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5 ROMANTIC DINNER IDEAS FOR COUPLES ON A BUDGET

August 25, 2017
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Dinner dates are a date night staple, and with good reason – sharing food with a loved one is one of the simplest ways to show you care. It evokes a sense of nurturing and taps into the subconscious notion of sustaining those you love. 

At Date Night Ideas we understand that there are times when you can’t drop a cool grand on an evening out, which is why we’ve put together our favourite thrifty dinner ideas to get you inspired. Here are our top five romantic dinner ideas for couples on a budget. 

CANDLE-LIT BRAAI IN THE BACKYARD
It may seem obvious, but sometimes the best dinners are enjoyed right there in your own backyard. Stack the fire, marinade some chops, prepare a few gourmet braaibroodjies, light some candles, put on some cheesy 80s tunes (or whatever sets the mood at your house) and wait for your significant other to come home. This kind of date is perfect for spur-of-the-moment weekday fun. 

WALKIE-TALKIES
Not all dinners need to be a sit-down affair. In fact – not all dates need to be dinners! Set aside a Saturday and explore the street food in your region on a long, leisurely walk. You could even pop into a farmer’s market and buy the ingredients to enjoy a slow brunch at home on the veranda. 

STOP & START
A great way to enjoy a great variety of foods without splurging too much is to choose a few restaurants that are within walking distance of one another and enjoy a starter at each of these venues. Pro tip – take cash so you don’t have to swipe your card and rack up service charges along the way. 

SUNRISE HIKE & PICNIC
Lace up your walking shoes, wrap up warm and enjoy a sunrise hike along a safe route in your vicinity. Pack a thermos with hot tea or coffee and some killer sandwiches to enjoy when you’ve completed the route and worked up an appetite. 

READY, STEADY, COOK!
Challenge your significant other to a cook-off with a few mystery ingredients. Reveal the spoils and sit back with a glass of something cold as you watch them work their magic in the kitchen. 

And there you have it – five ways to enjoy dinner without breaking the bank. Do you have any cool, budget-friendly date night ideas of your own? Please get in touch & share the love!

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