I’ll warn you – we are going to get a little creative here. Some of these ideas might sound a little “out there”. But that’s the point! Creativity is the basis for some of the best cheap and free entertainment. Just think of all the things you did as a kid, or the ways that people entertained before the time of mass media… they had to get a little weird.So prepare yourself and get into that whimsical mental state. These kinds of things are what keep life interesting
I absolutely love partying in the warm temperature months! It’s just this kind of weather that everyone seems to enjoy
Til then here are a few to get you by,cheap (creative) ways to entertain on a budget~
Potluck – This is my favorite way to entertain on a budget – and for good reason. You get to see your friends AND they bring food. Win, win. You can assign dishes or go with the flow. It’s surprisingly fun when 5 people show up with cake.
Pop culture themed party – Throwing a themed party is the basis for oh so many entertaining options. Game of Thrones night? Favorite movie night? R.R. Tolkien fiesta? The options are only as limitless as your imagination (or your Netflix)
Book exchange – You know those books on your shelf? The ones that you always wanted to read, but never quite got around to? Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. Host a book swap and you can refresh your library while sending your own unread books to a good home.
Silent dance party – Here’s how it works: Everyone brings their own music, music player, and ear buds. Then everyone plugs in… and dances. This sounds weird (and it is). But as someone who’s participated in one myself, it’s oddly freeing and honestly really fun! A new meaning to “dance to the beat of your own drum”. MY personal favorite !!!!!!!!
Karaoke – There’s not much better than getting your Mariah Carey on in front of friends… unless of course you’re channeling your Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Whatever your musical style, rent a machine and prepare to rock the microphone with your buddies. Arman and I do this all the time!
Topical mastermind group – If there’s something that interests you and your friends, offer an open space to discuss and brainstorm on the topic. This keeps you sharp and also gives an opportunity to bond over common interests. It’s a great way to push your creative brain and learn from others!
Now go forth readers, entertain and be frugal. And feel free to invite me… I’m always down for a rousing game of Corn hole