For most people, the weekend is the time to relax, meet up with friends and enjoy life. However, going out and having fun on the weekend can often lead to a surprisingly low bank balance on Monday morning.
To prevent that from happening to you, you will find five things you can do to have a great weekend without overspending in this article.
Head outdoors for a BBQ with friends at your house.
BYOB party at your house
Instead of meeting your friends at a bar and spending way too much money buying rounds of drinks, you can kick off your weekend with a “BYOB” (bring your own booze) party at your house.
Aside from supplying the basic nibbles and a few mixers, the cost for such a party will be very low as everyone brings their own favourite alcoholic beverages to the event. And best of all, you don’t have too far to your bed once the party is over.
Going to the beach or venturing into the outdoors on Saturday morning is a fun and free activity for the whole family. Not only will it feel good to be outside after last night’s party but it also provides a great opportunity to get away from the stress of the city at little to no cost.
Attend free/low-cost events
Saturday is also a great day to attend free or low-cost events in your local area. Whether it is a free concert in the park, a new art exhibition, or a local sporting event, there are usually plenty of events that cost little to nothing on weekends.
Sunday meal with the whole family
Sunday provides an excellent opportunity to meet up with the whole family for a big meal. Your kids will enjoy spending times with their grandparents and you can save money by not eating out in a restaurant. Also, home cooked family meals are usually the best.
Relax and watch a movie on Netflix to end the weekend.
Movie night at home
Once the kids are in bed, spending your Sunday evening watching a movie on Netflix is a great way to end your weekend with your partner. It allows you to relax while still spending quality time together.
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