Cheap Date Ideas: Progressive Drive Thru

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Fast Food Drive-Thru Date Night

There is nothing quicker than a fast-food drive-thru – especially for a quick and cheap date night! We know that between everything you’ve got going on (and everything you’d like to do in the future!), making time for date night can seem impossible. We ourselves have ended up doing a quick fast-food run more times than we’d like to count, but there always seems to be something missing. Well, not anymore! For all of you on-the-run folks out there, we’ve created a fast, free, and totally fun date night that takes drive-through dining to the next level. So get ready to grab a burger and a side of fries with your sweetie’s shake… [wink!]. Let’s check out the date!

This Progressive Drive Through Date looks SOOO fun!! Definitely makes fast food a whole lot better! #datingdivas #drivethroughdate #progressivedrivethrough

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But before we dive into the drive through delights, we HAVE to give a huge designer shoutout to Diva Elizabeth! She created these printable fast-food favorites for us and we couldn’t be happier!

What’s Included in Your Drive Through Date

Your Progressive Drive Through Date is here to make life as simple as possible. That’s why we’ve included everything you need to take this date from start to finish! Take a look at the included items below, and keep reading through the post for a more detailed description of how to use them.

  • Date Guide
  • Invite
  • Planner
  • Fast Food Choice Cards
  • Progressive Drive Through Envelope Cover

Progressive Drive Through Date Guide

In true Progressive Dinner fashion, you’ll be choosing different locations/restaurants for different meal items. So fun, right?! We’re here to walk you through everything you need, but we know it can be tricky remembering exactly how a date is supposed to go. That’s why we’ve created this printable drive through date guide that you can keep with you the entire time. It’s organized from start to finish and will help you make your fast food date oh-so-easy and a total success. Take a peek at the items below and get ready to get going! Oh! And don’t forget some quality cardstock!

Progressive Drive Through Date Guide


Drive Through Date Invite

No date idea is complete without an invite and your printable download includes the perfect one! Seriously, just imagine your sweetie’s face when they read the fun and flirty message. We GUARANTEE their faces will blush and their mouths will water. The best part of all, it requires next to no prep work for you! Simply print, cut, and fold!

Progressive Drive Through Date Invitation

The fast-food-themed invite is two-sided so everything remains nice and neat. Just fill in the date and time you want to take your drive through date and slip it somewhere your spouse is sure to find. On top of their steering wheel or dash would be PERFECT. After all, the name of the game is “drive through!”

Progressive Drive Through Date Invite

Progressive Drive Through Date Cards & Planner

The “meat” of this date involves choosing a different fast food restaurant for each of the following items: Appetizer, Entree, Beverage, and Dessert. All you need to do is work with your sweetie to decide which restaurant you want for each item! For example, you might choose to get Arby’s Mozzarella Sticks for your Appetizer and Wendy’s Frostys for your Dessert. The options are endless! We’ve even included a special Intimacy Card for when you return home. Use that card to choose a favorite bedroom game or activity you’d like to do. It’s the perfect way to round out your date when you have a little more time to do so.

Progressive Drive Through Date Card

Once your choice cards are filled in and filled out, it’s time to map out your route! Decide what order you would like to get each food item. Feeling like having a little dessert first? Do it! Want to save the side for last? You can do that too! Simply place your cards on the planner in the order you prefer. P.S. You could totally adapt this date to become a killer group date! Simply throw out the Intimacy Choice Card and work with your fellow group date members to decide which restaurants you want to hit up. Drive together or in separate cars and eat up!

Progressive Drive Through Date Planner

Drive Through Date Envelope Cover

Last but not least, we’ve included a little something to make this date idea even simpler. After all, ease and efficiency (not to mention FUN!) are what this date is all about. Your printable envelope cover will make bringing your printables along (and storing them later!) easier than ever. Simply affix the full page cover onto the front of a standard manila envelope, pack in the goodies, and voila! You’re ready to hit the road AND stay organized. How great is that?!

Progressive Drive Through Date Envelope

For a fast food treat that can’t be beat, this date is it! Be sure and give it a go the next time you and your sweetie are looking for a fun and fast way to reconnect. Or whenever you’re craving a burger. The choice is LITERALLY yours!

Progressive Drive Through Date

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Progressive Drive Through Date

Printables Designed By Elizabeth Edwards Exclusively for The Dating Divas


I'm a friendly gal who's obsessed with all things marriage and Hubby-related :). When I'm not having adventures with my sweetheart and baby boy, you can find me in photographer mode, deep in a Netflix binge, or crafting! I also enjoy treasure hunting (aka. thrifting), dark chocolate, and eating as much sushi as possible.

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  1. Hi Elizabeth:

    I LOVE this fun and easy date idea. I have teenage boys and this would be great with them too. My thought is a minor change about on the invite. They would love going to different restaurants for different parts of the meal. My boys are 13 and almost 15. We let the kids date but we mama’s come along. This would be soooo much fun, We would end up an arcade in our area.

    1. Hi Suzzannah! Thanks so much for your wonderful comment! I bet your buys would love doing this 🙂 As far as the invite, the design is pretty much locked in place BUT we definitely want you to make this your own. So you might consider creating your own fabulous invite for your boys to use! Best of luck to you! xoxo