When hubby and I first got together, money was hard to come by. We still wanted to do things together, so we had to come up with cheap date nights. Hubby liked to play darts, so when I saw a dart board on clearance for $5, I bought it. The next time we went to have a date, I pulled the dart board out. We had a few beers, played darts and laughed and talked into the night.
Do you have a dart board you could pull out after the kids are in bed? Add a few beers, some music and it could feel just like you are in a bar - except you don't have to pay for overpriced beer and you don't need a sitter!