For some reason lately I've found myself wanting to spend more evenings inside than going out, (maybe the grey summer weather hasn't helped much!) so I thought it'd be good to share some recent ideas on cheap nights in that we've enjoyed doing recently.
1 Hold a board games night
Board games don't have to be boring! Last week we invited some friends over for a game of Win Lose or Draw (in case you don't remember, it was an oh-so 90s gameshow with Danny Baker as host!) which was a really fun evening, improved further by everyone bringing along wine and cheese!
If you want to try playing Win Lose or Draw too here are the rules..
What You'll Need:
A whiteboard & marker (more eco than using paper)
Some pictionary cards (Or if you don't have this get your friends to each write down a film/person on paper and put them all into a bowl to pick at random!)
Snacks & drinks!
Divide your group into two teams (girls v boys?). Each person then takes turns to pick cards and try and draw as many of the items for their team mates to guess as possible in under a minute. Some of the drawings inevitably go a bit squiffy but that's all the funnier!
No Electricity Nights
I have to admit that me and tom haven't had one for a few weeks now, but we really need another this week!
What You'll Need:
Crafty items/ projects to work on
Whatever your heart desires
It's really nice to turn off the laptop/phones for an evening, as i wrote about in this earlier post.
Another fun night to plan with friends is a simple regular film night. Just pick an actor you love and put their films on high priority on your Lovefilm and you're good to go! Good actors we've chosen in the past include John Cusack, Johnny Depp and Paul Rudd. Any other suggestions welcome! It's also nice taking it in turns to cook for friends as you get lots of ideas on new recipes to try along the way.
Dressing Up Nights
The other week we had loads of fun when our friends popped round with their fancy dress box! Who says dressing up in silly outfits is just for children?!
Do you have any other suggestions on cheap but fun nights in?