Hey, Busy Awesome readers. Happy Friday! What are your plans for the weekend?
I don’t know about you, but after a long week, I want nothing more than to forget about the everyday grind and focus on something that excites me.
More specifically, I love to get creative and dig into new ideas that expand my mind.
At the same time, however, I don’t want to spend a bunch of money doing so.
Now admittedly, at first glance, these requirements can feel a bit limiting. Creative, enriching, AND affordable? Is this even possible?
Believe it or not, it is! And today I’m here to share with you five fun and creative activities for you to explore this weekend.
Let’s do this!
5 Fun and Creative Activities to do this Weekend
Cook a Feast
Grab your partner, your kids, your best friend (or whoever’s up for the challenge), and plan a feast.
Search through your favorite cookbooks, websites, and food blogs, and arrange a menu fit for royalty. Be adventurous; try new ingredients, make something you’ve never eaten before, and enjoy yourself!
If you want to really spark new ideas and expand your horizons, you could even check out an online cooking class. The options are endless!
This is a fun activity, because it helps you think about food in a creative way, while also pushing you out of your comfort zone. Plus, it’s delicious! What more could you ask for?
Plan Your Dream Redecoration
This is one of my favorite creative activities as of late, because my husband and I are in the process of planning and redecorating a few rooms in our house.
Basically, when we have free time, we love searching through websites like House Method, Elle Décor, and Apartment Therapy for decorating inspiration. Then, we plan out extravagant redecoration projects as if a budget wasn’t an issue. It’s a fun way to think big, share ideas, and talk about possibilities.
Are you inspired to redecorate your home in the hygge minimalist aesthetic? Then do you research, plan out the rooms, and figure out the steps it will take to accomplish the look. Has your husband always wanted a “man cave” complete with a fully functioning bar and drinks cabinet? Then look into the revocation process, check out the prices, and take the first steps toward making those dreams a reality.
Planning a redecoration is a creative and productive way to start brainstorming what can otherwise be an overwhelming task. What’s more, by looking at redecorating through the lens of fun entertainment, you take the pressure off having to “figure it out” all at once.
Another one of my favorite creative activities is volunteering with family or friends.
Do some research on an organization that’s important to you, reach out to them about the volunteer process, and then sign up for a weekend shift.
Bring your partner, your friends, your kids, etc. It’s a great way to help others, step out of your everyday routine, try something new, and connect with those you love in the process.
Plan Your Dream Vacation
As you may have noticed from my renovation comment above, my husband and I love dreaming up plans for our future, and planning leisurely vacations is no exception. (Whether we end up taking them or not is another matter; it’s just fun to dream!)
So spend some time brainstorming locations, hotels, activities, travel dates, etc. Not only is it fun, but you’re also one step closer to taking that dream vacation!
(P.S. If you’re looking for some vacation planning tips, check out my post, 6 Simple Questions to Plan the Vacation of Your Dreams!)
Learn a New Skill
Have you been meaning to learn all the settings on your DSLR camera? Do you find yourself saying, I wish I knew how to do XYZ, but I’ve never had time to learn!
Well, now’s the time. Dedicate a day (or an afternoon) to working on that new skill. Then, continue practicing every chance you get; often times just getting started is the hardest part.
For a great free way to tackle this project, be sure to check out YouTube, which often has excellent tutorials on even the most obscure topics.
If you’re more of a hands-on learner, try searching for classes on Groupon, Living Social, or your local community center or library. With so many options available, you’re bound to find something right up your alley.
Finally, if you want to learn your creative craft from experts in the field, check out the MasterClass series. They offer courses ranging from Spike Lee teaching filmmaking, to Christina Aguilera teaching singing, and Jane Goodall teaching conservation. So fun!
And there you have it, friends, my top five fun and creative activities. Choose a few that appeal to you, and get creative this weekend!
What are your favorite, affordable creative activities? What are your plans for the weekend? What’s the most adventurous meal you’ve ever made? Let me know below!