Summer is almost here and, luckily for you, that means loads more time to dedicate to your crush or S.O. You excited?

If you’re looking for new ways to impress them, we’ve got five date ideas perfect for you. The best part? They cost virtually nothing.

Get ready to DIY your dream date below:

Make Your Own Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling Alley

Feeling athletic? Instead of hitting up the local bowling alley, it’s time to get creative in your own backyard. Using six empty soda bottles, glow sticks (which you can easily get at the dollar store) and a ball (bonus points if it’s glow-in-the-dark), set up your own luminous alley in your grass! Tell your date to wear white and anything else that may help them stand out in the glowing light.

Glow in the dark bowling

(via Growing a Jeweled Rose)


Host Your Own Game Night

If you’re interested in getting your besties and their crushes in on a date night, try hosting a group game night. All you need are your fave board games, some fun snacks and tubs of popcorn.

If you’re feeling extra crafty, you can add some game board-themed straw tags and toppers to your treats like below.

DIY date night

(via The Dating Divas)


Create a Blanket Fort

Major movie fanatics, this is the perfect date for you.

Why spend tons of money on movie tickets, when you can have your own DIY movie night in the comfort of your own family room? For an ultra cozy experience, recruit the help of your crush and set up sheets all over the walls or on top of your dining room chairs to create a fort. Add string lights, pillows and bean bags into the mix if you have them.

Can it get any more comfy than this?

Blanket Fort

(via The Staten Island Family)


Stargazing in a Kiddie Pool

If you’re a little bit of a hopeless romantic, we’re sure you’ve always dreamed of having a stargazing party with your crush. Now you can, thanks to this super easy DIY date idea.

Simply borrow or buy a kiddie pool and load it up with pillows, blankets and a flashlight.

Grab your telescope (and your date of course) and you’re ready for an evening under the stars. Fingers crossed you see a shooting star.

Stargazing in a kiddy pool

(via Tesco Living)


Indoor Camp Out

Although we love a good camping trip, it takes a lot of time and energy.

So why not bring the best part of your outdoorsy trip to your next date night with this DIY indoor campfire?

All you really need are s’mores ingredients (graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows) a stick and either a stove you can roast over or the DIY campfire fuel canister below.

Turn out the lights, tell ghost stories and enjoy this campfire treat and your crush will be begging for s’more dates with you.

Indoor S'mores

(via Twelfth-Avenue)


Need some more date ideas? Head over HERE to find what activity you should do with your crush based on their personality.