I’ve googled this question to no avail, coming up with only cheesy ‘make a lovers coupon book’ kind of answers, so I’m hoping you can offer some advice for the less mushy among us.
My husband and my first anniversary is coming up next month. With Christmas busyness, New Years, and my husbands birthday all three in the proceeding weeks, I’m kind of exhausted to even think of what to do.
Several different friends originally offered their family farm houses but look to be falling through, and as I am going back to graduate school beginning the same month, the budget is going to be exceptionally tight in the first month of transition (great timing, education).
I thought we could at least do a fancy dinner or something but alas, that may not fit in the budget either, so I’m at a loss. I am throwing around the idea if a camping trip, but it is January after all, so who knows what weather could be like where I live.
Romantically hopeless & broke
good timing on the question because today happens to be my 20th wedding anniversary. *bows* and the internet is a dumb place to find good advice about relationship stuff. who does that?
1. i actually kind of love the idea of camping. and since weather can be a factor, you might want to look into a camp site with a yurt or one room cabin. they’re not much money and you can bring a portable heater if it’s cold. besides, camping in the cold makes for great fires and…cuddliness. IYKWIM.
2. camping or not, you can also put together a fine picnic dinner and eat it anywhere you want to. meats, cheeses, olives, great bread, wine… set your budget and buy the best stuff you can. i’ve done this several times and it’s always awesome. especially when you sneak all that stuff into a movie theater. of course that’s totally against the rules and you absolutely shouldn’t break the rules.
ha! kidding! you should totally break the rules.
3. go on an adventure. fill up the car and drive until you’re lost. then find some tiny little place to eat and chat up the locals. this is one of our favorite things to do and it’s a win every time.
4. blow the budget on a hotel. just for one night. and don’t forget the wine.
congrats on making it through the first year, my friend!
what else do y’all recommend that’s could be fun on a tight budget?