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 We all love a great night out with some friends at a grand bar or restaurant except that these nights usually mean “let me dig a hole in your wallet as you pay $10-$15 for a drink” or “here’s my blood, sweat and tears for this $100 -$200 dinner”.

 Now, I don’t know about you but spending this amount of money a couple of nights a week is just not worth it. So, courtesy of my kind heart, I have some great and pretty awesome tips on having fun with a couple of friends or a significant other right at home, without costing a dime. 

The first fun activity that I really enjoy is a “picnic at home”. Now depending on the weather, [considering you’d probably want to stay in if the sky is building a second Mount Everest outside your home] take a blanket or a bedsheet and bring it outside on the yard.

 If you don’t have a yard walk or ride a bike to the nearest park to your home (not even a penny for transportation). Also, bring some food; this means any small snacks your enjoy or even making a simple bowl of spaghetti with tomato sauce or some tiny sandwiches with any cold cuts in your fridge.

Next, bring some wine, champagne or any drink of your choice and enjoy. If you want to mix it up, bring some board games or a deck of cards. All I can say is super fun and a great way to create memories.

 Next, a simple idea is a movie night. Go to your nearest public library and rent a movie [that are usually free, unless you don’t return them then shame on you]. Pop some popcorn, melt some butter and there you have it. Another great tip is to have a game night. These can include board games or even Wii, Playstation or XBOX games; just make sure they’re group-friendly and you have at least two controllers.

 All in all, you don’t have to spend money in order to have fun nor do you have to sit and rot at home if you’re not going out. In the end, I hope you find at least one of these mini tips useful. Enjoy!

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Brooklyn-based Margaret Skowronska is a St. Francis College Communications and Business graduate with an intense curiosity that fuels her drive. She strongly follows the inspirational words of Norman V. Peale, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

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