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(And make sure to lock down your babysitter or nanny ahead of time so you don't have to scramble last-minute.)Keep in mind that your date doesn't have to be expensive.
We reached out to Ben Homan (relationship blogger at Top Date Ideas), Stef Safran (matchmaking expert of Stef and the City), and Kalyn Brooke Comings (deals expert at Creative Savings), and put together 101 unique and cheap date ideas to get you started.(You can even do some of these at home, while your kids are sleeping!
The usual home-cooked dinner and rented movie but with an extra-special bottle of wine and some decadent dessert. Have a whirlwind journey of all the places that only both of you would understand why it’s so special: the restaurant of the first date, the pier where that funny memory happened, that hole-in-the-wall ice cream parlor you both discovered together on that random Friday night. Go to that local attraction you’ve been meaning to go to for ages. Enjoy love and romance with your honey bunny like it’s 1959: go roller-skating, find a drive-in, share an ice cream sundae at a soda shop and more. Or if you’re one of those super-ambitious creative types, make each other a small painting to hang on each other’s walls. Find a cute and cheap way to document your very special day.
And while there’s no shortage of romantic spots and activities in this sprawling town, sometimes we all need a little help coming up with something novel, thrilling, or downright out there to help bring us a little closer to that (potentially) someone special.Celebrate your anniversary by going to that one museum, state park, nature hike, botanical garden, funky dessert cafe or concert hall you’ve both been meaning to go for ages but have been putting off. Or with a flip came and i Movie, you and your loved one can make a very short and sweet internet video that you can watch for years to come when you want to take a stroll down memory lane. Maybe this is the day to learn ballroom dancing, take a cooking class, surfing class or to try bikram yoga for the first time together. The lists of symbols and gifts for wedding anniversaries is often written and talked about. Dating anniversaries tend to be celebrated in months rather than years.There does not appear to be a similar universally accepted gift guide or suggested list for dating anniversaries.Some gift stores and websites have created their own lists of suggestions but nothing as widely recognized as the wedding anniversary symbol list first created by Emily Post in 1922.For the not-so-musically-inclined, hit Movieoke at The Whistler on the first Monday of every month, where instead of song lyrics, you'll be quoting your favorite movie scenes on stage.