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A nice dinner out might be the classic date, but it certainly isn’t the cheapest (or most unique) way to spend your anniversary. According to a Zagat survey, the average restaurant meal now costs $71.30 for you and your spouse. Throw in a couple of 3-D movie tickets and popcorn, and you’d easily spend $100 this year – pretty expensive (and a little boring).
If you’d rather save money and do something more memorable this year, check out our ideas for cheap and fun anniversary dates.
For camping equipment, borrow tents and gear from friends or family if you don’t have your own.
If you want to liven things up, ask everyone to dress from a certain period – like the Roaring Twenties – and scope out thrift stores for cheap costumes.
Need help putting the party together? Night of Mystery has a how-to guide.
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