Top Five Ways to Have Fun on a Budget ￼
Ally loses her job at the beginning of the film, and Colin is a struggling musician, so having fun on a budget and going on cheap dates was a must for them. For example, Colin planned a cheap, romantic date of making Mexican food at home and watching lucha libre on the DVR. In that same vein, this feature will offer five ways to have fun on a budget, whether it's alone or on a date. Ideas include taking a walking tour of famous sites or cool buildings, having a rooftop picnic under the stars, and playing sports in the park with friends.
After reading a magazine article that insists if a woman has slept with at least 20 people that they have already missed Mr. Right, marketing executive Ally Darling begins to panic, thinking that she will be alone forever. With the help of her hunky new neighbor Colin, Ally starts tracking down all her ex-boyfriends, hoping to find her real true love while she helps him escape his latest fling. Hilarious hijinks and adventure ensues as Ally goes on her wild search for the best “ex” of her life, only to find what she is looking for has been right in front of her all along.
Go to a Baseball Game￼
Most every major city has a baseball team, and seats in the bleachers are very inexpensive (some ballparks even offer deals where for a small sum you can get tickets, hot dogs and drinks). Since baseball season lasts for about seven months of the year, you have tons of opportunities to munch on peanuts and Cracker Jacks and cheer for your local team. Get out of the house with either a date or your friends, grab your mitt in case of fly balls, and enjoy this great American pastime!
One of the best and most inexpensive ways to spend time with your friends is to do something outside. Go for a walk or a jog, play basketball, Frisbee or soccer in the park, spend time at a local lake, go for a hike, ride a bike – there’s something for everyone in the great outdoors! Getting together with a group of friends to get outside and be active is both cheap and fulfilling – you’ll have fun and feel great while doing it!
Have a Rooftop Picnic￼
If you have access to your building’s rooftop, entice your friends or a date to join you for a view of the city and a casual meal! This fun dining experience can be made inexpensive by asking your friends to bring food and drinks. Make sure you have some blankets and pillows (or other suitable seating arrangements) and, if you’re going to dine in the dark, some lights or candles. A rooftop picnic can also be easily transformed from a fun group activity to an intimate date night under the stars.
Go On a Walking Tour of Your City￼
Ally lives in Boston, a city full of rich history and amazing architecture. No matter where you live, you likely have some cool sites or unexplored areas that you can venture to! The best part? A walking tour is of little or no cost to you! Convince some friends or a date to come along, and then plot your route. Try searching online for interesting places to visit, and make yourself a walking map of the different places you want to go. Not only will you learn some cool new things about your town, but you’ll also get some free exercise. It’s a win-win!
Have a Themed Date Night at Home￼
Ally and Colin have a Mexican-themed date night in, and you can easily and inexpensively do the same! Take this as an opportunity and a challenge to learn to cook a new type of cuisine, and to expand your horizons. Try making homemade pasta sauce, meatballs and spaghetti, grab a bottle of vino, and rent an Italian classic like La Dolce Vita. Or try your hand at making chow mein and watch some badly dubbed kung fu movies at home. The possibilities are endless!