Monday, August 18, 2014

$10 Great Dates: Connecting Love, Marriage and Fun on A Budget {A Book Review}

Matt and I are always looking for awesome and different dates on a budget. I was thrilled when Bethany House Publishing sent me $10 Great Dates: Connecting Love, Marriage, and Fun on a Budget by The Larsons and The Arps. 

This book is FABULOUS!! Throughout the pages of $10 Great Dates: Connecting Love, Marriage, and Fun on a Budget there are 52 dates divided into multiple areas. 

Adventure Great Dates
Out-on-the-town Great Dates
At-Home Great Dates
The Great Outdoors Great Dates
Marriage Pick-Me-Up Great Dates
Romantic Great Dates
Seasonal Specials Great Dates
Unique and Unusual Great Dates

Each date shares the following information: the idea (of the date), before the date, on your date, talking points and a great date takeaway. 

I don't want to give away too much of the excellent information in the book but I do want to share what some of my favorite date ideas are. Matt and I cannot wait to have some of these dates! 

1. Just Desserts Great Date
For this date, eat dinner at home and then get dressed up to go out. Try a new place in town or a place you've never tried before. Order dessert and enjoy conversation over dessert. Talk about your favorite desserts while on the date. Dessert is all about the overflow of sweets. Reflect on "Sweet" things. 

2. Movie on Location Great Date
Pick a location in a favorite movie or in a movie you've been wanting to see. For example a lake, pool, etc. Download the movie onto your device, pop popcorn and bring other snacks. Drive to the location and watch the movie on a blanket. Talk about your favorite movies. Enjoy a perspective change of watching a movie in a different location. 

3. Apple Picking Great Date
Check out local apple orchards before hand as well as the prices for picking apples. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Talk about your favorite apples and recipes. Enjoy physical activity while getting some yummy apples. 

There are so many good ideas in this book. Some are simple and some of extra creative. I recommend this book for any couple who is looking for dates on a budget. 

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