8 unique and inexpensive date ideas for new parents | Mrs Jibril

Hello lovelies, welcome back to my blog and if you are new here I hope you enjoy this post. Today is Valentine’s Day and lots of couples will be celebrating it. When I was younger a bouquet of red roses, a box of chocolate and dinner seemed to be the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Times have changes and I would rather do something new that I will remember than the usual cliché valentine date that most couples do.

I wanted to give those who are celebrating unique and inexpensive ways to celebrate this year. If you don’t celebrate these are still fun ideas that you can do with you husband.

8 unique and inexpensive date ideas for new parents

Prepare his favourite breakfast

This is the perfect way to start this special day, when you cook food with love it tastes so much better than just going out for breakfast.

Go to a museum

This can also be a family day out, if you have a little one like us. Most big cities have at least one museum and chances are you might have not gone there as a couple before.

Go for a walk

When leading an active life especially with kids, it hard to remember the last time you took a nice walk together as a couple. Get someone to watch the babies for an hour and go for a walk together holding hands. If you can’t get someone to watch the baby (it is Tuesday after all) the baby can also join you in your walk in his stroller.

 Make a bucket list together

This is what my husband and I are doing this year. We are writing down all things we want to do together as a couple before we die no matter how unattainable it is at this time. Years later we can look at this and maybe even tick a few things off our bucket list.

Movie marathon

You both pick a movie and watch both of them at the comfort of your home after your baby’s bedtime.

Go out for some dessert

If you have a sweet tooth like us then nothing says “I love you” like a good dessert. You can get a range of different desserts at the fraction of the price if you decide to go for a 4-course meal on Valentine day at any restaurant. let’s face it going out for just dessert also saves you time because even if you take the baby along chances are you will finish your dessert before the baby gets bored and throws a tantrum.

 Prepare dinner together

You don’t have to be a culinary expert to make a nice dinner. It can be something as simple as preparing pizza together and picking your favourite topping. If you don’t know how to make the pizza base there are numerous video on YouTube and if it all fails you can always buy the base from the supermarket. The good thing about dinner you can prepare it after the baby’s bedtime.

Pray together

I saved the best to last; this is by far my favourite idea. When we were newly weds we used to pray together all the time and this is a way to connect as a couple spiritually.

As I mentioned earlier even if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day you can still try these ideas with your partner.

Are you doing anything special on Valentine’s Day this year?

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Thanks for stopping by,

mrs j

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22 thoughts on “8 unique and inexpensive date ideas for new parents | Mrs Jibril

  1. Khadijas Hooyo says:

    I love the ‘make a bucket list together’ idea!! I think that’s such a beautiful thing to do, I’ll definitely create one with my husband. When you put pen to paper it makes dreams/ goals so much more attainable. Love the rest of the list too, we try to do most of them (except cook together, it’s usually me doing that alone 🙄)lol hope you had a lovely day, celebrating or not xx

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  2. Rainbows are too beautiful says:

    Lovely ideas. It can really be hard to get time together. We really only have one option for babysitting due to our kids disabilities / difficulties and so we don’t get much time together. It’s even hard to do things when they have ‘gone to sleep’ as two of them have sleeping difficulties and are disturbed most of the evening. Just being a couple even when out with the kids can be good though – holding each others hands and showing love. Thanks for lining to #kcacols and hope to see you again next time.

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  3. Jade the parenting jungle says:

    These are some beautiful ideas, you can loose each other a bit when children come along and simple, cheap ideas like this are perfect when you are limited on time. My partner and I often go for a walk and fill our flasks with hot chocolate, we also love a game of cards. Thank you for linking to #stayclassymama xx

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    • Samsam - Simply A Mama says:

      ohh a game of cards and hot chocolate sound heavenly.
      Exactly once you have kids it usually hard to plan a date like before because you can never predict when the babysitter won’t be available, kid falling sick or baby being to fussy to leave at home with a sitter.
      Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me this lovely comment xx


  4. makinghermama says:

    Praying together is such an intimate way of staying connected! I love it! IT is so hard to find alone time these days with 4 boys, but we find all these little moments. A smooch while making a cup of tea, working out in the garden together with the kids, proofreading my blog! #KCACOLS

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  5. khulood91 says:

    I love your ideas! especially the pray together one 🙂 truly you saved the best for last.. I like the quote that goes by: “A couple that prays together, stays together”.

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