Cookout season is in full swing here in Florida! I mentioned earlier this week that Andrew and I have been having a cookout with our friends at least once a week lately. We’ve been enjoying it so much that we decided to have a cookout for our weekly date night a couple weeks ago.
Date night is one of my favorite nights of the week! We used to go out to eat each week, but lately we have been trying to cook more. This cookout was a great way to make sure date night was different from just a regular meal.
This date idea is inexpensive and so easy to pull off. Even though it’s an at-home date, it’s a fun way to mix things up.
Setting the Table
We had our cookout at Andrew’s house, and they didn’t have much for decorating the table (it is a bachelor pad after all!). I went to the Dollar Tree and picked up a couple things to add a nice touch to the table. I spent $4 on the placemats and candles.
If you don’t have an outdoor dining table, improvise! They don’t have one at Andrew’s house so we have been bringing the coffee table outside whenever we have cookouts and setting up camping chairs. It works great! If you don’t have a backyard, find a local park with a grill and bring your date there.
Be sure to include a Summer-y drink! For Valentine’s Day Andrew and I went to Florida Estates Winery, so we had a bottle of their Casa Del Sol Florida Orange wine. It was perfect for this meal!
What is your favorite date night idea?