Cheap Dates: History Day

Living a frugal lifestyle but still want to treat your special someone to a wonderful evening?  No problem!  There are lots of cheap date options out there; it's a matter of making them happen!  You may feel pressure to take your date somewhere that costs way more than you can afford, but just remember -- if they don't have the spunk to try out something different and be willing to live life frugally, well, you may not be able to get along anyway.

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Cheap Dates are great for first dates, tenth dates, or I-can't-rememberth dates!  Whether you've been married for years or are just starting to get to know your significant other, these inexpensive outing options can be great fun.

 This time in Cheap Dates, we'll take a look at history days.  You can have fun celebrating a certain period in history with food, clothing, and entertainment from that period, while spending some quality time with your significant other.

 Choose a time period.  Discuss this over with your date, unless you're trying to plan a surprise.  What historical era are you both interested in?  What would afford you some cheap but still-fun options for the various aspects of a history day -- the garb, the meals, and the games or media?

 Do your research: find ways that you can authentically but inexpensively replicate the different aspects.  For example, if you choose Roman times, you can use sheets as togas.  If you picked the early 1900s, you can find an online version of some of the world's oldest movies.  Or if you decided to go with the Renaissance, you can get cookbooks from the library to make some authentic dishes.

 Prepare everything together, if you can.  Make the meal as a team and dress each other in the unique clothing.  Then, enjoy the evening!  Relax as you fall into a time period not your own, and enjoy the luxuries of someone living in that era.  Cuddle up and watch your 1940s musical together, or dramatically read Shakespearian poetry to one another.

 Afterwards, if you're still fascinated, learn more about the era together.  Find some resources, either online or at your library, and pour over them together.  Who knows, maybe you'll be interested enough to start a research project together -- another great way to spend time with your significant other! has lots to offer you as someone trying to live frugally in a tight economy!  Visit us today.

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