Good Times with Friends Await You
Food costs money, transportation costs money, beverages cost money, clothes cost money, it seems like everything costs money. If you have little to no money, hanging out with your friends can be a difficult event to coordinate. Believe it or not, there are some fun, cheap things that you can do with your friends. Each one of these activities would cost you and your friends less than $20.
Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you have to forget the old games you use to play. Adding a little twist on kid games is a cheap and fun thing to do with friends. Have one friend think of something unique to your town, and then play a giant game of Hot & Cold to find it. Play Hide & Seek where the seeker texts those that are hiding and follow the sound of their phone (no cheating by turning your phone off or on vibrate). Freeze Tag can be played with nerf guns, Duck-Duck-Goose can happen while literally sitting around the house.
Don’t Shop til You Drop
Shopping for clothes can get pretty frustrating once you look at the price tag. But this doesn’t mean you have to give up trips to stores altogether. Instead of going shopping and emptying your wallet, go to the mall and find the most ridiculous clothing you can find from one store and throw it all together into one, big, nonsensical outfit! Don’t forget a camera to capture all your new looks, and be sure to help clean up the dressing room when you’re done.
Instead of sitting at a computer watching Youtube videos for hours on end, make some yourself! Figuring out what to make a video about and how to make it is a lot more fun than just watching. Make a mock-music video, write a skit about what it’s like to go to your school or whatever your heart and creative minds desire!
Crack Open Those Books
It may sound a little dorky to go to the library for fun, but there are many obscure ways to have fun at the library. Play mad libs using random books around you. Check out a movie or some new music to enjoy at home. Go to the kids sections to find long-lost fictional friends, find articles from your birthday 40 years ago using a news database system or share your favorite passages from your favorite books.
Showing your school spirit is great, but the same locations and teams can get old after awhile. Go to your local community college or University and watch one of their sports games. You can get a look at some potential colleges and have a good time with friends at the same time.
Whether art or history, there are museums everywhere. Many museums have a suggested donation, but the key word here is suggested. There’s a good chance you can get into local museums for a very cheap cost, as little as $1. If a museum does have a set price, look at their website because they may have a free or discount night.
Raid Your Closet
If you’re comfortable with briefly sharing your clothes, raid your closet one evening. Try on that dress that you haven’t worn for two years. Assessing styles you’ve outgrown with friends helps you stay fresh and fashionable, plus you may find some old favs that are worthy of reinstating into your daily wardrobe.
Give you and your friends a creative challenge. It could be anything! Gather together with your favorite nail polish colors and create some fun nail designs. Look at Pintrest for inspiration, but try to create unique designs of your own! Go grocery shopping and make dinner for under $20 or just use whatever is in your kitchen. Take a bunch of magazines and create collages that represent your dreams. Write a worship song together. The possibilities are endless.
Science can be a frustrating subject, but if you look at it differently, it can be a lot of fun. There are some ridiculous science experiments online. Once you receive a parent’s permission, take a stab at them. Did you know that you can make a pickle glow?