It can be hard when Friday rolls around, and the budget isn’t looking too good. All you want to do to kick off your weekend with a fun activity, such as having a drink or two with friends. However, the problem is, activities like this cost money, and no matter how hard you try, or how disciplined you think you are, the likelihood is you’re going to overspend and put yourself in an even worse financial position.
Sometimes, the best thing to help your money issues is to pass on that big night out, as that could be all you need to put you in a position where you can be more social. However, passing on a night out does not mean you cannot do anything. In fact, there are plenty of fun things you can do on a Friday night that is not going to break the bank.
Additionally, these activities might be something that you have never considered before. They could be an excellent way to spice up your evenings and add a bit of variety into your life.
So, without further ado, here are some low-cost activities you can do on a Friday night that are actually fun:
Host a Board Game Night
A board game night in is a great, cozy way to spend a Friday with your friends, and is a nice chilled vibe activity that you might find is a welcome change of pace if you are out and about often. This has the potential to be a really cheap night, especially if you are loaded with board games already.
With board games, you’re also able to dictate how the night will go, as you can either have a couple of close friends and play compact games, or you can have a whole bunch of people and play exciting and potentially loud team games. With the huge amount of board games out there, there are so many options for you to try.
Try Online Bingo
Online bingo is becoming an incredibly popular pastime for women under fifty, and this is because of the blend of excitement, accessibility, and social elements. You can partake in games for as little as a couple of pennies and engage with a wide array of different game modes, meaning that you will be able to play all night without running the risk of getting bored.
An online bingo site might include chat rooms, meaning that even if you are playing alone at home, you’re always connected to real players online, allowing you to build genuine connections and expand your social circle.
Visit a Free Museum
There are an overabundance of museums and exhibitions that you can go to that you probably never even knew existed in your general area, and the added bonus is that a lot of them are completely free. What is also good is that many museums cater to a specific niche or interest, meaning that you can learn more about what you are specifically into.
They may be considered nerdy and boring, but if you find a museum that focuses on a subject area that has a vague interest to you, then you are sure to guarantee a pleasant and beneficial time for free.
You are educating yourself, but you are also having fun, a combination that you may not have thought was possible in school.
What do you do when you’re low on funds, but still want a fun night? Let us know in the comments below!