frugal summer fun

Money Saving Mom is hosting the question of how to have fun with the family over the summer… frugally. Considering that it’s just the two of us, we have a lot of flexibility now, which probably isn’t the case for everyone. But here are some frugal ideas of things that we like to do for fun:

  • College Town happenings– We are super blessed to always live in college towns due to Jon’s job. If you have a college or university near you I highly recommend looking into what they offer over the summer. At the last school we were at they held an outdoor summer concert series on Friday evenings throughout the summer. Even if there aren’t “special” events planned on-campus, typically campuses are a LOT quieter in the summer with students gone. A lot of schools have some type of garden and other great green spaces that you can utilize without the school year crowd.
  • Walking… don’t underestimate it! We like to go early in the morning or late at night when it’s cooler. It’s a great way to unwind and have time to talk.
  • Game Nights– This is really a year-round fun idea.  We love to get together with a few other couples for games and dessert. In the summer you can make strawberry shortcake, homemade ice cream, or other cool desserts! This can easily be adapted for folks with kids of all ages.

2 Responses

  1. We should definately look into taking advantage of this as we live in a big time university town!! I’ll have to look up and see what is available.

  2. Just found your blog at Works for Me Wednesdays. Our family has recently started playing board games again because my daughter is old enough to read and understand them more. Makes for some great, cheap, family fun!

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