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10 Actually Fun Student Activities That Are Super Cheap

Looking for ways to stretch that student budget? Scotiabank (@scotia_gram) has some fun, easy, and affordable ideas.

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1. Throw a BYOT (Bring Your Own Toppings) pizza-making party.

Ask your friends to bring more unique toppings, like figs or goat cheese!
Robyn Lee / CC BY-NC-ND http://2.0 / Flickr: roboppy

Ask your friends to bring more unique toppings, like figs or goat cheese!

2. Throw a clothing swap party!

This is a great way to get some new clothes for free while having a good time.
sharon mckellar / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / Flickr: dearanxiety

This is a great way to get some new clothes for free while having a good time.

3. Host a party where everyone has to bring someone cool that they don't usually hang out with!

This is the perfect way to actually spice up your parties.
Courtesy of Anne Louise Korallus-Shapiro

This is the perfect way to actually spice up your parties.

4. Go to a local museum on a discounted night.

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5. Host a party where everyone has to teach one party trick.

instagram.com / Via Courtesy of Claire MacDonald

Because you can never have enough party tricks, ya know!

6. Go to a small local farm and meet some beautiful animals!

Cows? Yes, please.
Courtesy of Anne Louise Korallus-Shapiro

Cows? Yes, please.

7. Throw a party where everyone has to dress up like one person at the party.

Courtesy of Anne Louise Korallus-Shapiro

8. Coordinate a picnic with your friends and assign each person to bring lunch for someone.

The Secret Santa of picnics!
gamene / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: gamene

The Secret Santa of picnics!

9. Host a mustache party!

Because, let's be real here, no one is too old for fake mustaches.
Courtesy of Molly McCaan

Because, let's be real here, no one is too old for fake mustaches.

10. Stage a "walking" potluck where you eat a single course at each of your friends' apartments.

See who’s the best cook AND whose places are messier than yours!
Courtesy of Anne Louise Korallus-Shapiro

See who’s the best cook AND whose places are messier than yours!

And when in doubt, you can always see a FREE movie. Sign up for a Scotiabank student bank account with a SCENE® debit card and get five FREE movies. ​

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