Spring Date Ideas for all Budgets

Spring Date Ideas for all Budgets

Ah, springtime! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and love is in the air. Time to put those heavy winter coats in the back of your closet where they belong and start planning some fun date ideas. Whether you're looking for a cute outfit for your spring date night, things to do that won’t involve spending half of your monthly paycheck, or some unique ideas for dates when nights inch a little longer and the days get a few degrees warmer - you’ve come to the right place.

Spring date night outfit ideas

First things first, let's talk about what to wear on your spring date night. As we all know, weather can be a little unpredictable at this time of year, so it's all about layering. Here are some outfit ideas that will have you looking cute and feeling comfortable all night long:

  • Denim Jacket and Sundress: A classic spring combo perfect for day or night. Choose a breezy sundress in a fun print or bright color and pair it with  that perennial fashion fave - a denim jacket for a look that says ‘I didn’t try too hard, but I still look great’
  • White Jeans and Shirt: White jeans are a staple in any spring wardrobe. Wear them with an over-sized shirt, which you should ‘half-tuck’ into the waist for an effortless, sophisticated look.
  • Midi Skirt and Crop Top: The S/S23 shows were all about the midriff, so show yours off in a crop top if you’ve got the body positive attitude you need to do so. Pair with a midi skirt to complete the perfect on-trend spring outfitIf.
  • Jumpsuit and Wedges: If you’re not too keen on flashing flesh, then jumpsuits, or ‘rompers’ are a great alternative to dresses or the crop top, especially if you're planning on doing some walking or outdoor activities. Wear with wedge sandals to add some height and a little glamor

Cheap Spring date ideas

Now that you've got your outfit sorted, it’s time to consider some date ideas that will save you money this Spring but not at the expense of a good time. Spring is the perfect season to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather without breaking the bank. Here are some fun and affordable date ideas:

  • Picnic in the Park: Pack a basket full of your favorite snacks and head to a local park for a romantic picnic. Bonus points if you remember a frisbee or a football - nothing breaks the ice more than a little friendly competition
  • Bike Ride: Rent some bikes or take your own for a scenic ride through your town or city. Stop for ice cream or coffee along the way.
  • Hiking: Lace up your walking boots and hit the trails for a fun and active date. Not only is hiking a great workout, but you’ll be able to take in some beautiful views and have a chance enjoy some long conversations without the usual loud background noise of a restaurant or bar

Farmers Market: Check out your local farmers market or street food stalls for a perfectly pitched ‘casual’ meal out together and a chance to pick up some yummy artisanal treats. Take your time strolling through the stalls sampling cheese or sweet things as you go

Spring date night ideas

If you're looking for something a little more impressive to do on a spring date, and aren’t afraid of putting in a bit of organizational effort, here are some quirky activities that will help you relax, have fun and get to know each other better.

  • Outdoor Movie Night: If circumstances allow (eg - you are lucky enough to have access to a garden) set up a cozy outdoor movie night with a projector (you can use a white sheet as a screen), blankets, and popcorn. A romantic movie is too obvious - go for a big blockbuster action movie or a classic comedy 
  • Wine Tasting: Take a trip to a local winery or vineyard for a fun and boozy date, just be sure to check in with the other person first as they may well be sober. If you’re both partial to a tipple, not only will you get to taste some delicious wines, but you'll likely learn about the winemaking process and shared knowledge can really bond a couple
  • Mini Golf: Nothing screams spring like a round of mini golf. Get competitive with your partner and see who can get the most holes in one. Observing how a potential partner deals with victory or defeat can be a good way to judge their character
  • Cooking Class: Book into a cooking class together (though you’ll want to check that they don’t have any dietary restrictions before you accidentally take a vegan on a nose-to-tail butchery experience). As long as the food in question suits all involved, it’ll be sweet to learn how to make a new dish together.You could even offer to recreate it at home for a second date. 
  • Explore a new area: Our social lives tend to revolve around a few key areas wherever we live, be it in an urban center or somewhere more rural. It can be a great way to bond with a date to get a little bit lost together. Drive to a local town neither of you know too well, or hop on a bus or train and get out of your usual postcodes to discover a whole new pocket of the place you call home. If the date evolves into a relationship wherever you discover together will hold a special place in your heart.

There really is no better time of year than spring to get dating. Things are looking brighter on the slow march towards summer, and the blossom-filled air is rich with optimism and new possibilities. This is the season to be bold, inventive, playful and curious in your approach to dating. So get out there, enjoy the beautiful weather and all that being single in spring has to offer!