A Mixed Bag – A bit of everything under the sun

Things to do on a long weekend

Posted on: August 25, 2008


Long weekend is usually the time to plan a vacation, especially for non residents who’d like to see most of the country while they are here. But for some of them who can’t make it this year, either due to lack of funds or lack of friends(to carpool), you may have to spend it at home. There’s no need to be disappointed. Here’s a list of things you can do to have some holiday fun while not spending too much.


1. Call a few friends for dinner

You can have a potluck lunch or dinner with a couple of friends. Or if you are fond of cooking, you can cook a gourmet meal yourself. Then follow it up with some fun group games like bluff, scrabble, poker etc. A good way to pass the time and enjoy.


2. Rent a movie.

There is nothing unique about it except that, you can make it more enjoyable with a proper setting. Play it on a big screen, dim the lights, draw the blinds, make yourself some popcorn and then cuddle with your loved one and watch it. You can invite friends along for added fun. And charge them for the tickets too!


3. Have a picnic.

Maybe you can’t go far this time. But you sure can plan a day trip to a place nearby. Check out the unexplored areas in your vicinity. They might be visit-worthy after all!


4. Go to a bookstore

This one is for book lovers like me. Just go to a bookshop near your place and get lost in the world of words. You can sit there and browse for as long as you like. If you are a coffee junkie, they have that too!


5. Have a housie party in your apartment

Put up a poster asking everyone to sign up. There may be many others in your apartment who’d be bored out of their skull. For a nominal fee, they will be willing to participate too. Use up that money for prizes and gifts and lo! You’ll have an evening full of fun. Browse the net for tambola tickets and there, you have a party going!


6. Just relax

Get up late, have breakfast in bed and just laze around if you want. After all, you’ll have to run to work the next day!


One last word, do not use up the weekend for menial chores around the house. There are other weekends for that!

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