Whether you are going on your 1st date or your 1000th, it can be hard to figure out fun things to do that don’t break the bank, especially if you want to go on more than one a month! If planned correctly, you can make the cost of one traditional date last for 5 fun dates that offer new experiences to get to know one another in a deeper way. Natural beauty surrounds us so taking a hike or having a picnic is a natural go-to in the mountains. Here are a few alternative date ideas based on our September calendar.
When: Friday, September 1st
The Idea: Experience art together, talk about what you like and dislike about different pieces you see. Interact with each other and others in new environments. Keeps you moving which offers new scenery and a way to communicate with less pressure. Free wine (if, of age) and horderves.
When: Friday, September 8th
Cost: Free + cost of food for picnic
The Idea: Get some friends together or go it alone. Pack a picnic (veggies, fruit, hummus, popcorn, cheese, chocolate and wine, perhaps), bring some lawn chairs and enjoy the music and people watching. Enjoy the beauty of the valley and sense of community. Bring a blanket for snuggling if it gets chilly. Bring some cards or a board game for more interaction with your sweetheart.
When: Sunday, September 17th
Cost: $10 for beer for 2, additional money to participate in the silent auction
When: Thursday Evening, September 21st
Cost: $5 students with ID, seniors, active military, EBT cardholders, $7 general admission + $10 for coffee and dessert
The Idea: A different type of movie experience. Offers an opportunity to think together. Go to a local bar or coffee shop afterwards and chat about the documentary in more depth. Ask their perspective on parts of the movie that made you feel something, then, listen. Offers an opportunity for you to get to see the perspective and passion of the person you admire.
A little more $ but worth the extra:
When: September 9th
Cost: $20 each
The Idea: Learn to cook! This could turn into a second date where you try to make something you watched the Chef make. Laugh a lot, give to a good cause.
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