In between buying Christmas gifts, decorations, and flights to go home, can you even afford to go on a date with your boo thang this holiday season?
Yes, you totally can! There are so many romantic date ideas out there that promote quality time and holiday spirit without causing financial heart burn. In this post, I'm sharing 5 affordable and fun holiday date ideas for you and all your boo thangs!
Ps. I made a bet with someone that I would use the word boo thang eleven times in a blog post, so you bet your boo thang butt (oh gosh I did it again!) that I accepted the challenge. So bear with me. Okay, here goes!
Caution: These holiday date ideas are just so awesome, you may even look like this super cute couple below. This blog post cannot be held reliable if these ideas result in Christmas magic explosion.
01. GAZE AT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Guys, there is nothing more romantic than looking at Christmas lights with your boo thang. Trust me, this is what E and I did on our first date so it's especially special to us and an activity we look forward to every year!
Picture it: you're driving around slooowly, holding hands, listening to Michael Buble, and soaking in all of the glowy lights. It's wonderful. (Plus, is it just us or do some of the best conversations take place in car rides?) Put away your phones and even any sense of time, and let yourselves escape into the world of festive lights! Preferably with hot chocolate in hand.
How do you find the lights? Google it! There are many free local Christmas light shows (and other free holiday events in general!) Often they are hosted by public parks, recreational centers, shopping malls, or even recognized neighborhoods. You all know those houses that are known to go all out. We found one in our town that syncs their lights to holiday music and even has their own radio station so you can listen/watch from your own car! LIKE OHEMGEEEE.
Google "local holiday lights tour" or "local free Christmas events" to get started.
02. VOLUNTEER TOGETHER
Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and spread Christmas cheer onto others. There are so many opportunities out there (especially at this time of the year) such as serving at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, or sponsoring wishes by buying Christmas gifts for certain families/children. Look for something that both of you are passionate about and set a date to do it. You never regret volunteering, and there's something really special that happens when you share a meaningful experience like that with someone you care about. It may lead to a discussion on each others' perspective on gratitude, time, money, and life in general!
03. DECK THE HALLS
Decorate the tree or your home together. Set the mood by turning on some Christmas music with no other distractions! Put on something festive, like your favorite pajamas or sparkly skirt, and bring out all of your ornaments and decorations. Doing a cozy activity like this can open the door to conversations on each others' family traditions, favorite memories, future holiday plans, and can make you guys feel closer together. Boo thang, boo thang.
04. MAKE A CHRISTMAS FORT
If you don't have a tree (or even if you do), you can still enjoy Christmas lights by making a fort in your living room! Adults can totally still make forts. Remember the episode in The Holiday? Who else was jealous of that twinkling fort? Pull together all of your blankets, pillows, and build a fort so that both of you can fit comfortably plus a tv if you want to make it a movie night. Decorate it with lights, stockings, and any other festive trinkets you have. Don't forget any refreshments or board games to make it a real party in there! #boothangfortparties
05. BUILD A GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Go to a grocery store and buy a bunch of resources needed to build a gingerbread house (or just buy the kits) and make a gingerbread house! If you guys are both competitive, you can turn it into a competition of who can make the better house. I saw one on Instagram that one couple did where they did it themed as a gingerbread house gym since they both love fitness! You guys can customize it to best fit your interests.
There are so many ways to stay in the Christmas spirit without having to spend too much money! You just have to be creative and inventive with date ideas. Personally I think it's those kind of dates that end up being more special and memorable. Don't you agree?
AAAAAND BOO THANG.
Will you be trying any of these suggested dates? DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER IDEAS YOU WOULD ADD TO THE LIST? I'D LOVE TO HEAR HOW YOU STAY MERRY & BRIGHT WITH YOUR BOO THANG! xoxo.
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