Enjoyable Summer Togetherness That Won’t Burn a Hole in Your Pocket
As you probably already assumed, these ideas are not going to be suitable for first dates! You can’t really be cheap in that situation. But more for married couples or long-term relationships where both partners agree on the idea of going on cost-friendly dates. Just because they cost less doesn’t mean the quality is affected by any means. As expected, there’s always the beach date! I’m talking more then just dropping by as the sun sets and taking a walk. Plan an entire evening on the shore if the weather permits. Pack a nice picnic from home, hook your phone/iPod up to a portable speaker for some mood music, and simply enjoy the view, the food and most important of all, enjoy each other. If you don’t consider yourself a picnic person, or you don’t live near a beach, park movies are another cheap and cultured way to go. As close to a drive-in as we will probably ever get, park movies can be an inexpensive idea for a night out on the town for groups of friends, and couples alike. Bringing your own snacks and drinks might help with the cost a bit more, if outside food is permitted.
The Challenge Of Keeping the Little Ones Busy Without Breaking the Bank
Making sure children have a fun filled summer is often tricky considering price increases at most kid-friendly places during the season. The key to this is to embrace all that the outdoors have to offer. From parks, the beach, nature walks, scenic bike rides to fishing, camping and swimming, there’s plenty to occupy one’s time. Soaking up some sunshine and staying active outside is the natural way kids need to spend their summer. Given that some parents aren’t the outdoors type, there are other rather fun activities that don’t require loads of cash. Planning a movie marathon day/play date is an idea you absolutely can’t go wrong with. Invite a couple friends of your children’s over, rent some cheap kids movie from Redbox for a dollar or even Netflix if you have an account, prepare popcorn and a few other snacks, and enjoy. Your kid(s) will surely like the idea of turning your house into a movie theater for a day. Cooking/baking is another involved, hands-on activity children will love. Bake some cookies together, let them assist you in making breakfast or lunch. They will be proud to be a helper and most likely eat their own creations, which means no hassle to make sure they eat all their food. Matinee movies or board games are also intriguing enough to keep them busy.
For All Those Individuals Out There
Summertime freedom is often a hard concept to grasp. No matter how expensive having fun while school is out gets, it doesn’t have to be. Do something productive this summer. Volunteer at a program of interest to you, get a summer job to pay for your summertime adventures, or even consider attending summer camp. Whatever you do, enjoy your relaxation, but balance it out with some busy. There are free summer camps for almost everything in almost every city. Sports camp, drama camp, art camp, music camp, you name it! Your local YMCA would be an excellent place to start. But aside from all the more serious stuff, remember to have fun. Hang out with friends, have sleepovers, go to the beach or pool together.
I hope these suggestion sparked some ideas, and helped a few of you out.
Enjoy your summer, stay safe and have fun!