We are married and have a kid but who says we can’t still date? I never want to be “too old” or “too married” for the mushy, gushy looks, the smiles, the laughs and the serious heart to hearts that can come alive during a date.
Sometimes all anyone needs is a little inspiration. (Drum roll please.) I’m going to let you in on one of our best kept secrets, The Choose Anything Game, the most unique $10 date.
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Here are the rules and how this date started:
It was nearing the end of the month and we still had $10 in our spending envelope! So we hopped in the car with our $10 and started brainstorming ideas. We decided to drive to the closest grocery store and divide the money equally and see who could me more creative with their $5 to find something fun for the night.
We call it the “Choose Anything Game” and the only rule is you can’t overspend. It ended up being perfect, Corey chose a dinner item and I, of course, chose a chocolaty dessert.
The flexibility of this game is endless. It doesn’t have to be a grocery store. Here are some more ideas:
- Target is actually my favorite place because of the possibility of buying something other than food.
- I’m not a huge fan of Walmart but they do have a $5 movie bin.
- At a dollar store you can afford several items
- A craft store adds a whole new dimension to the game
- You can also pool your money and work as a team to buy one “larger” item at your favorite store.
We almost always use the $10 cap, but on occasion we will bump it up a little. Next time I’m actually tempted to see how creative we could be on even less. You can also take your kids on a date and let them join in the fun, I always love watching how creative kids can be, they blow us out of the water for sure!
The goal is to have fun, be goofy, and most importantly be creative. Try it out and in the comments let us know what your $10 date ended up looking like.
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