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New Years Eve on the Cheap

29 Dec

New Years is one of the few things celebrated by all cultures, ages, places. The way it is celebrated is as varied as the human species but it is definitely one of those celebrations that can easily add up. Between the dress and the shoes, the drinks and the transportation you can shell out well over a few pennies for what is essentially a night out.

I have a few suggestions being someone who both loves to have a good time AND save my money.

1) Let Sparks Fly

As we know, many places set off fireworks on NYE and depending on how close you are you can enjoy the light show for free. Find a great look out spot for fireworks e.g a beach, a park, a friend’s backyard.

Put on a jacket, round up your squad and pack a bottle of wine and bag of chips. Get there a couple hours before the light show and have a chill nighttime picnic that ends with fireworks.

2) Hotel Hoopla

A beautiful luxurious hotel room with a balcony with a view and a Jacuzzi can rob you of a significant portion of your paycheck…IF you book it by yourself and IF you book for many nights. 

However, IF you and your crew put together and pay for one night it suddenly becomes a lot more affordable. Be sure to get a room where the amount in your party are allowed to be at one time and ensure the noise level rules are complied with. Everyone brings a bottle and the fun can begin.

3) Burger Queen

Another great NYE activity is to go out for dinner. Usually, you have to book well ahead of time, contend with a crowd and pay through your nose. You can still have a nice dinner in your best dress just as someplace with a few less frills.

The clan and you decide on a clean, safe and extremely affordable spot and agree to meet up wearing something nice.  Being dressed up in a casual setting will definitely make it feel more special.

4) Lucky Lady

Casinos can be a place of indulgence and decadence and financial ruin, but it need not be. Find a casino without a cover charge and grab your gals and guys and go . Decide on a low spending limit e.g $20 and spend it slowly. Order a drink or two and your night is made.

5) Night In

Have a proper night in. Decide whose home will be host to your group. Everyone brings their pjs and a snack. Binge watch a series and play monopoly. Then in the morning everyone helps cook up a casual brunch. So little money spent, so much fun had.

If you’re looking for good clean cheap fun, hopefully something here has given you am idea or two. Have an awesome day and an awesome NYE!

Summer Playlist 2017

13 Aug

One of my fondest memories of summer when I was in university (many moons ago) was driving around listening to summer hits. Back then, we used CDs and we had one friend who fancied himself a bit of a music connesieur (we referred to him as DJ Poison…) who would compile these playlists and burn them onto the CD. His style was distinct because the music was always in alphabetical order, no attention paid to which songs sounded good with others. Lol

Anyway, for the past four years I myself have been compiling my own summer playlists (I do mine on YouTube) and this year I will share it.

1) Wild Thoughts– DJ Khaled ft Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

2) Me EnamorĂ©– Shakira

3) Feels– Calvin Harris ft Pharell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean

4) The Way I Are(Dance with Somebody) – Bebe Rhexa ft Lil Wayne

5) Mama– Jonas Blue ft William Singe

6) Real Life– Duke Dumont X Gorgon City ft NAATIONS

7) Symphony – Clean Bandit ft Sara Larsson

8) Malibu– Miley Cyrus

9) Down – Marian Hill

10) Secrets – The Weeknd

11) Summer Bummer– Lana del Rey ft A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti

12) It Ain’t Me– Kygo, Selena Gomez

13) I Would Like– Sara Larsson

14) You Don’t Know Me– Jax Jones ft RAYE

15) Swish Swish– Katy Perry ft Nicki Minaj

Hope you found some inspiration and have an awesome day!

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