Sunday, July 31, 2011

Guest Post: Ashley of I Believe in Unicorns

Hello, I'm Ashley from i believe in unicorns. 
I just about died when Danielle asked me to guest post. 
Is she not the most adorable person, and nice to boot?!

Over on my blog I love to do a feature called {Top Five} on Friday. 
I list my 'whatever i feel like' favorites, and then I ask for my readers input.
It's a great way to share ideas and get to know everyone a little better. 
So I'd love to hear some of your ideas as well!
Without further ado, my
{Top Five} Date Ideas on a Budget:
Learning the Argentine Tango with my German friends, Christian.
 1. Learn to Dance.
In almost every city there are places that teach partner dancing lessons. 
Decide if you'd like Latin, Swing, or Ballroom and try out a class. 
They're usually only about $5-7 a person. 
It's a great way to have fun, be active, and observe patience and perseverance skills ;)

2. Movie At Home, But Make It A Little More Interesting.
Hit up your local movie store, redbox, or netflix, pop some popcorn, build a fort, and snuggle up while you watch your favorite flick. (This is fun to do with kids as well!)
Total cost around $5.

3. Get a Couples Massage.
Go to a massage school sometimes they have 2 for $20 deals!
Or perhaps give each other massages for free :)
4. Paint!
Stop in at your favorite art supplier a pick up some super cheap canvases, paints and brushes. 
Turn on some good tunes and paint what you feel. You can learn all sorts of things on this date.
(I had no idea my husband, Marcus, was artistic until we did this.)
Total cost around $20.

5. Watch Planes come in at the Tarmac.
Get some deliciously refreshing glass bottle sodas, borrow a friends truck (if you don't have one), fill the back up with pads and pillows and enjoy your time watching the planes come in and talking.

I hope you got some fun ideas. 
Now let's hear some of your favorite dates!


  1. lovely ideas! especially the last one :)

  2. I love them all! Very creative. :)

  3. Lovelovelove these ideas. Me and him indoors love a good fort movie night and we start salsa tomorrow!
    Great list.

  4. these are great!

    I don't have a boyfriend, or husband- but sometimes I go with the girls, and I think these would all be fantastic ideas for date nights.

    Once a week, our art museum does a thing called 5 after 5. It's $5, after 5:00 to get into the art museum and take a look around, and then you can go up to the rooftop, which has been opened for just this special night once a week- where there is a live band playing and a bar and finger foods.
    It's so nice to go and dance the night away on the rooftop under the stars.

    Also we have Shakespeare in the park, which I've never been to, but I imagine it'd be a great time. :)

  5. Fun and creative ideas! My husband and I like to make dinner together while listening to our favorite music, taking a few breaks to dance :)

  6. definitely good ideas. saving money right now is a big deal. my big and i go to "our spot" at a beach and just talk. sometimes bring a cheap bottle of wine.

    love, little.

  7. I love the idea of painting together! me and my husband are planning to go on a date to the botanic gardens in Edinburgh and sketch some flowers. We're not artists or anything but wouldn't it be lovely to sit on a blanket, drink fresh apple juice, eat strawberries and draw botanical patterns? very romantic too:) great post!

  8. My husband and I love to go to our local botanic gardens, park or nature spot and take photo's together and at the end we have a picnic.

  9. These are great ideas! We'rea always looking for something new to do on dates. Dinner and movie is good but...yeah.
    Another idea I like is to just go window shopping. We don't spend anything, but we just go walking together. The mall, Target. There's plenty to talk about. :)