Amanda's Note: This was written by Delcia Warren. Delcia is a freelance writer, passionate about the environment, organic farming and food production. An advocate for a holistic approach to the world’s problems, she has a particular interest in the small changes individuals can make to their lifestyle to minimize their environmental footprint.
Having a fun evening doesn’t always have to mean spending a lot of money. You don’t have to go out to the local club or spend some extra cash to join a party just to have tons of fun. There are some great ways to have fun in the evenings without breaking the bank and we are going to take a look at some of them in this article. Let’s get started, shall we?
A Fun Poker Night
A poker night is a classic way of having tons of fun without spending a lot of money in the process. There are two ways you can do this. First, you can host your own poker night and have friends or colleagues come over to play. You can even have a small wager just to bump the level of excitement up a notch.
Alternatively, you can spend time playing poker online. Similar to having a poker night at home, you can also set up a private poker room for your friends to join. You can set your rules on small or big bets to make the game as affordable as you want it to be. At some poker sites, you can even set your own house rules and play side games as you compete against friends for bragging rights and other rewards.
Poker is a game you can master. It is a skill-based game more than it is a luck-dependent one, so the entire evening can be very exciting indeed. Besides, who wouldn’t want to know which member of the Marketing Department is the best at poker?
Binge-Watch Your Favourite TV Series
Thanks to services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, you no longer have to rely on Cable TV – and its schedules – to watch your favourite TV shows. You don’t even have to spend time waiting for downloads to finish to have an awesome weekend binge-watching a couple of season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D or old seasons of Top Gear.
Most of the popular shows are available through these services and spending a Saturday evening at home with enough snacks and beverages while going through the latest episodes is a great way to have fun without breaking the bank. You can also have friends come over to join the fun, especially if you love the same TV shows.
Streaming services also have movies you can watch. Some of them are actually recently-released movies and popular titles. There is no shortage of entertainment to be found.
A Bingo to Remember
Bingo is a very simple game to play. It’s a cheap game to play too, plus it can be very rewarding. You don’t have to visit the local Bingo hall to play the game thanks to the wonders of the internet. Find a suitable online Bingo room and you can join the fun in just a couple of clicks.
The weekends are always filled with popular online Bingo sessions. You can choose to pursue large jackpots and be the next big Bingo winner. Alternatively, you can join in with the more underrated sessions and spend your time playing exciting side games and talking to other Bingo players in the room.
Worry that you might spend too much playing Bingo online? Well, you don’t have to. Online Bingo cards are incredibly cheap. On top of that, you can get free bonuses and free cards to play with just by signing up. To make it even better, there are even bingo rooms you can access for free, allowing you to win real cash prizes without spending a dime.
We’ve talked about several cheap ways to spend the evening at home. This next one is for those of you who still want to go out and have tons of fun on a budget. Go on Craigslist or your local event directory and find out about free concerts you can attend in the area. You’ll be surprised by how many of these free concerts are available.
Local pubs usually have live bands playing on the weekend. You still have to pay for the pint you have while you’re there, but you’re free to enjoy the entertainment. Parks and certain venues host free concerts regularly too.
You can also find charity concerts if you really want to up the excitement. Charity concerts tend to feature popular bands and artists; you can watch them by donating to the charity. Some indie movie showings and even open theatres with great movies to watch are also alternatives worth considering.
It is easy to see that there is no shortage of fun things to do, even when you’re on a very tight budget or you just don’t want to spend a lot of money during the weekend. The ideas we talked about in this article will help you get started with finding fun ways to spend the evening.