By Brie Schwartz, REBDOOK.
It's hard enough to plan a perfect date when you're dealing with your and your husband's hectic schedules, much less your highly coveted babysitter's. And yes, it can sometimes be so stressful that it feels easier to just stay home. But squeezing in some much-needed downtime as a couple doesn't need to be pressure-filled or contrived. If you switch up your routine and embrace spontaneity (whenever possible, at least), you can squeeze in some fun on the cheap--without spending your sacred Saturday night fighting countless other couples for a table at a restaurant or a seat at the IMAX theater.
1. Cozy up to the bar
You're so excited to go to that new restaurant everyone's raving about… until you try to get a reservation. And no, 5 p.m. on Wednesday doesn't work well. Hence why my husband and I love sidling up to the bar, which we can do without too much planning. Sitting close to him and letting