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It’s spring, which means love is in the air! Too bad money isn’t growing on the newly budded trees, but that is okay because with these 10 spring date ideas that cost zero you won’t need money to keep your blooming romance growing.
10 Spring Date Ideas That Cost Zero
1. Go Star Gazing
You might need to bundle up a bit, but snuggling under a blanket while staring at the stars only adds to the romance.
2. Take A Spring Bloom Walk
Go for a walk around your neighborhood and see if you can find spring flowers such as pansies, tulips and daffodils starting to burst through the spring soil.
You can also go to a city park known for its gardens or hike a local trail and see if you can spot any wildflowers starting to bloom.
3. Trip To Your Local Garden Store
Spring time stirs the desire to plant a flower garden into the minds of many. Indulge in that urge by going to the local garden store and strolling the aisles figuring out what blooms you would plant in your dream garden.
4. Dust off Your Bikes, Roller Blades, Or…?
Spring is a great time for dates and exercise to collide. Dust off your bikes and go for a bike ride around the neighborhood or hit the local bike trails. If biking isn’t your thing, what equipment do you have? Tennis rackets? Roller Blades? get it out and get active together. If you don’t own anything, there is always walking or hiking or you could borrow equipment from friends.
5. Go On A Picnic
Dig in your cupboards and create a lunch for two with what you have available. Find a container to put it in and a blanket to sit on and then head out on a sunny spring day to a local park and have a picnic. You don’t even need to go to the park if you don’t want to–your own backyard will do.
6. Attend A Local Festival
Spring time is full of all sorts of festivals and most of them cost nothing to stroll through. If you don’t know of any in your area usually all it takes to find them is a visit to your area’s tourism website. Facebook friends can also be handy in helping you find a good festival. Just ask in a Facebook status if anyone knows of great spring festivals in your area.
7. Take A Walk In An April Rain Shower
I am not talking about going out for a walk in a heavy downpour–just a gentle spring rain. There is something about taking a walk in a spring rain shower while huddled under one umbrella (psst, golf umbrellas are plenty big enough for cuddling couples).
Go ahead and act like kids and splash in the puddles as you walk (well, that is if you both own rain boots or don’t mind wet feet). When you are done, head inside and warm up with cups of hot chocolate for the both of you and one blanket to share.
8. Grab The Kids’ Sidewalk Chalk And Let Your Creative Sides Shine
You can either come up with a theme and work on a mural together that will cover your driveway or sidewalk or you can divide your space in half, then take pictures of each half, post them on social media and have your friends vote for who did the best art work. Winner makes the loser dinner.
9. Write Out Your Summer Bucket List
Thrifty people love to plan ahead and planning is free. Also creating a summer bucket list can be so much fun so why not make a date out of it. Grab your favorite cup of whatever and dust off the patio furniture and sit side by side and dream up all the things you want to do together as a couple during the upcoming summer season.
No idea is too expensive or too out there to be on the list. This is a dream list after all. Once you are done circle your top three and then start strategizing how to make room in your budget and life to make those events happen.
10. Head To The Playground
Acting like a kid for a short period of time can be fun and bonding. Head to your local playground (preferably one that is fairly empty) and see who can swing higher, slide faster, and hang upside down the longest.
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