How to Save on Family Entertainment

Every family needs to spend time and do fun things together but we all know that entertainment isn’t cheap, especially for a big family.  However, you don’t need to deprive yourself and your kids from fun family activities if you are on a tight budget.  With creativity and research, there are actually a lot of inexpensive activities that you can do as a family.  Continue reading if you want to know how you can save on family entertainment!

Arts & Crafts for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Now that Halloween is over, get the whole family to remove all the spooky decorations to give room for the upcoming festivities.  With the help of Pinterest, you can find a lot of DIY Thanksgiving and Christmas-themed projects that the whole family can get involved with.

Make a family scrapbook.

Speaking of arts & crafts, the whole family can also enjoy making a family scrapbook and have fun going through old baby photos and decorating it.

Eat in a different location.

Sometimes, all you need to do is to switch up your routine.  You can turn the usual mealtime into something new, fun and entertaining by eating somewhere else but still within your own home!  Probably in the family room while watching a movie together or a mini picnic at your own backyard.

Make your own pizza.

Who doesn’t love pizza?  But instead of ordering out, why not make your own?  Not only that it’s cheaper, it’s more fun too!  Gather the family and make a pizza from scratch.  Each family member can even make their own mini pizzas with their own choice of toppings.  Sounds yummy!

Have a Scavenger hunt.

Switch up the usual game night and create a scavenger hunt within your home or even your neighborhood.  You can actually organize it with your other neighbors and their kids to make it even more fun.

Nature Walk.

Enjoy the crisp weather and explore your surroundings by taking a walk around the local park or your neighborhood.  Take family photos and collect things like pinecones and twigs to decorate your home.

Check your local neighborhood.

Look for affordable or free events advertised on your local newspaper, state site or at schools and universities if you live close to one.

See?  You don’t need to spend much in order to have fun.  After all, it’s about the quality of time spent with each other and not how luxurious or fancy an activity is.


About Toni Marie

Toni is a regular contributing author on Guest Money Blog. In addition to writing about money topics, she also likes to write about relationships and health.
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