I’m trying to make the most of however many light evenings and warm days we have left now that Summer is coming to a close. Don’t get me wrong, I love Autumn and can’t wait to really enjoy some crisp, cool mornings and toasty, dark evenings, but I also really appreciate each season individually and want to get everything I can out of Summer before September is upon us. Me and the Mr. are also trying to find date ideas we can share, as we both have a week off from work coming up and we have some time together planned. I thought it would be nice to run through a few ideas I’ve come up with for late Summer date ideas that you might be able to try too. They’re all super affordable, if not free, so they’re easy to enjoy, without it being a big expense.
As the days pass by, sunsets are going to start getting earlier and earlier in the coming weeks, and so there aren’t many left to be enjoyed late into the evening, when you jump in your car and pick just the right spot to watch this natural beauty. We’re lucky enough to live in an area where we can watch the sun set right by the sea, so we have been known to sit in the car and watch as it sinks below the surface of the water before going for a quiet walk along the sea front. I love doing this and hope that no matter where we end up in the coming years, that we can still make a habit of spending some Summer evenings enjoying all that nature has to offer.
If you’re lucky enough to still enjoy some warm weekend afternoons well into August then why not take a picnic to a local park or beauty spot to enjoy a bite to eat? It doesn’t cost a lot to take a few snacks and drinks with you, along with a blanket to sit on, and it’s an afternoon away from home to enjoy with your honey. You could even make it a technology-free time, so that you can really enjoy the company of each other, without being distracted by your smart phone. Make long-term plans, go over ideas for future trips you want to take, continue to get to know as much as you can about the one you love – those are definitely my most favourite kinds of afternoon.
A lot of fairgrounds close up for the fall/winter seasons, when they’re affected by low visitor numbers or bad weather, so make the most of any local to you now, while you still have the chance. I don’t know about you, but I love most fairground rides, along with all the treats you can win at the fun amusement stands, so why not have a care-free, enjoyable date day/night by getting your adrenaline going and feeling just like a kid again. I won’t judge if you spend the time eating candy floss and hot dogs, nobody said date nights had to be healthy!
We’ve been doing this a ton recently, and I’ve really been enjoying getting out and about in the area we live, getting some exercise and fresh air, while also finding out a bit more about the streets around us. Summer is the best time to spend time like this, as it’s still light when we’re heading out and the weather is still good, but we hope to do this in between the bad going into Autumn and Winter. This is another great chance for us to unwind after our work days, as we talk a lot while we’re moving, but it’s also great to be getting fresh air and to be burning some calories, where we could otherwise be sat indoors watching TV.
Garden Movie Night
If you can get hold of a reasonably priced projector, why not put together a little outdoor movie night. We all love movie nights spent at home, but surely it’s so much better underneath the stars, enjoying your favourite films and home-made snacks. Pick out a couple of both of your favourites, to make things fair, and choose a few different genres, so that you get a good mix of films and enjoy some good old-fashioned movie night fun. I would suggest flavoured popcorn, home-made nachos and anything chocolate as the perfect snacks for this venture and the more pillows and blankets you can find, the better!