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Home-cooked meal and movie night

Duration: 3-4 hours
Budget: 1000-2000 RUB

Enjoy a unique and personal romantic date in the comfort of your own home. Prepare a meal together and sit down to a cozy homemade dinner, then relax and watch a movie of your choice. This low budget date idea can be tailored to your preferences, with the flexibility to take place any time of the day and last however long you wish.

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  • Start the date by deciding what to cook. You can either plan this ahead of time or make it exciting by choosing what to cook on the spot. Enjoy quality time together preparing your meal. Spice this up by playing your favorite tunes and having a mini dance-off in the kitchen. Once the meal is ready, set up a cozy area where you would both enjoy your homemade dinner. After dinner, choose a movie you both love or have been wanting to see and settle down to watch together. The night ends on the couch, with both of you holding each other while savoring the warmth of your home.
  • The order of the date can be switched up to better suit your liking. The most important thing is for both of you to spend quality time together, enjoying each other’s company.
  • This date is all about the little moments that bring you together. It's simple, intimate and very much affordable without losing any of the romance, making it a perfect choice for those on a budget.

Preparation steps:

  • This date requires minimal preparation. Firstly, if you decide to plan the meal ahead of time, ensure you have all the necessary ingredients. If you're deciding on the spot, have a well-stocked kitchen. A bottle of your favorite wine or drinks of choice would also be a great addition.
  • For the movie, have a few options ready and a comfortable viewing area. You can use a streaming service or have the DVD ready. Don't forget the popcorn!
  • Set the atmosphere with low lighting, scented candles and cozy furnishings to make the evening more romantic. It’s all about creating a warm and welcoming space.

Some tips:

  • Cooking together is about fun and teamwork. Make sure to choose a recipe that you both can handle to avoid the situation where one person ends up cooking alone. If cooking is totally not your thing, ordering your favorite takeout is also a great option.
  • Make sure to clean up the kitchen and the viewing area before the date. No one wants to relax and watch a movie in a messy room.
  • Be flexible and open to last-minute changes in the schedule. The aim is to enjoy your time together, so don't stick too strictly to your initial plan if you feel like doing something else.

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