Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Free (or super cheap) things to do with friends

I borrowed this from another website, sadly I didn't record which website it was when I saved it.

Eat your brown bagged lunches from home in the park together (this is a good one to do with work friends).

Start a Spending Fast Group Challenge. How much can you each save? This can be set up on a percentage basis (similar to how The Biggest Loser TV show does it since they all start at different weights).

Get a thrift store tennis racquet and go to the public tennis court and hit some balls. Even if you have no idea how to play tennis it's fun to run around and whack the balls.

Do a clothing swap. Everyone rounds up all of their un-used and un-wanted items and trades. Everyone gets something new to them.

Game night at one of your houses. 

Check out movies from the library and gather up at someone's house to watch. Variations on this classic saving money option is to theme it out. Horror/scary themed movies. 80's movies. Nicholas Cage movies... Bonus: home popped popcorn is super cheap.

Get together and make crafts using supplies you all collectively already own. Who can bring what and what can you make?

Group bike ride. Everyone takes turns mapping out a route.

Volunteer together
Start a book club. Check out the same book from the library.

Go to your favorite book store and look at gossip magazines together. Bring tea bags from home and get cups of hot water from the coffee shop. Sip and look.

Team up with a bud and be getting-out-of-debt supporters for each other. Bonus: you'll have someone to split appetizers with and cheer you along.

Google "free things to do in (insert your city here)". There are probably a lot of things going on that you don't know about.

Have a potluck. Just don't buy anything new for the ingredients. Only use what you all already have in your kitchen. If you can only make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich make a couple and cut them in 4's. There you go- finger foods! And really, who doesn't love PB&J? Variation (suggested by a reader): Breakfast potluck!

Do a group yard-sale
Go to the public pool
Do a picture Scavenger Hunt. Make lists and separate into smaller groups. The 1st group to take pictures of everything on the list wins bragging rights. Most people have cell phones with a cameras on them but if no one has a digital camera then do the honor system and take a mental snapsnot of the item.


Pull an HGTV and re-arrange a room in each others houses
Go to the city pound and look at the animals. Bonus: get to play with the animals too if the staff allows it.

Sit on a patio and ask each other questions you've never asked before.
1.) Why is Elmo red?
2.) Fav YouTube celeb?
3.) Would you want a whole army cloned to look like you?
4.) How many times do you look in the mirror a day?
5.) Internet dating: Yay or Nay?
6.) What do you want to name your children?
7.) Your house is on fire, 2 things you save (non-living)....
8.) If you had to do an extreme sport for a living, what sport would you do?
Also, there are lots of conversational games like "Would You Rather".


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