When you have kids, the cost of date nights can almost crush you.
You pay for so many things. There’s the babysitter, dinner, movie, drinks, coffee – the cost of the night, and the pressure to make it worth it, mount. A “traditional” date night of dinner and a movie could shake out like this:
- babysitting (6 hours @$7.50): $45
- nice dinner (with wine, dessert and coffee – plus tip): $80
- movies (at least we don’t need to buy snacks after that dinner!): $25
That’s $150! For one measly night out.
Now, of course, we could eat a less fancy dinner. A fast food meal would cut this evening’s cost down – with shorter babysitting time and a cheap meal – probably half the cost. But, really, would that even feel worth the $75?
Enter “At-Home Date Nights”. Put the kids to bed, break out the low-to-moderate-cost idea list and remember what it is like to be a couple again.Read More