The summer has finally arrived and all we want to do is enjoy it, but if you are a teenager or just a person chances are you might be broke. So here are a few activities that won’t make you live on the streets in the fall.
Have a Movie Night
Going to the movies can be so expensive but there are a bunch of ways to have a low cost or even completely cost-free movie night. You can always rent a movie and if you have a projector you can grab a white sheet tie it to a clothes lines or trees… or whatever can watch the movie away. But there are even cheaper ways to enjoy some moving pictures. If you have some home movies you can take a time machine and watch some siblings or even parents when they were kids.If you have a some really close family friends you ca invite them and all of you can share your past with them and I guarantee you will not regret it and have a blast!
Go sky gazing
You can have so much fun just disconnecting from the digital world around and just enjoy staring at the starry night. I find that where I live, the sky mysteriously becomes super clear during the summer time. When the sky is so clear, I will just stay outside for hours watching the sky and I am also a big astronomy geek so I would a book of stars … or use my phone to find planets or satellites, stars or constellations. It can be really cool to just watch appreciate nature and enjoy the skies.
Host a cooking show
This can be so fun if you gather a group of friends that cannot cook. You can host MasterChef: Non-cooks edition! I personally enjoying cooking, even though I’m not very good and when my friends come over it makes it 10x more fun. Generally, challenges are set where we have to use certain foods in a time limit, so basically MasterChef. Definalty one of my favourite things also because the food that we make turn out fine, but there is a mess afterwards.
Take photos/ video
Capture the beautiful moments that you will experience over the break even if you just stay on your bed all day. I promise you that there is always something interesting and creative lurking around, even in your backyard so just look for them.
Shopping for summer clothes is so fun but, shopping can get so expensive… but that’s why thrift stores exist. If you don’t thrift shop already I have no idea why. It is so fun and you can get clothes that no one else has, grab some ultra cool vintage pants and it’s super cheap. You might even become the next girl boys. If you can give yourself a budget of $10 and try to find a complete outfit, I assure you will not be disappointed and even feel ecstatic that you got an outfit for such little money.
If you are also thinking of getting vintage stuff for even less you can always look through some of your parents, aunts/uncles or grandparents closets and ask of you can take anything that hey don wear anymore.
This one might not be for everyone and that’s completely fine but if you are one that enjoys helping out, you can volunteer at a local organisation. This can be a shelter, an orphanage, a soup kitchen or anything really. It can be so fulfilling knowing that you helped someone for the sole purpose of helping. It is also just a great experience.
The featured photo for this post is a DIY recycled dreamcatcher. I feel like this is a great example but, you should be creative with your DIYs so I’m going to leave it there.