I'm running a little late on part 3 because I spent most of last week having cheap summer fun. So, here's a rundown of my week, which also happens to be part 3 of 9 cheap ways to have fun this summer!
7. Use one of the online discount sites to get cheap tickets to an event or exhibition or two-for-one dinners or whatever. We went to the Titanic exhibit at Atlantic Station in Atlanta using tickets from Goldstar. A post on the exhibit is coming.
8. Invite friends over for a pot luck. All it costs you is one dish, some paper products (unless you use real plates, flatware, etc., which I DO NOT do for 40 people) and time. What you get is some really good food (invite at least a few people who can cook), lots of good times and plenty of fun. Set up games inside and out--cards, board games, foursquare, croquet, a basketball goal, sing, tell stories, and eat, eat, eat!
We had a 4th of July/Anniversary party last week with fireworks, food, fun and flowers.
9. If you scrounge around and find a little money, check out airbnb.com. We had our very first airbnb experience this past weekend at a lovely mountain house in North Carolina. It was inexpensive, beautiful, owned by really nice people, and had an incredible view.
This is the view looking up at the house:
Take a look at parts 1 and 2 of Cheap Summer Fun for other ideas. Then get out there make your own cheap fun!