Inexpensive Ways to Have Fun in January

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The holidays are over and boy was it expensive. It’s amazing how much we spend during the holiday season from groceries, gifts, holiday decor and family greeting cards. Not to mention travel expenses. It’s time to start rebuilding your savings account and pay off those credit cards. Here are a few inexpensive ways to have fun in January.

Inexpensive Ways to have Fun in January:

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Family Game Night

Whether you have kids, grandkids or it’s just the two of you, game nights are an inexpensive way to spend time together in the colder months. What are your favorite games to play? It might be as simple as a game of spades. Or it may be a good time to dust off that box of Scrabble. Grab a couple of drinks, a bowl of popcorn and get ready for a night of fun.

Cook Dinner at Home

Enjoy an evening in with a home cooked meal and a nice glass of wine. If you need dinner ideas, we have posted recipes for: Easy Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner, 30 Slow Cooker Dinner Ideas, Beginner’s Recipe for the Air Fryer, Meal Prep Roasted Vegetables, How to Make Tomato Pie and Simple 3 Ingredient Dinner.

For dessert you can try our recipes: How to Make Chocolate Fondue, Make Great Banana Pudding, Try Our Easy Caramel Apples Recipe and Apple Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Here are a few simple appetizers: How to Make Pimento Cheese, Easiest Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer and How to Create a Charcuterie Plate or Board.

Lastly, here are a few simple cocktail recipes: Here’s How to Serve Sangria, The Best Bourbon & Cider Cocktail for Fall and Diamond Fizz Champagne Cocktail.

Bon appetit!

Binge Watch Your Favorite Shows or Movies

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It’s fun to stay in and get cozy on the couch for a night of binge watching. There must be something on one of your streaming apps that you have been meaning to watch. But if not, we have some recommendations for you:

Create a Spa Day at Home

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We wrote a whole post on how to create a spa day at home. Check out that post here. We’ve included tips on how to create a spa day at home for free, tips on how to do it inexpensively and some fun DIY home spa ideas. Go treat yourself!

Do Something for Someone Else

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What better time of year than now to think about doing something nice for someone else? And best of all, most times you can do something for free or very inexpensively. It feels good to get out of ourselves and focus on serving others. If you are short on ideas, we have you covered. Look over our lists of free, inexpensive and kid friendly ideas for doing random acts of kindness here. And be sure to let us know which idea you chose by leaving a comment below!

Go Thrifting

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Treasure hunting at your favorite thrift stores and antique shops is a fun yet inexpensive way to spend a day. Or maybe search online for some new local options that you can explore for the first time. We recently explored the best thrifting spots in Wilmington, NC. If you are in that area or plan to visit soon, read our post here.

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