Think that you absolutely, 100% can’t have a a frocking good time (jeez, did anybody else just cringe at that horrendous pun or WHAT?!) with $20?
Of course you can!
$50 note? Take the week off. There’s an abundance of magnificence to be enjoyed with $20, instead!:
x Throw a picnic! Why yes, I did mention this in the most recent edition of Thank Frock It’s Friday and why yes, I do believe that it’s a fantastic way to spend a day! Simply grab a blanket, whip up some sandwiches, bring a few drinks (iced tea? Raspberry lemonade? Coconut-flavoured vodka?!) and voila!` You’ve got the ingredients for an excellent afternoon!
x Visit a discount store of the two-dollar variety and pick up a bunch of jewellery making accessories (seriously, I did this on Sunday and it was so brilliantly easy and cheap to do – think $1 per set of beads and earring hooks!) and create your own (master)pieces!
x Meet somebody for an ice-cream date.
x Rent a movie or boxset of your favourite television show and buy a bag of microwave popcorn. Movies, schmovies!
x Go thrifting/op-shopping.
x Eat fish and chips on the beach.
x Play pool at your local bar or tavern.
x Visit a travel agent and ask for a stack of brochures on various locations (the Equatorial Guinea? Djibouti? Uzbekistan?!) and plan a future escape!
x Wander the department stores for cosmetic and fragrance samples.
x Create a photo/inspiration/appreciation-for-lightbulbs (hey, it’s your wall!) wall for your bedroom.
x Sneak into a hotel swimming pool.
x Buy a bunch of herbs and plant them in your garden. (This has been on my to-do list since the beginning of the year, eek!)
x Drink hot chocolate in the park.
x Explore galleries and museums.
x Visit a second-hand bookstore and comb for biographies on your favourite musicians.
x Pitch a tent in your backyard. Honestly, my best friend once hosted a camping party in her garden and it is one of the most stupidly thrilling activities that we’ve ever completed!
x Go bowling!
x Roam the streets with your camera.
x Research your city’s best cheap eateries (there are many which offer an entree + a main meal for under $20!) and dine out!
x Scour the internet for free entertainment: comedy festivals? Jazz nights? Open-air cinemas?
What’s your favourite way to spend $20?