Ideas For A Luxury Weekend On A Budget*

It’s summer time. Even if it’s raining outside where you are, there’s something about summer that makes us all want to get out. I know I love to spend time with my friends and family and make sure I have a summer to remember. All the things you want to do in summer can start to add up. So here a few of my ideas for a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget!

Have A Spa Weekend


You don’t have to visit a spa to feel like you’ve been to one. I’d get together with your friends or your partner and plant the ultimate relaxing weekend. It’s easy to do and a fraction of the price of spa treatments.

First I’d shop around for some candles with relaxing scents like lavender. I’d also pick up a few aromatherapy oils while I’m at it.

Next I’d start getting some face masks, scrubs and other at home treatments. You could even make treatments yourself! It’d be fun to get some other things like a small foot spa or a facial cleansing brush.

I think when it comes to the home-spa, as long as you have relaxing scents, music and decor you’ll feel great! If you want to make it feel a little bit more luxurious, hire a mobile masseuse. You can often find special offers, and they come straight to your house.

Have A Posh Meal

It’s possible to eat a posh meal without going broke. If you spend a little time looking around online, you’ll quickly find that there are so many restaurant deals out there. Think of a cuisine that you like then do a quick search for offers in your area. It’s surprising at how well you can eat when you’re on a budget!

If going out for a meal isn’t an option, why not cook a luxury meal at home? Whether it’s for one, two or a whole group, it’ll be a lot of fun. You could even try and come up with a menu and set yourself a Come Dine With Me type challenge. Look at a menu from your favorite restaurant for some inspiration.

Have A Luxury Picnic


Having a picnic is like treating yourself to a posh meal. It can be just as exciting! If you go to town on your picnic plans, you’ll feel like the most elegant person in the park.

You can make simple nibbles and fill a basket with treats. If you present your bites will, they’ll look like they come from a top-notch restaurant. You can’t have a picnic without the basket and a gingham blanket. You might be able to pick up both of these items in a second hand or charity shop.

If you can’t get a blanket or basket, look around your home and get creative. The more fun you have with putting your picnic together, the better. Then all you need to do is to pick up some cheap bubbly and plastic wine glasses, perfect!

What do you think of my weekend ideas? Let me know if you have any good suggestions!


1 Comment

  1. Kitty Kaos
    May 30, 2015 / 7:25 am

    I feel so in need of a home spa treatment x

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