Who say’s every date has to be elaborate or expensive? This couples day date idea is an inexpensive and adventurous alternative!
No one ever said dates have to be super elaborate or expensive to be memorable. They also never said being newly self employed was easy…
So it’s a good thing there are equally fun alternatives to the “just like the movies” dates that people tend to forget about… like biking to a picnic spot in one of your favorite neighborhoods as a couples day date idea,
Because that’s the kind of budget we’re on!
I’m also not referring to the Pinterest picnics where someone miraculously packed a fine china cake stand with perfectly iced cupcakes to place next to their dapper, model boyfriend who would never actually be caught dead sitting on a monogrammed cashmere throw in matching outfits in public.
No, this is a real life couples day date that you can actually pack in a bicycle basket with your (equally dapper, that part was true) boyfriend and can still be just as cute and thought out as any.
Obviously, you’ll need a cute bike to start out.
And we did just that with our bikes from Brooklyn Bicycle Co .
Check out how I packed our real life picnic.
Plus, I need to show how I put my Polka Dot DIY Bicycle Basket to good use!
True to our personalities, Jared chose the Bedford seven speed in matte black (slight edgy of course, but still classic), and I chose the Franklin seven speed in white (if they had it in white and gold, I would’ve died!).
What to Pack in Your Picnic Basket
To get everything to and from our picnic spot, I neatly packed up my polka dot basket with the wooden serving board and marble plate at the bottom and blanket on top of that cushioning the sodas.
Then, I filled a small box with tangerines, grapes, cheese, and utensils.
Of course, chocolate should always be a necessity.
And baking homemade treats into mini mason jars makes traveling with them super easy!
This “box” makes for a great date night gift basket idea too!
This little picnic goes to show not everything we do is always super girly.
There are just enough details to make it feel special. But not so much that it’s a burden to carry or unrealistic.
The modern patterned blanket from Spearmint Love is one of my long time favorites. And has just enough going on with to make it seem full.
Of course, pink cheese never hurt anyone and we all know there needs to be some girly Instagramming at some point!
Couples Day Date Idea Sources
- Eco Cross Blanket by Spearmint Love
- Franklin Bike for me
- Bedford Bike for him
- Polka Dot DIY Bicycle Basket
- Paxton Glitter Oxfords from Kate Spade
- Polka dot sweater from Target
- My favorite skinny jeans of all time from GAP
- Joyful Bauble Necklace from Baba Souk
- His shoes from Nordstrom
- His jeans from H&M
- His shirt from JCrew Factory
- Photos by Ling Wang Photography