My 30th birthday is right around the corner and I’ve been trying to come up with interesting ways to spend the big day. I decided not to go the frugal route on this one. My husband and I will cough up some money for a romantic sunset sail, then head out for a late dinner and maybe a sweet dessert.
Before making this decision I poked around the Internet for fun, frugal date ideas. The search for ‘frugal dates’ brought back some interesting results. The list below includes my top ten favorites:
- Curl up together in your backyard or a local park for some star-watching. In our case we could go to the Observatory to check out the stars.
- Spend the day at a park with a playground. Make a picnic lunch and play on the swings.
- Go to the local farmers market or state fair.
- Visit the zoo. Some zoos charge an entrance fee, but the zoo closest to us is free.
- Take a long bike ride and stop at a secluded location for a picnic.
- Spend a day at the beach, swimming and making sand castles.
- Attend a softball, lacrosse, or baseball game at a local college.
- Go for a hike.
- Take a long drive together.
- Take a tour of local wineries or breweries.
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My wife’s 30th birthday is Friday and we have about 15 friends coming to our house for a pool party and BBQ on Saturday. So, that’s part 1 (but a day later).
The surprise for my wife is a 3.5 hour spa treatment on Friday, while I clean the house. I ordered her a full body massage, a manicure, a pedicure, and a lunch. It’ll cost about $160 plus tax and tip.
Nice gift! Every woman dreams of a day at the spa. I’ve asked for a gift certificate from my parents and my in-laws.