It might seem impossible to find things to do with your spouse or family without spending a fortune, but it can be done! Finding those fun, yet inexpensive activities to enjoy just takes a little creativity and thinking outside the box. Here are some of our suggestions for fun things you can do this fall on a budget:
- Have a picnic. You might typically think of picnics being a summer activity, but you can have a fall picnic too. Use this time outdoors, without technology, to disconnect and unwind with the people you love.
- Create a fall scavenger hunt. You can do this walking, or driving, depending on what you feel like doing. Create a scavenger hunt list and see how long it takes for you to find all of the things on your list. Here are some suggestions:
- A white pumpkin
- A ghost
- An orange tree
- A carved pumpkin
- A witch’s hat
- Seek local activities that are free or low cost. Fall festivals, hay rides and haunted houses are in abundance this time of year and sometimes they’re free, or the low fee is donated to a worthy charity. Check out your local community calendar online, or your newspaper to get in-the-know about these types of activities.
- Find a new trail and hike it. If you’re the outdoorsy type, this one is right up your ally. If not, find a new neighborhood to explore or do some window shopping.
- Host a pot-luck. This can be an expensive proposition, but it doesn’t have to be. Check your local grocery store ads for a main dish you can get relatively inexpensively and invite your friends to come over for dinner and bring something to share. This can be a great way to get together with friends over a great meal at a low cost.
These are just some of our ideas for ways you can have fun on a low budget, but with a little creativity, we’re sure you can add some of your own activities to this list. Remember, reaching your financial goals doesn’t have to be all work and no play, it just requires some thinking outside the box.