Attending fancy restaurants on the reg is not an option for most of us when it comes to responsible budgeting, however that doesn't mean you can't achieve the same effect from the comfort of your own home, and for a fraction of the cost!
Set the mood without the hassle of taxis, getting dressed up and paying sometimes extortionate prices for the privilege. Save it for special occasions, and make use of these gorgeous dinner date ideas instead!
Lady and the Tramp spaghetti (with a twist)
Is there a more iconic Disney love scene involving food? Almost certainly, no. Recreate the magic with your own twist on a pasta classic. Try infusing spaghetti with a light chilli sauce and some succulent prawns. Set the table cloth, light a candle and get ready for the spaghetti kissing action to commence!
Stuffed mushrooms caps
For many, a fundamental characteristic for a potential date is their capacity to care. Not only for others, but for the environment and a more sustainable future. This growing breed of person is attracted to a mate who shares their love of vegan delights and will become doe-eyed over mushroom caps stuffed with seasonal veggies.
Candle light, softly playing piano music, an uncorked bottle of Pinot Noir and two tender steaks sizzling on the griddle is about as sexy as it gets for a date night in. End of.
Cheese fondue for two
Ditch the conventional dinner set up for something a bit different and deliciously cheesy! A cheese fondue is great way to get stuck in, without spending hours stressing in the kitchen and without all the formality of a sit down meal. Crack open a bottle of bubbly with lots of yummy dippy things and have yourself a chilled out evening of cheesiness with the one you love.