We go to the closest Mc Donald's with a playland area on a Monday or Tuesday evening (preferably after pm).The playland area is usually empty so the kids can play to their hearts content without competition.This way no one misses any part of the show because we can pause the movie for bathroom breaks. We also have started to purchase family games like Junior Monopoly, Yahtzee, and other similar games that the whole family can play, and this way if they have a few friends over, they are never bored and they will always know that they can play the games that they learned how to play with mom and dad. You can only find them in certain parts of the country right now, but they are in the process of going national.Now, for something special for just my husband and I, well we try to split the three children up between Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles, or choose to put them early to bed one night and have a late movie night, usually on the week-ends. For very little money, you can buy an order of bread sticks which will be replenished ad infinitum by an employee coming round to the tables with a basket of them.
We usually buy a coffee/hot chocolate for ourselves while we are there & purchase some cookies for the kids to eat on the way home.
I know that some of these things would transfer elsewhere. If one has an RV, many of these clubs offer RV parking facilities for very low nightly cost.
Membership privileges are good at any Eagles or Elks facility on presentation of your valid membership card. Our favorite activity includes both a cheap date for us and a family activity for our children.
We now find it cheaper to go to the store and pick out a movie that all of of agree on.
Most of the time they are Walt Disney movies, and we purchase it from anywhere from .99 to .99, then we make our own popcorn, buy a case of pop, and watch it in the privacy of our own home. Tips: 25 Cheap and Free Dates My husband and I like to go to Fazoli's, which is an Italian fast food place.Anyways, we usually buy some nice scented candles, some lotion, and some relaxing music, and we give each other massages that are much needed to recuperate from the long work week. (And if they don't have an employee to spare for the task, you just go up yourself and ask for more breadsticks.) It's not extremely romantic, but it is a good place to sit and chat (with the kids along, if necessary) and get a good quantity of food for just a few bucks.