, there’s no reason to not watch a new movie! In fact, Redbox is America’s go to destination for renting DVDs and Blu-Rays for just one dollar. That’s a price that can’t be beat!

#4: At-Home Wine Tasting

Wine tasting can be a lot of fun and a great date night option. Instead of going through the hassle of traveling to a winery, paying for the night, and having to deal with strangers in your group, we suggest you visit your local BevMo and purchase wines you’ve never tasted.

Ask the sales associate for their recommendations on a few different kinds of wine.

Once you have the types chosen, opt for the generic, less expensive bottles. Pick up some cheese as well for a great complimentary snack. Make it a game by blind folding one another and attempt to guess which wine is which.

This idea is affordable, fun, and doesn’t require spending excessive cash. Read Picking the Perfect Wine for a few tips!

#5: Bowling

Everyone loves a good friendly game of bowling. If you’re looking for a chance to get out of the house and enjoy a little friendly competition, check out your local bowling alley. Put a prize on the table, like winner gets a back rub or the loser pays for the night!

Bowling is typically under $25 depending on how many games you and your date plan on playing. If you want to make it more cost-effective and maximize your time, go on a double date where everyone pitches in.

#6: Get Outside!

The relaxing sound of the ocean’s waves, the smell of fresh air on a trail, or a nice, scenic walk through a new part of town can quickly take you out of the normal dating routine.

You may have to pay for parking, but we guarantee it won’t cost you more than $25! This affordable date is perfect for a night of relaxation, activity, and affection. Perfect for after dinner or desert, you and your loved one can just recap of the evening and talk the night away.

#7: Game Night

Game night is an under-rated date idea! Whether you want to play old school board games like Monopoly or twister, or decide to hit up an arcade, playing games with your partner can make you feel young again!

If you really want to make your guy smile, challenge him to a game of Call of Duty or Madden! After that, keep the fun alive by hitting up Dave and Busters, or your local arcade. Laser tag and arcade games are completely affordable, and a lot of fun!

Related: 6 At-Home Date Ideas to Save Money

Whoever said date night has to be expensive doesn’t know the power of the imagination! Having fun and doing it all under $25 is possible and should be experienced on a regular basis.

Are there any inexpensive date ideas that you have to share? What has the best date you had under $25? We would love to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment below to share!

-The CGS Team



2 thoughts on “7 Fun Date Ideas Under $25!”

  1. These are fantastic ideas! As a party bus rental owner, I personally find a quick city tour or random trip can make a date night fun. It doesn’t have to be in a limo or party bus though. Your own car can be a good means to do it. It’s the experience that counts.

  2. Great post! Anyone who has had to pinch pennies, knows that it can be easy to fall into a rut. You provided some great ideas to be creative. I may put them all in a hat a draw a new one out each week

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