While parenting can take up so much of your time and energy, it’s important to remember just HOW you got there in the first place. In other words, date nights with your partner are really important! But paying for a babysitter on top of a night out on the town can be pricey. Here are a few ways to spend some quality time with your partner without breaking the bank. Have fun!

Free Museum Nights

Many museums and cultural institutions have special nights once a month where tickets are free thanks to a corporate sponsor. Check their website calendar and have a special evening with your honey and some amazing art at the same time.


Go Out for Dessert

Simple math will reveal that going out for dessert is a lot cheaper when you aren’t including the meal beforehand. Our tip: have dinner together as a family, then let your babysitter put the kids to bed while you both slip out the door for a sweet treat.

Netflix and Chill

Make it a night on the couch with Netflix, some flavored popcorn and a cozy blanket. Catch up on a movie you missed in the theater or binge watch your favorite new series. The “chill” part is up to you!


Look for a Special Deal

“Deal” websites like Groupon and Living Social consistently offer significant discounts at restaurants and venues that would be perfect for a fun date night out. Sign up for their weekly newsletters and you’ll be ready when a great offer comes along!

Cook a Meal Together

Tired of fixing the same ol’ thing for dinner? While we absolutely advocate for families dining together, we love the idea of feeding the kids separately in this case. After you put them to bed a little early, crack open a bottle of wine and try one of those subscription meal services like Blue Apron or Hello Fresh.